Assignment #1- Why do we hate history?
Please click the link above to read the article, “The Betrayal of History.”
Be prepared to discuss this article on Discussion Board as well.
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Assignment #2- What is history?
Please read the chapter entitled, “Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress,” found in the book A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. If you do not have your book yet, you can view the chapter online by clicking the link above.
Please read this and be prepared to discuss at least 5 things from the chapter you found interesting, strange, or of importance.
Please read Chapter 2 entitled, “1493: The True Importance of Christopher Columbus,” from the book Lies My Teacher Told Me.
Please be prepared to discuss at least 5 things from the chapter you found interesting, strange, or of importance.
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Assignment #3- More misconceptions in history.
From the book Lies My Teacher Told Me, please read Chapter 3, “The Truth About the First Thanksgiving.”
As always, please have 5 things to discuss on Discussion Board.
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Assignment #4- What is history?
From the book Lies My Teacher Told Me, please read the Introduction and Chapter 1.
Please have 5 things you think are weird or interesting to discuss!
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Assignment #5- Slavery and Race.
Please click the above link to read chapter 2, “Drawing the Color Line;” found in the book A People’s History of the United States.
As always, please try to have 5 things from each of your readings to discuss on Discussion Board.
Please click the above link to also read the chapter, “Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom,” found in Howard Zinn’s book A People’s History.
When thinking about what you have been taught in previous classes, does it in any way match what these readings on slavery and race have revealed to you?
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Assignment #6- Mordern Slavery.
Presented by Angelina Jolie, this program is a fast-moving and compelling documentary that provides an introduction to the human rights tragedy of trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation in Europe. Featuring Anna, a woman from Romania, who was trafficked by her neighbor to the Balkans where she was forced to be a prostitute for 2.5 years; and Tatiana, a victim who spent 6 months as a sex slave in Amsterdam after being sold by her boyfriend. Their harrowing stories are told alongside other characters in the trafficking chain, including a potential victim, a young man who pays for sex, an anti-trafficking police officer, and prevention and assistance organizations. Inhuman Traffic gives an insight into the trafficking chain and how to help break that chain. The show was produced in 2005.
Please read the first chapter, “The New Slavery,” from Kevin Bales’ book, Disposable People .
Please pay special attention to the time period he is talking about.
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