Past homework

I will accept late work up to a week after the due date; if you have serious extenuating circumstances, let's talk as soon as you know that!

Due May 7-8

RESEARCH. Please turn your paper in on time in class, and upload without Works Cited list by 5 p.m. on Monday for MW class, Tuesday for TTh class.

For ONLY the MW class
Class ID 7 811811
password corporation

For ONLY the TTh class

Class ID 7811816
password corporation

Please use the self evaluation including the checklist I provided to let me see a little of your process. If you need the Informed Consent or Deed of Gift, here they are.

2. READING. For class W-Th, please read Chapter 15 in your text and prepare for a concept check. We will discuss the material from a different viewpoint that day, then do the concept check.

Due April 30-May 1

Your paper is due next week, so focus on organizing, writing, and coming to a rough draft clinic, times below. A second ready by me or a peer this week or very early next week is essential to success! You may also want to review the last two Research Without Fears videos.

No other homework this week, but come to class as lecture will be a good part of the final exam.

Rough draft clinic hours this week:

Week of April 28, 4 p.m. on T, 1 p.m. on Wed and 1 p.m. on Thursday May 1

 

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Due April 23-24

 

This week you are I hope in the library getting BOOKS and other materials read so you have great detailled QUESTIONS to ask your source. You will want to present chronologies of your two themes (i.e., a Vietnam war timeline from your sources with input from informant) before you develop subthemes for each theme based on your informant's information and your research.

2. You can go back and watch videos 7, 9, and 10 if you never did (see past HW page.) I will give you slightly less credit, but enough to make it worthwhile. For extra credit, watch #8 and outline its contents (it's longish). I am not requiring an outline of your paper but if you are inspired after watching this to do one I will give you even more extra credit!

3. Finally, read the end of ch. 14 that we didn't read last week; it covers Korea and Vietnam. No concept check this week, but this stuff will be on the final!

 

 

Due April 16-17

1.RESEARCH. Know your deadlines for your oral history paper! Next up is a very rough draft with some quoted materials and a sense of how you will organize your biographical information plus ten quotes. Rough draft clinics will begin next week: Weds. April 17 from 1:30-2:30, Thursda y April 18 1-2, then Monday April 21 at 4, Tuesday April 22 at 4, Weds. April 23 at 10 a.m., and Thursday April 24 at 4 p.m. and probably some time on Friday April 25 maybe 3-5 p.m. in Student Center. Week of April 30, 4 p.m. on M and T, 1 p.m. on Wedsn and 1 p.m. on Thursdya May 1.

2. Read and study Chapter 13 in your text, and know all vocabulary and the answers to the end of chapter questions pp. 152-3. Also read the first part of Chapter 14, to p. 160, and study the vocabulary (through Fidel Castro) at the end of this chapter; take a look at Question #1 also on p. 168

Due April 9-10

1.RESEARCH. Know your deadlines for your oral history paper! Next up is a preliminary interview that tells you from start to finish there wheres, whats, and basic whens of your informant's life. Set it up to do over spring break, and then you will need time to finish the Preliminary Interview form due April 9-10--you can't do it at the last minute! Also print out the timeline if you didn't get it in class, and put one read and consider the tips for this assignment carefully so you know what you are getting into! Start early!

2. READ oral histories of WWII. Go tohttp://www.tankbooks.com/amile/contents.htmRead the selections called "Mixed Nuts ".Then read http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq87-3b.htm.

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Due March 26 and 27:

Turn in TWO names of people who you have contacted and who have agreed that you could interview them for the big oral history research project in the class. Include name and phone number of each, and how you know each. Relatives are great! If you don't know anyone, email me and I'll provide you with the name of someone the Historical Society would like to see interviewed.

2. Read some very good oral histories done by high school students in Sevier County, Utah. Go to the Sevier County oral history project site: http://newdeal.feri.org/sevier/index.htm Read the following four oral histories: Marvell Hunt, Lynn Waters, Hazel Peterson, Joe Gentry. Note: these are transcripts, and are NOT models for the oral history papers you will be writing, which will resemble essays, but they are interesting and give you a taste of oral history as we start our own work.

3. Read Chapter 12 in your text, study the vocabulary, and study the end of chapter questions for the concept check next week.

 

19 and 20:

1. Watch the final video in the research series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTH9WcVXO8g

2. Finish your Corporation paper. Bring a paper copy to class; anythng else will be considered late. If you missed class early in the week, there's a self evaluation I'd like filled out alongside the paper, so stop in for it? IF you want extra credit, prepare a 3-minute presentation with one minute on the history of your corp, and one minute on each externality. When you come to class the day the paper is due, you will sign up to give this report to the rest of the class, which will take notes because this will be grist for the final exam!

3. Create an account for yourself or use your current Turnitin.com account. Here are the codes--please be sure you have the right class and the right assignment; turn in a file containing ONLY your paper, not your Works Cited. Turnitin is required before I can grade the work. If you want to turn in a rough draft, email me for the class ID and password for that, as an optional check ahead of time.

For ONLY the MW class
Class ID 7 811811
password corporation

For ONLY the TTh class

Class ID 7811816
password corporation

Plan to come to one or more of the Rough Draft clinics--they really do help: Tuesday March 18 from 12:45-2 p.m.

Also I can help on my regular office hours--MW 10:15-11:15, TTh 1:45-2:25

 

Due March 12 and 13 1. Your rough draft. All info about what I look for in a rough draft and what four quetions to address are on the assignment sheet.

