HIST 1302: United States History II-Analyzing an Historical Debate

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HIST 1302: United States History II
Analyzing an Historical Debate
(to be assigned)
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be Assessed by the
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Analyzing an Historical Debate
For this assignment, you will analyze the following historical issue from the
second half of U.S. History (post-1877). You will need to compare at least two
opposing issues on that issue.
Part I. Introduction
1. Describe in general the issue that is debated:
For example, you may analyze the importance of this issue important to the
culture, economics, political system, or social structure at the time.
Part II. Historical Debate
2. What is the main argument in each perspective? On what points do
they agree or disagree?
3. Analyze the evidence that is provided to support each
thesis:
What types of evidence are used? Does the evidence support
the thesis?
Part III. Conclusion
4. How did the reading(s) change the way in which you understood the
subject?
5. How are the issues presented in the reading(s) still relevant to you
today? Please explain how your personal background and life
experiences might influence your perspective on this topic.
6. Imagine that you have been asked to tackle a current national or
global issue
. How would you use the readings to help you do so?

 

o Communication
o Critical Thinking
o Social Responsibility
o Personal Responsibility

 

Format:
The paper must be a minimum of 500 words. Typed, double-spaced, using 12 point
font. The assignment will be uploaded as a file on Blackboard.

Assignment Design Worksheet: Written Communication

HIST 1302
Analyzing an Historical Debate
(to be assigned)
Course
Assignment Title
Assignment ID
Criterion Design (How does the assignment ask students to perform in the manner expected by the
criterion?)
Context of and
Purpose for
Writing
Describe in general the issue that is debated:
For example, you may analyze the importance of this issue important to the
culture, economics, political system, or social structure at the time.
Content
Development
What is the main argument in each perspective? On what points do they agree or
disagree?
Analyze the evidence that is provided to support each thesis: What types of
evidence are used? Does the evidence support the thesis?
Genre and
Disciplinary
Conventions
Analyze an historical issue from the second half of U.S. History (post-1877). You will
need to compare at least two opposing perspectives on that issue.
Sources and
Evidence
Analyze an historical issue from the second half of U.S. History (post-1877). You will
need to compare at least two opposing perspectives on that issue.
Analyze the
evidence that is provided to support each thesis:
What types of evidence are used?
Does the evidence support the thesis?
Control of Syntax
and Mechanics
Students are expected to write a college level essay, exhibiting proper grammar and syntax.
Readability of
Visual Elements
NA/ Visual elements include that it is a college level essay
Relevance,
Accuracy, and
Integration of
Visual Elements
NA/ Visual elements include that it is a college level essay

Assignment Design Worksheet: Critical Thinking

HIST 1302
Analyzing an Historical Debate
(to be assigned)
Course
Assignment Title
Assignment ID
Criterion Design (How does the assignment ask students to perform in the manner expected by the
criterion?)
Explanation of
Issues
Describe in general the issue that is debated:
For example, you may analyze the importance of this issue important to the
culture, economics, political system, or social structure at the time.
Evidence Analyze the evidence that is provided to support each thesis: What types of
evidence are used? Does the evidence support the thesis?
Influence of
Context and
Assumptions
What is the main argument in each perspective? On what points do they agree or
disagree?
Student’s Position How did the reading(s) change the way in which you understood the subject?
Conclusions and
Related Outcomes
How are the issues presented in the reading(s) still relevant to you today? Please
explain how your personal background and life experiences might influence your
perspective on this topic?
Imagine that you have been asked to tackle
a current national or global issue. How
would you use the readings to help you do so?

Assignment Design Worksheet: Personal Responsibility

HIST 1302
Analyzing an Historical Debate
(to be assigned)
Course
Assignment Title
Assignment ID
Criterion Design (How does the assignment ask students to perform in the manner expected by the
criterion?)
Ethical Issue
Recognition
For this assignment, you will analyze an historical issue from the second half of U.S.
History (post-1877). You will need to compare at least two opposing perspectives on
that issue.
Part I. Introduction
Describe in general the issue that is debated:
For example, you may analyze the importance of this issue important to the
culture, economics, political system, or social structure at the time.
Curiosity What is the main argument in each perspective? On what points do they agree or
disagree?
Analyze the evidence that is provided to support each thesis: What types of
evidence are used? Does the evidence support the thesis?
Reflection and Self
Assessment
How did the reading(s) change the way in which you understood the subject?
Please explain how your personal background and life experiences might influence
your perspective on this topic?
Solving Problems Imagine that you have been asked to tackle a current national or global issue. How
would you use the readings to help you do so?
Evaluation of
Different Ethical
Perspectives or
Concepts
Analyze the evidence that is provided to support each thesis: What types of
evidence are used? Does the evidence support the thesis?
How did the reading(s) change the way in which you understood the subject?

Assignment Design Worksheet: Social Responsibility

Course HIST 1302
Assignment Title Analyzing an Historical Debate
Submitted by (to be assigned)
Assignment ID
Criterion Design (How does the assignment ask students to perform in the manner expected by the
criterion?)
Cultural Diversity The topics selected must be historical debates. Students are required to compare two
opposing perspectives on the topic.
For example, you may analyze the importance of
this issue important to the culture, economics, political system, or social structure at
the time.
Knowledge of
Cultural Worldview
Frameworks
Describe in general the issue that is debated:
For example, you may analyze the importance of this issue important to the
culture, economics, political system, or social structure at the time.
Empathy (Skills) How did the reading(s) change the way in which you understood the subject?
Openness
(Attitudes)
How are the issues presented in the reading(s) still relevant to you today? Please
explain how your personal background and life experiences might influence your
perspective on this topic?
Imagine that you have been asked to tackle
a current national or global issue. How
would you use the readings to help you do so?
Global Self
Awareness
Imagine that you have been asked to tackle a current national or global issue. How
would you use the readings to help you do so?

 

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