Hinds Community College Should we celebrate Columbus Discussion

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"Why the US Celebrates Columbus Day" by Vox. Video courtesy of YouTube. Published 8 Oct. 2018.

"History vs. Christopher Columbus" by Alex Gendler for Ted-Ed. Video courtesy of YouTube. Published 13 Oct. 2014. 

"Bartolomé de las Casas and 500 Years of Racial Injust

Using evidence from the assigned readings and the information presented in this module, discuss whether or not Columbus Day should still be celebrated. In your response, choose one side and support your side with factual evidence and logical reasoning.

Your response should be AT LEAST 300 words and should adhere to the criteria outlined in the attached rubric.

When using information from your reading and the videos, be sure to specify where your information is coming from. If you use another source, be sure to cite it in your response.

If your response is fewer than 300 words, your graded will be deducted in addition to the rubric criteria. Be sure to review your similarity report to make sure your submission avoids plagiarism. 

(MO1c, MO1d)

Rubric

Columbus: Reader Response

Columbus: Reader Response

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

40 to >30.0 pts

Excellent

Author chooses one side of the debate and supports his or her opinion with relevant and sufficient evidence. The author remains firm in his or her answer.

30 to >20.0 pts

Good

Author chooses one side of the debate and supports his or her answer with relevant and sufficient evidence. There are some places in the response that need more support, but the author remains firm in his or her answer.

20 to >10.0 pts

Average

Author attempts to choose one side of the argument but either lacks sufficient support or does not stand firm in his or her opinion, or both.

10 to >0.0 pts

Poor

Author does not clearly choose one side of the debate and gives very little support for his or her answer.

0 pts

No Marks

Author makes an attempt to answer, but response is either incoherent or not supported by any evidence or logical reasoning.

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization

40 to >30.0 pts

Excellent

Response flows and utilizes transitions in a sophisticated manner. All points connect clearly and precisely to one another.

30 to >20.0 pts

Good

Response flows, but not as well as the "A" response. There are a few places where stronger transitions are needed to create a more cohesive response.

20 to >10.0 pts

Average

Response uses simple transitions and some points of the argument may not connect clearly to one another.

10 to >0.0 pts

Poor

Response is difficult to read in places because transitions have not been used effectively. Evidence may be presented in a "list - like" fashion rather than a cohesive response.

0 pts

No Marks

Response is difficult to read because the evidence presented does not clearly connect to the overall answer. Transitions may be few or lacking entirely. Reader is often confused as to what the author's point is.

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar, Mechanics, and Style

20 to >15.0 pts

Full Marks

No major grammar errors.

15 to >10.0 pts

Good

No more than two major grammar errors and only a few minor errors.

10 to >5.0 pts

Average

No more than five major errors and several minor errors.

5 to >0.0 pts

Poor

More than five major errors and several minor errors

0 pts

No Marks

Grammar errors that are so pervasive that the response is difficult to read

20 pts

Total Points: 100

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Running head: SHOULD WE CELEBRATE COLUMBUS

Should we Celebrate Columbus
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SHOULD WE CELEBRATE COLUMBUS

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Should we Celebrate Columbus
At this juncture in time, it would be irresponsible, and negligent to celebrate Columbus.
Whether an event is celebrated, or not is often determined by numerous factors. Some of them
include; its significance in history, its relevance to current society, how accurate it is, and
whether or not it appeals to the general public. This helps explain why events such as
Independence Day are celebrated. The nation’s independence is appealing to the citizens. Even
those that may not celebrate it can still understand why others would do so. The event is also
significant, and relevant in that it marked a turning point in history, and today America can be
said to be a free country. Finally, the event can be verified, and confirmed to have happened.
This example is important as it would help to show contrast when arguing why Columbus Day
should not be celebrated as it fails to meet some of the requirements.
First, Columbus day’s significance to history has been mischaracterized (VoX, 2018). For
example, he did not discover America as claimed since other explorers had visited the...


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