The First and Second Industrial Revolutions had a major impact on the world. You will examine the Industrial Revolution and its effect on society. OR After WWII the Cold War officially began with the dropping of the Atomic Bombs on Japan.
You will choose one of the questions below. You will use the information from your notes and sources to formulate a thesis statement, and to support your conclusions.
1) The First and Second Industrial Revolutions had a major impact on the world. You will examine the Industrial Revolution and its effect on society. Focus on an aspect of the Industrial Revolution and its impact on society. What was the impact of the Industrial Revolution, and the major issues involved? What conclusions can be drawn from the impact of the Industrial Revolution on society? What are the implications for today’s world society?
2) After WWII the Cold War officially began with the dropping of the Atomic Bombs on Japan. You will examine the rise of the Cold War and its impact on the world. What were the events that caused East (Soviet Union, China)-West (United States) polarization in the years following World War II that lead to the Cold War? Why did these events develop into a Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union? What conclusions can be drawn from the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the United States becoming the only superpower? What are the implications for today’s world society?
Your exam will consist of 5-6 pages, typed, double spaced, using standard 1" margins and 12 point, Times New Roman font (or similar font). The essay is an individual assignment and should be your own work. This exam is worth 320 points.
The lecture notes are the basis for your answer; however you must use other sources to fully answer the question. You must use three outside sources (other than the books for the class or textbooks of any kind) to answer the question. You may use one website for a source, but make sure it is a good website. I recommend that you use books or articles for all three sources. You may use EBSCO or JSTOR to find articles.
You may use Wikipedia as a start for ideas, but this cannot be used as a source. This includes any other encyclopedia online or hard bound such as Encarta and others. Do not use regular textbooks as a source.
You must provide a of your sources as part of this assignment.
You must have in-text citations if you use anything other than your notes for this class. If you use direct quotes or if you paraphrase ideas or information from your sources, it must be cited. Use the citation machine website at http://citationmachine.net , EasyBib http://www.easybib.com/ or WSU Libraries citation pages (http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/electric/quickguides/docs/citation_style_guides.html) to help you with your bibliography and citations. All answers must be in essay format with an introduction and conclusion.
Exemplary (A to B)
Proficient (B- to C)
Marginal C- or D)
Thesis (Problem/ Question)
Identifies the issue and
embedded, or implicit
Identifies the main
issue accurately with
inaccuracies or gaps.
Attempts with limited success to identify and summarize the issue; or does so superficially, incompletely, or inaccurately.
Frames the issue with
a clear sense of scope
and awareness of
Considers and develops
at least one aspect
of context; some
other aspects are
Begins to consider
context, or does so
with partial success.
development of context.
Identifies conclusions and discusses their implications and consequences. Objectively qualifies own assertions.
Identifies some conclusions, implications and/or consequences; though may be limited.
Limited identification of conclusions, implications and consequences, or does not align them with the issue, context, or evidence.
Writing is clear and efficient. Sentence structure is varied and tone appropriate. Paper is free of noticeable error.
Writing is sometimes wordy, awkward, or unclear. Sentence
structure may need variation. Paper contains some noticeable errors.
Writing is frequently unclear, awkward, or wordy. Sentence
structure lacks variation. Paper contains many noticeable errors.
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