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Unformatted text preview: In-Class Small Group Presentation: Small groups will be made up of two-to-three persons and they will create a 12-15 minute long presentation to be accompanied by a one-page, typed (word—processed), double—spaced with one-and—a—quarter inch margins and Times New Roman 12—point text, annotated bibliography The presentation should cover a significant topig (individual or event) in American histgg Wfin order to include “new" topics, no presidents, please). Your presentation s 1011 provide a brief background on the topic you have chosen as well as commentary on its significance to American socieg and culture. You should seek out, utilize, and comment upon at least FIVE g5! qualifl sources (not counting the course texts) for your presentation. At least two 12! of these sources need to be primafl sources. The grading scale for the in—class presentation will include content, historical perspective, creativity, use of time, delivery, and annotated bibliography. Topics for presentations will be OK'd on a first come-first served basis and NO duplicates will be allowed. Please see me before or after class to make your selection. Also, the presentation dates--Octber 18, 23, and 25——need to be filled with 3 teams per day. Presentation time slots will be assigned in a lottery fashion later in the semester. Missing your assigned presentation day will result in a 5 point penalty, but attendance will be worth 2 points per day you do not present. These are meant to be ways for you to use your creativity to inform your fellow students about your historical topic. I hope you enjoy it as much as 1 do. Students With Disabilities: Ifyou qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit to me a letter from Disability Services (DS) early in the semester so that your needs may be addressed. DS determines accommodations based on documented disabilities (303 492-8671, Willard 322, flsewices). Religious Obligations and Class Attendance: lfyou have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments, or other required attendance, because of religious obligations, please notify me two weeks in advance of the conflict to request special accommodation See the CU policy at this website: relightml. Addendum: You need to attend class in order to do your best. Class time will be a combination of lectures, videos and group discussions and your participation in class is crucial to your individual success and the success of the entire class. I will take attendance evegr class period. Ifyou arrive after 12:40 you will forfeit the attendance point for that day. The same policy applies to early departures-- leave early, lose the point. Also, Sewall has implemented an attendance policy that states that a student missing more than two weeks of classes in a Sewall RAP class tfive classes in our case) will automatically fail his or her Sewall class. Also, in order to reschedule an exam you MUST notify me PRIOR to that event (voice mail, email, in person, or even USPS are options) with a legitimate reason for missing the in-class exam. Last Word: I am looking forward to a great semester. I love teaching history in Sewall and I hope to share some of my enthusiasm for American history with you. The amount of work can be challenging at times, but if you keep up with the scheduled readings we will have a great time getting to know each other and the material better (and get good grades as well). If you ever have a question that just can't wait until class, please give me a call at 303 73 5—5778. Leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Very Last Word: I reserve the right to change the daily teaching schedule to facilitate learning, understanding, and critical thinking. Assignment due dates and the testing schedule may change with as much advance notice as possible. Students will still be required to fulfill all assignments as outlined unless otherwise notified. In order to pass this course each student must complete all of the major components of the course--both exams, both book response essays, and the iii—class small—group presentation. ...
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