Topic 1 What can be learned about immigration from the primary source letters and political cartoons that cannot be gleaned from the textbook? Why is it important to consider immigrant voices when studying the topic of immigration? Topic 2 Based on your knowledge and understanding of the primary document readings write a short policy statement (2-3 paragraphs) in support of legislation protecting workers from the abuses of the sweating system if your PeopleSoft # is even. If your PeopleSoft # is odd then write a short policy statement (2-3 paragraphs) opposing legislation protecting workers from the abuses of the sweating system. Maintain this perspective throughout your subsequent posts. Remember the directions in the syllabus that state “All students need to say something new, meaning discuss a different document or make a different point about the documents already discussed.” Students who submit posts that parallel the evidence and argumentation of previously submitted post are at substantial risk of being evaluated for plagiarism. Put simply, your work must be yours alone. It is not okay to borrow the words or ideas of a classmate. I noted in the syllabus that I turned my son into his teacher for plagiarism when he was in the fourth grade, and I will not hesitate to deploy the plagiarism sanctions against students judged to be in violation of the policy for this class. Topic 3 Pretend that it is 1940. Write a letter to the editor for your local newspaper in which you argue for or against the reelection of FDR for an unprecedented third term as president of the United States. Base your arguments on his record in his first two terms and draw from the primary document readings, the text, and the podcasts. If your PeopleSoft # is odd write in favor of the third term for FDR, and if your PeopleSoft # is even write in opposition to a third term. Maintain this perspective throughout your subsequent posts. Remember the directions in the syllabus that state “All students need to say something new, meaning discuss a different document or make a different point about the documents already discussed.” Students who submit posts that parallel the evidence and argumentation of previously submitted post are at substantial risk of being evaluated for plagiarism. Put simply, your work must be yours alone. It is not okay to borrow the words or ideas of a classmate. I noted in the syllabus that I turned my son into his teacher for plagiarism when he was in the fourth grade, and I will not hesitate to deploy the plagiarism sanctions against students judged to be in violation of the policy for this class. Topic 4 Using Twitter rules (280 characters or less), construct a four Tweet conversation between two of the different perspectives (African Americans, ethnic Mexicans, Jewish refugees, members of Congress opposed to expanded civil rights, and members of Congress supportive of expanded civil rights) reflected in the week’s Primary Source PDF. You will need to invent Twitter handles for your two individuals, and in the Tweets you write you will need to come up with at least four different hashtags (these can come in your first post or in subsequent posts). Both of your characters must write four separate Tweets in your initial post, for a total of eight Tweets. Retweets are only allowed if you add something new. In this Twitter conversation be sure that your characters assess the conflict between American war aims (to preserve and expand democracy abroad) and the denial of democracy to ethnic and racial minorities within the United States. When you are making your follow up posts for your minimum of three posts they must also follow Twitter rules and remain in character for one of the four perspectives reflected in the readings. In each follow up post your two characters (use the ones you created for your initial post) need at least two Tweets each, or a minimum of four Tweets for each follow up post. Finally, remember the directions in the syllabus that state “All students need to say something new, meaning discuss a different document or make a different point about the documents already discussed.” Students who submit posts that parallel the evidence and argumentation of previously submitted post are at substantial risk of being evaluated for plagiarism. Put simply, your work must be yours alone. It is not okay to borrow the words or ideas of a classmate. I noted in the syllabus that I turned my son into his teacher for plagiarism when he was in the fourth grade, and I will not hesitate to deploy the plagiarism sanctions against students judged to be in violation of the policy for this class.

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