Unit 8 Reflection

Please choose 1 of the following options to complete for this assignment.

Black Death

Watch my overview mini-lecture on the Black Death: https://youtu.be/4xyt1C7n69s and Slides

Choose one of the following articles to explore:

Write-up your answers to the following questions and be sure to include a citation with the write-up for the article you chose. 

  • What is the field(s) of research?
  • What evidence/sources are used?
  • What is the article’s thesis statement? How well do they support their argument?
  • What’s the geographic and temporal scope of the research?
  • 2 interesting/significant facts and things you learned from the article. Please include quotations from the article for these points. 
  • What’s your main takeaway from the article? What is most relevant or connected to what we’re experiencing today?

Medieval World

Watch/read these 2 pieces:

Choose one of the following articles to explore from The Public Medievalist’s series on Race, Racism, and the Middle Ages.

Write-up your answers to the following questions and be sure to include a citation with the write-up for the article you chose. 

  • What is the scope of the article?
  • What is the article’s thesis statement?
  • What connections do you see between your article of choice, the Symes essay, and the Whitaker lecture? Please use direct quotations to support your points.
  • What is your main takeaway about medieval history, race and racism in the U.S.?

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