80% of history majors will score 75% or better on instructor evaluated team paper and score 3 (out of 4) on self-assessment. 90% of team mates will participate equally in presentation within 80% of prescribed time, instructor and peer evaluated. 80% of class will score 2 (out of 3) or higher on team evaluation rubric.
Rubric for effective writing activity:
Group members identify thesis in sample
Group members select useful evidence
Group members draw conclusions
Rubric for grading group paper and presentation will include the following
Clear thesis regarding the utility of primary sources
Clear argument with evidence in form of primary documents
Team work: must share equally in work load, have equal parts in presentation, and present within a timely manner
Self-assessment: explain each member’s contributions to the team and presentation
Peer evaluation: assess presentation for presence of thesis, clear argument and evidence
Learning Outcome (5): Professional and Ethical Responsibility
5.1 Demonstrates knowledge of code of ethics and applies code to case studies
5.2 Understands ethical models and applies appropriate model to ethical dilemma
5.3 Understands process, purpose and responsibilities within profession
80% of history majors identify bias and acknowledge understanding of ethics in history
Citation Assignment following discussion of ethics and plagiarism
80% of history majors will correctly cite 80% of sample quotes in form of footnotes or bibliographical entries. Instructor evaluated.
In-class discussion and evaluation of examples of plagiarism
90% of history majors demonstrate understanding of plagiarism and consequences by scoring 80% or higher on instructor and peer evaluated activity.
Final Analytical Paper
80% of history majors demonstrate through analysis of a controversial approach to historical writing the correct protocol of source usage.
History 111, 112, 175, 176, 299
Attendance, assignments turned in on time, meeting with instructor
80% of history majors demonstrate responsibility and pride in their work by turning in assignments on time that are their own work, in proper writing style and proofread. Instructor evaluated
Maintaining professional attitude throughout semester
70% of history majors earn 15 points (all or nothing) for civil exchanges, addressing and signing emails, turning off their phones, and not text messaging. Instructor evaluated
85% of history majors must turn in annotated bibliography, abstract paragraphs, thesis statement and rough draft on time. They must meet with instructor at assigned time and use feedback to improve final paper.
Rubric for grading will include the following
5.1 Thomas Jefferson/Sally Hemings exercise
Recognize and identify bias in historical records
Demonstrate understanding of ethics through analysis of bias in primary sources
5.1 Citation assignment
Understands ethical expectations of profession by reading paragraph examples from rough drafts and properly cites sources in footnote or bibliography format according to Chicago Manual of Style
5.2 In-class plagiarism activity
recognizes plagiarism in sample paragraphs
demonstrates how to avoid such unethical behavior
5.3 Final analytical paper:
demonstrates understanding of using right protocol of sources
demonstrates understanding of changes over time
uses proper spelling and grammar
demonstrates responsibility by attending class regularly
uses feedback from instructor to improve work
turns assignments in on time that are neat, own work, written in the proper style, and proofread.