Select one of the topics below from the list of Pre-Columbian peoples and then select three subjects to discuss. YOU MAY NOT CHOOSE THE SAME TOPIC (ANCIENT PEOPLE) AS ONE CHOSEN UNTIL ALL TOPICS HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED, THEN START OVER AND TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE IMPORTANT FOR THAT SOCIETY OR EVEN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT A SUBJECT THAT'S BEEN MENTIONED BY ANOTHER STUDENT.
In this manner you will all provide a unique discussion on the subject.
Include in your 3-4 paragraph initial post...
- Significant dates and locations for your topic people.
- Your post should use specific information from your textbooks or what you find in the eCore online material or eCore links.
- Make sure that you paraphrase the material so as to demonstrate you ability to comprehend the authors main points.
- Cite your material in Turabian format as we have been doing all along..
After you have made your initial post respond and contribute to at least two (2) of the initial posts placed by your peers with pertinent historical facts that build onto their posts. Cite your sources as usual using Turabian format. You should not merely repeat what they said, but build on their topic discussion, by adding an historical observations of your own pertinent to their topic based upon the sources. Again, remember to cite your material.
Directions--Choose one of the peoples below and then choose 3 subjects to discuss--remember not to discuss a topic chosen by another classmate until all topics have been chosen and then you can start from the top of the list. For instance, you might choose the Anasazi and then discuss their settlement patterns, religion, and foodways (agriculture, kinds of food, etc.). The next person would select the Hopewell people and so on. When the six topics have been chosen, the seventh person to post may start the topic list again.
Topics--choose one society from below and then choose 3 subjects from the list below the listed peoples to discuss as instructed:
Subjects to discuss after you have selected an ancient people--select three --remember to provide several examples for each of the subjects you discuss in your post:
- Community organization, settlement patterns, and/or governance
- Religion and rituals
- Structures, architecture, or earthworks
- Foodways (what did they eat) and agriculture
- Trade--be specific about the kinds of items traded, with whom and from where items originated
- Reasons for the cultures decline--what do we know about what led to their demise (if known)?