African American History _ Week 3
Introduction to African American Studies
Week 3 Discussion
In your topic area — Reconstruction, Education, Terror and Lynching, or Black Culture — write about three ways where events, ideas, laws, or social practices of the past are still significant in 2020. In what way has the 40-year time period after the Civil War shaped the lives that black Americans experience today?
** should be 250 words in length, which is equal to about 1 page of double-spaced writing in Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman 12 point font in a Word document.
Please make sure to follow the scoring rubric.
Here is the Rubric that will be used for the Student Essay and Responses in the Weekly Discussions.
Initial Post – 30 points weekly, 10 criteria worth 3 points each:
|Criteria||3 points||2 points||1 point|
|Answered question by the deadline with required 250-word minimum|
|Cited required readings at least 3 times using correct MLA-style method including a Works Cited List|
|Included no factual errors or misreading of the course materials|
|Used quotations only for effect and comprised less than 20% of the post|
|Included an explicit thesis statement|
|Explained main points from the readings cited|
|Provided 3 detailed examples to support his/her answer|
|Provided 3 insights that furthered knowledge of the discussion topic|
|Communicated the post clearly with good paragraph organization and no grammatical or spelling errors|
|Clearly described and expressed his/her own conclusions|