 

Plan to come to one or more of the Rough Draft clinics--they really do help: Monday March 10, 9:45-11 a.m. Tuesday March 11from 4-5:30 p.m. Weds. March 12 from 12:45-2 p.m. Thursday March 13 from 9:45-11 a.m. Tuesday March 18 from 12:45-2 p.m. Also I can help on my regular office hours--MW 10:15-11:15, TTh 1:45-2:25. 2. Read the chapter in your text on Progressivism and WWI. Study the vocabulary and the questions asked at the end; we will do a concept check on Weds.-Thursday. 3. Watch the video on rough drafts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7EbY7ohRJM before you get too far, and do an outline for extra credit.

Due March 5 and 6: Progressivism and ten quotes for your corporation paper.

1.Research your corporation to learn its history and to find two well-documented externalities that relate to it. Buy some notecards as suggested in video below, and start collecting info! Find ten quotes from at least two sources, and use the five formats in preparing the quotes to turn in. Add a new Works Cited list, noting that only sources you used for your quotes go on the list--nothing extra! My research page should help!

2. For research, two good starts: . CorpWatch has an interesting research guide that’s a good starting place:http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=945 And the Gavilan library has made us a special page: http://gavilan.libguides.com/halper_history2 Also please watch the next videos in the series to learn how to keep organized as you gather information. You CAN do outlines of the videos for extra credit, but I mostly want you to watch so you can skip outlining if that helps. On organizing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrpazYKgtAQ

On evidence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-qdeIl_oYc.

3. Read about fair election practices. a. Common Cause's Fair Elections Now and benefits of Clean Elections. then Common Cause'sLegislating Under the Influence . No need to do quotes from this as you are doing them for your actual paper, but feel free to study the study questions and prepare that way for the concept check

 

Due Feb. 26 and Feb. 27: Overseas expansion and topic/five sources for your corporation paper.

1. Your already-researched corporation topic and five sources, including at least one book or ebook, will be due with other HW next week. I will review this in class early in the week, but my research page including the model of Works Cited and the videos below should help!

1. http://www.gavilan.edu/library/ Onesearch. Use it--you can find more subject headings!

2. CorpWatch has an interesting research guide that’s a good starting place:

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=945

3. And the Gavilan library has made us a special page:

http://gavilan.libguides.com/halper_history2

2. Read Chapter 10 of your text and study the vocabulary on pp. 109-110; prepare answers to the questions on p.110 but you don't need to turn them in.

3. a. Look at US list of interventions: http://www.globalpolicy.org/us-westward-expansion/26024.html

b.US Pacific expansion--read Pacific section only unless you want to read more! : http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#EP1MLA assignment will be five quotes and a Work Cited list from the Hawaii article called "Footholds in the Pacific." This one has a sponsoring organziation, a home page, and a title (what relates to the section you are quoting from), but no author, so you will use the online article without an author for Work Cited. You will use ("Footholds") as the title in your internal citations. Use every format, and if you bring a draft to class Monday-Tuesday we'll talk about it a bit.

4. Two more videos to keep you up to date and informed: Outline Finding Quality Schoalrly Sourceshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PYud8SFNU0

and outline Preparing your Works Cited http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXXDgxUEXn4

If you are not getting the paraphrasing, try watching this or come and see me asap! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSGzuxbdheI

 

Due Feb. 19-20

Corporate Personhood. 1. Reading in the following order may be beneficial:, and review the study questions The Uncooling of America, The History of Corporations in the United States by William Kalle Lasn http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Corporations/Hx_Corporations_US.html Then: Challenging Corporate Personhood, Corporations, the U.S. Constitution, and Democracy, an interview with Jan Edwards, Multinational Monitor magazine, October/November 2002 http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Controlling_Corporations/Challenge_Corp_Personhood.html

2. Using each article at least once, pick out five quotes that are meaningful and put each into one of the five different MLAcitation styles are using. Remember that websites don't have page numbers. Using your research packet as a guide, add a Works Cited using the last names (Kalle Lasn and Edwards but put them in alphabetical order, so you have a two-item Works Cited list. This is in your packet; use the citation style for an Internet site with author. 3. Then look over the assignment for your first research paper. Click around the research resources at the bottom, and email me if you choose a corporation and want to reserve it! Begin finding research on externalities (unpleasant results of this corporation's activities) so you can be ahead! .

3. Watch the second and third videos in the series Research without Fears on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtJnBmRL2c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xgEJm0bdXw

Do an outline of the material presented to turn in on Feb. 19 or 20

EXTRA CREDIT for this week:

Learning about our global and national realities can be like a sock to the gut. Here are some resources that might help you feel hopeful and empowered; click around and find a way to contribute (not just money--other options always listed as well.) Then write about what you did and what you would tell other students about becoming engaged as a donor, voter, citizen lobbyist, or activiist. I'll post what you say on a website for future students (may edit and select.)

Climate Change-- http://350.org/

Species loss--click here for several groups

Local environmental groups--click here

Global poverty--Oxfam International and Kiva, which allows you to loan small amounts of money where it matters most

Local poverty--St. Josephs Family Center Gilroy and Community Food Bank of San Benito County

Economic justice--United for a Fair Economy has great resources

Human rights--a huge variety of Bay Area groups, some you may agree with and some not, collected here

and finally, a group that sends backpacks with helpful supplies to kids in Pine Ridge:

 

 

Due Feb. 12-13: 1. Read all of Black Elk Speaks and study the study questions. 2. Do five quotes from the book, one in each format, in MLA style. 3. Watch the first Research without Fears video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQbu3E083TI and create an outline of it to turn in.

