Assignment 1.1: A Changing World Thesis and Outline Due Week 3 and worth 50 poin

Assignment 1.1: A Changing World Thesis and Outline
Due Week 3 and worth 50 points
“The discovery of America, and that of the passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest events recorded in the history of [human] kind”—Adam Smith, in The Wealth of Nations, 1776. Think about why he and many other notables supported this statement, especially the discovery of America. What was so important about this New World across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe? How did it change globalization in terms of trade, culture, societies, innovations, old and new world exchanges, and in other ways?

Part 1:
1. Write a thesis statement that is one to two (1-2) sentences long in which you:

State your thesis on how the discovery of America changed the world. Justify your response.

For the first part of this assignment, you will create a thesis statement. A thesis statement is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your main idea to the reader. The body of the essay organizes the material you gather and present in support of your main idea. Keep in mind that a thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself. (Note: Please consult the Purdue OWL Website with tips on how to construct a proper thesis; the website can be found at: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/

Part 2:
For the next part of this assignment you will create an outline of the main points you want to address in this paper. This outline will serve as the basis for your Assignment 1.2 Final Draft. (Note: Please use the Purdue Owl Website to assist you with this assignment; this website can be accessed at: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/engagement/2/2/55/

2. Write a one to two (1-2) page outline in which you:

Determine three (3) major aspects that demonstrate Old and New World exchanges.
List five (5) specific groups that were affected by this event. Provide two (2) examples for each cohort describing how they were affected.
List five (5) ways that the creation of new global trade routes affected the occupations and lifestyles of the average working American in the colonies.
Use at least three (3) academic references besides or in addition to the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Recognize the main factors that led to America’s early development.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in American History to 1865.
Write clearly and concisely about American History to 1865 using proper writing mechanics.

PART 1 (2 PAGES) Lewis, B. (1997). The West and the Middle East. Foreign Affair

PART 1 (2 PAGES)

Lewis, B. (1997). The West and the Middle East. Foreign Affairs: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/1997-01-01/west-and-middle-east

What parts of the modern world does Lewis assign an origin in Western culture?
What does Lewis mean by civil society?
What part of the modern world developed in Islamic regions?
What aspect of global modernity does Lewis believe has emerged from its identification with one or more cultures?

PART 2  (2 PAGES)

Discuss the Middle East’s relationship with the West now vs. in the 19th century.

identify and briefly discuss two important concepts applicable to modern world history.

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® comparing two branches of Christ

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® comparing two branches of Christianity:

CHOOSE ONE PAIR from the following

Catholic and Orthodox
Catholic and Protestant
Protestant and Pentecostal
Protestant and Nontraditional/Alternative

Include a brief history of the two traditions and a comparison of their approach to the Bible, art, specific symbols, and rituals as well as core beliefs and ethics. You might consider visiting in person or exploring one of these churches online to add your own experiences.

Format your references consistent with APA guidelines.

Present your Christianity Presentation.

These notes must be in your own words.  You may not copy from sources into your notes as if you would then paraphrase in the “class presentation” as I only see what you put into the notes and if it is copied from a source it is plagiarism.

Please note that the rubric asks for an introduction and conclusion.  The notes of the introduction and conclusion should include the full “script” of what you would say if you were in class.  “Do you have questions” is not a conclusion and it does not count toward the number of slides in the presentation (neither does the title or the resources, there should be 10-12 slides of information).

Also please note that the rubric asks for Graphics.  We are in a graphically oriented world.  Good graphics (not just simple clip art) are easy to obtain and observers expect a presenter to keep the audience’s attention through graphics.  I have uploaded an example of what I expect from you in this presentation.  Please view it so you see the way I have used graphics and the extent of the notes and how they are in the “Presenter’s Notes” section of Powerpoint and not on the slide.

Please see my example so you understand my expectation and, as always, ask questions if you needclarification!  I gave an example of a slide on art, but you can have the same creativity with all of the topics.

Week 4 – Assignment               Contemporary Cultural Challenges For this week

Week 4 – Assignment       
      
Contemporary Cultural Challenges
For this week’s assignment, you will research a contemporary issue facing your chosen tribe. You may wish to conduct some preliminary research before choosing a specific issue to address. Present your research by constructing a three-page paper that addresses the challenges they face with this contemporary issue, and how the past experiences of the tribe have shaped their current culture. In your essay, thoroughly address one of the contemporary issues below:

Health
Questions to consider:
 

What are the health issues facing the tribe?
How has the health of the tribe been impacted by economic, environmental, and social issues?

