In Module 3 you submitted an annotated bibliography of the eight sources you will be using for this project now in Module 5 you will be submitting the final essay for Project 1.
Consulting the assigned readings films and websites and any other material you have at your disposal for this assignment you will develop a 1000-word autobiographical narrative (about 4 pages) about your life and experiences as an ordinary person living in colonial America during either the 17th or 18th century. Your paper should use at least eight sources including four primary and four secondary sources.
Discussing your life within the span of ten years you should describe who you are (ethnicity gender age marital status) where you live your family composition your standing in the community your occupational work skills religion recreational outlets and finally your perspectives on whether you are optimistic about your life its limitations and what the future holds for you.
Essays should be historically accurate and your autobiography should include verifiable sources. If for example you decide to be a cobbler then include the sources that you used to learn about the cobblers trade. Please feel free to access colonial maps journals newspapers diaries photographs or any other information you feel may be helpful from the Library of Congress’s American Memory website the National Archives website George Mason University’s website History Matters Yale University’s Avalon Project Special Collections at Duke University or the website Archiving Early America as well as any museum or historical society website. The college library can also help you find sources

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