 

EXTRA CREDIT: Figure out your Learning Style to study more effectively, and also to get a little extra credit in here! Go to http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html Take the 44-question survey, then print your results. At the bottom of the results page click on the page that explains what all the results mean. Review all strategies suggested for someone who scores as you did, especially those that correspond to your learning style. Pick TWO strategies that you would be willing to try, and try them on the work I am assigning in our class. Write a paragraph after you try them on how they worked, and whether you'll use them again. Turn in your results and your paragraph for EXTRA CREDIT. If you want to know even more about learning styles, visit Gavilan College's own Jane Maringer's webpage: http://hhh.gavilan.edu/jmaringer/learningstyles.htm

Assignment TWO Due Feb. 3-4. Snapshots, web work and writing. Purposes: To let me see your writing, help me get to know you a little, to establish a snapshot of where history has brought us, and to allow you to consider how you feel about the future, given the past. Requires: webwork, writing. Consider the US & Global Snapshots. Write one full page, no more unless you’re inspired, to tell me what you learned or thought about a.) the world and b.) the US, and what/which specific facts stood out for you and why. Leave 1.5” margins so I can respond! And please don't tell me you knew ALL this before--you can still consider it newly!

2. Read The Jungle excerpt. Due: Feb. 5-6. Purposes: To introduce the plight of the poor immigrant in US history; to examine class heirarchies; to discuss the effects of marginalization; to begin selecting meaningful quotes in five formats for MLA work. Requires: reading, using MLA citation style on five quotes that seem important to you from the work (one in each style from the handout). I will go over this MLA stuff in class Monday and Tuesday so don't miss! Also work on answering Jungle study questions in whatever form (not to turn in) so you are prepared for a Feb. 10-11 concept check.

Please prepare to read Black Elk Speaks weekend of February 7-9; start early if you are a slow reader or need time to absorb information

 

Assginment ONE Strengths and challenges. Due Jan. 29-30. Write about three strengths you have that will help you in this class, and three challenges you think you would like to work on while you're in here. These may be personality (I love challenges, or I am shy), academic (I write well, or I have trouble reading) habits (I work on homework six hours a night, or I procrastinate), circumstances (I'm unemployed so have lots of time, or I have a new baby who's up all night), or fears (I am afraid I will make other students look bad, or I've heard you fly in on a broom.) Then add THREE GOALS you have for yourself. Finally, consider honestly--what can I, your history teacher, do to help you with your challenges and goals?

B.NOTE--four xeroxed copies of this reading are now on reserve at the Gavilan library, four hours a pop. Due Jan. 29-30. Read Chapter 8 in your text. Do the Short Paragraphs work on p. 90 and turn in the second day of class. . Be prepared for any of the vocabulary on p. 89 on a concept check

 

 

 

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Reading below this line in 2014 will be seriously confusing to you, so leave this alone!

10 May

1. If you haven't tgurned your paper on at Turnitin.com, I may not grade it! So do that right away if you are a laggard. I need both a paper copy and the electronic Turnitin version, which should be perfect matches. As discussed in class, if I don't have both by the close of business on Tuesday, May 11, you can't get a passing grade on this assignment. 2. Study Vietnam framework. 3. Read Powerdown Sections 1 and 2 (this is from pp. 17- 85. Please skip pp. 67-77 unless you would enjoy a sharp critique of the Bush Administration that is not directly related to oil issues. Sometimes people just can't resist...) If you wish to read a bit more, the Introduction may help you get a handle on the whole book.

 

3 May

The Sixties

1. FINISH your oral history paper. Come to a rough draft clinic, above, if you possibly can. If not, at least use the evaluation tool on your paper yourself outside of the clinic setting. Prepare your paper with Works Cited, tapes or CD of interviews, and your self evaluation and put it all into a large envelope that seals with your name on it. Then upload your paper without Works Cited onto Turnitin as above.

2. No readings this week except the Sixties framework, which will be the subject of a concept check, possibly on Weds. and Thursday. But be sure to come to class. At this point, you are preparing for the fnal exam by attending class!

April 26

African-American freedom struggle.

1. WRITE. Your rough draft was due April 21-22, but most people turn in what they have and keep working. It is VERY helpful to come to a Rough Draft Clinic, above. Write based on your research if you haven't done your interview (better), or based on your interview if you haven't done your research (worse). Remember, 15 percent of your COURSE GRADE is the preliminary steps to this project. Plan to do yours in time--falling behind will hurt you on this.

