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M4 Discussion 3: WOW! Lesson

 

 Unlocked: Monday, November 8, 2021 12:01 AM MST – Sunday, November 21, 2021 11:59 PM MST.

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Overview

The WOW discussion is an opportunity to share with the class something that surprised you in your reading, research, or study of the topics we cover in this module. As you read and watch the stories that make up our history, look for things that make you say to yourself “I didn’t know that” or “WOW! That’s cool!”. You will convert this fun fact or pertinent point into a mini-lesson on the topic and share it with your peers in this discussion.

This assignment is designed to help you develop an internal dialogue while reading and studying history. An internal dialogue while reading makes us more effective readers and efficient learners as it improves understanding and memory of story told in the text.

Instructions

WOW! Lesson

1. While reading the e-text, and explorations, as well as watching the video clips in this module, write down several WOW “I didn’t know that” or “That’s amazing!” facts.

2. Select one WOW! fact that you noted and write at least 3 critical thinking** questions about this topic. **Critical thinking questions are questions that require you to analyze information and form a judgment. Questions such as When was X born? are not critical thinking questions.

3. Research and find the answers to your WOW! fact questions. If you can’t find a definitive answer to a question, look for interesting related topics and list them as your answer.

4. Use your questions and answers to build a WOW! lesson for your classmates (as described below). This may be the only thing your classmates learn about your WOW! fact and you are the teacher, so please be thorough!

Formatting

1. At the top of your discussion post, state the WOW! fact (as a quote or paraphrase) followed by an in-text citation of your fact’s source. Use in-text citation (not bibliographic citation) in APA, MLA or Chicago Style format.

2. Write a paragraph (3 – 5 sentences in addition to your quote or paraphrased information) about why that information excited you or why you found it interesting.

3. Below the paragraph, list each WOW! fact question followed immediately by your researched answer of at least a paragraph in length (3 sentences minimum). Each answer should also include an in-text citation or note in APA, MLA or Chicago Style format. (Note: this is a total of at least 4 in-text citations in your post and quotations should be used minimally in your answers or not at all).

4. Include a bibliographic list (References, Works Cited, or Bibliography as appropriate) for all the sources you used for research. Remember these should be appropriate research resources – no tertiary sources.

WOW Examples


Example WOW APA


Example WOW MLA


Example WOW Chicago Style

Posting

1. Post your WOW! lesson to the discussion to share with classmates. (While your instructor reads posts and shares comments as necessary, this discussion is intended to be a student-led conversation.)

2. Respond to at least two classmates’ WOW assignments with two additional questions each that keep the discussion moving forward. Your responses should be both reflective and respectful as you pose your questions.

3. Reply to any questions asked of your WOW! thread.

Peer 1: Nicholas Carey

“The Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán (today beneath Mexico City) on the western shore of Lake excoco flourished so that the city could boast at least 200,000 inhabitants by the early 16th century, making it the largest city in the Pre-Columbian Americas. (Mark, Joshua)” 

I found the ancient metropolitan cities of the Aztecs to be the most interesting part of this module. The Aztecs were a resourceful and inventive people who were able to develop the harsh jungles and landscapes of the Valley of Mexico and the jungles of South America.

How did religion affect these large population centers?

How wealthy were the Aztecs in goods and in trading?

How did these great ancient metrolipses come to ruin?

  

Works Cited:  Mark, Joshua J. “Maya Civilization.” World History Encyclopedia, World History Encyclopedia, 14 Nov. 2021, 
https://www.worldhistory.org/Maya_Civilization/.

Peer 2: Samantha Davis

My WOW fact for this module is a quote by Francesco Petrarca, a scholar, poet, and humanist from the Italian Renaissance. “The feeling that the current age is so full of corruption and destruction that we must return to the purity of some bygone era of greatness (Musa).” This quote hit very close to home with how the world is today. The Italian Renaissance is a very similar situation to what we are going through. Disease and war dwindled the European population down, shifting societal beliefs to value human life and labor much more highly. This shows me just how cyclical history is. 

