Assignments end of week 12 + Preparing for Final Essay

Assignment due by Tue. Nov. 19, 6pm:

  • Weekly reflection on materials chosen from week 12.
          • As always, strive to make relevant connections between materials and class content covered earlier in the course, or in other courses and/or other experiences.
  • Google form with your suggestions for map and timeline entries for materials covered in connection with the class on Wed. Nov. 13.
  • Google form with your suggestions for map and timeline entries for materials covered in connection with the class on Fri. Nov. 15.

Preparing for Final Essay:

For the final essay you can develop your own question. We will spend time this week in class to think about good topics, themes and approaches that help you demonstrate your learning throughout the semester. Look through the course materials, the textbook, and your notes, and see what topics you were most interested in, and can create an essay question or prompt about. To help you think about good discussion/essay questions, use this list of ten questions to evaluate your suggestions for questions.

The final essay should be about 1000 words (±10%, exlc. notes, bibliography etc.), and trace a topic or theme through history. Comparing and contrasting two or three different time periods about a specific topic or question will work well with this word limit. Provide references to materials consulted in the Chicago Notes and Bibliography style.

A good essay supports its claims with evidence: use the textbook, and your analysis of primary sources. You may, but don’t have to, find additional resources. If you do, make sure they are scholarly sources, so the information is reliable, and confer with me. (I can help you locate these.)

All the details can be found in this Google Doc.

Declaration: Read the following carefully, then head over to Canvas and fill out the quiz:

  • I wrote my weekly reflection in connection with materials from week 12 (Nov. 13 or Nov. 15)
  • I made suggestions for the timeline and map using the google forms for both classes.
  • I have looked through the course materials, textbook, and my class notes, and am ready to suggest ideas for a final essay prompt in class on Wed. Nov. 20.