Presentation Peer Review – Austin Williams

Presentation Design – I liked the PowerPoint format that you used, although I would have made the colors a bit brighter. Keeping the background dark may have been intentional, though, to match the war aesthetic which comes with the Civil War belt buckle. If so, I like the idea.   Content Layout – Beginning the presentation with a discussion about the history or culture’s perception of belt buckles was very engaging. I think everyone connected with the presentation once you told us that our thoughts about cowboys and belt buckles were wrong. After the discussion about belt buckles as a whole, the transition into the discussion about Civil War belt buckles was easy to engage with because our interest in the subject was peaked.   Quality of Historical Content – I liked how you discussed the differences between the belt buckles from different sides of the Civil War. Knowing which side used what type of buckle and the reasons WHY they wore those buckles (economic differences in manufacturing) was important to the context of your object. It would have been interesting to know how those economic differences continued to develop after the war, though. If that is not in your analysis it may be something worth...
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