We will not meet in class on the field trip week…. Instead you will complete one of the following options…
Step 1: Select your location
Option 1: Take a “field trip” to one of the following:
- National Cryptologic Museum (free)
- International Spy Museum ($)
- National Law Enforcement Museum ($)
- DEA Museum (free) — Currently closed for renovation, reopen Fall 2020
- Fairfax County Police Museum – Public Safety Headquarters Building (free)
- Local or Federal Court House (observe some trials) (free)
- Go on a “Ride-a-long” with a police officer (free)
- If you have other ideas, feel free to get them approved
You cannot use a previous trip… as with all work, it must be NEW for this semester.
Option 2: Take a “Virtual” field trip to one of the following locations:
- FBI Academy and facilities at Quantico
- http://www.weta.org/tv/local/wetaallaccess/fbi (use other sites for more info)
- Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory
- http://www.rcfl.gov/ (use other sites for more info)
- CIA Museum
Step 2: Create your presentation
- Create a PowerPoint presentation
- Include information and pictures about what you did, what you saw, and what you learned.
- Slides should be in your own words.
- There is no minimum or maximum number of slides, just make sure you cover the information sufficiently
- Note: You are given an entire class block of time to work on this; therefore, if you are completing option 2, I would expect your presentation to represent enough detail to show approximately 3 hours of research and development of your presentation. If you are completing option 1, I would assume the bulk of your time would be spent during the experience of your field trip, so I would assume your presentation would not contain as much detail as option 1.
Step 3: Write your speech
- In your PowerPoint, include your speech in the NOTES SECTION (use complete sentences). This would be your presentation/speech if you were to present this to an audience.
- Every slide should have talking points, even if it is an introduction or transition slide.
- Talking points/speech should be in your OWN words.
- Make sure you cite all sources you used for information or pictures either on the slide or in your notes.
Step 4: Submit your presentation
- Compress your pictures before submitting (in PowerPoint, double click on a picture, go to “compress picture” tool, apply to all pictures)
- Make sure your speech is visible in the notes section.
- Make sure citations are visible in the notes section.
- OPTION 1 will receive EXTRA CREDIT POINTS… but you must provide “proof” you were actually there!
- Include your ticket or a picture of you at the location in your presentation.
- For ride-alongs, if you are not allowed to take a picture, include the officer’s card and contact information.
- For court visits, include specific dates and names of cases that can be verified from the court docket.
- Submit on Blackboard
Late work is not eligible for extra credit points.