Assignments & Projects

Grades (100 points total)

Skills and Written Assignments (30 points): I expect each student to be an active participant in class workshops and to complete all the assigned work in a timely manner. Your course site will house all of the work required for this class – either as published evidence of the skills we practice or as longer blog posts which explore a particular topic. In total, we will have seven (7) skills assignments and five (5) written assignments, all of which will receive weekly feedback and will be graded according to the posted assignment grading criteria.

On your domain, you will be responsible for maintaining a blog where you will chronicle your skills exercises and longer reflective pieces. Skills assignments will vary by week. All longer written assignments will have a minimum length requirement. They should be written in a semi-formal scholarly style (with complete thoughts and correct spelling, grammar, and syntax); and are due on Saturday by 7pm each week they are assigned. Partial responses (including responses that fail to meet the minimum word length or clearly fail to answer the prompt) will receive partial credit. Late posts will lose points.

Timeline Project (20 points): Using TimelineJS, a digital timeline tool, you will create and publish a timeline related to a sensational trial in American history. You will work on these projects individually and they will be due on October 19th. We will review the requirements and expectations of this project extensively in class.

Final Project & Proposal (40 & 10 points): Each student will complete a digital project that answers a significant question about a sensational trial in American history. You are required to turn in your preliminary project proposals to me before class on November 9th. This proposal is worth 10 points and is required. Final projects are due in lieu of a final exam and will be graded based on the posted grading criteria. They are due on December 14th and are worth 40 points. These projects are not simply busy work; they will allow you to demonstrate your mastery of the digital skills that are central to the course. We will cover the requirements and expectations for this assignment extensively in class.

Grading Scale
A = 94-100          C = 74-76
A- = 90-93          C- = 70-73
B+ = 87-89          D+ = 67-69
B = 84-86            D = 64-66
B- = 80-83          D- = 60-63
C+ = 77-79          F = Below 60