2. READ. I have two short and interesting pieces online about Mississippi Freedom Schools and an interracial romance between Ralph Featherstone, mentioned in the first article, and Chude Pam Parker Allan, who wrote the second piece, during Freedom Schools summer. For a photo of Ralph Featherstone, see http://www.crmvet.org/images/plester.htm For a photo of Chude Pam parker Allen then, see http://www.crmvet.org/images/imgvols.htm To see her today, go tohttp://www.crmvet.org/bayvet.htm To read the Freedom School piece go to:http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/FSCfiles/B_13_NewHousesOfLiberty.htm Mississippi Freedom Schools: New Houses of Liberty For the second piece, http://www.crmvet.org/info/marryone.htm "Would You Marry One?" by Chude Pam Parker Allan. Study questions: Why were Freedom Schools an important project of the various Southern organizations? Why were white Southerners often so hostile (to the point of bombings and threats) to the Freedom School organizers and teachers? What dangers did the organizers and teachers face? From the readings, what can you infer about the state of Black Mississippi in summer 1964? About the state of White Mississippi? Why did Pam Parker lie about her relationship in front of the sociology class, and why did she feel proud of her lie at first? How did her lie affect Ralph Featherstone? And what were the pleasures and dangers of an interracial relationship at that time? How was such a relationship viewed in the Black community, and why? And finally, look over your answers and consider what you feel has changed in these respects since 1964 and what has not

3. STUDY the framework on the Civil Rights movement; expect a concept check.

April 19

Purposes: to help students assess and evaluate the reasons for dropping the A-Bombs, the goals of the bombings, and the outcomes.

To raise economic, political, moral and historical questions regarding the use of atomic weapons.

To examine the justifications for saturation bombing and the atomic bombings, and to compare these.

To assess the US insistence upon unconditional surrender by the Japanese.

To contrast motives and outcomes in Hiroshim and Nagasaki bombings.

To explain how the Truman Doctrine and A-Bombs helped create the Cold War,

and to discuss various aspects of the Cold War as it affected domestic and foreign policy.

To understand US motivesin undertaking the Korean War, and the results.

To put HUAC and the Rosenberg case into their historical contexts and to

examine civil liberties as they are practiced today compared to the practice of civil liberties in the 1950s.

 

1. Before reading the article, jot down whatever you remember or know about the dropping of the Atomic Bomb,

particularly anything you recall about the reasons the bomb/s was/were used.

Then visit the following website and read the article about

the dropping of the Atomic Bombs, Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

The Decision to Drop the Bomb by Jung Oh here

Bring post-questions and prepare for a concept check on the reading and the Cold War Framework.

 

2. Prepare your rough draft for your paper. If you haven't got a lot of interviewing, that's okay--write it based on your book research

and you can fit the other piece in later. See oral history paper!

If you don't have it done yet, do your Preliminary Interview ,

after reading the tips for this assignment carefully so you know what you are getting into! done. It can't be last minute--start early!

 

Due April 14-15

 

Purposes: To help students understand how the war in the Pacific differed from the war in Europe; to expose students to well done oral histories with well-prepared interviewers; to help students use primary source material in writing about history.∫

1.RESEARCH. Know your deadlines for your oral history paper! After you check with some of the elders in your life about their availability and interest, do a short preliminary interview that tells you from start to finish there wheres, whats, and basic whens of your informant's life. Then pick out some themes and work on getting the Preliminary Interview form done, after reading the tips for this assignment carefully so you know what you are getting into! done. It can't be last minute--start early!

2. READ oral histories of WWII. Go tohttp://www.tankbooks.com/amile/contents.htm.Read the selections called "Mixed Nuts ".Then readhttp://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq87-3b.htm

3. STUDY the framework on WWII. Be prepared to answer questions about these readings and the readings about fascism (If we didn't do a fascism concept check.)

 

 

March 31 and April 1--The Great Depression.

1.READ The framework on the Great Depression, which will be part of a concept check along with the US-Germany framework from last week and the Sevier county readings. Go to the Sevier County oral history project site: http://newdeal.feri.org/sevier/index.htm Read the following four oral histories: Marvell Hunt, Lynn Waters, Hazel Peterson, Joe Gentry. Note: these are transcripts, and are NOT models for the oral history papers you will be writing, which will resemble essays

2. FIND YOUR ORAL HISTORY RESEARCH PROJECT RESPONDENT. Put names and phone numbers of two respondents on a piece of paper for me, and schedule two or three sessions with them, starting with a Preliminary Interview session during spring break. Read the tips for this assignment carefully so you know what you are getting into!

3. CALENDAR a Fair Trade field trip on March 27, Sat., at 10:30 in Morgan Hill to learn about alternatives to corporate capitalist business practices you can explore right here in our area. I'll have a sign up in class. Address: 15750 Vineyard Blvd, Morgan Hill. Enter Madonna Needleworks store (xx street from and behind Tennant Station Bowling Alley) and walk through to the back. People and Planet rents out the back space.

 

The Twenties and the roots of Depression

Due March 24-25

1. WRITE your final paper on a corporation or labor union. Pay attention to the checklist on MLA and to my grading guide so you give me what I ask for, and try to come to a rough draft clinic--it's not obvious how to put such a paper together if this is your first time. PAPERS ARE DUE WEDSNESDAY AND THURSDAY IN CLASS THIS WEEK.

If your sources or rough draft were late or non-existent, you will be graded down mildly or severely, but you still must do all three steps of the paper on a later timeline in order to get an F on the paper but preserve your ability to pass the class.

2. STUDY the framework comparing the US and Germany in the build-up to Depression.

World War I and Johnny Got His Gun

Due March 17-18

Purposes: To expose students to Dalton Trumbo's classic, Johnny Got His Gun, which serves as an introduction to the life of a WWI soldier; to raise questions about individual, group, and governmental motives in war; to look at the gains and losses of WWI; to evaluate various historical assessments of WWI; to examine moral and material justifications for wars..

