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Assignment4 - Mini Research
Title:The impact of change post-apartheid on a South African school
Select a school in your area and conduct a mini research project that identifies how the school has (or has not) responded to changes post-1994.
Present an essay (2000-2400 words including references) that draws on the readings in the module to critically discuss the school and the changes you identified.

Marking Guide Rubric
Presentation of school history and positioning of the school within the
South African schooling context 5 points
Identification of external factors that have impact on the school 5 points
Identification of internal factors that have changed within the school 5 points
Critical analysis and discussion 12 points
Referencing 1 point
Honour Pledge 1 point

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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).
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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