Economic issues
Questions to consider:
 

What is the current status of the economy of the tribe?
How has the tribe been impacted by legislation, environmental issues, etc.?
What is the state of employment in the tribe?
How is the tribe impacted by the educational opportunities available to the tribe?

Sovereignty issues
Questions to consider:
 

How has tribal sovereignty been impacted by legislation?
Are there any current legal battles over sovereignty? If so, what are they?
Does the tribe have its own judicial law enforcement? If so, what does that look like?

Environmental issues
Questions to consider:
 

What kind of environment does the tribe live in?
Is the tribe impacted by global warming or mining?

After addressing your chosen issue, discuss how the contemporary issue for this tribe compares and contrasts to another tribe of your choice (from either the textbook or the list of tribes).
 
This assignment:

Must be three pages in length, excluding the title page and reference page(s), and formatted in APA style as outlined in the APA Checklist (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-apa-checklist.html).
Must include a title page with the following:  

Title of Assignment
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must include one scholarly source, in addition to the textbook, that must be found in the Ashford University Library. Other acceptable sources can include government and tribal websites. Here is a website that can help you evaluate whether a website is useful for evaluating and identifying websites that contain information about Native Americans: Techniques for Evaluating American Indian Web Sites (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Citation and Reference Guide in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-citation-and-reference-guide.html).
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA Checklist (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-apa-checklist.html).

Contemporary Native American Culture This week you will research the contemporar

Contemporary Native American Culture
This week you will research the contemporary socio-economic structure of your chosen tribe. Present your research by constructing a three-page paper that includes:

A summary of the tribe’s descent, kinship, and marriage structure.
A description of the political structure.
An explanation of religious beliefs.
A description of the economic system.
A comparison between each of the above components for your chosen tribe and another tribe from the textbook or the list of tribes.

This assignment:

Must be three pages in length, excluding the title page and reference page(s), and formatted in APA style as outlined in the APA Checklist (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-apa-checklist.html).
Must include a title page with the following:  

Title of Assignment
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must include one scholarly source, in addition to the textbook, that must be found in the Ashford University Library. Other acceptable sources can include government and tribal websites. Here is a website that can help you evaluate whether a website is useful for evaluating and identifying websites that contain information about Native Americans: Techniques for Evaluating American Indian Web Sites (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Citation and Reference Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-citation-and-reference-guide.html).
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA Checklist (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-apa-checklist.html).

For this week’s assignment, you will research your chosen tribe’s origin story,

For this week’s assignment, you will research your chosen tribe’s origin story, their material culture and historical subsistence system. To present your research, construct a three-page paper that includes:

A summary of the tribe’s origin story (the sacred Native American narrative about the origins of the earth and its people).
An explanation of the continental migration theory that best applies to this tribe.
A discussion of the material culture and historical subsistence system of the tribe, based on ethnographic and archaeological accounts.
A summary of the impact of the relationship with the U.S. government, legislative acts, executive orders, and public policies on the history of the tribe.
A comparison of the origin story, migration theory, material culture, and impact of the relationship with the U.S. government for the tribe you selected and another tribe of your choice from the textbook or from the List of Tribes (available for download in your online classroom).

A summary of the historical aspects of the chosen tribe, including both their o

A summary of the historical aspects of the chosen tribe, including both their origin story and the migration theory that best applies to the tribe, their material culture, and historical subsistence system.
A description of the historical and contemporary relationship between the tribe and the U.S. government.
A description of the social, political, economic, and religious aspects of the tribe, including their descent, kinship and marriage systems, political structure, and religious beliefs.
A summary of contemporary issues facing your chosen tribe, which can include issues such as health, economic, environmental, or sovereignty issues.
A summary of how your selected tribe compares and contrasts to at least one other tribe’s cultural, spiritual, political, economic, or social expressions. (You can integrate these comparisons within your descriptions of each of the topics above or as its own separate section of your presentation).

Your presentation will be evaluated on the content, overall organization, and your use of graphics in relation to the five main components. A portion of your final grade will be based on how well you incorporated the instructor feedback that was given to you throughout the course on your weekly assignments, so be sure that you take this into consideration when preparing your presentation.
 