1. WRITE your rough draft for your labor union/corporation. Use your three questions (on assignment sheet) to guide how your organize your material. Make sure to include quotes and a new Works Cited that lists all works you used in your paper, but no more.

2.READ the WWI Framework and this on-line excerpt from Johnny Got His Gun. (Note that this is the book upon which Metallica based its song "One." )You scroll down and may begin reading after several ***** divisions, at the part that says: "Somebody was plucking at his nightshirt over his left breast," though you are certainly welcome to read what comes before it to help you understand better. NOTE: This is an upsetting reading, particularly often for vets. http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/General/JohnnyGotHisGun.html

3. STUDY the study questions on this reading. Bring post-its about the readings and prepare for a simple concept check.

 

Due March 10-11 The Progressive Era. 1. READ any four, unless you want to read them all:

http://www.yale.edu/glc/archive/1152.htm

http://www.circozero.org/text/index.html#cow3

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/marychurchterellcolored.htm

http://www.historycentral.com/documents/prohibitioncampaign.html

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/triangle/triangleaccount.html

http://www.spunk.org/texts/places/us/sp000937.txt

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/progress/cities/reforms.html

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/progress/conserve/report.htm

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/progress/suffrage/whyvote.html

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/election-cartoons/

2. STUDY your four or more for the concept check, along with the Progressive framework. You don't have to do the questions at the end of the framework, as I hope to work on those in class.

3. WRITE one more (maybe the last) set of quotes using MLA and giving each quote an introduction of your own and a followup statement to summarize or transition to a new idea. Use at least three of the sources above, use each format one, and list each website separately by author OR by title (we will review in class) on your works cited, so you have five total.

4. BRING post-it questions on the reading to class on Weds/Thur.

5. RESEARCH and prepare your corporate/union paper's five sources in correct MLA style to turn in March 8 or 9, Monday or Tuesday. Then start work on your rough draft, which is due the following week, when there will be a much shorter homework assignment.

 

March 3-4

US Expansionism Purposes: To help students link the past with the present; to havestudents use history to explain current events; to stimulate discussion of imperialism, globalism and the US role in the world; to evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of imperialism and interventionism; to help students cite multiple sources.

1. READ: a. http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html A BRIEFING ON THE HISTORY OF U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTIONS by Zoltán Grossman--page down to see both the listing and his analytical article, then read

b. http://www.counterpunch.org/jensen0513.html US Mideast Power Plays by Raul Mahajan and Robert Jensen, in Counterpunch , May 13, 2002http://www.zmag.org/content/Mideast/jensenmahajan_powerplays.cfm

c. article on Obama's foreign policy, http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2009/12/15/obamas_foreign_policy_after_year_one.html.

CREATE a post-it note with at least one question about the reading, due Weds. or Thurs. in class.

2. WRITE UP 5 MLA quotes using each of the five formats, and using all articles b. Give each quote or paraphrase a little one-sentence introduction beforehand and a little transition or summary afterwards. They do not have to hang together in any coherent way as a group, but each should make sense by itself. c. create an MLA Works Cited list with all three articles on it, as you will use all three.

3. STUDY framework on overseas expansion and bring it to class. We will work on it during our first class meeting of the week, so know what you need to ask about ! It will also be on the concept check..

4. PREPARE for your first research assignment. I will post it over the weekend and discuss it in class in the coming week; your first due date will be March 3-4 to hand in the TOPIC--ACorporation or Labor Union or group you wish to research historically!

Due Feb. 24-25 Corporate Personhood and Democracy

Purposes: To introduce the concept of class; to distinguish and compare political and corporate elites; to help students understand the history of corporate personhood and related issues of governmental and popular power; to introduce Social Darwinism and the Gilded Age; to encourage students to connect the history of the rise of corporate power tocorporatization of modern life and globalization issues; to explain how the expnasionism was driven by corporate interests as well as demographics; to explore the assumptions that led to the settlement of the west.

1. Study the Industrialization framework--it may be in your packet, or download it. Then read

The Uncooling of America, The History of Corporations in the United States

by William Kalle Lasn and

Challenging Corporate Personhood, Corporations, the U.S. Constitution, and Democracy an interview with Jan Edwards.

2.Answer study questions on these readings in any way you find easy to study, but without turning them in, and then really study and get to know the answers. Prepare post-it notes with your questions for Weds-Thursday class. Prepare for a concept check on this material and on lecture and class activities related to it.

3. Choose five meangingful quotes from one or both readings, and put them into MLA format with a Works Cited list (more than one work, so it is Works Cited.) Note that Jan Edwards is one author, William Kalle Lasn the other (use Kalle Lasn as his surname.) Look on your MLA sheet to see how to cite internet sources such as these. Turn them in after carefully checking for errors. I will provide a checklist you can use at home.

A checklist for Black Elk Speaks is also available now!

Black Elk Speaks. Due: Feb. 17-18

Purposes: to introduce you to oneof the classics of literature in the English language; to help you understand the Lakota way of life; to help you consider point of view in historical texts; to allow you to assess the magnitude of losses to the Lakota and to the US; to help students pick out especially useful phrases and quotes from a reading; to introduce post-it notes as a way to clarify readings; to describe Western and non-Western values and social patterns; to help students read for sub-topics and examples.

