Identify what you consider to be the three most significant political changes in the century preceding the start of World War I.

Identify what you consider to be the three most significant political changes in the century preceding the start of World War I. To support your choices, you will need to highlight a minimum two major Western nations and two colonies during this period. In addition to outlining the changes, your descriptions should include details related to economics and the rising political conflicts associated with imperialism, politics, and society. Be sure to include the following points in your essay: An introduction that engages the reader and clearly presents the essay’s thesis and a summary of the main points that clarifies your point of view. Choose at least two sources from the databases in the CSU Online Library. These sources may be eBooks or articles as long as they are academic in nature. The Academic One File and America History and Life databases are good places to start your research. The organization of the essay should clearly present points arranged logically to support the thesis. The writing should be clearly organized and concise with no spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors. Your essay should be at least two pages in length, double-spaced, and use APA style guidelines. The title and reference pages do not count towards the minimum page length requirement. Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Describe the evolution of Western culture and nations in the early 19th century.

Describe the evolution of Western culture and nations in the early 19th century. Be sure to focus on at least one major nation or cultural set of kingdoms, and include changing philosophies in politics, economics, and culture as part of your discussion.   Your essay should be at least 200 words in length

Discuss the impact of the changing urban center. Include the impacts on political, economic, and social roles and opportunities. The changing role of the family and the diversity of class should also be introduced and discussed.   Your essay should be at least 200 words in length.

fighting for reuniting the Union, and prohibiting slavery in captured confederate territory.

“Racism in the Civil War North” Please respond to the following with a minimum of 200 words and be sure to comment on a classmate’s post with a minimum of 150 words.  NO OUTSIDE SOURCES; NO OPINIONS!

After Lincoln officially announced the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863, the Civil War enveloped a two-fold purpose: fighting for reuniting the Union, and prohibiting slavery in captured confederate territory. This action set off a chain reaction that led to draft riots, which demonstrated Northern racism and casualties between blacks and whites. Go to Section 2 of this week’s Webtext titled “Why the North Won”, and view the resources provided for the section discussing the New York City Draft Riots.  Next explain three (3) ways that these riots supported the ‘myth’ of the anti-racist liberals of the North and the difficulties facing free African Americans. 
Be sure to include which Union states held slaves throughout the Civil War and why this was an ongoing problem for Lincoln and the Union.

An opportunity to learn about people who have made a significant impact in shaping our fie.

Throughout this module, you will have an opportunity to learn about people who have made a significant impact in shaping our field, and the culture’s perception of leisure, recreation, and/or play. Through this writing assignment, you will be able to learn about your historic figure’s contributions to the field of recreation and leisure studies. A list of Historic Figures is is available for reference. This list is an ever expanding listing of Historic Figures we have identified who have affected our field. Please represent a Historic Figure that is not on the list.

What To Do:
Step 1: Choose Historic Figure   
Use the Historic Figures Biographies.pdf as a guide to help you decide who you would like to research and get to know.

Step 2: Get to know your Historic Figure                                                                       
Read about your historic figure, about his/her historic period and read things written by your historic figure.

Step 3: Written synthesis paper                   
Students will synthesize the contributions of their figure. Organize the material from your sources and identify: 1) a snapshot of the time period in which the person lived, and (2) specific examples of what your historic figure did that influenced the PRTM field as we know it today.

Papers should be 2-3 pages (excluding references) in length, 12-point Times New Roman, double spaced,

References (minimum of 5) should be prepared in APA format.  

Evaluation Criteria – Historical FigureEvaluation Criteria – Historical FigureCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction8.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary of Contributions12.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDemonstrated Understanding12.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion8.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Style10.0 pts
Total Points: 50.0PreviousNext

presentation with detailed speaker notes about a contemporary hero or heroine’s quest

Create a 10 slide Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentation with detailed speaker notes about a contemporary hero or heroine’s quest. 
Pick a contemporary story in the form of a novel, movie, or video game that is inspired by a mythological epic or journey of a hero’s quest. Briefly describe the plight of the main character-the feat(s) he or she must execute for the benefit of society in the face of challenges.
Identify the villain and describe his or her characteristics and role in the hero’s quest.
Identify other archetypes within the story. Briefly describe these roles in the hero’s quest.
Identify in detail each of the steps the hero takes in the quest: initiation, separation, transformation, and return.
Research the mythological and cultural origins of the story. Explain parallels between the myth(s) and the contemporary story it inspired.
Analyze any mythological symbolism, metaphors, and attributes pertinent to the story. What real life elements might these items represent?
Explain the conflicts between personal desires and community responsibility represented in the myth and the contemporary story. Relate these to the conflicts and choices with which ordinary humans struggle. Explain why these human conflicts retain relevance through the ages.

One of the most important skills a historian develops is the ability to evaluate

One of the most important skills a historian develops is the ability to evaluate historical documents. This evaluation concerns asking questions of the documents that allows a historian to have insight in a particular topic or period being investigated. This week’s documents relate to the weekly module topic.  This week’s documents relate to the weekly module topic of culture and cultural interaction. If you still need help prioritizing your questions of the document go to Document Interpretation Tutorial Page. Use activities below to learn how to analyze various types of sources and to become an historian yourself.
 In this weekly discussion assignment you will need to:
  Choose one of the documents below to read.
1. Write a 250 word initial post and present your interpretation of the document and the material you have been introduced. You can do this by following the guiding of the questions in the Document Interpretation Tutorial Page. This is due by:Thursday,11:59 pm.
2. Respond to at least 2 other classmates’ interpretations. Your response is due by: Sunday 11:59 pm.
Ballad of General Jackson and the Six Militia Men (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Would you-as a reader- consider this ballad to be political propaganda? Why or why not?
This ballad was written approximately 15 years after the events it describes.  Why would the writer wait so long?
If his ballad is a read as a protest piece, then what exactly is it protesting?

