Unit 1 Assignment (HIS101)

Unit 1 Assignment (HIS101)

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Civilization Comparison Essay

For this assignment, you will choose two cultural periods from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. You will develop an essay that analyzes the similarities and differences of the two civilizations in the areas of political structure, social structure, military, and religion. See the file attached above for the specific directions and expectations used for grading this assignment.

Due: by 11:59pm EST on Sunday at the end of Unit 1 Choose one period/culture from ancient Egypt and one period/culture from ancient Mesopotamia listed below to compare.

Egypt Mesopotamia

Egyptian Old Kingdom Sumerian

Egyptian Middle Kingdom Babylonian

Egyptian New Kingdom Assyrian

Develop an essay that analyzes the similarities and differences of the two civilizations in the following areas:

1. political structure 2. social structure 3. military 4. religion

Remember, this is not an outline or summary of the different components of the civilizations. This is an analysis of the similarities and differences. Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length in proper APA format while citing a minimum of 3 sources. Ensure you properly organize your essay including an introduction with thesis statement and a conclusion. Students: Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write. The rubric that will be used for grading this assignment is located on the next page.

Unit 1: Civilization Comparison Essay

HIS 101 – World Civilizations I

Evaluation Rubric for Civilization Comparison Assignment

CRITERIA Novice

Proficient Exemplary

Thesis

No thesis or unclear or incomplete and does not demonstrate an understanding of social studies concepts.

0-1 Point

Weak, inadequately developed, and marginally demonstrates an understanding of social studies concepts.

2-3 Points

Clear, well-developed, and demonstrates an understanding of social studies concepts.

4-5 Points

Supporting Evidence & Analysis for

Political Similarities

and Differences

Lacks specific, credible, and relevant support OR may include evidence without analysis between civilizations/empires.

0-3 Points

Minimally supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Provided minimal analysis between civilizations/empires.

4-7 Points

Well supported with a broad spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Analysis shows depth, multiple connections drawn between civilizations/empires.

8-10 Points

Supporting Evidence & Analysis for

Social Similarities

and Differences

Lacks specific, credible, and relevant support OR may include evidence without analysis between civilizations/empires.

0-3 Points

Minimally supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Provided minimal analysis between civilizations/empires.

4-7 Points

Well supported with a broad spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Analysis shows depth, multiple connections drawn between civilizations/empires.

8-10 Points

Supporting Evidence & Analysis for

Military Similarities

and Differences

Lacks specific, credible, and relevant support OR may include evidence without analysis between civilizations/empires.

0-3 Points

Minimally supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Provided minimal analysis between civilizations/empires.

4-7 Points

Well supported with a broad spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Analysis shows depth, multiple connections drawn between civilizations/empires.

8-10 Points

Supporting Evidence & Analysis for

Religious Similarities

and Differences

Lacks specific, credible, and relevant support OR may include evidence without analysis between civilizations/empires.

0-3 Points

Minimally supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Provided minimal analysis between civilizations/empires.

4-7 Points

Well supported with a broad spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Analysis shows depth, multiple connections drawn between civilizations/empires.

8-10 Points

Clear and Professional Writing and

Format

Errors impede professional presentation; guidelines not followed.

0-6 Points

Few errors that do not impede professional presentation.

7-13 Points

Writing and format is clear, professional, APA compliant, and error free.

14-20 Points

Total 65 Points