Campaign 2016 project due Nov. 21

Here is your history project.  It is due – with rubric and peer edited drafts – in both digital and printed form on November 21st at the beginning of class.  Here is the info for the turnitin.com submission.  Start by joining the correct class:

Class ID – 14048792                               Password – spartans

Your submission is due in printed form at the beginning of class.  Your turnitin submission has been extended to midnight.  The digital submission must be IDENTICAL to your paper submission.  Digital submissions that are different from the printed submission shall receive a zero on the assignment.

Part one: introduction of 700-1,000 words.  In the introduction, you should explain how ideal histories are presented.  Consider these topics (do they look familiar?):

    • What is the role of a historian?
    • What should an ideal history include?  and what should its purpose be?
    • What should be the role of someone aiming to learn from history?  What are their obligations?
    • What visuals should be included?  Why those?
    • To what degree should a historian write for the audience?
    • Should a historian identify a theme or thesis in their writing?
  • Part two: a brief, <1,000 word passage from a history textbook on the campaign.  Here are the details:
    • your mini-essay will be less than 1,000 words.
    • It will include at least one visual with a caption (words in caption don’t count toward the total word count)
    • It will include at least one quotation
    • It will need to include at least one statistic
    • It will need to be typed
    • It will need to include a works cited and citations
    • It will need to be your own ideas and not those of some other source

Here is the rubric explained in class.  It will be stapled to the top of your peer edited drafts.

 

 

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The History Unit

Ways of Knowing Journals were collected on Halloween. Start your new journal now.

Looking ahead to the next unit, History, we are going to start by discussing the current presidential election and placing those conversations in their historical, political context.

To date, you should have the following printed out in your next ToK journal:

  • some initial research into the actions of the Director of the FBI, James Comey
  • the latest on the FBI reaction
  • a developing thesis – in note form – about what you consider the responsibility of historians to be.  We worked on this on 11/7.  Consider:
    • What is the role of a historian?
    • What should an ideal history include?  and what should its purpose be?
    • What should be the role of someone aiming to learn from history?  What are their obligations?
  • (11/3) a research question and a thesis statement to explore the 2016 campaign and election.  Choose a dynamic question/topic to study over the next week.  In the meantime, you should gather support for your research.
    • an article (or photo, data, blog post, etc) that introduces your favored topic.
      • A second perspective (article, photo, data, blog post, etc.) on the same topic
    • some initial notes on what others are saying is relevant about this current election (11/2; 11/3)

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