You will need to purchase these materials to complete the course:
Note: You do not need MyHistoryLab to complete this course. You are welcome to buy access to it if you would like to, but it is neither required nor expected that you do so.
This quiz covers a broad range of locations, dates, and events important for you to know as you begin the course. You do not have to know details about these items at the beginning of the course, but knowing the basics will help you as you continue in the course.
Use this map to help you study: [ LINK REMOVED ] Map Quiz Study Guide
These quizzes check your understanding and retention of the material you read. Each quiz consists of about 20 multiple-choice questions. The quizzes are timed: you will have 15 minutes to complete each quiz. This means you will need to thoroughly read the material, because you will not have time to look up the answers after you begin the quiz.
In lesson 6, you will read Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and write a 500-word (equivalent of 2-page double-spaced) response to the prompts, which you will post on the course discussion board. In addition to posting your ideas, read some of your classmates’ responses and consider how their perspectives agree with or differ from yours.
You will write two 5-page (1250-word) responses to specific prompts; one on the Constitution in lesson 7, and another on Blassingame’s The Slave Community in lesson 11. Submit both electronically, in .DOC or .DOCX format.
You will complete three exams during the course.
Hint: To prepare for the exams, review the readings, the learning outcomes, and the review questions.
Here is the breakdown of how the assignments and exams contribute to your course grade:
|Map/Chronology/Events Quiz||25 points|
|16 quizzes||80 points (5 points each)|
|Common Sense Response||25 points|
|Constitution Write-up||25 points|
|Slave Community Write-up||25 points|
|Midcourse Exam 1||100 points|
|Midcourse Exam 2||100 points|
|Final Exam||100 points|
Your letter grade will be determined using this percentage scale:
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