HIST 475 Online Project:
At the beginning of the class, each student will draw the name of a woman in history. This individual will serve as the basis for a course-long project that will feature weekly blog posts, an in-class presentation, and a final paper. In each aspect of this project, students should highlight the historical significance of these women and make clear connections to major themes and issues discussed in the assigned readings and in class. The weekly blog posts will provide the basis of material students will feature in their final paper. In the final weeks of the class, students will share their findings with their classmates in a 5-10 minute presentation.
Each post should fall within 200-300 words. Grading will begin on December 8 and continue each week for the remainder of the course. Credit for all sources, images, or other multimedia should appear in citations at the bottom of each post. Each post is worth 10 points, the collective blog is worth 100 points, and the in-class presentation is worth 50 points. Students can find rubrics and further grading information on Moodle.
New to blogging?
Do not worry. There are several articles online that give tips for how to set up a new blog, as well as tips for writing strong posts. A quick Google search will bring up more advice articles than you need, but if you are looking for a good place to start, look here:
“Remember the Ladies…”
Click the links below to view the corresponding student blog on the following women in history:
Margaret Cochran Corbin
Deborah Sampson Gannett
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
Catherine Monvoisin (“La Voisin”)
Mercy Otis Warren