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For each reading, 1. Give a BRIEF (1-2 sentences) idea of what each text is abo

For each reading,
1. Give a BRIEF (1-2 sentences) idea of what each text is about. What is the main argument of each text? Following that, identify what you think the purpose of reading the text(s) is –that is, what is its significance in the larger context of what we are focusing on in class? Discuss what conclusions you came to and how you did so.
2. When you take note of something in the text as interesting or surprising, start to draw specific conclusions or implications. Remember that discussion is a space to explore possibilities rather than to have fully formed thoughts or well-supported arguments, as in a paper.
Try not to raise something in the text by just saying, “I thought it was interesting that…” Consider why the passage or example is significant, or what it reveals or implies about history (for example, “I think this passage was really interesting because etc etc”).
3. Some questions to consider: What are the central themes and arguments? What are your differing interpretations? What questions did the readings raise for you? What evidence does the author use to arrive at their conclusions? Is their argument convincing? How does this text change the way you think about the topic, or history? For example, what becomes central? What is missing from this study, and how does this affect the author’s analysis? Why is what you learned from this text significant to you?
4. How do these texts connect to each other (either similarly or differently); where or how do they intersect, etc?
5. Develop 2-3 questions that you would like for the class to discuss. Try to make these ‘why’ or ‘how’ questions.
*Remember: You are not summarizing any of the readings. Rather, you are “extracting” the most important ideas, themes, or questions you believe they offer.
For the Campbell text, read chapter 2 ONLY.
Do not use any external sources.
Approx 300+ words for each reading.

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Final Research Paper Questions & Guidelines —Spring 2023 Final Research Paper NE

Final Research Paper Questions & Guidelines —Spring 2023
Final Research Paper NEEDS to include the following:
(1) 3-4 FULL pages, typed, double spaced, w/ full name, class name, time AND date) (2) use Times New Roman font 12 or comparable ONLY
(3) At Least 6 Sources***: (NEED @ LEAST 2 that are NOT a classroom source!!)
classroom sources:
Corbett’s US History (PDF) & “Terrance Roberts Essay” (PDF) Locke’s, The American Yawp https://www.americanyawp.com/ Lecture material
Embedded Weekly Videos
another online textbook http://www.ushistory.org/us/index.asp
Outside the class
Any legitimate website
Books & periodicals
◊ In-text citations or Footnotes/Endnotes will suffice
◊ It is common to cite sources 3-4 times per each full paged typed
◊ NOTE…if you do NOT cite, you will receive NO HIGHER than a 65% on the paper!!! (4) Page #s
(5) Thesis MUST BE UNDERLINED
(6) Margins NO LARGER THAN 1 INCH—YOU MAY NEED TO ADJUST YOUR MARGINS ACCORDINGLY!!!
(7) NEED A BIBLIOGRAPHY for ALL sources (both classroom and outside)
–NEEDLESS to say, this page does NOT count twd the 3-4 full page requirement ALL essays will be graded with a generic rubric
Any Questions or concerns: https://www.turnitin.com/help_pages/student_faq.asp?r=87.6295589277586#7
Final Research Papers
(NO LATE PAPERS ACCEPTED)
****Some students have inquired about the amount and type of sources required for the final research essay.
Please have at least 6 sources. 2 NEED to be books or periodicals that are NOT classroom sources…ie., Lee or Cobbs. You can use them (if they apply to your topic) but you’d also need 2 more books/periodicals that are not class required. I hope that helps to clarify a bit.
        PLEASE NOTE:
  ◊ ALL citations NEED TO BE BOLD in order to get full credit for them
       
1. What were the causes and major battles of the Spanish American War and how did they directly affect the duration and outcome of the War? (Discussing: the USS Maine Explosion, Battle of San Juan Hill and Manila are mandatory!!)***

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    1. What were the causes and major battles of the Spanish American War and

   
1. What were the causes and major battles of the Spanish American War and how did they directly affect the duration and outcome of the War? (Discussing: the USS Maine Explosion, Battle of San Juan Hill and Manila are mandatory!!)***

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How is the Government involved?

1.      Identify the issue- (What is the problem?).  Make sure you include a Thesis (Your argument–because this (first point, second point, and third point).
2.      Background of the issue—(History of the issue–1-2 paragraphs of 4-6 sentences.  Explain in-depth.)
3.      Explain why it is a problem—(Who does this issue impact?)
4.      How is the Government involved?
5.      Is this a National, State, or Local issue?
6.      Possible solutions for the issue.
7.  In your opinion, what is the best way to address this issue?
8..  Make sure to use proper organization, grammar, and mechanics in your papers.  Attention to detail and focus make excellent papers.

