Saturday, January 17, 2009

World History 1/16

In Class - Turn in summaries of three articles concerning the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in Gaza.

Discuss final exam: Your final exam will be a Five Paragraph Essay. This essay is worth 200 points (approximately 10% of your grade) and will be due no later than Thursday, January 22.

The topic: What has history taught us in terms of how the world is the way it is today?

Ideas: Israeli/Palestinian Conflict, Democracy, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, the Enlightenment and Enlightenment philosophes, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, Modern Day Slavery, Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Election 2008, Iran, Russia and Georgia, Guantanamo Bay, Torture, the Economy, Education, Poverty, Darfur, Social Structure...

Your goal is to write an essay using some of the ideas we have covered over the first semester. Using these ideas, you will construct a five paragraph essay that answers the topic question. Your essay must include a specific thesis, contain an introduction, three body paragraphs with supporting details, and a conclusion.

Requirements: This essay must be typed, double spaced, 12 point font, and include a title page. Each paragraph must be at least 6-8 sentences in length.

Check out the following links to help you construct your essay: - help generate your thesis statement by inputting your ideas. Good starting point! - What is a thesis?

Homework - Have something on paper on Tuesday for class. We will work on these in class all day Tuesday. Furthermore, if you have questions or comments about this assignment, I am available for tutoring on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before school from 6:15-7:15. If you have questions, see me ASAP!


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