History 101

 

Theme

The theme of this module’s discussion board is gender.

Readings

The readings for this discussion board are all web links below.

Directions

Read all of the short excerpts in “The Lot of the Hellenic Woman,” and then choose at least two sources from the five links above to support your argument. You will later respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.

Answer the following questions in a discussion post below:

  • What is the ideal role of a woman in Ancient Greece?
  • How is she to behave in this role?
  • What are her responsibilities?
  • What are her limitations?
  • Are any roles off limits or frowned upon for Ancient Greek women, and why?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, but not exceed 500 words. Your response to your classmate’s post should be at least 2-3 substantive sentences.

Grading

  • This discussion board assignment is worth 100 points.
  • Students are only required to complete FOUR of the Discussion Boards for their grade. Students may choose to complete ANY four of the seven Discussion Boards to complete this requirement. Additionally, students may choose to complete a fifth Discussion Board for extra credit. See the Rubric below for a detailed explanation of how this discussion will be graded.
  • Discussions are worth 25% of the overall grade.

Rubric

OutstandingVery GoodAveragePoor

Writing

40 Points

Demonstrates outstanding critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses.Demonstrates  critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses.Demonstrates  decent critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses, but lacks a thorough interpretation.Does not demonstrate  critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses. The effort is lacking. There appears to be little  understanding of the purpose of the assignment.

Analysis

40 Points

Displays outstanding knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.Displays knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.Displays fair knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter, but lacks a deep understanding.

Does not display consistent knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.

The effort is lacking. There appears to be insufficient understanding of the meaning of the assigned reading(s).

Participation

20 Points

Writes thoughtful and analytical comments on other classmates’ posts. Is polite and encouraging in comments, even when questioning the classmate’s opinions and/or findings.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that shows very good analysis and thoughtfulness. Is mostly polite and encouraging in comments, even when questioning the classmate’s opinions and/or findings.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that shows fair good analysis and thoughtfulness, but does not always display a deep understanding of the original post. Is not always polite and encouraging in comments. The questions and comments are sometimes rude, though likely not on purpose.

Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that fail to display any meaningful analysis or thoughtfulness. It is not clear if the student understands the meaning or purpose of the original post.

The student is rude and not helpful at all in their comments.