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Ancient Greek Civilization (Greco Persian wars)

Your analysis papers will analyze a specific topic in Greek or Roman history directly relevant to the time periods covered in this course and how this particular topic shaped that civilization. You will support that analysis with the inclusion of primary sources from these time periods that offer evidence about the past, as well as secondary sources about the event. These papers are not opinion papers and should not contain your opinion on the events. They should contain your analysis of the topic using a variety of sources to provide appropriate perspective on the context of that topic as well as the objectivity of your analysis. Your paper will also include a works cited section with a mix of at least three primary and secondary sources.  While your analysis will not directly answer all these questions separately, you will need to include a brief discussion where you provide an analysis of your resources and your research approach (research methodology). In addition, the picture

American Military History P2

Review the video posts as seen below and Complete the PowerPoint assignment.
Minimum # of slides is 10, max # of slides is 15.

Video links covering the material for the PowerPoint assignment in order...

Roman Emperor Commodus

You will write a 46-page research-based paper (not counting title page and bibliography) focusing on the portrayal of the Roman Emperor Commodus (and/or the state of the Roman Empire during his reign) in film versus his portrayal by contemporaries and scholars.

In addition to the Gary North review (found in the Reading & Study folder), you must use at least 2 primary sources (such as Cassius Dio) and 4 secondary sources (e.g., monographs, scholarly journal articles, etc.). Be sure to provide a clear thesis statement based on your research.

The paper must be typed, double-spaced, and in current Turabian format (with title page and bibliography).

Forum 2 SEM

forum "2" - David Grossman: Individual Language and Mass Language

In Grossmans essay Individual Language and Mass Language in Writing in the Dark it is important to think on such citations:
And perhaps, then, this is the great question that people living in this age must relentlessly ask themselves: In what state, at which moment, do I become part of the faceless crowd, the masses ? (79)
A good book and there are not many, because literature too, of course, is subject to the seductions and obstacles of mass media individualizes and extracts the single reader out of the masses. It gives him an opportunity to feel how spiritual contents, memories, and existential possibilities can float up and rise from within him, from unfamiliar places, and they are his alone. The fruits of his personality alone. The result of his most intimate refinements. And in the mass culture of daily life, in the overall pollution of our consciousness, it is so difficult for these soulful conten

Jerzy Grotowski

Theorist Presentation about Jerzy Grotowski.

Foundational Focus:
Purpose: artistic and socio-political (if applicable);
Cultural influence and/or historic background; and
Language and terminology necessary to understand the techniques or methodologies.
Audio and visual images to support work i.e. influences; and 
Examples of works:  plays, video excerpts, audio excerpts.
Skills required of the actor. Be specific and distinguish from other acting techniques or methodologies;
What training is necessary to create performance work as defined by the theorist you have researched? Be specific and distinguish from other techniques or methodologies;
What process is defined or emphasized in rehearsals and how would an actor prepare for this?
present a minimal of  two exercises that would be of benefit to actors developing a familiarity with the techniques and/or m

Modern U.S. History

Written over 50 years apart, what are the similarities and/or differences that Baldwin and Coates experienced?  How did their experiences shape their outlook of America?  From their writings, what can one deduce about the Black experience in America?  Include direct quotes from the essays to support your argument.


Please review "What They Said: Virginians Debate the Constitution" in Chapter 6 of your textbook. Drawing from what you've learned about Federalists and Anti-Federalists from your weekly lesson and discussion thread, as well as what you learned in Week 1 about intellectual history, please describe what you think intellectual history is and how it differs from the political history assignment from Week 1.

Then, please answer each of the three questions from the text.

How did Henry and Madison interpret conditions under the Articles of Confederation differently?

Are you surprised that Henry values the power of the states more than that of the people? How might Virginia's long colonial experience under Britain's imperial reforms of the 1760s and 1770s help to explain his veneration for state sovereignty?

How did Madison attempt to minimize his differences with Henry and other Anti-Federalists? Do you think his rhetoric was effective?
Each answer should be a

Peers forum 1

Pose two questions in response to at least two different posts.  Your questions should be very specific as to what you are asking or critiquing in regard to anothers post and also as to what further points of elucidation or clarification you are situating in your questions.
Respond to at least two other posts in the form of a critical commentary.  Your critical commentaries do not need to ask any questions, but rather they are vehicle for you: to further develop a point or argument about a text that someone else began, to reiterate in your own use of language what someone else is trying to articulate, and this is also a space to make a case against someone's argument or position with supporting evidence from the text.

Discussion on Required Material for Week 2-Do this required discussion first

Can this just be re write your in different words please and in the subject line, place a creative, enticing title, the question number, and the answer.

Good evening peers,
For this week's forum I will be elaborating on question number 2, Legislation "is powerless to eradicate racial instincts or to abolish distinctions based upon physical differences, and the attempt to do so can only result in accentuating the difficulties of the present situation."
'Separate but equal,' is not within the constitution, but the statement found its place in the Plessy vs. Ferguson case. The court's decision to grant legal segregation guided by the grounds that facilities meant for the colored community were not inferior to the white community (Valdez, p.66). The debate circulated as it carried some element of division by race. Constitutionally, an individual's race should be kept secret if they used other race's facilities, yet the sanity of the ruling was in its own way.
Ideally, the

The Mothman

In the document below this in the module, which was compiled from several popular online sources that all contend that the Mothman is real, there are a number of key points that are often found in descriptions of other paranormal phenomena, many of which have little or nothing to do with the events of Point Pleasant in 1966-67.

Lets take the position that the Mothman is nothing more than misidentifications, untrue statements and/or outright hoaxes and we are looking for clues that this is correct. In a dazzling essay of no less than 500 words, please clearly address the following thoughtful questions from your favorite instructor:

In the following document,(below this item in the list - so check it out under this) there are a number of highlighted words and phrases that give a sense of timing, location, and events that are clearly in the realm of the paranormal, unusual, creepy or just downright scary.  How does the description and the narrative all combine t