He didn’t include a rubric for the class just said your standard apa style will work basically what I told texted you . I’ve copied his instructions .New Knowledge 10%
I tried this last term and want to further evaluate if it is useful. It provided interesting things to talk about in class.
One reason we keep rewriting history is that we continue to learn new things about the past (so long as someone is asking questions and looking). New knowledge shows up in the scholarly literature or in books. It also shows up in the news media, if someone thinks the information interesting or significant enough.
Your task is to find examples of new knowledge making it to the media.
I’m asking for a total of ten examples. Let’s divide those into two submissions. Five examples are due Oct. 20; five more are due Nov. 17.
What are you submitting? Pretty easy: a list of links with brief description of each. This assignment also pertains to evaluation of ‘news’ and media, as well as helping to understand how evidence is used in understanding the past.
New knowledge of the past typically falls into various scholarly disciplines: archeology, anthropology, linguistics, new primary sources (historians), and—newest—genetics or other medical fields.
Find magazine-length sources, say, rather than two-paragraph ‘newspaper’ sources. Or, fer cryin’ out loud, Twitter entries. By recent, let’s say anything since 2000. If a source cites the original source—which is common—check out the original source.
How to do this? My motive here is to broaden what you would normally encounter in your streams of information acquisition. Which will broaden you. As with much in life, the pursuit is the point. If you need further guidance on how to find things, I’ll provide that.
Project Learning worth 20% of final grade
Here is an opportunity to explore something of your own interest. Then your job is to educate the rest of us. It is true that the best way to learn something is to teach it.
· deepen knowledge of a particular ancient culture (CH)
· improve research and citation skills (CT)
· practice collation and summation in writing )EC)
· create and deliver an effective presentation (EC)
We like project learning here; the assumption is that more learning happens than if one was just, oh, taking a stab at an answer labeled a,b,c, or d. So a goodly chunk of your grade is based on this.
You get to make a choice on this one. And it’s pretty simple: every chapter of our text includes "Questions to Think About." Your task—even before we have covered the chapter—is to choose one of those questions that you will analyze in depth and then present to the rest of us.
So for starters, examine all the chapters. Look at those questions. Find something you would like to explore.
To really learn about something in depth, you have to put time into it. I expect many sources to be used. If you are not using entire books available, I’ll ask why. If you run a Google search and take the first ten things that come up, I’ll question that. One purpose here is to learn how to quickly examine a wide range of materials, identify those with the most credibility, extract what you seek, collate all of those into a coherent whole, and be able to explain where you got all your information.
Although you will be telling us what you learned–making a presentation–you should first write a standard paper. I’m asking for this because I’ve seen far too many Powerpoint presentations that had all the intellectual depth of a sidewalk puddle. Powerpoint encourages you to dumb things down to an elementary level. This is college; step it up. Writing forces thinking; thinking leads to understanding; understanding leads to learning. So write it first; then consider how to provide illustrations to enhance what you’ll be telling us.
Oct. 11 your decision on a question
Oct. 20 bibliography due. You need not have read these, but you should show me that you’ve identified potentially useful sources.
Nov. 4 Outline and sources used due
Nov. 22 Paper due. We’ll have your presentations later, but this will give me a chance to discuss your findings with you and think about presentation.
I’ll evaluate your project in five areas.
1. Content and coverage
Does the investigation seem cursory or comprehensive? Did you start it two days before the due date? Is there good historical understanding on display? Does it amplify the material already in the textbook? Oh, and how long should it be? 8 – 10 pages will be fine.
2. Use of sources
Are available sources used? Is there any evidence of a discriminating use of sources? Is citation understood? Is citation consistent? Is there a list of sources used? Are there a lot of them? Have you read or consulted entire books or scholarly journals, or just used online garbage intended for grade schoolers?
Does the paper make sense? Is there an effective argument evident? Does it show thoughtfulness in its structure? Is the organizing principle evident? Is there an effective introduction and conclusion?
Is it technically correct? Is it clear and direct? Does each paragraph have a topic sentence? Does it range from competent to impressive?
To quote the estimable Maximus Decimus Meridius, "Are you not entertained?" Your time limit is 15 minutes
Id prefer its 8 pages though short and to the point on what the the religions have in common belief and any differences when they all begin and ended if that if its changed for any belief.
1.The English Standard Version Bible, New York: Oxford University Press, 2009
2. The Koran Interpreted: A Translation. Translated by A. J. Arberry. New York: Touchstone. 2005 3. Islam – Wikipedia
4. World History I., Chap 7 pg. 250- 277 Christianity, Islam & Koran religion information
5. The Origins and Diversity of Axial Age civilizations Eaisenstadt, S. N (Shumuel Noah) 1923- Islam – Five Pillars, Nation of Islam & Definition – HISTORY
I need an outline draft in 2 days for it.
Using citation collation & summary with an effective presentation. 1. Content and coverage
1. the investigation should show whether itis cursory or comprehensive, with good historical understanding using some of the material already in the World history The thinking Past by Adrian Cole and Ortega textbook, we used.8 – 10 pages will be fine.
2. Use of sources citation understood &consistent, with the list used I showed list of sources used.
3. Organization used has to make the paper make sense with an effective argument evident 7 thoughtfulness in its structure with the organizing principle evident & an effective introduction and conclusion.
4. Writing it needs to be technically correct, clear and direct, use some topic sentences.
5. Presentation, then I have to do a short 15 minutes’ presentation on the paper