Did experiences differ depending on age or sex?

Primary materials are a vital tool to better understand history and are a necessary component of historiography (the study of history). Students are to read and /or analyze primary materials. Using information gained from these materials, students will compose an organized, concise, and engaging essay. The essay should be of academic quality.

Basic Guidelines
The essay should be 2 2 pages, double-spaced typed using a 12 point font. Students are to answer the entire question. Include biographical information about the author / director of the work and include his historical significance. In addition, students are to establish whether this primary document enhanced learning. In other words, was it beneficial to your understanding of history to read this primary document? Why or why not? Do not forget to use specific examples from the primary document.

Do not assume anything while writing your essay. Many students say, I didnt write ___________________ because I knew that you knew that Mrs. Jacobs. The purpose of this is not to find out what I know but rather what you know. Be sure to be clear with all examples and explanations.
Using both films, explore various personal experiences from the Chinese Cultural Revolution. What was life like during this time period? Who was affected? Your essay should address varied experiences. For instance, discuss the experiences of Red Guards as well as their victims. Did experiences differ depending on age or sex? Be sure to include brief background information concerning the Cultural Revolution such as Maos role, causes, and effects of the Cultural Revolution.

These videos are available through FTCC Films On Demand. The username to view the videos is ftcc; the password is fletcher.
1958-1969: Not a Dinner PartyThe Cultural Revolution (61:00) available through the FTCC Librarys Films on Demand.
https://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=3492&xtid=35372
(Links to an external site.)

First Hand Accounts of Mao\’s Cultural Revolution (04:41) available through the FTCC Librarys Films on Demand.
https://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=3492&xtid=39001&loid=54073
(Links to an external site.)

Rubric
They Were There Rubric (2)
They Were There Rubric (2)
Criteria
Ratings
Pts
1. Does the essay answer all points of the question?
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Somewhat
3.5 pts
7.0 pts
2. Is the essay 2 2 pages, double-spaced (1.5 for History through Facebook) with 12-point font?
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Somewhat
3.5 pts
7.0 pts
3. Did the author adequately discuss the primary documents author / director and his / her historical significance?
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Somewhat
3.5 pts
7.0 pts
4. Did the author state whether this document enhanced learning? Were specific examples provided to justify his / her opinion?
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Somewhat
3.5 pts
7.0 pts
5. Does the essay provide evidence that the author drew on specific and substantive material from relevant reading assignment?
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Somewhat
3.5 pts
7.0 pts
6. Were examples pertinent and contribute to the authors argument?
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Somewhat
3.5 pts
7.0 pts
7. Is the essay thorough, accurate, clear, and coherent?
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Somewhat
3.5 pts
7.0 pts
8. Did the author cite sources? Remember that if you use material from this primary document, it is not necessary to cite unless it is a direct quote.
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Somewhat
3.5 pts
7.0 pts
9. Did the authors efforts demonstrate academic quality, creativity, and an ability to analyze material?
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Somewhat
3.5 pts
7.0 pts
10. Were rules of grammar and usage followed? Was spelling correct?
Full Marks
7.0 pts
Somewhat
3.5 pts
7.0 pts
Total Points: 70.0

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