Caution: The Comparison Topics for Unit 2 Comparison each have their own pages and background materials
Sometimes it is clearest start with what a comparison is not. A comparison in this class is:
· Not a paraphrase of each sentence of a page of the required readings and not even a summary of that page
· Not a formal English paper with specific requirements for number of quotations and your personal interpretation of those quotations
· Not a comparison of the sets of pages of the required readings
This is a history class and the goal to help you learn history. One of the hardest things for students to understand about history is that it what was true at the beginning of a time period can be amazingly different at the end of it—sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. History changes! If it didn’t, humans could never have a consequence on the present and future. What makes history change is something worth noticing if you want to survive your present and, perhaps what is more important, if you want to try to maintain what is good in your present.
What is a comparison in this class? It is:
1. Focusing on one of the listed possible Comparison Topics so you can observe how history changed over the time period for a specific group of people
2. Using the exact pages of the required readings—and only those pages—because those pages have facts about that specific group of people
3. Reading those exact pages FOR evidence (As the Good Habits for Evidence link show, that means such things as no assumptions, no misreading, no embellishing, no cherry-picking of atypical facts.)
4. Examining the evidence so you figure out how history changed
5. Deciding from that evidence what two or three things you would teach others if you were trying to help them understand how history changed for this group in this time
6. Writing WITH evidence one (1) page and using endnotes and citing following the simple version of the Chicago Manual of Style, the standard
used for the discipline of history
That means you cite using an endnote for a specific page and only from the required readings if you use in your paper:
· A quotation
· A fact - You may not make statements of fact without a citation to a specific page from the required pages. (Don’t assume your version of common knowledge matches the textbook.)
The Good Habits for Evidence link tells you how you reduce the number of those endnotes (Habit 3) while still clearly showing your evidence. In the resource What’s a Comparison and What Citation Is Required? below this link, you can also see:
· Information if you want to learn a bit more about Chicago Manual of Style or if you want tips on how to use endnotes in Microsoft Word
· Examples of Comparisons earning a C, B, and an A (student papers used in the Good Habits for Evidence link)
· A small-print version of the A-level Comparison with explanations pointing to the parts of a Comparison and to its citations
· A large-print version of the A-level Comparison so you can read it easily and see its use of the simple version of the Chicago Manual of Style
You must use the file provided in this folder as a template for what must be in your file from the heading area to the font.
You do not include the 5 Ws chart in this file. I do recommend, however, that you do the 5 Ws (Who, What, When, Where, Why, and sometimes How) chart comparing in short phrases (with the page numbers) the two things in the topic that you have chosen. Where can you see an example? In Good Habits for Evidence or in this direct link to the method provided there and to its 5Ws chart. From these charts you can determine what would be several possible comparisons. You choose the issues you want to examine. If you need help, ask.
You use the file provided in this folder. You prepare a 1 page comparison of the two things in the topic that you have chosen. You follow all of the 5 Good Habits for Evidence in your paper, including citation.
Reminder: The required citation method is the Chicago Manual of Style, the standard used for disciplines such as history. For how to cite using the Chicago Manual of Style, use:
· A brief version of the Chicago Manual of Style provided in this folder
A simpler version
to write citations provided in this course (It also shows an example from the A
paper provided with the Good Habits for Evidence.)
For both of the above, see the Tips about Chicago Manual of Style, about How to Use Endnotes in Word, and About the Simple Method You May Use in THIS Course
If your endnotes (and nothing else) extend to a 2nd page, that is OK.
You can find the rubric and how it is used for grading in the Good Habits for Evidence or in this direct link to the explanation of the rubric.
Requirements for each of the things—all provided in this module--that you may compare:
· You must use the exact pages in the textbook that are listed at the top of the Contents webpage.
· You must understand the terms consumerism and fascism as the textbook explains them.
· You must examine on those pages the things in the topics, not anything on the page.
In each of these 2 choices, make sure you meet the listed requirements above:
1. Compare consumerism in the first years of the 1900s with consumerism just before the Great Depression.
Also explain how was a consumer economy vulnerable to
the Great Depression?
German War Guilt clause at the end of World War I with the other forces that
lead to the rise of fascism in 1920s and 1930s.
Also explain how the German War Guilt clause and the rise of fascism are connected with the Munich Agreement.
You will find these things immediately below this link:
· The first thing to use—the next link in this folder
· If you want help in noticing what your instructor found on the pages about consumerism and fascism, see the items with labeled pages.
You will find these things in this folder: