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For English Class you need to do one thing
Assignment 1: It is a essay, my teacher is going to post the prompt July 24th noon, so I’ll post it here when she post the prompt. It in due by July 25th late night wednesday!
For History class you need to do five things(everything for history is due on thursday late night July 26th)
Assignment 1:Final Essay
Choose one of the following prompts and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible in a four to five page essay. Use our course text, previous note-taking assignments, and required readings. Cite work in Chicago format. Essays not cited in Chicago will not receive a grade. No late essays will be accepted.
***(Use the textbook and required readings or documents) chicago format
So you can use textbook and any documents you read in past assignments. You can found them on my previous order. Let me know if you can’t find them.
An “A” essay will:
Be cited in Chicago format.
Answer the chosen essay prompt fully and completely.
Include a main thesis, or argument, which the rest of your essay will successfully refer back to and strengthen.
Use detailed evidence required course sources, to strengthen and legitimize your thesis.
Utilize primary source evidence.
Be between four and five pages.
How to turn it in: Upload a copy to your saved essay document to this folder by clicking the "Submit Assignment" button in the top-right corner. Essay must be uploaded by midnight on the due date.
1. The Gold Rush of 1849 was a period of mass immigration, loose social rules, "chaos", economic opportunity/boom/growth, growing anti-corporate sentiments, political infancy, and racial violence/discrimination. Choose another era that we covered in this course (railroad era/Gilded Age, Progressive era, post-WWI/1920s, Great Depression of the 1930s, WWII, and/or any of the decades following the war) and compare it to the Gold Rush with regards to at least one of the factors listed in the first sentence.
2. Choose a current social, cultural, economic, environmental, or political issue. Write a narrative essay that places your selected issue/problem in historical context.
In other words, answer some of the following questions:
What led up to the issue/problem being discussed? What do you see as the strongest contributing factors?
Is this issue similar to any problems or issues in California's history? Do you detect any patterns with regards to the issue you chose?
Is the issue you chose part of a larger narrative? Where does this issue/event fit in the bigger story?
Do you have a recommendation, based on your expertise of California history and the sources at your disposal?
**It is NOT enough to summarize a current California issue or problem. You are being graded on how well you place this issue in the larger historical story. Make sure that you have thought out connections to history. Don't neglect using the Chat board for brainstorming help.**
Assignment 2: Your place in California history
The purpose of this week's assignment is to have you reflect on the larger narrative you studied this semester. Flip through the textbook, read back through old assignments you submitted, visit this week's discussion board on current issues in California, and CONSIDER YOUR PLACE IN THE NARRATIVE. Answer the following prompt in about a 200-word, single-spaced paragraph response. Use details, no formal formatting.
What is your place or role in the history of California? Which stories from the semester resonated with you? Which themes do you find most important going into California's future?
To give you an idea of what I am looking for, here is my contribution (a little long, apologies):
First and foremost, I am part of at least 5,000-10,000 years of human habitation in the San Ramon valley. Bay Miwoks walked every hill and trail being hiked by today's valley residents. We may not rely on acorn meal for our diets or rabbit fur blankets for winter warmth, but there are a few similarities. We today experience earthquakes as Miwoks would have, live in family and kinship groups, and take part in commerce over great distances.
That being said, I have to acknowledge the plight of the natives once my own co-nationals began arriving in California in invasive numbers. Like many families migrating to California from the eastern US states in the 1840s, my own family came in 2001 seeking economic opportunity (I know that is not specific to American migrants). Stories of families migrating along the Oregon Trail reminds me of driving across the country with my family of five, a dog, and a cat in a Suburban. I acknowledge that there were considerably more comforts and fewer deaths than those in the wagon trains experienced. The migration that most resonates, however, is that from the American south to California during World War II, since that is where some my family originates. While we did not come to the state for gold mining or wartime defense factory jobs, the same western mythology and idea of California as an economic and general eden attracted us and most immigrants/migrants alike. One theme that will remain important is environmentalism. When reading Elusive Eden, I felt some guilt in having visited places like Yosemite and learning that I was part of a long tradition of damaging tourism. The book suggested that California has been under the constant strain of human manipulation/alteration, so I am trying to change my environmental impact and footprint on the state. I ordered metal straws and I bring my own reusable produce bags to the grocery store.
Assignment 3: Current Issues in California
Please find and read an online newspaper or magazine article about a current issue/problem about California that interests you.
In a 300- to 500-word discussion board post, summarize what the article is about and the issue/problem at the center of it. Do you think this issue will someday be added to California history textbooks? Does the article/issue fit the overall point of our textbook that romantic views of California should be challenged?
Assignment 4: 1990s Environmentalism
For this assignment, please review Chapter 28, "California: Eden or Wasteland?"
Address the following prompts as you read. No formal citations required.You can use bullet notes, but make sure you have fully considered the questions.
1. Distinguish between conservation and environmentalism. Distinguish between the utilitarianism and preservationism philosophies of earlier conservation. What are a few of the reasons the book gives for these changes occurring in the 1960s? (4 pt)
2. What were the arguments for and against the building of the Peripheral Canal. Why was the building of the canal a contentious issue for northern and southern California? In other words, how did this issue divide northern and southern California opinion? (4 pt)
3. For 1 point each, summarize the following environmental battles fought. Note any regulations put in place or agencies created (be sure to designate whether these regulations or agencies were enacted by the local, state, or federal government):
- The fight against air and water pollution
- The fight to "Save the Bay" from having shorelines filled in (include a few notes on the BCDC and its role)
- The fight to save the coast
- The fight to save Lake Tahoe
- The fight to preserve desert land
- The fight to preserve farmland
- The promotion of "slow growth" cities/ the discouragement of rapid development
- The "crusade to save Mono Lake"
4. Make a few notes on resistance to environmentalism. (4 pt)
Assignment 5: Debriefing discussion
Answer the following questions in a few sentences each. When you are ready to post, click "Reply" at the bottom of this instruction page.
1. What was your favorite subject or source covered in this class? Why?
2. What was something that you learned for the first time about California in this class? Were you surprised by anything, or is there anything you are confident that you will always remember?
And Optional Extra Credit(you can do this if you think can get ‘A’ on the first history assignment the “final essay”)
Choose a time period/theme you found interesting this semester and completely rewrite a modern song (of your choosing) about the time period/theme you chose.
Must change at least 80% of the lyrics of the song you chose.
Must include at least three verses and a chorus.
BE SPECIFIC and avoid generic statements that could be about anything/anyone/any time.
Include the original name of the song and the original artist.
This assignment can be completed once for supplemental credit.
For English Class you need to do one thing
Assignment 1: It is a essay, my teacher is going to post the prompt July 24th noon, so I’ll post it here when she post the prompt.