February 27

posted Feb 27, 2012, 5:37 AM by Peter Knowles
Today is the day to finish and publish your Blog Post. 

Standard: Economics 2.4

Understand the economic issues and problems that all societies face.

Key Question to Answer

How do economic decisions of a society help or hurt it over time?

Content Focus

Ch 8: Muslim Empires and Ch 9: the East Asian World  

Big picture: Write a response to the question above to show how well you understand Economics Standard 2.4. Use a clear and inviting introduction as well as strong organization to lead your reader through your response. Include multiple examples from class and from your own investigations to support your thesis. Provide citations to show where all your information came from along with a complete and accurate reference list. Use standard academic English writing to present your ideas.

Compose your answer in Google Docs. Copy & publish to your Blog by Midnight on due date (Feb 27th)

Students who miss deadline will be assigned working lunch until assessment is completed. L

Use the information from your completed Economic Empires Chart, your Muslim Empires Comparison chart, and your Outside Influences chart to help you find examples to support your ideas. Additional web resources to help you go beyond the textbook are available to help. 
You'll find all the details about how your response will be graded on the attached PDF document, but here is a checklist to help you complete your task well:

Have you...
  • Written a clear & inviting introductory paragraph?
  • Included a clear thesis statement in response to key question above?
  • Used effective transitions to move your reader easily between paragraphs and sentences?
  • Finished with clear and authoritative conclusion?
  • Provided ample, accurate information from 2 or more different Muslim Empires as evidence to support thesis?
  • Provided ample, accurate information from 2 or more different Asian Societies as evidence to support thesis?
  • Clearly focused on economic connections of chosen examples?
  • Clearly connected examples to your thesis statement? 
    • Answer the "So What?" question ("This shows that....") as you close each section.
  • Included relevant content-related vocabulary? 
    • Highlight vocabulary words you've used to help them stand out to your reader (and yourself)
  • Used 2 or more references in addition to class text? 
  • Cited all evidence correctly (format, location, punctuation)?
  • Listed all references used & use all references listed?
  • Formatted all references and complete list correctly?
  • Followed standard spelling & capitalization rules?
    • Need help with capitalization? Check out this guide.
  • Used complete sentences (except where fragments are used for effect)?
  • Labeled your blog as Economics?
  • Titled your blog: Assessment 10, or something even more appropriate?
If you've completed all that, publish your blog by midnight tonight. If you miss that deadline, bring a lunch to class tomorrow and we'll work together to get you there as quickly as possible.