Book Analysis

Read/review the following resources for this activity:
• Textbook: Chapter 18, 21, 22
• Lesson
• Minimum of 3 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook). The sources associated with each topic selection below can be used as part of the 3 scholarly sources.
Optional Resources to Explore
Feel free to review the library guide for scholarly sources and videos at the following link:
• Link (website): History Library Guide (Links to an external site.)
Introduction
The purposes of each case study assignment include the following:
• To hone your abilities to research using scholarly sources
• To advance critical thinking and writing skills
• To compile a response to the prompts provided
• To explore a historical topic and make connections to change over time
Instructions
Pick one (1) of the following topics. Then, address the corresponding questions/prompts for your selected topic. Use at least one (1) documented example of the corresponding primary source in your writing.
Option 1: Big Business (Monopolies) and Exploitation of Workers
View the following resource:
• Link (video): The Progressive Era (Links to an external site.) (27:30)
Browse and read one (1) of the following:
• Link (library article): The Triangle Disaster: How a Fire a Century ago at a New York Clothing Factory Changed U.S. Labor Laws (Links to an external site.)
• Link (library article): The Pullman Strike (Links to an external site.)
Then, address the following:
• Explain if big business leaders were “captains of industry,” “shrewd businessmen,” or “robber barons.”
• Based on one of the resources noted for this option, assess American working conditions and exploitation of workers in the Age of Industry.
• Analyze the role that government played in reforming American working conditions.
• Explain the benefits of the Federal Government regulations of monopolies.
• Analyze which progressive presidents attained economic justice and reform for workers.
Option 2: Who is A Progressive?
Review the following site:
• Link (website): Presidential Election of 1912: A Resource Guide (Links to an external site.)
Then, address the following:
• According to Roosevelt, what are the characteristics of a progressive?
• Explain and give examples of the characteristics of “anti-progressives.”
• Trace what types of activities “anti-progressives” engaged in?
• Analyze the goals of progressivism.
• Explain what areas of society progressives addressed?
• Analyze the progressive achievements Roosevelt highlights in his speech?
Option 3: World War I
Review the following resources:
• Link (video): A War to End All Wars: Part 2 (Links to an external site.) (6:56)
• Link (library article): The Treaty of Versailles and the Rise of Nazism (Links to an external site.)
Then, address the following:
• Trace the origins of World War I, and assess if the world war was inevitable in 1914?
• Explain if it was possible for the United States to maintain neutrality in World War I. If yes, explain how. If no, explain why not.
• Analyze if the United States should have entered World War I to make the world safe for democracy.
• Analyze if the Treaty of Versailles was a fair and effective settlement for lasting world peace.
• Explain if the United States Senate should have approved of the Treaty of Versailles.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
• Length: 3-4 pages (not including title page or references page)
• 1-inch margins
• Double spaced
• 12-point Times New Roman font
• Title page
• References page
• In-text citations that correspond with your end references
Grading
This activity will be graded based on W5 Case Study Grading Rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 4, 5, 6
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
References
Dyer, J. (Director), & Dyer, J. (Producer). (2005). A war to end all wars: Part 2 [Video]. Dallas County Community College District. Academic Video Online.
Farmer, B. (2018). The Treaty of Versailles and the Rise of Nazism. New American (08856540), 34(21), 33–38. https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=132888411&site=eds-live&scope=site
The Library of Congress. (2018, October 23). Presidential election of 1912: A resource guide. https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/elections/election1912.html
McNatt, E. B. (1944). The Pullman strike (Book). American Economic Review, 34(1), 184–186. https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bah&AN=8700110&site=eds-live&scope=site
Media Rich Communications (Producer). (2004). The progressive era [Video]. Academic Video Online.
Smith, P. (2017). The Triangle disaster: How a fire a century ago at a New York clothing factory changed U.S. labor laws. New York Times Upfront, 150(1), 11. https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=125077563&site=eds-live&scope=site
Rubric
W5 Case Study Grading Rubric – 175 pts
W5 Case Study Grading Rubric – 175 pts
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength 5.0 pts
Meets length requirement 0.0 pts
Does not meet length requirement
5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent 15.0 pts
Paper addresses all aspects of the assignment. 12.75 pts
Paper addresses most aspects of the assignment. 11.25 pts
Paper addresses some aspects of the assignment. 9.0 pts
Paper addresses few aspects of the assignment. 0.0 pts
No effort
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis 40.0 pts
Throughout the whole work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective. 34.0 pts
Throughout most of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective. 30.0 pts
Throughout some of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective. 24.0 pts
Throughout little of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective. 0.0 pts
No effort
40.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupport 40.0 pts
Throughout the whole work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support. 34.0 pts
Throughout most of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support. 30.0 pts
Throughout some of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support. 24.0 pts
Throughout little of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support. 0.0 pts
No effort
40.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics & Usage 20.0 pts
The writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper. 17.0 pts
The writing contains a few errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the text. 15.0 pts
The writing contains some errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper. 12.0 pts
The writing contains several errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper. 0.0 pts
No effort
20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity & Flow 20.0 pts
The writing contains strong word choice that clarifies ideas and masterful sentence variety aids with the flow of ideas. 17.0 pts
The writing contains varied word choice and sentence structures that clarify ideas and aid with the flow of ideas. 15.0 pts
The writing contains word choice and sentence structures that can be revised for better clarification of ideas and flow of ideas. 12.0 pts
The writing contains wording and sentence structures that are awkward and/or unclear, impeding the clarity and flow of ideas. 0.0 pts
No effort
20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Integration 15.0 pts
Paper includes reference to a scholarly source within the case study and properly integrates the source. 11.25 pts
Paper includes reference to a scholarly source within the case study but does not properly integrate the source. 0.0 pts
Paper does not make reference to a scholarly source provided within the case study.
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA: Citation and Reference Formatting 10.0 pts
All sources are properly cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery of resource and APA citation reference format. 8.5 pts
Most sources are cited in the text and references page. Some minor errors may exist in citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information. 7.5 pts
Most sources are integrated, structured, and cited in the text and references page. Some errors may exist in citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information. 6.0 pts
Sources are not properly cited in the text/references page. Formatting contains several errors that suggest a lack of understanding of APA format. 0.0 pts
Sources are not cited.
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Paper Format 10.0 pts
Paper is formatted to include all 6 of the following: title page, references page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers. 8.5 pts
Paper is formatted to include 5 of the following: title page, references page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers. 7.5 pts
Paper is formatted to include 4 of the following: title page, references page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers. 6.0 pts
Paper is formatted to include 3 of the following: title page, references page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers. 0.0 pts
Paper is formatted to include less than 3 of the following: title page, references page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, double spacing, and page numbers.
10.0 pts
Total Points: 175.0
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