Discussion L:First, choose one of the primary sources listed on the syllabus (anything aside from Give Me Liberty). This week’s options can be found on the course syllabus reading schedule. This can be the document or film you found to be most interesting, challenging, provocative, etc.
Then, in 250-300 words, analyze the source through the lens of “freedom.” Does a group of Americans (or others) gain freedoms? Attempt to gain freedoms? Lose freedoms? Experience a conflict over freedoms? Do not use any direct quotes. I want to read your own words.
–> Worth 10 points
Last, read through at least a few of your classmates’ discussion posts. Respond to at least one with a 125-150-word comment. Aim for something more meaningful than “I agree” or “I disagree.”
–> Worth 5 points
When citing the source you are analyzing, list the first two or three words of the title:
Ex) (VOF, Sharecropping Contract)
Ex) (Slavery by Another Name)
DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCES (i.e. internet, library books, etc.).
Discussion M : Examine “The Semester in Review” Power Point in the Course Conclusion folder, and then share your thoughts on (some of) the following “big questions” in about 300 words:
What came to your mind as you watched this PPT? What did it make you think about?
What was your favorite topic? What was most inspiring? Most disturbing? What lessons does that leave you with?
What does the information in this course all mean? What does it tell you about our society?
How does this history relate to the debate that we had in Discussion A (about what should be taught in history classes)?
MAKE SURE TO WRITE DISCUSSION L ON PAGE 1 AND DISCUSSION M ON PAGE 2 AND title which is which