At the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
You will need these materials to successfully complete the course:
You will complete several computer-graded assignments during this course, which reinforce the concepts that are taught to make sure you understand them. You will also complete a series of instructor-graded assignments for this course, all contributing to your final product: a compiled lineage and proof summary.
Here is the full list of what I expect to see from you:
The final exam covers all the material in the course. It includes multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, identification and evidence items, and a research question.
The exam has a 2.5-hour (150-minute) time limit, and you must pass the exam to earn credit for the course.
Note: You will need to actually conduct online research for the last portion of the exam, so the proctor you choose will need to supply a computer and Internet access.
Your course grade will be calculated from scores on the assignments and the final exam.
|1||Research Log Template||5|
|1||Preliminary Family Research Plan||10|
|2||Family Group Record||15|
|3||Analyzed Family Group Record||20|
|3||Evaluate Evidence Quiz||10|
|3||Resolve Conflicting Evidence Quiz||10|
|3||Analyzed Family Group Record||30|
|4||Identify the Correct Jurisdiction Quiz||10|
|5||Find Information on a Web Page Quiz||10|
|5||Wadle Research Chart||30|
|5||Research on FamilySearch.org||10|
|5||Updated Family Group Record and Research Log||20|
|6||Find and Use Original Records Online Quiz||10|
|7||FamilySearch Indexing Practice||10|
|9||Locate US Vital Records Online Quiz||10|
|9||Vital Records Chart||60|
|10||Elsie and Jacob Huber FGR||40|
|11||Herbert White Research Chart||20|
|12||Style Academy and Historical Articles||30|
|13||Final Compiled Lineage and Final Proof Summary, with FGR and Logs||150|
Your letter grade will be determined according to these percentages:
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