How has it historically affected humanity? What events or ideas have altered the aspect of human life? You will also need to comment on the current status of the topic. How is the issue/idea impacting people in modern America? Are there current ideas or events influencing the topic?

sources have to be from .org or.edu

(only 2 articles)- 1 ancient shaduf (or shadoof is an irrigation tool) 2- ancientTrowel

sources relates to technology of agriculture (year 1650 to present)

a five sentence summary of what the source is and how it relates to your project (how the resource will support your persuasive argument).

HUM 361 Final Presentation

Over the seven weeks of this class, we will discuss many aspects of the human experience and we consider how many of them have changed over time. Your job, for the final presentation, is to choose ONE of these aspects of humanity to delve into deeper and then present a persuasive argument about: why is the idea that you’re exploring especially important to humanity?

For the presentation, you will need to know some of the background of the topic:

How has it historically affected humanity?

What events or ideas have altered the aspect of human life?

You will also need to comment on the current status of the topic.

How is the issue/idea impacting people in modern America?

Are there current ideas or events influencing the topic?

And conclude by drawing some conclusions about the topic in the future.

Will the issue continue to impact modern people and if so, how?

Will there be changes for the issue in the future? How do you know?

Review the list of general topics that you might choose to discuss in your presentation. If you have an idea for one, but dont see it here, ask the instructor for approval.

General Topics:

Agriculture

Architecture

Education

Empires

Equality—gender, race, etc.

Fashion

Food

Genocide

Government

Industrialization

Labor issues

Medicine

Military

Music

Natural resources

Religion

Slavery

Social class

Technology

Visual Arts

Western relations with Africa

Western relations with Asia

Western relations with the Middle East

Warfare

Women in (other cultural topics)

Requirements of the Final Project (these are also requirements of the first draft):

A PowerPoint presentation with Voiceover posted (voiceover only for final draft)

The first slide should include your name, the title of your presentation, and HUM

361/Wilmington University

The next slide should present your thesis statement

At least 3 main sections/points

Details to support your 3 main sections

Context of the event/idea/person in history (the longest section)

The impact of the event/idea/person on present day

The impact of the event/idea/person on the future

The presentation must include 10 images (5 informational and 5 graphic)

Including your cover slide and references slide, your presentation should be

15-17 slides

The last slide must be your references in APA format

The presentation must include APA formatted in-text citations for sources

Graphics cited directly on the slides (but not in the References section)

At least 6 different academic sources should be cited in the presentation

(NOT blogs or any encyclopedia)

The milestone assignments will be as follows:

Assignment Description Point Value
Week 1 Milestone Brainstorm three potential topics

Grading as follows:

· Clear, logical topics (3 point)

· Clearly written idea about the topic (2 point)

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Week 2 Milestone Decision of the Topic and

Annotated Bibliography for first THREE informational or graphic sources

Grading as follows:

· 5 points per source

· Source/graphic is reliable and academic

· The source’s reference in is APA format (1 point)

· Short summary of the source/graphic (2 points)

· Short description of HOW the source will be used in your paper (1 point)

The instructor will give approval or rejection of your sources when the assignment is graded. If a source is rejected, do NOT use it for your project.

15
Week 3 Milestone Annotated Bibliography for second THREE informational or graphic sources

Grading as follows:

· 5 points per source

· Source/graphic is reliable, and academic

· The source’s reference in is APA format (1 point)

· Short summary of the source/graphic (2 points)

· Short description of HOW the source will be used in your paper (1 point)

The instructor will give approval or rejection of your sources when the assignment is graded. If a source is rejected, do NOT use it for your project.

15
Week 4 Milestone Graphics for the Presentation (at least 10)

Grading as follows:

· Graphics are on topic and visually appealing (5 points)

· Graphics are from reliable sources (5 points)

· The sources of the graphics are referenced in APA format (5 points)

15
Week 5 Milestone First Draft of Presentation with Graphics

Grading as follows:

· The draft has a clear thesis statement (5 points)

· The draft is logically organized and clearly written (15 points)

· The draft has in-text citations and a list of references (10 points)

· The citations and references are in APA format (10 points)

· Few grammar or mechanical errors (5 points

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Week 6 Milestone Feedback from SafeAssign, feedback from the Student Success Center or SmarThinking, and a revision plan

Grading as follows:

· Discussion of what your SafeAssign, Student Success Center or SmarThinking found for the Rough Draft Outline (3 points)

· Discussion of what your SafeAssign, Student Success Center or SmarThinking found for the First Draft of PowerPoint Presentation (2 points)

· A clearly written, detailed plan of what you will do to improve both your outline and your presentation (10 points)

15
Week 7 Final Project- Complete

· View the Rubric for Grading information

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