Creating the Final Project
The Final Project should include:

A minimum of 20 slides, excluding the introductory slide and the slide containing references.
Narration supplementing the content on each slide that lasts 20-25 minutes.
A title page with the following:  

Title of assignment
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must begin with an introduction that has a succinct thesis statement. It must address how the past experiences of the tribe have shaped and influenced their current culture and the challenges they face.
Must address the topic of the presentation with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least five scholarly sources, at least two of which must be found in the Ashford University Library. Other acceptable sources can include government and tribal websites. Here is a website that can help you evaluate whether a website is useful for evaluating and identifying websites that contain information about Native Americans: Techniques for Evaluating American Indian Web Sites (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must contain documentation of all sources in APA style as outlined in the Citation and Reference Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-citation-and-reference-guide.html).
Must include a separate reference slide, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA Checklist (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-apa-checklist.html).

Week 4 – Assignment               Contemporary Cultural Challenges For this week

Week 4 – Assignment       
      
Contemporary Cultural Challenges
For this week’s assignment, you will research a contemporary issue facing your chosen tribe. You may wish to conduct some preliminary research before choosing a specific issue to address. Present your research by constructing a three-page paper that addresses the challenges they face with this contemporary issue, and how the past experiences of the tribe have shaped their current culture. In your essay, thoroughly address one of the contemporary issues below:

Health
Questions to consider:
 

What are the health issues facing the tribe?
How has the health of the tribe been impacted by economic, environmental, and social issues?

Economic issues
Questions to consider:
 

What is the current status of the economy of the tribe?
How has the tribe been impacted by legislation, environmental issues, etc.?
What is the state of employment in the tribe?
How is the tribe impacted by the educational opportunities available to the tribe?

Sovereignty issues
Questions to consider:
 

How has tribal sovereignty been impacted by legislation?
Are there any current legal battles over sovereignty? If so, what are they?
Does the tribe have its own judicial law enforcement? If so, what does that look like?

Environmental issues
Questions to consider:
 

What kind of environment does the tribe live in?
Is the tribe impacted by global warming or mining?

After addressing your chosen issue, discuss how the contemporary issue for this tribe compares and contrasts to another tribe of your choice (from either the textbook or the list of tribes).
 
This assignment:

Must be three pages in length, excluding the title page and reference page(s), and formatted in APA style as outlined in the APA Checklist (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-apa-checklist.html).
Must include a title page with the following:  

Title of Assignment
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must include one scholarly source, in addition to the textbook, that must be found in the Ashford University Library. Other acceptable sources can include government and tribal websites. Here is a website that can help you evaluate whether a website is useful for evaluating and identifying websites that contain information about Native Americans: Techniques for Evaluating American Indian Web Sites (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Citation and Reference Guide in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-citation-and-reference-guide.html).
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA Checklist (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-apa-checklist.html).

Contemporary Native American Culture This week you will research the contemporar

Contemporary Native American Culture
This week you will research the contemporary socio-economic structure of your chosen tribe. Present your research by constructing a three-page paper that includes:

A summary of the tribe’s descent, kinship, and marriage structure.
A description of the political structure.
An explanation of religious beliefs.
A description of the economic system.
A comparison between each of the above components for your chosen tribe and another tribe from the textbook or the list of tribes.

This assignment:

Must be three pages in length, excluding the title page and reference page(s), and formatted in APA style as outlined in the APA Checklist (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-apa-checklist.html).
Must include a title page with the following:  

Title of Assignment
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must include one scholarly source, in addition to the textbook, that must be found in the Ashford University Library. Other acceptable sources can include government and tribal websites. Here is a website that can help you evaluate whether a website is useful for evaluating and identifying websites that contain information about Native Americans: Techniques for Evaluating American Indian Web Sites (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Citation and Reference Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-citation-and-reference-guide.html).
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA Checklist (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Writing Center (https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-apa-checklist.html).

For this week’s assignment, you will research your chosen tribe’s origin story,

For this week’s assignment, you will research your chosen tribe’s origin story, their material culture and historical subsistence system. To present your research, construct a three-page paper that includes:

A summary of the tribe’s origin story (the sacred Native American narrative about the origins of the earth and its people).
An explanation of the continental migration theory that best applies to this tribe.
A discussion of the material culture and historical subsistence system of the tribe, based on ethnographic and archaeological accounts.
A summary of the impact of the relationship with the U.S. government, legislative acts, executive orders, and public policies on the history of the tribe.
A comparison of the origin story, migration theory, material culture, and impact of the relationship with the U.S. government for the tribe you selected and another tribe of your choice from the textbook or from the List of Tribes (available for download in your online classroom).