Write a 1,500 word paper on anything to do with course.

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This assignment needs to be completed by December 20th at 12 p.m. central time. 1,500 word double spaced word paper on almost anything to do with African history. Paper requires course lecture material, please omit.

Take-home assignment 3 Africa: An Introductory Survey Fall 2018 For the final take-home assignment, you will write a 1500-word paper on a topic of your choice related to the course. 1500 words is approximately 6 double-spaced pages with 1inch margins. Please read and reread the instructions carefully. Points will be deducted for failure to follow any of the requirements that are set out in these instructions. Your paper is due by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20. You will submit your paper electronically via the “Take-home Assignment 3” tab located in the “Assignments” section of the course website. You must turn in your assignment as either a .doc or .docx file. The assignment will count for 30% of your final grade. Assignments turned in late will be penalized five points per day late. Professor Kodesh and your TAs are available to provide further guidance if you need it. Professor Kodesh will hold his regular office hours on Tuesday, December 11 from 1-3 p.m. in 5115 Humanities if you would like to discuss your paper. He will also hold additional office hours on Monday, December 17 from 9-11:00 a.m. Your TAs will announce their office hours. Preparing to Write the Paper Please follow these steps in preparation for writing your paper: 1. The following is a list of some of the major scholarly journals in African Studies: • Africa • Africa Today • African Studies Quarterly • African Studies Review • Canadian Journal of African Studies • Journal of African History • Journal of Contemporary African Studies • Journal of Southern African Studies • The International Journal of African Historical Studies • The Journal of Modern African Studies • African Arts Peruse volumes of these journals to find one article whose subject interests you and is related to the readings and lectures from weeks 9-15. Use either an online version of the journal available through UW-Madison Libraries (note each vendor – JSTOR, EBSCO, etc. – offers different levels of availability) or the printed versions of this journal shelved in the Memorial Library stacks and the Memorial Library periodicals room. You can access the online versions by following the links above or by searching for the journal from UW-Madison Libraries homepage: https://www.library.wisc.edu/. If you use the library, go to the stacks to find older volumes, go to the periodicals room for most recent ones. Choose a full research paper, please, not a review essay, commentary, or book review. Select one published in the last 15 years or so. Read it. 2. Find at least one (1) more source on the same general subject as the scholarly paper you have selected. Read it. Select this source from the following: • Article in academic journal: A good place to look for your second source is in the bibliography of your first source or the bibliography/footnotes of one of the assigned readings if appropriate. Another easy way to find a second research paper is through the list of journals provided above or the databases on the UW-Madison Libraries website. JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Project Muse are good places to start. You can find these and other databases at the following website: https://databases.library.wisc.edu/az • Africa is a Country (http://africasacountry.com/ ) is a popular group blog about media, politics, music, opinion, and events about Africa. The blog features online commentary, original writing, media criticism, videos, audio, and photography produced by a range of writers, scholars, and artists. • African Arguments (http://africanarguments.org/) is a pan-African platform for news analysis, comment and opinion. You can search for stories by country or theme (politics, economy, culture, etc.) • allAfrica (http://allafrica.com/) aggregates, produces, and distributes news and information from over 140 African news organizations and its own reporters to an African and global public. You can search for stories by country or topic. 3. Select one (1) reading from the course syllabus that relates to the subject of the scholarly paper you selected in step 1. You may use more than one reading if you like. Writing the Paper Once you have followed steps 1-3 above, please write a 1,500-word paper (about 6 doublespaced pages with 1 inch margins) that draws upon the sources you selected and material from lecture. How you organize your paper is up to you and to some degree will depend on the sources that you select. However, the best approach for most of you is going to be a straightforward academic paper on your subject. You will probably want to begin your paper, therefore, with a section labeled Introduction. In your introduction, which need not 2 be more than a paragraph long (though it can be longer), you will lay out your subject and detail the specific point(s) and arguments your paper will make. You may also want to describe in your introduction how you will be organizing the paper: (“The paper focuses on three specific aspects of politics in postcolonial Senegal, X, Y, and Z, with a section devoted to each.”) Next, your paper probably will have two or three sections that explore specific aspects of your subject. At the end, your paper probably will have a Discussion or Conclusion section where you weave your findings together and briefly discuss their broader meaning or relevance for a topic or theme we’ve discussed in the course, or even for your own understanding of African realities. In other words, in your conclusion you will probably want to restate your main point points and comment on some of the implications of these points. For this section, you are encouraged to draw upon material from lectures and discussion sections. There are other ways to write a good 6-page paper, but if you are in doubt about how to do it, follow the model laid out in the paragraph above. Whatever approach you use, be aware that this should be a formal academic paper. It is not an exercise in creative writing. Your paper should be structured in some coherent way. Writing Style and Citations Write formal English. This does not mean that you cannot use the first person (“Anderson’s paper on voting behaviors appears to show XXX, though I found her arguments difficult to follow”). However, it does mean that you should avoid jocular language (“There are bigtime problems with voting in Eastern Cape Province. . .”) and other casual or informal modes of expression. You must cite your sources using Chicago-style footnote citations. When you’ve used a source, cite it. When you quote a source, put quotation marks around the quotation and cite it exactly, with page number. A guide to Chicago-style documentation can be found at the bottom of the modules section of the course website. This guide includes instructions for how to cite books, articles, lectures, online sources, etc. There is no need to include a Works Cited or Bibliography at the end of your paper. Do not include a title page, but in the upper left of the first page, put your name, your paper’s title, the date, your TA, and your section number as follows (note that this part should be single-spaced): Your Name The Title of Your paper December, 20 2018 TA Name Section XXX Please include page numbers on all pages of your paper. 3 Finally, your essays will be graded on the clarity of your thought and your writing. You are encouraged to consult with the History Lab if you wish to do so. The History Lab is a resource center for undergraduate students studying, researching, and writing about the past. It is staffed by talented and experienced graduate students from the Department of History. You can find more information about the History Lab at the following website: History Lab 4

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Civilization in Africa
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Introduction
The African continent has undergone different changes over the years. Before various
European nations colonized the Africans, they were using different traditional methods in the
leadership styles. The Africans were organized into small groups that comprised of people who
shared several things like language, culture among other things. However, in this type of
organizations language was the primary tool that was used in defining certain clans found in
many parts of the African states. However, such groups would plan for cultural events. Cultural
events were seen as the symbol of unity between clans. Clan elders would issue leadership
guidelines and administer justice wherever there was a need. Offenders in the ancient African
culture would be presented to the clan elders to be judged.
However, civilization in Africa rose immediately after many individuals started settling
in lush areas that sheltered them away from the desert life may have been experiencing. The first
scenario of civilization in Africa happened in the northern part of Africa, present day Egypt.
However, civilization in Egypt happened at around 3150 BC around the lush Nile River delta,
and by this time Egypt was under the leadership of one ruler called Menes. Menses did a
tremendous thing to Egypt as a nation, and this was after unifying the entire area into a kingdom.
Civilization process in Egypt
The Egyptian civilization is said to have grown for many years, and this was happening
because the Nile river valley, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea border was used in keeping
foreigners with their ideas away from spoiling what was happening in Egypt. River Nile has been
an important tool in the Egypt civilization history. The Nile River was said to provide a
communication and trade route across the vast and harsh land. The river would undergo

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flooding each year, and this was one great way of nourishing the dry land found in Egypt
because most of Egypt was a desert. The flooding provided the residents and opportunity to plant
crops which were used to feed the expand...

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