History Discussion Questions

Please choose ONE question from each group which will require you to provide a total of FOUR responses. Each answer must demonstrate that you understand the material and must include accurate names, dates, places and events. Each response should contain 3-4 paragraphs or more with about 4-6 detailed sentences in each paragraph. There is no word limit but students must use as many sentences as necessary to provide a complete response to each question. The responses must be totally your own and will be checked, so please avoid plagiarism. Please type the number of the question you select before starting to type your response. Once an answer is submitted you will not be able to change it later. There is no time limit on this exam. Each question is worth twenty five points. Type your answers in the text box provided. Do not upload anything.

Unfortunately, I must provide another reminder that students must NOT copy anything from the internet or another source. Everything turned in as your writing must be 100% your writing. Any references used must be properly cited. In addition, submitting a paper that is mostly just citied material with little or no writing from the student will not be considered meeting the requirements of the assignment. Changing around a few words does not make a sentence your own and whether or not the plagiarism is unintentional or deliberate, the result will be the same. I regret that it is necessary to provide another reminder but the problem has continued despite all my efforts to prevent it.

Grading Rubric: Each question is worth 25 points.

23-25 points: An excellent response. The question was fully understood. Information provided was clear and accurate. Important names and dates were included. The length of the answer was appropriate to provide information and a thoughtful analysis. Information referenced was properly cited. Spelling and grammar was totally correct.

20-22 points: A very good answer. The question was mostly understood. Information provided was clear and accurate, but not as complete as it should have been. The length of the answer was adequate to provide information and a thoughtful analysis but a bit more detail would have helped. Information referenced was properly cited. Spelling and grammar were mostly correct.

18-19 points: A good answer. The question was generally understood but some parts of the question were not fully addressed. Information provided was mostly clear and accurate, but some information was incomplete or not fully developed. Some information was not cited correctly. The answer was a very basic with more detail required. A good starting point but with room for improvement. Spelling and grammar need improvement.

15-17 points: Needs improvement. The question was partially understood, but many elements of the question were not addressed. The response is very incomplete. Important names and dates are missing. Some of the information provided was correct but there are some inaccuracies. Spelling and grammar are in need of serious improvement. An attempt was made, but it is evident that only a basic understanding of the question was provided. The answer is much too brief. References are not properly cited.

14 and under: Not acceptable. The question was not understood and the information needed to answer it was not provided or is inaccurate or seriously incomplete. It is evident that the student did not properly prepare or study. Important names and dates are missing or listed incorrectly. Spelling and grammar are in need of serious improvement. References are not properly cited.