HE PROJECT: This project asks you to explain the cultural meaning of an object. You should choose and object that has some importance to the culture of Rereading America—some object that relates to the homelife described in the short essays you read from section 1, “Harmony at Home” or the ones you plan to read from “Learning Power” in section2. It can also be an object that relates to your major, in which case you will need to do research or have personal experience with that object in that field. This project is about meaning. It is not about the history of the object, the factual elements are only to support your ethos as you make your claim about what the object means. Your paper should focus on how the artifact from the field represents the meaning of your field. To write this paper you will need to think about and research the object so that you can have facts to support the ethos of your claims about what it means. DO NOT fall into the trap of just reporting those facts though. Your research should allow you to say things that most who at first think about your profession and artifact wouldn’t think of Cultural Artifact (5 FULL pages; 12pt, Times New Roman font, 1” margins, double-spaced). Also, and this should go without saying, never use the first person ("I", "my", etc) in academic writing except where it is clearly required--as it is in the first and last projects of this course, and in some of the other writing for the course.