Directions: You may watch a historical film and review it for up to 30 extra cre

Directions: You may watch a historical film and review it for up to 30 extra credit points if you would like! The movie you choose must be relevant to the time period we are studying. After viewing the movie, complete the Film Critique questionnaire for extra credit points.
The questionnaire must be completed in its entirety to receive any credit.
Partial credit will not be awarded to incomplete questionnaires.
The film you select must be approved by the professor if not taken from the pre-approved list.
Pre-approved movies:
*The following films are pre-approved for viewing:
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Cold Mountain (2003)
Gettysburg (1993)
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Glory (1989)
Lincoln (2012)
Gods and Generals (2003)
Roots (1977)
The New World (2005)
John Adams (2008)
The Patriot (2000)
Revolution (1985)
The Blue and the Grey (1982)
Ride With the Devil (1999)
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
The Alamo (1960)
The Alamo (2004)
Amistad (1997)
One Man’s Hero (1999)
The Buccaner (1958)
Shenandoah (1965)
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
Andersonville (1996)
Free State of Jones (2016)
INSTRUCTIONS: Write your critique following these guidelines and be certain to included everything being asked.
First paragraph:
Name the movie title, director, and main actors in the movie.
Summarize in the plot of the movie
Second Paragraph:
Evaluate the historical accuracy of the film:
What is the film’s bias?
What does it reflect about history that is (to your knowledge) accurate?
Where may have the filmmakers stretched the story?
Third Paragraph:
Review the movie:
What did you like about the film?
What didn’t you like, historical accuracy, acting, directing, etc.?
What was your overall opinion of the film? Provide at least three reasons for that support your opinion.
Fourth Paragraph:
How does the movie tie into the history we have learned in this course?
What can other students learn about the era in question from watching this movie?

Directions: You MUST follow the required social science essay writing directions

You MUST follow the required social science essay writing directions for this course. Essays that are focused on addressing the question and contain analysis that is supported by specific examples will earn the most points. Essay responses that contain a strong BECAUSE thesis and are supported by at least 3 subtopics that are carried through the body and lead to a rational conclusion will earn the highest scores. Essays that do not follow the social science methodology, are vague, or awkwardly address the question, will not receive significant points.
*Your essays must be submitted using the provided text box for the assignment. I do not accept files or attachments for the assignment. I would strongly suggest writing your essays and saving them prior to pasting them into the text box for submission. In addition, be sure to review your essays in the text box to make sure underlined thesis and formatting properly transferred when you pasted it. The text box has editing tools.
Social Science Essay Directions.pdf
Primary Versus Secondary Sources.pdf
Social Science Writing Examples.pdf
Social Science Essay Grading Rubric 2017.pdf
In your opinion which one of the following reasons as to what caused the Civil War is most valid and why?
The North and the South had two distinctly different economic systems, agrarian versus a budding commercial industry so it was an inevitable conflict.
The role of states’ rights to govern their own affairs, versus the right of the federal government intervene in those affairs was the most important reason for the Civil War.
Sectionalism which resulted in constant fighting over the expansion of slavery was the main cause of the Civil War.
The Abolitionist Movement in the North was fighting a constant propaganda campaign against the South and slavery which turned violent with John Brown ultimately leading to the Civil War.
It was Abraham Lincoln’s fault because he was a man whom the South believed would take their slaves from them when elected President of the United States at the end of 1860.
The Marxist perspective: that the American Civil War was fought between The Union (Who based their economy on “wage slavery.”) versus The Confederacy (Who based their economy on “chattel slavery.”, both subdivisions of Capitalist economics, or the private ownership of the means of production. Therefore, it was theoretically impossible for these two subsystems to coexist peacefully in any economy; so, the Civil War was fought to determine the future of capitalist production.

Write a fully-developed, one-page minimum, review of the website. Follow paper f

Write a fully-developed, one-page minimum, review of the website. Follow paper formatting guidelines APA or MLA. Work cited should be on page 2. No introduction header is necessary.
The review should consist of:
1: The Name of the website
2: Location (URL web address)
3: A detailed summary of the contents of the site
4: A critical analysis of the usefulness of the site for historical research
Write an informative summary of the material found on the website. Condense the content of the material by highlighting its main points and key supporting points. Use quotations when lifting statements directly from the material. Summarize the material to give a general sense of all key aspects of the website. Include a critical analysis of the site: is the information presented well organized, informative, sufficient for research on the topic, etc.