Assignments & Grading

4 Reading Quizzes (200 points/ 25 % Grade):

Q#1_____/ 50 (2/14); Q#2_____/ 50 (3/7); Q#3_____/ 50 (4/11); Q#4_____ / 50 (5/9).

3 4-6 Page Papers, #1/ 3 to 4 pages & #2/ 6-8 pages (200 points/ 25% Grade):

Pap #1_____ / 40 (2/21) & Pap #2_____/ 80 (4/4) & Pap #3_____ / 80 (5/2)

2 Midterm Exams (400 points/ 50 % Grade):

MT#1_____/ 200 (3/12 Tues); MT#2_____/ 200 (5/14 @10:15).

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T o t a l P o i n t s , 8 0 0 p o i n t s ( 1 0 0 %): _______/ 800; _____% ______Grade

93%=A; 90%=A-; 87%=B+; 83%=B; 80%=B-; 77%=C+; 73%=C; 70% =C-; 67%=D+; 63%=D; 60%=D-; 59%=F

4 Reading Quizzes, 200 points (25 % of Class Grade):

Short Essay Answer and/ or Matching or fill in Questions.

See our Quiz Page for Study Questions.

3 4-5 page Papers, 200 points (25 % of Class Grade) :

You will have three 4-6 page papers on course topics. The first one will cover the Colonial era to about 1750, the second the Revolutionary era, and the third, the ante-bellum period including the Civil War.

FIRST PAPER: Address the experiences of Native Americans and the Colonists up to the eve of the Revolution. Who and which regions emerge with the most power? Who would you like to be if you could time travel, and why? Compare the power and opportunities of various groups--who has the most power and who has the least? (Here we will address only the lives of Europeans and Native Americans, the next paper will address slavery).

Sample Chicago Style Paper: http://concordia.csp.edu/writingcenter/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/final-draft-chicago-style-paper.pdf

Chicago Quick Guide, Notes and Biblio Style: https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html

2 Midterm Exams, 400 points (50 % of Class Grade):

50 Matching Questions, taken from class lectures and discussions (Significant Identifications, people, places, events, patterns)