This week we will focus on Black Studies! Watch the following video on Ethnic Studies and answer the following questions:
1. Identify why ethnic studies and Black/Africana Studies are important in K-12 studies and university education?
2. What role can Black Studies/ethnic studies play in resolving some of the challenges that plague the larger society and the Black/African community?
Part One: Identifications (10 points each; 200 points total)
This section requires you to write short answers to each identification question. There are 20 identification questions worth 10 points each for 200 points total. Each answer must address who, what, when, where, and why in the identification.
Each answer should be no more than one paragraph in length (4-5 sentences or 100-150 words), double-spaced with 1-inch margins using 12 point Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman font. You are not required to include citations. Each answer must:
Identify the individual named, author, event, and other key individuals and groups (2 points)
Discuss what the identification term or name is about (2 points)
Describe when it occurred (2 points)
Describe where it occurred (2 points)
Explain why the individual, group, or event is significant for understanding African American Studies (2 points)
Listed below are twenty identification terms you will need to answer in Part One of the exam. You must answer all twenty terms to receive full credit. DO NOT copy and paste language from classroom resources or any other source. This is an act of plagiarism and is a violation of the academic integrity pledge you signed in Week 1.
The twenty identification terms are drawn from Weeks 5-8 of the AASP 201 classroom resources. Please use your class readings first to answer the terms before resorting to outside sources.
1. Ethnic Studies
2. Black Studies
3. Civil Rights
4. Martin Luther King Jr.
5. Malcolm X
6. Black Panther Party
7. Angela Davis
8. March on Washington
10. Niagara Movement
11. W.E.B. Du Bois
12. Montgomery Bus Boycott
14. Message to the Grassroots
15. National Association of Black Journalists
16. Kathleen Cleaver
17. Huey Newton
18. Racial Segregation in the military
19. Vietnam War
20. Black Power
Part Two: Essay (100 points)
You are required to answer one of three essay questions described below. The essay portion must be 4-5 pages in length, double-spaced, numbered, include 1 inch margins, use 12 point Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman font.
Your essay must include a Works Cited page. The citation style of the Works Cited page may be either Chicago, APA, or MLA. The selected citations must be appropriate to the exam topic and the citations must support the assertions made in the exam.
Your essay will include three main parts—the Thesis/Introduction, Argument, and Conclusion.
The Introduction section should clearly state the thesis within the first 1-2 paragraphs. The thesis must be relevant and appropriate to the argument and demonstrate an accurate and complete understanding of the question. This section should make it clear which question you are answering, but it should do more than restate the question by offering a brief response and it should be free of grammar and spelling errors.
The Argument section (3-4 pages) should incorporate pertinent details from the assigned readings but you may also use outside readings. The section must provide relevant historical evidence to support the thesis and the key claims made in the argument as needed. It should maintain focus and avoid sidetracking. It should present your answer to the question clearly and concisely in an organized manner and it should be free of grammar and spelling errors.
The Conclusion section should be in the last part of your essay exam within the last 1-2 paragraphs. It should briefly restate the thesis and summarize the main points of the argument. It should also demonstrate insight and understanding regarding the question asked and it should be free of grammar and spelling errors.
A scoring rubric for the essay portion is included below. Please answer one of the essay questions below:
1. Examine the 10-point plan of the Black Panther Party. How can this plan impact the issues that impact society today?
2. Interrogate the use of music and art as a form of resistance during the Harlem Renaissance?
3. Identify and write your paper on one Civil Rights and Black Power leader. (Examples could be Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Bessie Smith, etc)
After watching all the lecture material and reading the assigned material, at least two pages.
What did you learn from the lecture on Buczacz including how international politics and the war in Europe affected and caused the murder of the Jews in the town? How do you explain the participation of the people of Jedwabne (murder by the local population) and the French police (the roundup at the Vel D’Hiv) in the persecution and murder of Jews? (you can answer these questions separately)
Choose a presidential speech from the Miller Center archives. (From the time period 1788 to 1877) . Write a 3 page paper (900 words) summarizing and explaining the speech.
1. Describe main point of the speech. (3/4 of 1 page approximately) Use at least short 3 quotations.
2. Add research to explain the speech and make it meaningful. Add history. Describe the events or people associated. For instance, If you are writing about George Washington’s speech on the crisis in Western Pennsylvania, (Whiskey Rebellion) explain to the reader what the crisis was about. What happened? How was it resolved? Why was it important? What did GW think?
Sources: You can use the text book, wiki, newspapers, or periodicals. The best tactic is to get an expert to tell you what is important. Acknowledge the the source in the text: According to Gordon Wood, for example, the significance of this event was…..
3. Conclusion. Have a point. The final paragraph should address the significance of the event or the impact of the speech. Be specific. For example, “The Whiskey Rebellion was an important test of the federal government’s right to levy a tax.”
