It is very important for you to comprehend the importance of each discussion to your grade. Discussions are 50% of the course grade. Not meeting minimum words for your essay and responses will result in a substantially lower grade. Not submitting essays and responses that meet the discussion criteria, as per instructions, will also result in a lower grade.
Module # 3 Discussion
- Students will be required to participate in all 8 discussions in this course. Your grade will be determined by the standards set in each module.
1. In this assignment you are asked to write an essay of no less than 300 words and participate in a discussion. Your essay should be referenced by at least two citations. Read the information I provided in the document ” Proper Example of Essay Presentation.” If you quote something, a number or author’s name must be placed in parenthesis after the quote, then noted at the bottom of the essay in your bibliography. Same for something you paraphrase anything from another author. If you miss these important instructions, your grade will be lowered. Read as many essays written by others as possible in order see some of the better essays posted by others. Ask yourself, did I forget to include something, overlook any requirements, what can I do to make my essay worth total credit due?
2. You are required to respond to essays submitted by two other students. These are responses must be 200 words minimum and specifically to that which they have posted, plus your own thoughts. What was the topic they posted? What was it that you liked/disliked or enjoyed reading about? Did you agree with what they posted? You are required to respond to them by name. This is not a copy and paste response. You may choose to do some internet research to support your original answer and responses to others.
3. Please do not wait until the end of the discussion to participate. Use the college library for scholarly references. You may use GOOGLE for more information for original sources. No WIKI or encyclopedia sources allowed. Do not use either as a source of information.
In every discussion essay for this course, supply your sources. After a sentence or paragraph that you have “borrowed” from any author, use ( page number and author’s name). Then, at the bottom of your essay list your references in a bibliography. You should attempt to use original course for primary information, not WIKI. Using WIKI as you primary source will result in a lower grade. This policy applies to all discussion board postings for your analysis essay.
TOPIC FOR THIS ANALYSIS ESSAY:
- “Choose one of the topics found in the list of Mini-Lectures. Name the video and complete your analysis essay on that topic.
- Mini-Lecture A – WW I Anti-German Propaganda (Important to waging war and having popular support is propaganda)
- Mini-Lecture B – Casualites of WW I (The worst of any war presented in the cold hard fact of war: modern weapons kill and injure millions)
- Mini-Lecture C – 1929 Stock Market Crash and The Great Depression (This is a world-wide phenomenon that struck down all classes.)
- Mini-Lecture D – American Imperialism (A closer look at American Imperialism as the 19th century ends and the 20th century begins)
- Mini-Lecture H – Women Win the Right to Vote (This video discusses the event leading up to 1920 when women in the US received the right to vote with the 19th Amendment)
- Mini-Lecture F – Russia and The Great War (A summary of the events surrrounding Russian participation in World War I)
- Mini-Lecture G- The Causes of WW I (Excellent original footage of the causes of WW I and the war itself)
- Mini-Lecture H – American Doughboys in WW I (American soldiers arrived late in 1917 but without them the allies would have lost the war)
- Mini-Lecture I – Paris Peace Conference (Victorious nations meet in Paris to decide the terms of the Treaty of Versaille)
- Mini-Lecture J – Building the Panama Canal (The story of the how and when of the construction of the Panama Canal)
- Mini-Lecture K – Serajevo (1914 heir to the Austrian throne is assassinated in Sarajevo)
- Mini-Lecture L – Opium Wars (The shame of British imperialism in China)
- Mini-Lecture M – 1918 The Influenza Pandemic (between 1918 and 1919 millions of people would die from influenza)
WORD COUNT: Right click on word count, then open in new window” and check the number of words in your analysis essay. Place tht number at the top of your essay and responses.