Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to reinforce the idea of historical responsibility by encouraging students to share the results of research in a manner that will help others. Submission Instructions 1.Create an account with Wikipedia. Use a username that will make it easy for me to identify students (this step will only need to be completed once). 2.Make all relevant edits to a page. 3.Select the “View History” tab. 4.Select the current version (the version you edited) and the previous version (the page that existed before your edits). Select the “Compare selected revisions” button.5.Copy the resulting URL into a Word Processing Document. 6.Briefly summarize the edits you made to the page. 7.Paste the URL and summary into the appropriate Quiz in D2L. Grading: Wikipedia Edits will be graded according to the following scale: 1 point: Inclusion of comparison URL 1 point: Student included brief summary/explanation of edits in the comments area on Wikipedia 1 point: Student used proper Wikipedia mark-up 4 points: Page(s) were edited with relevant information from the “mandatory list” and/or “recommended list” above 1 point: Edits do not detract from the flow and readability of the page 2 points: All edits were briefly summarized Peer Review (15 points each, 30 points total) Before turning in each Research Paper, students will complete peer reviews. Peer reviews will assess papers for content, strength of argument, and grammar and style. Peer reviews will be completed in class on the days indicated on the syllabus. All students will be responsible for providing either a hard or electronic copy of their drafts at the beginning of class for review. All students will be required to complete a Peer Evaluation Sheet (available on D2L). Peer Evaluation Sheets must be provided to the student whose paper was reviewed (preferably via email) and submitted to D2L via the Dropbox. Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to provide students with experience assessing historical arguments and to increase the quality of individual Rating Projects. Grading: Peer Reviews will be graded according to the following scale: 2 points: Points were assigned for each rubric point on the Peer Evaluation Sheet 5 points: Assignment of points was explained 3 points: Evaluation describes the strengths of the paper 3 points: Evaluation describes the weaknesses of the paper 2 points: Evaluation is constructive and respectful Research Papers (50 points each, 100 points total) Students will complete two research projects for their pop-culture artifact. The first project will evaluate the historical accuracy of the artifact. The second project will use the artifact as a primary source.
- Spring '14
- Cultural Anthropology