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Choose a country to research

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• This country should not be your home country. Ask your teacher to approve the country of your choice in order to avoid overlap between different students.
• Get into the habit of following the economic news about the economy you are researching using different news sources.
• You are advised to show trends in macro performance over the last decade. Use data, tables and graphs, and/or create your own graphs and tables to present the research.

Use the following details to help structure your essay.

Task 1 - GDP and economic growth (20 marks)
• Research and comment on the GDP / GDP per capita of the chosen economy
• Explain the main reasons for the economic growth/decline over the last decade
• Describe the business/economic cycle in the context of the chosen economy

Task 2 - Unemployment (20 marks)
• Research and comment on the levels of unemployment in the economy researched
• Analyse how the Government can effectively reduce unemployment in the economy (either analyse the current policies used and/or make suggestions of policies that may be used)

Task 3 - Inflation and balance of payments (20 marks)
• Research and comment on the inflation levels and balance of payments of the economy
• Explain the impacts of inflation and the balance of payments the economic agents

Task 4 - Economic Policy (20 marks)
• Discuss the use/effectiveness of economic policy (demand or supply side policy) to impact the economic cycle (either analyse the current policies used and/or make suggestions of policies than may be used)

Task 5 - Presentation and Referencing (20 marks)
• Check your work for spelling and grammar
• Present you work in an acceptable format
• Use Harvard referencing

Extra Details about your assignment:
• You will need to provide a bibliography of at least 6 references in your essay. You will need to use Harvard referencing.

• Your report needs to show:
o Proof that you have researched and analysed information.
o Critical thinking and analysis.
o Economic theory.
o A high quality of written English and a logical flow to your essay.

Extra Guidance for your Research:
You may use the following databases to find data:
• Trading Economics
• World Bank DataBank
• United Nations Database
• International Labour Organisation (ILO) Statistics and Database
• Other sources advised by your tutor

You must not reference any user-generated sources of information such as Wikipedia or forums. You
could read these to get a general overview for your own understanding, but they should not be used in your references as they are not always reliable sources of information. If you are unsure of what is expected of you, please speak to your tutor.

Find an attached file for further instructions.

macroeconomics essay on Bolivia.docx

Discussion 5: American Imperialism

Overview

The purpose of this discussion is to think about the rationale for American imperialism in the late nineteenth century and how it affected people.

Instructions

For this discussion,  review your readings for Unit 5 and study the cartoon carefully. Feel free to do research outside the course if you'd like other points of view.

Prepare a discussion where you explain, based on your readings, what this cartoon is about and what values it expresses.  To do this, adopt the role of ONE of the following individuals and explain who that person was and how that person viewed the events behind this cartoon.

Choose ONE:

  • Albert Beveridge (Historian and Republican Senator from Indiana)
  • Carl Schurz (Former German revolutionary and Republican Senator from Missouri)
  • A resident of one of America's new Caribbean or Pacific colonies

As with the previous assignments, try to put yourself in the shoes of someone in the past -- think about what their life was like, what their behavior and outlook might be. Try to justify your response by describing that life and outlook.

Please make sure you refer to the course rubric for the expectations for this assignment, found in the course resources module.  Participating in the course discussions is an important part of your final grade. In your discussions, you cannot simply reply to someone's posting with "ditto" or "I agree with you."   You must answer the question(s) asked in a minimum of two paragraphs and a maximum of three paragraphs. Your responses should also quote and cite the material you have read in the class so far; you may also do outside research.  Use the Purdue OWL Chicago Style guide  for help with the correct citation style for your quotes.

Then, respond to at least TWO classmates’ postings referring to at least one element of critical thinking.  Your response to your classmates should be a minimum of two sentences, to a maximum of four sentences (refer to your Introduction to Critical Thinking and to the How to Read History Sources modules for a review of how to read primary sources).

 

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History discussion on World War II

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Overview
The purpose of this discussion is to analyze and evaluate World War II recruitment posters.
Instructions
For this discussion, review your readings for Unit 10 (pdf American Yawp: World War II Chapter 24) and study the images carefully. Feel free to do research outside the course if you'd like other points of view.

