Midterm Portfolio


What Are We Doing Today?

  • Discuss outline for History 2 Exam
  • Work on Hyper links in OneDrive?
  • Homework
  • Wednesday's Class

Warm Up For Today's Lesson

-Essay topics

1. Do you agree with Eric Foner’s assertion that the 1920s brought “a new conception of freedom…centered on respect for civil liberties and cultural pluralism” (p. 637)? Assess Foner’s argument, paying particular attention to political, judicial, social, and cultural changes in the decade.

2. The Cold War has been a consuming preoccupation of Americans for almost half the twentieth century. Discuss the US foreign policies and entanglements abroad that shaped its involvement in the Cold War.

-Make sure to look at the Exam 2 Study Guide. To access the guide, click here

History Exam #2 Outline Discussion

Which essay will we discuss? Pay particular attention to dates and chronology

In groups of 4, follow the instructions below according to the letter I assign:

Group A

  • Introduction

-Work on the introduction for the essay question we chose. Also, create a working thesis. Make sure to following the following advice from Dr. Brown:

  • Your introduction should clearly define the central issue or topic, time period, and clearly chart a course for the essay by presenting the main points. Be sure to provide a broad, yet specific, overview of the topic, then use your body to address it in detail. Sum up key points and the historical significance in your conclusion.

Group B

-Work on the one of the body paragraphs by creating a general outline.

  • Think of a topic sentence (the first sentence of the paragraph) which states the focus of what the paragraph will discuss.
  • Think of the evidence to support the topic sentence. What has to be discussed?

Group C

-Work on the one of the body paragraphs by creating a general outline.

  • Think of a topic sentence (the first sentence of the paragraph) which states the focus of what the paragraph will discuss.
  • Think of the evidence to support the topic sentence. What has to be discussed?

Group D

-Work on a conclusion for the outline

  • What has to be discussed in the essay to answer the essay prompt?
  • Address what the essay should do to answer the prompt.

We will discuss as a class after about 15 minutes of group discussion.

Post your section in the Discussion Forum thread: 10/17 Exam 2 Outline. In the Subject box, put the section your team worked on

  • Make sure to put each group member's name in the message box.

Hyper Links

Make sure you have created a folder in your One Drive with your piece(s) of evidence and your draft.

We are going to work through this as a class. I am asking that you create hyper links in your One Drive account to make it easier to read the Reflective Overview.


Homework

  • Keep working on RO draft. You are almost there! Practice using the hyper links. If you have any questions, please email me or come by my office hours.
    • Monday:2-3
    • Tuesday: 5:30-6:30
    • Wednesday: 5:30-6:30
    • Friday: 2-3