A. Read Black Elk Speaks all the way through. It is short and very good. If you can't buy it read it online: http://www.blackelkspeaks.unl.edu/toc.htm Answer study questions on BES in any way you find easy to study, but without turning them in, and then really study and get to know the answers.Pay special attention to three major themes: 1. everyday life for the Oglala, especially for a boy growing up in a hunting, war making, and religious tradition 2. spiritual life and practices, including Black Elk's vision 3.the encroachments of the European-Americans who want Oglala lands.

B. Find five meaningful (they help you understand something about the text) short or long quotes. Put each one into one of the five different MLA citation styles on your handout, and this time add a work cited list.. Then use the Book With Editor format from the Works Cited Page MLA handout to do a Work Cited page (only one is Work Cited, not Works.) Neihardt is the editor whose name should be used in parenthetical citations, but Black Elk is the one speaking. Note your handout gives ideas on how to handle this twist.

C. Prepare for a concept check on BES readings by looking at the website's recommendations on concept checks, and by using the tips below..

 
first assignment

A. Snapshots, web work and writing. Due: _______________________(week of Feb.8). Purposes: To let me see your writing, help me get to know you a little, to establish a snapshot of where history has brought us, and to allow you to consider how you feel about the future, given the past. Requires: webwork, writing. Consider the World & US Snapshots. Write one full page, no more unless you’re inspired, to tell me what you learned about a.) the world and b.) the US, and what/which specific facts stood out for you and why. Leave 1.5” margins so I can respond!

 

B. The Jungle ch 14 and 15, immigration framework. Due: ____________________________(week of Feb. 8) Purposes: To introduce the plight of the poor immigrant in US history; to examine class heirarchies; to discuss the effects of marginalization. Requires: reading, using MLA citation style on five quotes that seem important to you from the work (one in each style from the handout), answering study questions in whatever form (not to turn in) so you are prepared for a Feb. 10-11 concept check.

 

Please prepare to read Black Elk Speaks next week; start early if you are a slow reader or need more time to absorb information.

 

NOTE: Below this line is last year's HW, and I would not advise doing it unless you want to risk having it change after you do it!

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May 13 or 14--last homework!

1. If you haven't tgurned your paper on at Turnitin.com, I may not grade it! So do that right away if you are a laggard. 2. Study Globalization framework. 3. Read Powerdown Sections 1 and 2 (this is from pp. 17- 85. Please skip pp. 67-77 unless you would enjoy a sharp critique of the Bush Administration that is not directly related to oil issues. Sometimes people just can't resist...) If you wish to read a bit more, the Introduction may help you get a handle on the whole book. 3. Study for the final, using the study sheet.

 

Due May 6-7. Vietnam War. Please 1. Finish your research papers. Don't be the "special" case with the late paper--it will hurt you grade--unless you have a real crisis. Use this self-evaluation to check yourself as you complete your writing. The use Turnitin.com to upload an electronic version of the paper; no need to include Works Cited as I'll have them on paper. 2. Study the Vietnam Framework. If you haven't already acquired Powerdown, do! We'll need it next week!

Due April 29 or 30: The Sixties. Very Light reading this week!1. Work on your research papers. Come to a rough draft clinic, above. 2. Read a few songs from the Sixites and study the Sixties framework and the Undoing the Sixties framework for a concept check.

Can’t Buy Me Love http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Can't-Buy-Me-Love-lyrics-The-Beatles/04A1AFB5B65B6EAD48256BC20012B774

Listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMwZsFKIXa8

The times they are a changing http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-times-they-are-achangin-lyrics-bob-dylan.htmlListen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgECKj9LSH4

Ohio http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/neilyoung/ohio.htmlListen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRX4R9cYeDQ

Woodstock http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/joni+mitchell/woodstock_20075381.html

Listen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6IDoxi9QsE&feature=PlayList&p=785BA7A54B6C2CD4&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=9

White Rabbit http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/White-Rabbit-lyrics-Jefferson-Airplane/7109AE560A05F54748256BF40008120AListen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quhj6PEboCU

Look for evidence of tuning in, turning on, dropping out in these lyrics

 

22 or 23:African-American freedom struggle and the sixties explosions. 1. WRITE. Your rough draft is due the Weds or Thurs when we return from Spring Break. Write it based on your research if you haven't done your interview (better), or based on your interview if you haven't done your research (worse). A good rough draft is described on your assignment page. See above to plan ahead for rough draft clinics . Remember, 15 percent of your COURSE GRADE is the preliminary steps to this project. Plan to do yours in time--falling behind will hurt you on this.

2. READ. I have two short and interesting pieces online about Mississippi Freedom Schools and an interracial romance between Ralph Featherstone, mentioned in the first article, and Chude Pam Parker Allan, who wrote the second piece, during Freedom Schools summer. For a photo of Ralph Featherstone, see http://www.crmvet.org/images/plester.htm For a photo of Chude Pam parker Allen then, see http://www.crmvet.org/images/imgvols.htm To see her today, go tohttp://www.crmvet.org/bayvet.htm To read the Freedom School piece go to:http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/FSCfiles/B_13_NewHousesOfLiberty.htm Mississippi Freedom Schools: New Houses of Liberty For the second piece, http://www.crmvet.org/info/marryone.htm "Would You Marry One?" by Chude Pam Parker Allan. Study questions: Why were Freedom Schools an important project of the various Southern organizations? Why were white Southerners often so hostile (to the point of bombings and threats) to the Freedom School organizers and teachers? What dangers did the organizers and teachers face? From the readings, what can you infer about the state of Black Mississippi in summer 1964? About the state of White Mississippi? Why did Pam Parker lie about her relationship in front of the sociology class, and why did she feel proud of her lie at first? How did her lie affect Ralph Featherstone? And what were the pleasures and dangers of an interracial relationship at that time? How was such a relationship viewed in the Black community, and why? And finally, look over your answers and consider what you feel has changed in these respects since 1964 and what has not

