WEBLIOGRAPHY GRADING GUIDELINES
Students are to search the Internet for scholarly articles on the events and causes that led to World War I. These can be primary or secondary sources but should come from academic sources. Recommended sites include: essays and articles on the rise of nationalism and imperialism in Germany and the other major powers involved in World War I; the rise of militarism in the decade before World War I; Irish- and German-American reaction to World War I; etc. These entries will provide a valuable resource for your second historical essay.
Write a 4-6 sentence description of a URL on the specified topic. Submit it to the appropriate drop box AND post it to the Webliography in the course.
Your Webliography assignments should include an introduction to the site and a description, and/or evaluation, of it. Be specific. The key is that someone should be able to read your entry and know whether this site is what they might be relevant to their research. See the examples below for good descriptions.
Pennsylvania State Constitution of 1776. (2008)
The Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 (ratified September 28, 1776) has been described as the most democratic in America and was drafted by Robert Whitehill, Timothy Matlack, Dr. Thomas Young, George Bryan, James Cannon, and Benjamin Franklin. The Constitution provides for a unicameral legislature, a Supreme Executive Council, a President elected by an Assembly and Council together, and a Council of Censors. The constitution was later copied by revolutionaries of Vermont as a basis for their constitution. This site is useful as it gives us an insight into the debate over constitutional government that would culminate in 1787.
- The entry is from an academic or literary source with a reputable author that has the authority / training to write on the subject. (15 points)
- You have included a helpful description of at least 4-6 sentences that tells us what we’ll find on the site. (20 points)
- Your description is grammatically and mechanically correct. (10 points)
- The URL is correct. (5 points)
- You have not duplicated an entry. (10 Points)
- The URL is NOT from Wikipedia or other wiki or social media sites – That means your URL cannot be “open author.”