Homework Contemporary history Part 1: one page only Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity: · Textbook: Chapter 4, 5, 6

Contemporary history

Part 1: one page only

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 4, 5, 6

· Lesson

· Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, select and address one of the following:

· Option 1: Examine Marx’s writings on communism and socialism and compare them to how they manifested in reality? What worked and what didn’t? What misconceptions do we have about his original intent based on what we see in past or current governments?

· Option 2: Compare and contrast communism and fascism. Select one example for each to examine the origins of the governments, their accomplishments, and their failures. What accounts for the fact that the masses mobilized to support these movements? Elaborate.

· Option 3: Examine Depression-Era social programs (select one or more to examine in detail). Were the fears of a communist take-over based on the implementation of these programs grounded in reality? Why or why not? How do they compare to social programs in place today?

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. At least one of your responses should be to a peer who chose an option different from yours. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

· Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)

· Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)

· APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Part 2

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 4, 5, 6

· Lesson

· Link (video): 
Benito Mussolini (Links to an external site.)
 (53:48) https://search-alexanderstreet-com.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/view/work/bibliographic_entity%7Cvideo_work%7C4065279/clip/150946

· Minimum of 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)

Instructions
Watch the entire video on Benito Mussolini (noted in the Required Resources). Identify and describe 3 aspects of the video you found most interesting that align with each of the following:

1. Foreign policy.

2. Violent and/or non-violent movements for social, economic, and political change

3. Governmental authority/loss of personal liberties

Conduct additional research to provide an analysis of those 3 aspects. What information did you find that the video left out? How did the video enhance your understanding of those aspects?

Writing Requirements (APA format)

· Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)

· 1-inch margins

· Double spaced

· 12-point Times New Roman font

· Title page

· References page

Grading
This activity will be graded using the W2 Essay Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 1, 3, 4, 5

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Reference

Stevenson, M. (Director), & Cameron, P. (Producer). (2018). Benito Mussolini [Video]. Public Broadcasting Service. Academic Video Online.

Rubric

Week 2 Essay Grading Rubric

Week 2 Essay Grading Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength

5 pts

Meets length requirement

0 pts

Does not meet length requirement

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

10 pts

Paper addresses all aspects of the assignment.

8.5 pts

Paper addresses most aspects of the assignment.

7.5 pts

Paper addresses some aspects of the assignment.

6 pts

Paper addresses few aspects of the assignment.

0 pts

No effort

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis

20 pts

Throughout the whole work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

17 pts

Throughout most of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

15 pts

Throughout some of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

12 pts

Throughout little of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

0 pts

No effort

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupport

20 pts

Throughout the whole work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

17 pts

Throughout most of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

15 pts

Throughout some of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

12 pts

Throughout little of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

0 pts

No effort

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics & Usage

10 pts

The writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper.

8.5 pts

The writing contains a few errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the text.

7.5 pts

The writing contains some errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper.

6 pts

The writing contains several errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper.

0 pts

No effort

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity & Flow

10 pts

The writing contains strong word choice that clarifies ideas and masterful sentence variety aids with the flow of ideas.

8.5 pts

The writing contains varied word choice and sentence structures that clarify ideas and aid with the flow of ideas.

7.5 pts

The writing contains word choice and sentence structures that can be revised for better clarification of ideas and flow of ideas.

6 pts

The writing contains wording and sentence structures that are awkward and/or unclear, impeding the clarity and flow of ideas.

0 pts

No effort

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Integration

10 pts

Paper includes reference to 2 scholarly sources and properly integrates the sources.

7 pts

Paper includes reference to 2 scholarly sources but does not properly integrate the sources.

0 pts

Paper does not make reference to a scholarly sources.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA: Citation and Reference Formatting

10 pts

All sources are properly cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery of resource and APA citation reference format.

8.5 pts

Most sources are cited in the text and references page. Some minor errors may exist in citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information.

7.5 pts

Most sources are integrated, structured, and cited in the text and references page. Some errors may exist in citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information.

6 pts

Sources are not properly cited in the text/references page. Formatting contains several errors that suggest a lack of understanding of APA format.

0 pts

Sources are not cited.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Paper Format

5 pts

Paper is properly formatted in APA style throughout (i.e. title page, spacing, font, in-text citations and references).

4 pts

Paper is mostly properly formatted in APA style (i.e. title page, spacing, font, in-text citations and references).

3 pts

Paper is somewhat properly formatted in APA style (i.e. title page, spacing, font, in-text citations and references).

2 pts

Paper is improperly formatted in APA style throughout.

0 pts

No effort

5 pts

Total Points: 100

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