4. Must be well written and edited. Use paragraphs for organization.
Progressive thinkers have proposed numerous ways that humans could reorder their social organization and economic circumstances to make life better.
Nineteenth Century Americans tried a number of Utopian communities. (See Foner page. 443)
1. Write a post describing one aspect of a Utopian community that seems useful. What nagging social problem could be addressed? Also, describe a negative aspect of the utopia. (Could be too much control or others concerns)
Be sure to specify which community you’re examining.
Some of this material is pretty wacky. Humor or sarcasm is appropriate.
2. Respond to another student’s post. Add information about the specific community-pro or con. (Wiki OK here) You can analyze what you think the information means but don’t give opinion alone.
Describe the political and socio-economic conditions during the time these dances ( Argentinean Tango and the Brazilian Samba) and music emerged to their prominent places as national assets. To what extent did politics influence their rise in popularity? textbook provided. 1-2 paragraphs
Describe the origins of the Argentinean Tango and the Brazilian Samba. Explain the similarities and differences in how the Tango and Samba crossed international and class boundaries, eventually becoming accepted by the elite classes of Argentina and Brazil. 1-2 paragraphs
Choose one of the works of art from the slideshow in the Instructional Materials and explain how it reflects new artistic principles of the Renaissance. Be specific. Consider the subject of the work, the artist, the technique, etc. You should use the readings and lecture from this week to assist you in crafting your initial post and responses.
art chosen – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mona_Lisa.jpg
odule 3: Annotated Bibliography: Introduction
The Annotated Bibliography is part of your final project. Students are to provide annotations for five primary sources and five secondary sources that will then be used in the final project. Sources should be directly related to the final project’s topic. Annotations should be a paragraph (about 100 words).
For secondary sources, students should use high quality scholarly sources, especially scholarly monographs or articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals. Students should avoid using the textbook, encyclopedia articles, or anonymously authored websites.
For primary sources, students should be looking for documents which were originally written during the time period they are trying to study. While architectural or archaeological remains certainly do qualify as primary sources which can be used by scholars to reconstruct the past, they are problematic for an assignment like this. Written documents from the past should be your focus!
Your Annotated Bibliography is due before the conclusion of Module 5. When you have completed this assignment, upload your work to Module 5: Annotated Bibliography: Submit Here.
What is an Annotated Bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources (like a reference list). It differs from a straightforward bibliography in that each reference is followed by a paragraph length annotation, about 100 words in length.
What is the purpose of an Annotated Bibliography?
Provide a literature review on a particular subject
Help to formulate a thesis on a subject
Demonstrate the research you have performed on a particular subject
Provide examples of major sources of information available on a topic
Describe items that other researchers may find of interest on a topic
What am I required to include in my Annotated Bibliography?
For Primary Sources:
Bibliographic information according to Chicago style.
The name and background of the author, if known.
The date the document was originally written, if known.
The author’s purpose in writing the document and its historical context.
Any bias displayed by the author.
The significance of the document (i.e., why should anybody in the present care?).
For Secondary Sources:
Bibliographic information according to Chicago style.
The name and scholarly background of the author (education, publications, university appointments, etc.)
The author’s main argument (note, this is not the same thing as a simple description of the subject matter– what is the author trying to say about this subject?).
The specific types of evidence used to support the author’s main argument (are they primary sources? Scholarly secondary works?)
How successful/convincing is the author’s argument?
What are some examples of an Annotated Bibliography?
Here are some helpful resources that include examples of an Annotated Bibliography:
Purdue University OWL: Annotated Bibliography Examples (Links to an external site.)
Chicago Style Annotations (Links to an external site.)
What is an Annotated Bibliography? (Links to an external site.)
How to Write an Annotated Bibliography in Turabian/Chicago Style (Links to an external site.)
Useful websites for finding primary sources online:
World History Sources (Links to an external site.)
Perseus Digital Library (Links to an external site.)
Ancient History Sourcebook (Links to an external site.)
Medieval History Sourcebook (Links to an external site.)
Women’s History Sourcebook (Links to an external site.)
Diotima (Links to an external site.) (Women’s History Sources)
The Avalon Project (Links to an external site.)
World Digital Library (Links to an external site.)
This week you will create an annotated bibliography for the Art Appreciation Project you began working on in Week 4. In addition to the source you identified in the Week 4 Art Appreciation Project Outline, you will find four additional scholarly or academic sources for a total of five. These sources will be the building blocks for your presentation, so be sure to spend time searching for sources, reading critically, and evaluating the relevance of each source.
For each source, provide the following.
The APA style reference
A one-paragraph summary of the relevant sections of the article written in your own words
A one-paragraph assessment of its overall quality and relevance to your presentation topic