Significant Object Analysis Worksheet

    January 11, 2024

I have attached weeks 4 and 5 to be done no later than Wednesday May 3 by 8am. Follow ALL instructions. 




Significant Object Analysis Worksheet

A significant object is something made by a human. Another term for a significant object is an artifact. It can be something of historical significance or it can be something created today by a family member or your favorite performer. It can be any form of art or self-expression that has meaning to you. It can be anything that a human conceived of as art and deliberately crafted such as the Lascaux cave paintings.

For this assignment, you are asked to identify and analyze a significant object.

OBSERVE: Share your significant object or a link to your significant object in the space below.

Include a description of the object and research on its background. For example, information about the creator, or artist. What was happening in the world or in your life when this was made? Build on your main discussion post from this week. (150-200 words)

*** Make sure to cite your sources by including a list of any outside sources of information you are using. Remember, research is always a good thing as it shows curiosity. Apply what you have learned about academic integrity by giving credit where credit is due.

PROCESS: What does this significant object mean to you? Please explain. (150-200 words)

How has it inspired or moved you? Has it helped make your life or the life of others better? How does it connect to your life or to the educational journey you are starting along with your classmates?

ANALYZE: During this week’s discussion, you viewed several objects significant to your classmates.

How does your object compare with your classmates’ choices? How do you think your significant object communicates your life perspective to the class? What story, or small bit of story, does it tell about you? (150-200 words)

CONNECT: Discuss in your own words, how technology has changed human making and human sharing of significant objects. (100-150 words)

Submit the completed worksheet using the link at the bottom of the Week 5 assignment page in the classroom.


In this Assignment, you will continue working with the object or expression you used for the discussion. You will need at least one source from the Walden Library, Google Scholar, or other academically relevant source. Note: Wikipedia and are not considered academically relevant sources for this class.  
Here are some examples of how you might research your significant object. 
· If you selected a family heirloom, consider finding out more about what was happening in the world the year it was made. 
· If it is a quilt, you could research the history of quilts. 
· If it is a famous painting, song, or book, there will be articles about the artist or writer readily available. 
· If you selected a photograph of a family member, you might research what sort of life events portraits record. 
· If you selected a piece of music, you might research its origins, or how it was received when it was first released.   

Required Readings
· Ministère de la Culture. (n.d.)  Lascaux Links to an external site. . Links to an external site.
· Student Affairs:  Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity Links to an external site.

Required Media 
· Shafak, E. (n.d.).  The politics of fiction Links to an external site.  [Video]. TED: Ideas worth spreading.

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