HIS200 Lincoln Assassination Historical Analysis Essay Progress Check 2

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HIS 200 Historical Analysis Essay Progress Check 2 Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: Throughout Theme: Analyzing History, you have been guided through beginning your Project 2: Historical Analysis Essay assignment, which you will continue to work on in Theme: Thinking About History and formally submit for completion at the end of Week 8 of the course. This progress check assignment provides you with an important opportunity to get valuable instructor feedback on the progress you are making and to ensure you are on the right track for your later submission.

Prompt: Theme: Analyzing History has introduced you to how historians approach assessing historical evidence to refine their thesis statement and message. By now you should have enough evidence compiled from your research to begin writing your historical analysis essay. You will begin working on the essay piece by piece. In Theme: Analyzing History, learning block 6-4 (page 1), you will work on drafting the body of your essay. Return to your submission for Progress Check 1 and draft three body paragraphs that explore the causes, course, and consequences of your chosen historical event and use evidence from primary and secondary sources to support your thesis.

Specifically, in this assignment, you will submit the following elements of your Project 2: Historical Analysis Essay for review by your instructor:

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Theme: Analyzing History, learning block 6-4 (page 1), you worked toward the following elements:

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II. Body: You will use this section of your essay to provide further detail about your historical event while supporting the claim you made in your thesis statement. Make sure to cite your sources. Specifically, you should:

  1. Describe the causes of the historical event. In other words, what were the underlying factors that led to the historical event? Were there any immediate causes that precipitated the event?
  2. Illustrate the course of your historical event. In other words, tell the story or narrative of your event. Who were the important participants? What did they do? Why? How do the perspectives of the key participants differ?
  3. Describe the immediate and long-term consequences of the historical event for American society. In other words, how did the event impact American society?
  4. Discuss the historical evidence that supports your conclusions about the impact of the event on American society. Support your response with specific examples from your sources.

Please note that the numbering included above directly aligns with the numbering of these elements as they are presented in the Project 2 Guidelines and Rubric. You will ultimately also need to include a conclusion and reference list and make sure you communicate your essay’s overall message in your finalhistorical analysis essay, but you do not need to do so in this submission. You will be prompted to build upon this progress check submission to prepare your final historical analysis essay for submission in Week 8.

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Rubric

Guidelines for Submission: The Historical Analysis Essay Progress Check 2 must be submitted as a 1- to 3-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Follow the formatting of the example included in Theme: Analyzing History, learning block 6-4 (page 1),and include identifying information (name, course code and title, name of university, and date) as well as section headings (draft submission) as appropriate.

Critical Elements

Proficient (100%)

Needs Improvement (75%)

Not Evident (0%)

Value

Body: Causes

Describes the causes of historical event, citing source(s)

Describes the causes of historical event, but with gaps in detail, accuracy, clarity, or citation

Does not describe the causes of historical event

20

Body: Course

Illustrates course of historical event, citing source(s)

Illustrates course of historical event, but with gaps in detail, accuracy, clarity, or citation

Does not illustrate course of historical event

20

Body: Consequences

Describes immediate and long- term consequences of historical event for American society, citing source(s)

Describes immediate and long- term consequences of historical event for American society, but with gaps in detail, accuracy, clarity, or citation

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Does not describe immediate and long-term consequences of historical event for American society

20

Body: Evidence

Discusses historical evidence that supports conclusions about impact of event on American society, citing source(s) and providing specific examples

Discusses historical evidence that supports conclusions about impact of event on American society, but with gaps in detail, support, or citation

Does not discuss historical evidence that supports conclusions about impact of event on American society

20

Articulation of Response

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

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Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

20

Total

100%