Choose ONE of the images. Prepare a discussion where you explain, based on your readings, the answers to each of the following questions:

  1. Who is the audience, the target market, for the image?
  2. What ethical or moral values does the poster use to communicate its message? Are there relevant values that are not considered in the message?
  3. What is the poster's purpose? What is the message that this poster communicates?
  4. Why is it important for this message to be delivered to this audience at this moment in time?
  5. How does the document communicate its message? Think about its use of language, color, space, and symbols.

This pair of U.S. military recruiting posters demonstrates the way that two branches of the military—the Marines and the Women’s Army Corps—borrowed techniques from professional advertisers to “sell” a romantic vision of war to Americans. One shows Marines at war in a lush jungle, reminding viewers that the war was taking place in exotic lands; the other depicted women taking on new jobs as a patriotic duty.
Bradshaw Crandall, Are You a Girl with a Star-Spangled Heart? Recruiting Publicity Bureau, U.S. Women’s Army Corps Recruiting Poster (1943); Unknown, Let’s Go Get ’Em. Beck Engraving Co. (1942). Library of Congress. [Public domain via American Yawp]

Before you complete your discussion, make sure you refer to the course rubric for the expectations for this assignment. Participating in the course discussions is an important part of your final grade. In your discussions, you cannot simply reply to someone's posting with "ditto" or "I agree with you". You must answer the question(s) asked in a minimum of two paragraphs and a maximum of three paragraphs. Your responses should also quote and cite the material you have read in the class so far; you may also do outside research. Use the Purdue OWL Chicago Style guide for help with the correct citation style for your quotes.

Then, respond to at least TWO classmates’ postings referring to at least one element of critical thinking. Your response to your classmates should be a minimum of two sentences, and a maximum of four sentences (refer to your Introduction to Critical Thinking and to the How to Read History Sources modules for a review of how to read primary sources).
My course tutor experts have attached the file containing the relevant images for you to view, and address the discussion as required. You can also message us in case you need any assistance in writing this discussion assignment.
history discussion on world war II.docx

Overview
The purpose of this discussion is to express your understanding of the famous Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson and how it affected the African American community.
Instructions

For this discussion, review your readings for Unit 4 and read the following scenario carefully. Feel free to do research outside the course if you'd like other points of view.
It's the year 1900, and you are a 40-year-old African American citizen born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. You purchase a first-class ticket for a railway ride to Baton Rouge. You find your seat in the first-class area as the train prepares to depart. A conductor asks you to produce your ticket. You hand him the ticket and wait. After reviewing your ticket, the conductor informs you that as an African American, you must sit in the second-class area only, based on the Railway Separation Act and Plessy v. Ferguson.

How would you respond to the conductor's actions? Try to put yourself in the shoes of someone in the past -- think about what their life was like, what their behavior and outlook might be. Try to justify your response by describing that life and outlook.
Before you complete your discussion, make sure you refer to the course rubric for the expectations for this assignment. Participating in the course discussions is an important part of your final grade. In your discussions, you cannot simply reply to someone's posting with "ditto" or "I agree with you." You must answer the question(s) asked in a minimum of two paragraphs and a maximum of three paragraphs. Your responses should also quote and cite the material you have read in the class so far; you may also do outside research. Use the Purdue OWL Chicago Style guide for help with the correct citation style for your quotes.

Then, respond to at least TWO classmates’ postings referring to at least one element of critical thinking. Your response to your classmates should be a minimum of two sentences, and a maximum of four sentences (refer to your Introduction to Critical Thinking and the How to Read History Sources modules for a review of how to read primary sources).

discussion on plessy vs ferguson.docx

Overview

The purpose of this discussion is to reflect on and share the things you have learned in this module.
Instructions

Identify something that made you go "wow" in this module - what surprised or impressed or shocked you?
Describe why this thing stood out to you.  Use quotes from your readings and research to support your observations. Make sure to use your primary sources!
Include an illustration from the period, and make sure you caption the illustration.
Share two or three new words you've learned from this module and the definitions.
Your Wow statement should be at least 100-150 words, not including the citations.
By Sunday, respond to the Wows of at least two other students with at least a couple of sentences.

Use the Purdue OWL Chicago Style guide for help with the correct citation style for your quotes.

module one discussion reflection.docx