Go to one of the following online collections, and select an example of a Vanitas Still Life:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The National Gallery of Art
The Tate Museum
The Walters Art Museum
The Rijks Museum
Closely examine your Vanitas Still Life selection, and identify at least three objects within it. Describe what these objects are, and why the artist included them in the painting. Be sure to include a discussion of moral and ethical considerations.
Finally, attach a jpeg image of the painting, and be sure to include at the beginning of your discussion the title, the artist, the dimensions of the painting, and its date.
Alexander has been commonly given the epithet “the great.” Was he or was he just in the “right place at the right time,” a beneficiary of circumstances? Whichever side you argue, be sure to explain by drawing on this week’s evidence, particularly the videos.
Consider how Greek culture affected and interacted with either Egyptian or Jewish culture. Was conflict inevitable? Why or why not? Explain by drawing on this week’s evidence.
Stoic or Epicurean? In your opinion, which philosophy offers a greater likelihood for a meaningful life and why? Address both in our response and cite evidence from this week’s content.
World Together Worlds Apart Chapter. 6 and the documents to do the assignment
350 words minimum
1) Read the provided YAWP readings.
A Traveler Describes Life Along the Erie Canal, 1829 | The American Yawp Reader
Harriet H. Robinson Remembers a Mill Workers’ Strike, 1836 | The American Yawp Reader
2) Read Chapter 9 of the US History online text. Yep, the whole chapter this time. 🙂 It is FULL of information that we need to discuss.
3) Read the article provided, “The high cost of being poor.” The high cost of being poor – CBS News
4) Review the PowerPoint provided.
Did you know?! Great Britain BEGAN the Industrial Revolution around 1760? By using coal and the invention of the steam engine, their growth was unstoppable. The British created so many canals it was referred to as canal mania! The invention of the steam engine then gave them the ability to dig even deeper and quicker for coal!
This week’s discussion will cover the Industrial Revolution in the North. Once you have read and reviewed the sources above, create a conversational discussion post with your class.
In what ways were people’s lives changed by Industrialization?
How was it before and how was it after the Industrial Revolution?
What types of new challenges did people and businesses face?
Did the article “The High Cost of Being Poor,” change your perspective of the time period?
Do you see women being treated differently?
What did you learn that you didn’t know before? What surprised you the most?
Use these questions as examples to create your own thesis (main idea).
Make sure to read and utilize all the resources provided to create an informed and engaging conversation with the class. If you utilize a source, please cite it.
This is not meant to be a question-and-answer assignment. Give real reactions to the material and give educated opinions based on the sources. Make sure to create clear and cohesive paragraphs so it is easy for everyone to read.
*TOPIC: PERSIAN FOOD*
fo’nt Times New Roman, Size 12, 1.5 line spa’cing, 1.000 wor’ds. MLA format.
*Please put in mind:*
The the’sis statement or a nearby sentence mentions 2-3 specific details to be used in support of the argument.
The specific evidence is the most relevant and authoritative available.
The organization is logical and there are transitions between ideas.
The conclu’sion includes an attempt to place the pap’er topic within the context of an important theme from the course overall, or an issue that could be addressed.
Spe’lling and gram’mar mistakes, especially in the first few senten’ces, are not so glaring that the reader loses the ability to continue reading objectively.
“One of the most common arguments in favor of studying history, the famous quote by George Santayana, which states ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ means that people who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are going to make the same mistakes. The saying is true of both world history and personal history”
What to do:
Post a 300-word reflection regarding George Santayana’s quote above. Do you agree or disagree? Are there examples you can point to that prove the events of the past can be reflected in the events of today? Or is there an argument to be explored that the past doesn’t matter? That our innate senses of morality or right and wrong should be enough to guide us in our social behaviors or interactions today? What might be the reasons for the racial tensions of today? Are these tensions related to events of the past or rise only out of the events of today? Your post won’t answer all of these questions, or course. In fact, your post may simply help you and your classmates explore this social conversation without your coming to a conclusion.
Research and produce an 8-10 paragraph research in which you argue and prove a thesis related to Holocaust history.
Thesis statement The Holocaust was a tragic incident in the history of human being that taught us very significant lessons such as the danger of silence, the importance of standing up against evils, and the power of evil. This tragic event taught us several key lessons that are important today in the life of human beings and will continue to be passed on from generation to generations.
Attached first draft
1) EXPAND your analysis by adding a few more paragraphs
2) Add in more direct quotes from more sources
Night, by Elie Wiesel
Man’s Search For Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl.
The Holocaust, A Reader, by Simone Giliotti and Berel Lang.
Read Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning, Section II (Logotherapy In A Nutshell)
1) In a single sentence IN YOUR OWN WORDS (IYOW), describe Frankl’s thesis (main argument).
2) Provide THREE specific pieces of evidence Frankl provides to support his thesis. Use 2-3 sentences for EACH and feel free to number them.
3) To what extent do YOU (dis)agree with Frankl’s thesis? Take a position and explain in 4-5 sentences.
Discuss THREE numbered HOLOCAUST-focused revelations you’ve had this week, and a single open-ended question for US to ponder
Add detail/ go in-depth with revelations 2-3 sentences
12 slide power point title, purpose, current situation, recommendation, facts, assumptions, course of action 1, pros and cons for coa1, coa2, pros and cons for coa2, conclusion, questions
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: Compare and contrast the transaction demand and asset demand for money.
What is the relationship between interest rate, aggregate income, and price level?
Provide 2 specific examples of transaction demand for money.
Provide 2 specific examples of asset demand for money.
Respond to Kayla and Sebastian by describing what you would like to learn about their selected topics. Explain what questions you have about the topic and consider what additional information would you need in order to understand the historical context.
The topic I have chosen for my project is desegregation in the Boston Area. In 1965 there was something called the Racial Imbalance act that outlawed segregation of schools. Even though nearly 50 percent of Boston fell under the category for this act, the Boston Schools committee refused to implement the plans to integrate/desegregate schools. In 1974, Judge Wendell Arthur Garrity Jr. considered the efforts of keeping school separate to be unconstitutional and forced the busing of students. This caused a lot of outrage. Eventually his busing efforts were handed back to the Boston Schools Committee and therefore led to the schools resegregating again. This topic interests me because I want to dig deeper and find out what ultimately led to the actual desegregation of schools after so many years of trying but failing. The research question I started with is “What specific events lead to the desegregation of schools in the Boston area?” But I plan to narrow it down as it seems a little too broad for a short paper.As far as Quebecois immigration, I would like to know more about what they endured on their journey while migrating, and just how difficult it was for them once they arrived as far as culture shock and the way they were treated.
For my topic, I have chosen the Irish Immigrant experience. Many Irish immigrants were poor and uneducated, making them initially ill-equipped for the emerging industrial economy of America. These immigrants experienced religious discrimination and backlash against their presence in major industrial centers like New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. This event is significant to our nation because it changed America. They made huge contributions to our politics, industry, organized labor, religion, literature, music, and art. My research question I will attempt to answer: : In what specific ways did the Irish immigration experience and their contributions, change America and was it a positive impact on our country?If I were researching Québécois immigration, I would like to know the process that they had to go through getting to America and what negatives they encountered. I would also like to know how they settled and what they had to do to be accepted in America, along with the biggest change they had to get adapted too.
– We Shall Overcome: The Voting Rights Act of 1965
– Freedom Summer
– Mississippi Democratic Freedom Party
* Create original poetry or rap lyrics about the characters, events, and themes from the readings or PowerPoint.
*Change themes if necessary
*No specific word count
*Please look at the POWER POINTS & POETRY EXAMPLE