3. STUDY the framework on the Civil Rights movement; expect a concept check.

April 8 or 9:

READ: Before reading the article, jot down whatever you remember or know about the dropping of the Atomic Bomb, particularlyanything you recall about the reasons the bomb/s was/were used. Then visit the following website and read the articleabout the dropping of the Atomic Bombs, Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Decision to Drop the Bomb by Jung Oh. http://www.umich.edu/~historyj/pages_folder/articles/Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki.pdf.

STUDY the framework on Atomic Age and Cold War. Prepare for a concept check.

SCHEDULE, FINISH, AND FOLLOW UP your preliminary interview for your oral history paper, and fill out the form completely, taking library time to adequately do questions 9, 10, 11. It's due April 8-9, before we go away for Spring Break, and half your grade on this huge assignment (thirty percent of your course grade for the whole thing) will be doing the preliminaries in a timely manner.

Due April 1 or 2

Purposes: To help students understand how the war in the Pacific differed from the war in Europe; to expose students to well done oral histories with well-prepared interviewers; to help students use primary source material in writing about history.∫

1.RESEARCH. After you check with some of the elders in your life about their availability and interest, prepare a sheet with two names and their relation to you (Edna Burris, friend) and turn these in as the start of your next and bigger research project. Names are due next week in class. Meanwhile, be working on the Preliminary interview form, which will require an interview with whoever is your first choice informant, a visit to a library, and maybe more.

2. READ oral histories of WWII. Go tohttp://www.tankbooks.com/amile/contents.htm.Read the selections called "Mixed Nuts ".Then readhttp://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq87-3b.htm

3. STUDY the framework on WWII. Be prepared to answer questions about these readings and the readings about fascism (If we didn't do a fascism concept check.)

March 25-26. READ about fascism in Germany:

READ about fascism in Germany:

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/hess1.htm an oath to Hitler

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/imbild1.htm The “Jewish problem”

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/2choices.htm Wartime leaflet

If you want to look around at more German materials, http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/ww2era.htm

Note: the readings are light this week. There are no study questions pre-formulated for these for you; study them looking for key concepts and terms.
BRING post-its to class with your questions.

STUDY the framework of US vs. Germany in the 1930s, and your class notes on what fascism is. Prepare for a concept check on the readings and framework.

TURN IN your final draft of your research paper.FILE YOUR electronic copy of paper before Saturday, March 28, please--Go to www.turnitin.com • Hit new user in upper right corner•Go to “new students start here” and hit 2. create user profile• Follow instructions and fill out information with what is below:

section class id password

History 2 MW 2668907 eleanor1

History 2 TTh 2668909 eleanor2

History 2 Th p.m. 2668910 eleanor3

History 4a 2668911 eleanor4

Hurray!

PLAN: Start to think about the elders you know, and whether one of them would make a good "informant" for your next research assignment, an oral history paper.

 

Due March 18 or 19:

READ some simple oral history from Sevier County, Utah about the Great Depression.Go to the Sevier County oral history project site: http://newdeal.feri.org/sevier/index.htm Read the following four oral histories: Marvell Hunt, Lynn Waters, HazelPeterson, Joe Gentry. Note: these are transcripts, and are NOT models for the oral history papers you will be writing, which will resemble essays.

STUDY questions about these and study the Great Depression framework and class discussions/lecture for a concept check.

BRING post-it questions on the readings and framework to class.

TURN IN your research paper rough draft, and/or attend a rough draft clinic.

Due March 11 or 12

READ this on-line excerpt from Johnny Got His Gun. (Note that this is the book upon which Metallica based its song "One." )You scroll down and may begin reading after several ***** divisions, at the part that says: "Somebody was plucking at his nightshirt over his left breast," though you are certainly welcome to read what comes before it to help you understand better. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT DOING QUOTES AND WORKS CITED FROM THE READING THIS WEEK; YOU ARE DOING THE RESEARCH PAPER QUOTES INSTEAD! . http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/General/JohnnyGotHisGun.html

PREPARE ten quotes total from at least two sources for your research paper to turn in on March 11 or 12. Use formats that make sense to you; you don't need to use all five.

STUDY the framework on WWI for the concept check on March 11 or 12.

BRING post-its with question/s about the framework and/or readings.

 

I will accept late work up to a week after the due date; if you have extenuating circumstances, let's talk.

Note: You may want to get your texts at locally-owned BookSmart in Morgan Hill, www.mybooksmart.com , 80 E 2nd St., Morgan Hill, CA 95037 (408) 778-6467

 

 

March due 4 or 5

The Progressive Era.

READ any four, unless you want to read them all:

http://www.circozero.org/text/index.html#cow3

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/marychurchterellcolored.htm

http://www.historycentral.com/documents/prohibitioncampaign.html

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/triangle/triangleaccount.html

http://www.spunk.org/texts/places/us/sp000937.txt

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/progress/cities/reforms.html
>http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/progress/conserve/report.htm
>http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/progress/suffrage/whyvote.html
>http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/election-cartoons/

STUDY your four or more for the concept check, along with the Progressive framework. You don't have to do the questions at the end of the framework, as I hope to work on those in class.

