Primary Source Document Report: Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later. Primary sources are characterized by their content, regardless of whether they are available in original format, in microfilm/microfiche, in digital format, or in published format. In this assignment, you are to read two documents, assess their historical significance and reliability, and analyze the varied impact the documents have on diverse groups within society. In two to three pages, write a report that addresses several prompts listed at the end of this task.
135 – 150 points: Exceeds Expectations: you make a significant contribution to the assignment by providing ample and complete response comments to the required parts. Responses use proper grammar, spelling, & mechanics consistently. You show ample evidence of critical thinking on the task questions for both documents. There is ample evidence of personal reflection on similarities and differences. Writing is thought-provoking and encourages further discussion regarding the issue of diversity. The answer to historical change that took place between the two documents is thoughtful and introspective. Thoughtful, thorough, well-developed, and on-topic response is provided for the contribution to understanding history. Grammar is strong throughout and this compliments the organization and focus. Complete use of the textbook and integration of internet research.
Read pages 32 through 37 and familiarize yourself with the revolt. After this, on the page that follows, read an internet article on the revolt.
Consult the course textbook and find out what happened. Read pages 174 through 177 and familiarize yourself with the rebellion. After this, on the page that follows, read an internet article on the revolt.
Directions on Primary source document file
The following are instructions for creating your journal entries:
Access the National Archives
Links to an external site.website to find a document you would like to write about.
Click on the “Educator Resources” (large, green square more or less in the center of the page.)
Click on “DOCS Teach” on left of screen.
Click on the orange tab on the left (at the bottom of the picture) that says “Explore Primary Source Documents.”
Choose a document based on the proper historical time period covered in the module.
Write a journal entry paragraph on your chosen document.
Reference the How to Analyze Primary Sources Download How to Analyze Primary Sourcesdocument on what to write in your entry.
Review the Journal Entry Example Download Journal Entry Example.
Compose your response within the Text Editor of this assignment dropbox.
For this assignment we are going to be reading the book “An American Sunrise” by U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo. Harjo is a Native American author and member of the Muscogee Nation (sometimes referred to as “Creek”).
During your reading of the book I want you to think about how poetry can be used as a form of telling history.
Answer each of the following questions in paragraph format: What are the benefits of poetry as history? What are its limitations? What is Harjo’s main focus in this book? What history is she telling? What stands out to you?
The civil war in the United States of America was fought over the issue of slavery, and ended with the defeat of the Confederacy and the abolition of slavery. The war began in 1861, when the southern states seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America. The Confederacy was defeated in 1865, and slavery was abolished.
What are some significant components of the president’s climate change agenda that may impact local communities? How can this climate change goal impact the world? Comment: Read the three news articles about climate change. What are some of the most important environmental issues we are facing today? What is the responsibility of developed nations like the United States when it comes to the environment?
Connect: Your response should demonstrate an understanding and analysis of the assigned readings, class discussion, and current events.
Consider: How will changing energy and plastic consumption and dumping norms affect modern society? Which changes proposed by the Biden administration will affect you directly? Are there some components of his climate change agenda that should be reconsidered or changed? Be specific.
1. What were the specific accusations against George Burroughs?
2.How does this accusations compare to those against Tituba and Sarah Good we examined last week? How are the similar? How are they different?
3.Reading the accusations closely (including Parris’s transcript of his interrogation), what was Burroughs’s relationship to the Salem community?
4. What role did Burroughs’s religious beliefs and attitudes play in his trial and accusations?
Watch the videos for this week. Considering their impending depopulation crisis, what policies or ideologies do you believe should be implemented to encourage the Japanese people to have more babies? Respond to this question and at least two of your classmates to receive full credit. Your original post must be at least 300 words.
The Preliminary Bibliography
*Your preliminary bibliography should be submitted through Blackboard by 11:59 PM on October 16th
Your preliminary bibliography must consist of a minimum of four sources. All of these sources must come from the Jennings Library databases. If you would like to use a source from outside the databases (a book, scholarly article, or website), you must get my permission first.
The Task – How should you approach this assignment?
I recommend that you take the following steps as you prepare your preliminary bibliography:
1. Go to the Jennings Library home page and click on Articles & Databases near the bottom. Choose the History & Political Science databases.
2. The best databases for this project are Credo Reference, Gale E-books, and History Research Center. You should search in all of these databases in order to find the best sources.
3. Within each database search for your topic. If you are struggling to find sources in the databases, you should consult with me or with a librarian. We will be going to the library as a class on October 4th and you will have the opportunity to ask for assistance during that time as well.
4. When you find possible sources make sure that they contain a significant amount of information about your topic. Your goal is not to just find four sources – you want to find four good sources that will help you to write your paper.
5. Make sure that you note the citation for your sources so that you can list them correctly in your paper. The databases will usually generate a citation for you that you can just copy into a file.
Criteria for Success
How will you know if you are on the right track with your bibliography? Feel free to speak to me at any point if you have questions – I can also look over a list of sources to let you know if you are on the right track. You can also use the following checklist to make sure that your bibliography has all of the necessary components. You should also consult the bibliography grading rubric at the end of this document – this is what I will use to evaluate your bibliography.
Checklist for the preliminary bibliography
Do you have four sources drawn from the Jennings Library databases? If you have found a source from outside those databases that you would like to include, have you sent it to me for approval?
Are all of your sources clearly relevant to your topic and do they contain a significant amount of information about it?
Does your bibliography include correct citations (MLA format) for all of your sources? Are your sources listed in alphabetical order?
The purpose of this discussion is to think about the rationale for American imperialism in the late nineteenth century and how it affected people.
For this discussion, review your readings for Unit 5 and study the cartoon carefully. Feel free to do research outside the course if you’d like other points of view.
Prepare a discussion where you explain, based on your readings, what this cartoon is about and what values it expresses. To do this, adopt the role of ONE of the following individuals and explain who that person was and how that person viewed the events behind this cartoon.
Albert Beveridge (Historian and Republican Senator from Indiana)
Carl Schurz (Former German revolutionary and Republican Senator from Missouri)
A resident of one of America’s new Caribbean or Pacific colonies
As with the previous assignments, try to put yourself in the shoes of someone in the past — think about what their life was like, what their behavior and outlook might be. Try to justify your response by describing that life and outlook.
Please make sure you refer to the course rubric for the expectations for this assignment, found in the course resources module. Participating in the course discussions is an important part of your final grade. In your discussions, you cannot simply reply to someone’s posting with “ditto” or “I agree with you.” You must answer the question(s) asked in a minimum of two paragraphs and a maximum of three paragraphs. Your responses should also quote and cite the material you have read in the class so far; you may also do outside research. Use the Purdue OWL Chicago Style guide for help with the correct citation style for your quotes.
Then, respond to at least TWO classmates’ postings referring to at least one element of critical thinking. Your response to your classmates should be a minimum of two sentences, to a maximum of four sentences (refer to your Introduction to Critical Thinking and to the How to Read History Sources modules for a review of how to read primary sources)