Assignments Worth Bonus Points
- Independent Research Project: Conduct additional research on a topic related to this course that interests you (American History 1650-1865). Write a minimum 1 page research paper about what you learned, following MLA8 format. Pay particular attending to the dates of the assignment you are choosing – many “popular” history topics occur after 1865, and would not be topic that would be included in this course. Only topics from 1865 and before should be considered for research. MLA8 format includes in-text citations and a Works Cited section. Turn your document into the Extra Credit: Independent Research Project dropbox.
- Extra Credit: Strengths and Weaknesses Chart: Complete the chart (you can use this recording to help you) by filling in the strengths and weaknesses of the north and south as they entered into the Civil War. Turn this into the Extra Credit: Strengths and Weaknesses Chart dropbox.
- Extra Credit: Educational Equality: Click Here to read the article titled “More Barriers to Equality in U.S. Now that 50 Years Ago, New Study Finds”. In a paragraph, write about how MVCA is helping to create Educational Equality for all students in the State of Michigan. HINT: Remember, most schools are funding by tax money from houses and incomes, so areas with lower-costing houses or incomes often have schools that don’t have as much money as schools in areas with more expensive houses. What is unique about the students at MVCA and where they live? Turn this into the Extra Credit: Educational Equality dropbox