WRITE one more (maybe the last) set of quotes using MLA and giving each quote an introduction of your own and a followup statement to summarize or transition to a new idea. Use each format and list each website separately on your works cited, so you have five total.

BRING post-it questions on the reading to class on Weds/Thur.

RESEARCH and prepare your corporate/union paper's five sources in correct MLA style to turn in March 4 or 5.

 

Feb. 25 or 26 (look below for past homework)

US Expansionism Purposes: To help students link the past with the present; to havestudents use history to explain current events; to stimulate discussion of imperialism, globalism and the US role in the world; to evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of imperialism and interventionism; to help students cite multiple sources.

READ: a. http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html A BRIEFING ON THE HISTORY OF U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTIONS by Zoltán Grossman--page down to see both the listing and his analytical article, then read

b. http://www.counterpunch.org/jensen0513.html US Mideast Power Plays by Raul Mahajan and Robert Jensen, in Counterpunch , May 13, 2002http://www.zmag.org/content/Mideast/jensenmahajan_powerplays.cfm

CREATE a post-it note with at least one question about the reading, due Weds. or Thurs. in class.

WRITE UP 5 MLA quotes, using both articles--you may want to just paraphrase from the list of US interventions, b. Give each quote or paraphrase a little one-sentence introduction beforehand and a little transition or summary afterwards. They do not have to hang together in any coherent way as a group, but each should make sense by itself.

STUDY framework on overseas expansion and bring it to class. We will work on it during our first class meeting of the week, so know what you need to ask about ! It will also be on the concept check.

LOOK OVER the paperwork I'll give you next week about your first paper, and begin exploring topics, which will be due the following week

Watch the rest of the movie The Corporation, and turn in notes on every externality you see in it.

OR explore the alternative world of Fair Trade, and write me about what you find. How is this different from our current norm? How well does it seem to address some of the "externalities" (negative consequences) of corporate capitalism? How likely are you to try this instead of Walmart or Target?!

 

Due Feb.18 or 19 (look below for past homework)

Corporate Personhood. 1. Study questions for this week's reading are here and on your handout. Please bring a question or two (written on a post-it note to turn in and discuss in class) about the readings OR framework. If you have no questions, you may not be reading very deeply. Reading in the following order may be beneficial:

1. The Uncooling of America, The History of Corporations in the UnitedStates by William Kalle Lasn http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Corporations/Hx_Corporations_US.html

2. Challenging Corporate Personhood, Corporations, the U.S. Constitution, and Democracy, an interview with Jan Edwards, Multinational Monitor magazine, October/November 2002

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Controlling_Corporations/Challenge_Corp_Personhood.html

3. Finally, look at Corporate Watch's information about Health and Environmental issues corporations have caused recently, and consider how these problems are rooted in the 19th century and the Industrial Revolution.

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?list=type&type=182

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?list=type&type=183

2. Pick out five quotes that are meaningful and put each into one of the five different MLAcitation styles we used last week--use each article at least once. Using your research packet as a guide, add a Works Cited using all four articles, so you are citing four different authors and will have four entries on your works cited list. Remember that websites don't have page numbers. So your internal citations will look something like this: (Edwards).

3. Prepare for a concept check on industrialization framework, readings and study questions. Bring YOUR questions to class early in the week if there are framework or reading concepts you don't understand!

EXTRA CREDIT: Choose as many as four other Corporation Watch issues http://www.corpwatch.org/index.php to look at and write about. Describe them. What would resolve the problems described here? Why have they been allowed to develop and continue?

 

Due Feb.11 or 12 (For homework due Feb. 4-5, look at the Past Homework link below)

Black Elk Speaks. Purposes: to introduce you to oneof the classics of literature in the English language; to help you understand the Lakota way of life; to help you consider point of view in historical texts; to allow you to assess the magnitude of losses to the Lakota and to the US; to help you pick out especially useful phrases and quotes from a reading; to introduce post-it notes as a way to clarify readings; to describe Western and non-Western values and social patterns; to help you read for sub-topics and examples.1. Read Black Elk Speaks all the way through and work with the study questions It is short and very good. If you can't buy it read it online: http://www.blackelkspeaks.unl.edu/toc.htm Pay special attention to three major themes: 1. everyday life for the Oglala, especially for a boy growing up in a hunting, war making, and religious tradition 2. spiritual life and practices, including Black Elk's vision 3.the encroachments of the European-Americans who want Oglala lands.

2. Pick our five quotes that are meaningful and put each into one of the five different MLAcitation style we used last week. Using your research packet as a guide, add a Works Cited with a single listing, using Neidhardt as the editor, not Black Elk as an author. So your internal citations will also use Neihardt, and will look something like this: (Neihardt 24).

3. Prepare for a concept check on BES readings. There is no framework this week; focus on Black Elk

 

Due Feb. 4 for MW class, Feb. 5 for TTh class.
A. Snapshots diagnostic. Purposes: To let me see your writing, help me get to know you a little, to establish a snapshot of where history has brought us. Consider the World & US Snapshots. Pick one World and one US fact to discuss. Write one full page, no more unless you’re inspired, to tell me what you learned about a.) the world and b.) the US, and c.) what forces in history have brought us to such circumstances--and what can change them? You may be general or specific. Leave 1.5” margins so I can respond!