||Your work in this differs from the four "learning units" of this course. What
you have here is an assignment that has two main parts:
essay/oral history writing that it's intended you work on
the term, which draws facts from your unit summary forms and results in
a first-person "story". This covers 12 of the civilizations/eras that
we study, as described on workbook page 51. A little extra help
is available here if you'd like to see how I responded to a student who
requested a little clarification and assistance about how to start this
unique (and enjoyable) writing assignment!
work separate from the essay but based on it. This work is described in
the Conclusions Work Instructions at
this link. The instructions are always accessible but the download for
the conclusions work specific to a term is only activated 14 days
before the end of the term. This work functions as a "take home" final
exam; this course has no traditional scheduled "final exam"
during finals week. CLICK HERE to access the conclusions work instructions and downloads.
essay and conclusions work in this course is probably different from
other writing you have been assigned to do in other classes. I think
it's a much more effective (and enjoyable!) way to assess the depth of
your learning than a traditional final exam! In order to confirm that
you understand what's required, I ask you to submit a draft of the FIRST PAGE
(only) of your essay by the end of Unit 1. That page deals with the
Lascaux civilization and the facts for it are provided in your workbook
on page 4 as an example of the
format of intended USF entries. Get into the mode of this writing and
develop your reflective essay as the term progresses, so that you're
prepared for the conclusions work by the time the class is 90% over!