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Provide an analysis on COVID 19

1. Provide an analysis on COVID 19, explaining the following:
2. Briefly explain the background of this Pandemic and its initial effects.
a. There is, in our history, some antecedent to this event.
b. how the Government acted, its Agencies, etc. before the Pandemic.
c. The population was prepared to face a pandemic.
d. the impact (damage, losses [economic, material, etc.] knowledge, can help us avoid or be prepared before this type of ) that this
Pandemic has left our country.
3. In light of what is written, explain the importance if knowing the history and applying your
knowledge, can help us avoid or be prepared before this type of
disasters
Our history is marked by the scars of events so tragic that despite the passage of time they remain visible. We are marked by so many tragedies: The Spanish Flu Pandemic (1918), The Mameyes Landslide (1985), Hurricane Hugo (1989), Gas Explosion in Río Piedras (1996), Hurricane Georges (1998), CAPECO Explosion ( 2009), Hurricane Maria (2019), the Earthquake of (2020), plus the subsequent aftershocks, which affect us to this day, to mention a few among many others. But of all these tragedies, it is the most recent, the COVID 19 pandemic, whose impact has altered the way of living all the inhabitants of the planet, the one that has caused more damage than all the others. As of March, 2020 we began to live in a new world, thanks to a virus (COVID 19), unknown until then. The wounds it left us are open (and will be for a long time) given the fear that a new variant of the virus (Delta) threatens to derail all the progress that has been made in the fight against COVID.
*The want reference *

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What can these three religions tell us concerning human nature?

In your opinion, how do the three religions covered in this unit influence human behavior? How do these relate to the way in which individuals interacted with each other and the world around them during this period? What can these three religions tell us concerning human nature?

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Determine fundamental approaches to studying history in addressing questions about how events are shaped by their larger historical context

my chosen topic is Stonewall Riots
Course Outcomes
In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
Develop questions about foundational historical events that inform personal assumptions, beliefs, and values using evidence from primary and secondary sources
Determine fundamental approaches to studying history in addressing questions about how events are shaped by their larger historical context
Investigate major developments in the progression of historical inquiry for informing critical questions related to historical narrative
Articulate the value of examining historical events for their impact on contemporary issues
Overview
Study the past if you would define the future.
—Confucius
Many people argue that we are products of our past. However, as the Chinese philosopher Confucius suggested, because the contemporary events taking place around us have histories, we can examine them to understand how and why the events came to be. By developing the skills needed to investigate those histories, we can uncover the historical roots of current events and learn from them. Researching, examining narratives, uncovering personal biases, and finding credible resources are some of those skills. We might not want to be historians in the future, but we should all understand how to look at things from a historical standpoint to better understand contemporary issues.
For this project, you will choose a historical event to explore from the Library Research Guide. These events fit into the topic areas of:
Inequality and human rights
Political revolutions
Climate change
Globalization
Directions
Read these directions and the rubric criteria and reach out to your instructor if you have any questions before you begin working on this project. Many of the steps below will require you to reference and utilize the work you have done in previous modules of this course. You may use the provided template to complete this project or choose not to use the template and submit a Word document instead.
Part 1: Creating a Research Question: The quality of research often depends on the quality of the question driving it. It is important to understand how personal opinions, perspectives, and historical sources all play a part in developing and examining a research question. Complete the following steps to discuss how you developed a strong research question about your chosen historical event.
Describe how your assumptions, beliefs, and values influenced your choice of topic.
How might your own perspectives and opinions impact the topic you chose and how you may approach studying it?
Discuss the significance of your historical research question in relation to your current event.
State your historical research question and explain the connection between your current event and your question.
Explain how you used sources to finalize your research question.
Identify the specific primary and secondary sources you used.
Discuss how evidence in these primary and secondary sources strengthened or challenged the focus of your question.
Part 2: Building Context to Address Questions: In this part of the project, you will examine the historical context related to your historical event. The context will be like snapshots that capture what was happening in history that affected the development of your current event.
Describe the context of your historical event that influenced your current event.
How does the context of your historical event help tell the story of what was happening at the time? How might this historical event connect or lead to your current event?
Describe a historical figure or group’s participation in your historical event.
This person or people must have directly participated in the event you identified as it was happening, not after it.
Use specific details from your primary and secondary sources to demonstrate how the person or people participated in the event.
Explain the historical figure or group’s motivation to participate in your historical event.
Consider why the person or people were motivated to get involved in the event.
Part 3: Examining How Bias Impacts Narrative: Narrative is how people tell stories based on their own assumptions, beliefs, and values. From a historical perspective, narratives influence who we focus on, what we focus on, and how we discuss events and issues in the past and present. Complete the following steps to explore how the stories about your current event and the historical events leading to it have been told.
Describe a narrative you identified while researching the history of your historical event.
There can be multiple narratives depending on your sources. Pick one or two that you feel have been the most influential.
Articulate how biased perspectives presented in primary and secondary sources influence what is known or unknown about history.
How do potentially biased sources influence knowledge of your historical event and current event?
Support your stance with examples from your primary and secondary sources.
Identify the perspectives that you think are missing from your historical event’s narrative.
Whose stories were not recorded? Whose voices were ignored or silenced?
Part 4: Connecting the Past With the Present: Consider how the work you have done to develop your research question and investigate it can be used to explain connections between the past and present. Complete the following steps to discuss the value of developing historical inquiry skills.
Explain how researching its historical roots helped improve your understanding of your current event.
How did examining your current event from a historical perspective help you better comprehend its origins?
Articulate how questioning your assumptions, beliefs, and values may benefit you as an individual.
Why is it valuable to be aware of your assumptions, beliefs, and values when encountering information in your personal, academic, and professional life?
Discuss how being a more historically informed citizen may help you understand contemporary issues.
Consider how having knowledge of history could influence how you approach current challenges or questions in the world.

