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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:
  1. Reflective essay/oral history writing that it's intended you work on all during 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!

  2. Conclusions 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.

The 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!

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