Andrew Jackson Second Annual Message to Congress (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Begin reading at, “it gives me pleasure to announce…” and end at, “which they may suppose to be threatened.”

What adjectives does Jackson use to describe the Native American peoples?
How does he compare the Native American experience to other groups who emigrate from their homes?
What are the legal arguments upon which Jackson replies?

South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Michel Chevalier, Society, Manners, Politics in the United States (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Pg. 185-188

Chevalier characterizes the United States as, “Europe with its head down and its feet up.” What does he mean by this statement?
Is Chevaliers basic attitude toward the American democratic experience negative or positive? Explain your answer

Proclamation Regarding Nullification (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Read only the first four paragraphs

Harris and Eastern Religions

Harris and Eastern Religions

Apparently Sam Harris’ critique of religion is meant to be more harshly directed toward Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, than against Hinduism and Buddhism. Is that fair? How do you account for the fact that he seems so much more sympathetic to those “Eastern” religions, than to the great ‘Western” monotheisms?

Choose a topic for your bill.

Assignment 1: LASA 2 Write Your Own Bill
You are a newly elected Member of Congress. It is up to you as to whether you are a Senator or a Representative from your State.  You made several important promises during your campaign and now that you have taken your seat, you need to show the constituents you represent that you are going to fulfill at least one of these promises with a bill you write and introduce into your chamber.

Choose a topic for your bill:

Envision the constituents that elected you
Imagine that you have interacted with your constituents
What’s making news?
Look to other states
Look to your own experience
Look at current logs and regulations
Use the internet

Research your bill topic:

Look at existing law
Explore various solutions to the issue
Support your position with facts and figures
Determine your support and opposition

When writing your bill:

Ensure clarity, organization and accuracy
Ensure you are creating law
Anticipate questions and concerns
Proofread and check grammar

Bill structure (see attached)
Bill writing checklist (see attached)

Some links that may help you understand how to write a bill:

Congressional Bills Web site is the front door to every government website.
Congressional Bills Search Tips Web Site
Thomas (Library of Congress)

Review the Bill Writing Checklist. Using the Bill Structure document fill in all sections to write your bill.
To complete this assignment, you must submit the completed Bill Structure Document that clearly illustrates all components of a professionally written bill and address all required elements of the assignment listed in the grading criteria below.
The assignment must be submitted as a Word document. Include APA formatted title and reference page. Be sure to cite any references used in APA format..

Clarity of Bill’s Purpose​
■ The title of the bill is broad and does not editorialize or mislead.■ Any definitions are clear and are in section 1.  
The section needs to: 
​1) identifies the term to be defined
​2)  identifies the class to which the term belongs
​3)  identifies the difference between this term and all other in the class.   For example:  A computer catalog (term to be identified) is an index (class to which the term belongs) of all the books in a given library (difference between a computer catalog and all other indexes)
​4)  uses terminology suitable for the audience.
■ Any conditions placed on the application of the bill are clear (exceptions, limitations); use “if” at the start of the sentence.■ Purpose section and the body of the bill are consistent in their purposes■ Early sections contain the major part of what you want the bill to do■ The last section contains the enactment clause ■ The purpose of the bill is clear – i.e.; what will happen if it is enacted■ Sections are consistent (no contradictions within the bill)■ Actions are clearly stated 
■ Solution proposed in the legislation is appropriate to the problem■ Solution is thorough and clear■ Definitions are clear ■  

2011 Session
Introduced by:                
Primary Sponsor:​Rep. or Sen. _____________________  
Secondary Sponsor: ​Rep. or Sen. _____________________
(NOTE: Every line must be numbered)
1. PURPOSE:​(Briefly state what will be achieved by this bill.) The purpose of this bill is to . . . 2.  3. The (Senate or House of Representatives) of the United States of Americahereby enacts as follows: 4.  5. SECTION 1:​Short Title6. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “YOUR TITLE HERE” Act7.  8. SECTION 2:​DEFINITIONS9. Suggestion: address the definitions section AFTER writing the rest of the bill. Read through the bill and pull out unfamiliar terms or terms that10. should be defined in order to strengthen the bill.11.  12. SECTION 3:​(SECTION TITLE)13. Use as many sections as necessary to describe your proposed course of action. Each new idea  should begin a new section. This is the HOW of 14. your proposal and not the WHY. Save your arguments for debate.15.  16. SECTION __:​Funding17. What are the cost implications of your proposal. Will the government incur costs due to this bill? Does your bill authorize funding (i.e. a new tax or 18. fee to pay for the proposal)? What department or or agency would be responsible for funding19.  20. SECTION __:​Regulations21. Which department or agency would be responsible for implementing the bill (regulations and enforcement responsibilities)?22.  23. SECTION __:​Penalties​(for example: misdemeanor/felony; fines for disobedience)24.  25. SECTION __:​Effective Date26. This bill shall take effect  . . . (how long after passage before the law is implemented)

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