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Within the period from 1450 to 1800, compare the process(e.g., political, social, economic) of empire building in the Spanish empire with the empire building process of the Ottoman Empire.

Within the period from 1450 to 1800, compare the process(e.g., political, social, economic) of empire building in the Spanish empire with the empire building process of the Ottoman Empire.

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How were American memories different from Russian, German or East European ones?

Final Exam is due on December 16th, 11.59pm
Answer 3 of these 4 questions (8 pts/question) and the 1 point opinion question in a few sentences. Each answer should be 2-3 pages long, double spaced, font 11 or 12 (Times New Roman), footnoted, cited with the appropriate sources and lecture. Use at least three different sources for each answer. Make sure to include references to lectures.
1.    Use lecture, Empires, Citizens, lecture, and Your Death Would be Mine to describe how the Great War affected those on the home front who never saw battle. Describe, using specific examples, how war changed and complicated their daily lives. Did the war have any positive as well as negative outcomes for them?
2.    Use the lecture, Oxford Illustrated’s essay by Modris Eksteins, and the films shown in class, specifically All Quiet and Battalion, to discuss specific memory cultures that developed around World War I. Use examples to illustrate general tendencies of war memories and also address how these memories differed between different countries. How were American memories different from Russian, German or East European ones? How might middle-class memories have differed from working class memories (be careful not to generalize but to find specific examples here).
3.    Using lecture, Lenin, Yashka, lectures, and other relevant materials, describe forms of dissent, opposition, protest, and resistance to engaging in or continuing or participating in the Great War. For which reasons did soldiers, civilians, countries, political parties, and politicians oppose the war and what forms did their resistance take?
4.    Use Empires, Citizens, The Versailles Treaty, and Oxford Illustrated’s essay on Versailles to discuss the political consequences of World War I in Europe, on Germany and elsewhere.
1 point:
The Great War changed gender roles, art, military technology and the use of it, politics in Europe, Russia and the United States, class relations, geography just to mention a few areas. Which area did you find to be the most important changed by this war? Briefly motivate your answer in 2-3 sentences.

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Discuss the world you live in today.

Discuss the lives of different groups of Americans during the period of the 1960s to 2000s. How did lives change for Americans during this period? Were all Americans impacted in the same ways, or were differences? Discuss the experiences of at least three different groups, explaining how the period impacted their lives.
Finally, discuss the world you live in today. Has it changed from the period you learned about in terms of civil rights for all Americans, or has it stayed the same? Has it changed from the period you read about in terms of unending conflict, or has it stayed the same? When historians tell the story of the world we live in today to the next generation, will it be similar to the essay you just wrote, or will it be different?
An excellent answer for the essay will address the who, what, where, why, and how of the question to frame your answer. Below are the following materials that, at a minimum, must be cited with in-text citations in other to earn an the equivalent to an A or B on this essay:
– at least one reference to OpenStax US History CHAPTER 29: Contesting Futures: America in the 1960s
– at least one reference to OpenStax US History CHAPTER 30: Political Storms at Home and Abroad, 1968-1980
– at least two references to OpenStax US History CHAPTER 31: From Cold War to Culture Wars, 1980-2000
– a reference to the article, “Ukraine invasion: Is this a new Cold War?” (2022)
– a reference to the article, “Will the ‘War on Terror’ ever end?” (2020)
– a reference to the article, “US China cold war ‘bigger global threat than virus” (2020)