Before you do anything else, be sure to complete the following steps designed to help you get acclimated to the course.
1. Read the “Read Me First” page found in the Content area. It may seem standardized because it must include specific information, but this page will also tell you a little more about me and will highlight ways to succeed in this course. It also includes an introductory video that explains how we will use each area of the course.
2. Read the syllabus. Even though we work through this material week by week, knowing the overall structure of the course, specific policy information, assignment overviews, and deadlines ahead of time can help you succeed. Please read the syllabus carefully and note important deadlines on your personal calendar or use the Checklist feature in the course.
3. Submit your Proctor Information. Please read the Proctor Policy for instructions on submitting your proctor’s information. You must submit this information via the course Dropbox by Sunday of Week 2. Not submitting your proctor information by the due date may result in you not being able to take the exam. It is also a good idea to schedule a testing time with your proctor before submitting their information.
• Read through Rampolla’s text and become familiar with the methods used to write history.
• Townsend, pp. 9-26
• Edmunds, pp. 1-26
Win-gan-a-coa is a Croatoan word that means “Welcome, friend.” Let’s take time this week to get to know one another by posting introductions in the Discussions area. You could tell us about your family and friends, your school/work goals, and what you like to do for fun. You could also share why you decided to take this class. Feel free to post pictures, links to personal websites, or anything else that you are comfortable sharing.
Complete the Syllabus Quiz. This quiz highlights pertinent information to help you navigate the course environment and recall important assignment instructions and deadlines. It can be found in the Quizzes area of the course. It is strongly suggested that you complete this quiz by Wednesday of this week. However, you must complete this quiz with a 100% before your proctor’s information will be accepted.
Document Based Questions (DBQ):
Briefly summarize (1-2 sentences) the main themes in the document readings from Townsend. Then, answer the following: “What do these documents reveal about the types of changes that may begin to take place in people’s lives when they adopt agriculture and thus become sedentary?”
Term Identification (ID):
Select one term from the following list: potlatch, Chaco Canyon, kill sites, Iroquois Confederacy, Indian Knoll, band, petroglyphs, Mississippian societies, katsinas, Hohokam (lists for subsequent weeks will be in the Content area). Using the Edmunds reading, briefly define this term (1 paragraph). Then, using a peer-reviewed article you select, discuss the historical significance of this term within the context of American Indian history.