1. What is humanism?

Humanism is the study of the humanities, which includes grammar, rhetoric, poetry, history, and moral philosophy (Schiffman). The teachers of this study are referred to as humanists, and Petrarca is considered the father of the renaissance. He sought to create a community that could speak and write with eloquence. 

0. Why was the Renaissance centered in Italy?

Italy had thriving cities in a time where there were not many. There was a wealthy merchant class that participated in a patronage program to support the work of artists and thinkers. This opened up the rediscovery and translation of classical writings from Greece and Rome, including works from Cicero (Ruggiero). These factors, as well as many others, made Italy the perfect breeding zone for intellectual growth.

0. What effects of the Italian Renaissance are still seen today?

The Italian Renaissance had a huge impact on art, it is often regarded as the golden age of art. Leonardo Di Vinci is one of the most well known artists in the world, and his work went beyond just religious pieces that had been the main subject in paintings prior. His paintings portrayed people in their natural state, not in idealistic manors. (Miller)

References

Musa, Mark. Petrarch : The Canzoniere, or Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta. Indiana University Press, 1999.

Schiffman, Zachary S. Humanism and the Renaissance. Houghton Mifflin, 2002. 

Ruggiero, Guido. The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Miller, Stephen. The Word Made Visible in the Painted Image : Perspective, Proportion, Witness and Threshold in Italian Renaissance Painting. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

Referencing & Reading to form a “oh wow fact?”

http://media.ccconline.org/ccco/2020Master/HIS111/eText/Sections/Section4/Page13.html

M4 Discussion 3: WOW! Lesson

Unlocked:

Monday,

November

8,

2021

12:01

AM

MST

Sunday,

November

21,

2021

11:59

PM

MST.

Subscribe

Overview

The WOW discussion is an opportunity to share with the class

something tha

t surprised you in your reading, research, or study of the

topics we cover in this module. As you read and watch the stories that

make up our history, look for things that make you say to yourself “I

didn’t know that” or “WOW! That’s cool!”. You will conve

rt this fun fact

or pertinent point into a mini

lesson on the topic and share it with your

peers in this discussion.

This assignment is designed to help you develop an internal dialogue

while reading and studying history. An internal dialogue while reading

makes us more effective readers and efficient learners as it improves

understanding and memory of story told in the

text.

Instructions

WOW! Lesson

1.

While reading the e

text, and explorations, as well as watching the

video clips in this module, write down several WOW “I didn’t

know that” or “That’s amazing!” facts.

2.

Select one WOW! fact that you noted and write at least 3

critical

thinking** questions about this topic. **Critical thinking questions

are questions that require you to analyze information and form a

judgment. Questions such as When was X born? are not critical

thinking questions.

M4 Discussion 3: WOW! Lesson

Unlocked: Monday, November 8, 2021 12:01 AM MST – Sunday,

November 21, 2021 11:59 PM MST.

Subscribe

Overview

The WOW discussion is an opportunity to share with the class

something that surprised you in your reading, research, or study of the

topics we cover in this module. As you read and watch the stories that

make up our history, look for things that make you say to yourself “I

didn’t know that” or “WOW! That’s cool!”. You will convert this fun fact

or pertinent point into a mini-lesson on the topic and share it with your

peers in this discussion.

This assignment is designed to help you develop an internal dialogue

while reading and studying history. An internal dialogue while reading

makes us more effective readers and efficient learners as it improves

understanding and memory of story told in the text.

Instructions

WOW! Lesson

1. While reading the e-text, and explorations, as well as watching the

video clips in this module, write down several WOW “I didn’t

know that” or “That’s amazing!” facts.

2. Select one WOW! fact that you noted and write at least 3 critical

thinking** questions about this topic. **Critical thinking questions

are questions that require you to analyze information and form a

judgment. Questions such as When was X born? are not critical

thinking questions.

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