For the Final Exam, you must complete one of the following two options:
1) Creative Project: see the attached prompt for requirements/info (if the doc formatting is thrown way off, which is likely will be, please see the pdf)
2) Film Analysis: select one of the following films (see below) and write a response paper based on your reaction to this film. For more detailed instructions on how to write such a paper, please read the following handout: “Writing a Response or Reaction Paper”.
This paper should be:
Page length: 3 – 5 pages
Format: MLA (MLA Formatting Guidelines)
Sources: 1 – 2 (this includes the selected film, which should be included in the “Works Cited Page)
Summarize the value of each book: students will learn x, y, and z.
Offer any negative criticism about each book, especially if the other book does a better job in that area.
Compare the authors’ interpretation of gender and sexuality in a world context. Do they always agree or complement one another? Are there disagreements that indicate that the subject is still unsettled? Is one approach stronger than another?
This specific area of comparison could be a transition point for you to then discuss their methodologies and styles more broadly.
Either at this point or somewhere else in the paper, it is important to evaluate each book’s usefulness or efficacy in the high school setting.
Explain their merits, offer any criticism, and especially note the extent to which they are useful for high school teachers.
Piece together a clear understanding of the difference in different walks of life in Africa. I want to discover the melting pot of Africa. The two terms I will be “unification” and “generalization.” I want to extract any information from this source that will show how some Africans were clearly different and had no loyalty to other Africans. The use of this source we be primarily to break down this generalized concept of “African sold their own people…” The goal is to figure where did this idea of “their own people” come from? I will assert with this source that this is a Eurocentric concept that must be deconstructed as it is rooted in racism.
Write a 2-3 page essay that examines the attached letters from Lowell, MA and
evaluates them in the context of the early 1800s.
Style and Format
Typed, double spaced
12 pt Times New Roman font or equivalent
1 inch margins
Your paper must have a title (the wittier the better)
Name and section # at the top of page 1 or on the title page
Research must include two or more high quality sources from outside class
Please answer the Question
Why were oracles sought and recorded in the ancient Greek world?
1. You are expected to read secondary sources and to incorporate their ideas and arguments into your essay. The readings on your tutorial reading lists are important and an extended bibliography is also available in the “Essay 2” folder on LMS. The works listed in these documents should be your starting point for research.
2. Your essay must be fully and correctly documented, i.e. have references and a bibliography using the Harvard system. Marks will be deducted if this is not done.
WEBSITES ARE NOT SECONDARY SOURCES
I need an original essay about the history of baseball and its impact on American History. Argument needs to show how 2-4 identified ways that can show the impact of baseball on American history. The purpose of the topic to look at an aspect of American society and discuss how it affected the development of the American nation and American identity. Suggested themes but not limited to, the roles of historical events, women, immigrants, African Americans, rural populations, and urban populations. Sources will be provided attached to file.
Civil Rights Rights Movement
The website Civil Rights Movement Veterans is one of the largest archives on the civil rights movement organized by people who lived through the movement.
Step one: Read the “about us” https://www.crmvet.org/about.htm
The goal is to tell the stories of two women in the movement based on the primary sources that you can find.
Choose one woman from OurStories-https://www.crmvet.org/nars/narshome.htm
Choose one woman from OurThoughts-https://www.crmvet.org/comm/commhome.htm
After learning about two women or girls in depth through the primary sources, students will turn the primary source into a story about the woman or girl. Using the first person is fine, but not required.
Start a slide and use one slide per person to tell their stories to the extent you have gathered information from the database. Please use citations, ie link as needed.
To complete the reaction paper for this assignment:
– Complete your analysis of two women’s lives, developing one full paragraph on each woman that provides a snap shot into their lives drawn primarily from the primary source we looked at in class.
– What unanswered questions remain after analyzing this primary source? How could you use research skills to delve deeper?
– How did this assignment shape your perception of this topic?
Utilizing modules 6-10, compare and contrast the African experience within 2 major colonies (U.S., Mexico, Brazil) of the Americas with regards to three of the following: racialization, legal restrictions, gender, social mobility/social status, and/or (social, cultural, political) resistance. You are required to have a minimum of six citations from the course materials. (Possible sources are listed below that correspond with your chosen colonies.) You may opt to use documentary citations and reading citations evenly or you may use ALL reading citations.
U.S. – Website: Understanding Race (Colonial Authority Laws) and Reading: (Choose at least one – Zinn or Voices)
Brazil – Documentary: Brazil an Inconvenient History AND Reading: (Choose at least one – Slavery In Brazil or Brazilian Legal Codes)
Mexico – Documentary: Black in Latin America (Black Grandmother in the Closet) AND Readings: Choose at least one – Africans in Colonial Mexico or Negro Resistance in Colonial Mexico
Sources may be cited within the text as follows: (Africans in America Part 1), (Voices, pg. 57), (Africans in Colonial Mexico, pg. 20) etc
ANY OUTSIDE SOURCES WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC F GRADE.
Your essay is to be typed and double spaced at a minimum of 1000 words
Compare and contrast the approach to Civil Rights by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. These two people had similar endpoints in mind, but their methods and approaches were very different. Write about what they had in common but also their differences, and consider why King gets taught more in school than Malcolm X.
The exam is due on/or before Saturday, April 30 (midnight). Please be sure to upload your final and submit in a format that I can read (Word, rtf, PDF). Let me know if you have questions! This will be the last assignment of the course; you cannot submit additional assignments or make-up of any kind once the exam has been submitted.
The original “background knowledge” probe asked you to evaluate several “agree/disagree” statements.
For the final exam (100 points), choose THREE of the statements listed below and write a 300-350-word essay addressing each of your chosen 3 statements (about 1 to 1-1/4 double-spaced pages per question, or 3-4 pages total for the entire exam).
In your exam, explain the extent to which you agree or disagree with these statements, and provide specific facts and evidence to support your views. Each of these three “mini-essay” should include several (three to five) specific examples from history, current events, and/or our class readings to support your position. You can draw on all class resources, including the books, articles and Watch & Reports. You can also add outside information from research to support your point of view, although you are not required to do so. An excellent exam will feature lots of specific facts and evidence, but we have plenty to start with in our course.
Remember sometimes a quick Google check can pull up a fact or piece of information you are trying to recall. Please cite any new sources in text and at the end of your exam. You can be more informal about course resources, as long you clearly reference the source, e.g.
“Joanne’s Week 5 Watch & Report on how families face subtle discrimination in the housing market today shows that….”
“In Farewell to Manzanar, we saw that…..”
“The article about maternal health and racism that Dr. Fallon posted in April 10th announcement….”
To what extent do you agree (or disagree) with the statement (s) below? Select 3 of these 6 statements to discuss in your exam. (approximately 33% per question).
1. Discrimination no longer play a major role in American society today.
2. Everybody in America can be successful if they work hard and take advantage of opportunities.
3. Currently, the United States allows too many immigrants to come into the country.
4. English should be the official language of the United States, with all official business conducted in English..
5. Racism is mostly an issue of the past.
6. Many neighborhoods and schools in the United States today remain segregated by race.