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Watch the following video and answer the questions below.

Please use these links: (parts 1-6)

Based on the video write a one page essay answering the following:

What is the cause of Appalachian Poverty?

Does culture play a role?

In your opinion, what does the future hold for the young football player, the young girl with a drug addicted mother, the coal miner?

How can we help the Appalachian people?

Essay Assignments will be graded on the following scale:

  • 50 points: Excellent
  • 30-49 points: Acceptable
  • 10-29 points: Inadequate
  • 0 points: Not turned in on time or plagiarized

Grading Criteria/Rubric: Your essay assignments must ...

  • Contain a thesis statement.
  • Be, at least one full page in length
  • Present a point of view and be supported with evidence.
  • Relate the material to be written about to core concepts in sociology (such as perhaps cultural relativism, mechanical social solidarity, conflict theory, etc.).
  • Display your knowledge of covered course material, drawing from any of the lessons that fit the topic of the assignment.
  • Be submitted via the writing assignment submission link on Blackboard.
  • Have 1 inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman Font, and be double spaced.
  • Have an introductory paragraph, several body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

Tutor Answer

School: UIUC


Appalachia Poverty

Appalachia is an underdeveloped county which is situated in the mountainous terrain and no
railroad has ever been built in this rural area (Strickland, 2016). People here almost didn’t finish
schooling and had been working at such a young age to support the family. There are limited
opportunities and workers earn just a minimal income. Others seek work from other states like
Indiana and in Ohio. This paper would like to establish the significance of culture in relation to
the socio-economic status in Appalachia.

In an article posted by Davis (2017), he discussed the Appalachian poverty as explained based
on the stories without delving deeper into the issues that caused it which was said to be
mistakenly pointing the condition to culture. Davis (2017) included in his post the study made by
the anthropologist named Steve Stoll that because of the seeking profit coal miners corporations,
it has destroyed the lands where the Appalachians could have their livelihood such as hunt...

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Good stuff. Would use again.

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