Exployring Ancient Mysteries, history homework help (3-4 paragraph essay)

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    World Culture I
    Assignment
    1: Essay – Exploring Ancient Mysteries
    ***
    Please no plagiarism. ***
    Choose one (1) of
    the topics below and develop a three to four (3-4) paragraph essay (of at least
    250-500 words) which adequately address the topic you have chosen.
    Topic
    Choices

    There have been many theories regarding how the pyramids
    at Giza were constructed. Most experts agree that they were constructed as
    burial monuments for pharaohs, but “how” these ancient people constructed
    monuments of such great size without modern machinery is a mystery which is
    still being debated.      o 
    No one can say for certain what happened to the great
    urban Mayan civilization, but theories abound and include varied possible
    alternatives to explain the relatively abrupt and mysterious disappearance of
    the Mayan civilization.o 
    Tutankhamen died young, at approximately eighteen (18)
    years of age. However, his cause of death has been the subject of quite varied
    scholarly theories and conclusions. Did he die of an injury, of illness, of
    murder, or something else?.o 
    Minoan Crete was a major civilization in its time, but
    several theories have been advanced to explain its demise, including
    speculations associating it with mythical Atlantis. What were the causes of
    Minoan Civilization’s decline?o 
    Great Zimbabwe is an enormous complex of structures in
    East Africa. Since the builders and occupants left no written records, several
    theories have developed as to the identity of its builders and the functions of
    the structures. Which theory makes the most sense?o 
    The monumental size and complexity of the Tomb of
    Shihuangdi is astounding, yet its location and construction details were to be
    kept secret. What was the emperor’s purpose for such an elaborate, secret
    burial place?o 
    Other topic choice recommended and approved by the
    professor and supported by the grading rubric.
    Write a three to
    four (3-4) paragraph paper in which you:
    8. 
    Clearly state the “mystery” and provide a brief summary of
    at least two (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could explain the
    mystery. Because some theories may sound far-fetched, include the source or
    promoter of each theory – such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.9.  After
    summarizing at least two (2) scholarly theories, identify one (1) of the
    theories as the most plausible and provide at least two (2) convincing reasons
    why the theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery. This
    will involve some critical reasoning skills on your part.10.  Use
    at least two (2) sources plus the class textbook. (Three [3] sources total as
    the minimum) Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not
    qualify as academic resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource
    Center tab at the top of your Blackboard page.
    Your assignment must
    follow these formatting requirements:

    Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size
    12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow
    APA style format. Both in-text citations and a References list are required.
    Citations and references must follow APA style format. Check with your
    professor for any additional instructions. (Note: Students can
    find APA style materials located in the course shell for guidance).o 
    Include a cover page containing the title of the
    assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the
    date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required
    assignment page length. For our purposes, you may omit any abstract page.
    The specific course
    learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

    Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic
    contributions contribute to historical changes.o 
    Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural
    and artistic expressions within a historical context.o 
    Examine the influences of intellectual, religious,
    political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic
    expressions.o 
    Identify major historical developments in world cultures
    during the eras of antiquity to the Renaissanceo 
    Use technology and information resources to research
    issues in the study of world cultures.


    Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using
    proper writing mechanics.

    Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic /
    organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following
    rubric.

    Assignment 1: Essay –
    Exploring Ancient Mysteries

    Criteria

    Unacceptable
    Below 60% F

    Meets Minimum Expectations

    60-69% D

    Fair
    70-79% C

    Proficient
    80-89% B

    Exemplary
    90-100% A

    1. Clearly state the “mystery” and provide a brief summary of at least two
    (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could explain the mystery.
    Because some theories may sound far-fetched, include the source or promoter
    of each theory – such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.
    Weight: 40%

    Did not submit or incompletely stated the “mystery”. Did not submit or
    incompletely provided a brief summary of at least two (2) reasonable and
    scholarly theories which could explain the mystery. Did not submit or
    incompletely  included the source or promoter of each theory – such as a
    scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.

    Insufficiently stated the “mystery” and insufficiently provided a brief
    summary of at least two (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could
    explain the mystery. Insufficiently  included the source or promoter of
    each theory – such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.

    Partially stated the “mystery” and partially provided a brief summary of
    at least two (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could explain the
    mystery. Partially  included the source or promoter of each theory –
    such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.

    Satisfactorily stated the “mystery” and satisfactorily provided a brief
    summary of at least two (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could
    explain the mystery. Satisfactorily  included the source or promoter of
    each theory – such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.

    Thoroughly stated the “mystery” and effectively provided a brief summary
    of at least two (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could explain the
    mystery. Thoroughly  included the source or promoter of each theory –
    such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.

    2. Identify one (1) of the theories as the most plausible and provide at
    least two (2) convincing reasons why the theory you have chosen is the best
    one to explain the mystery.
    Weight: 35%

    Did not submit or incompletely identified one (1) of the theories as the
    most plausible and did not submit or incompletely provided at least two (2)
    convincing reasons why the theory you have chosen is the best one to explain
    the mystery.

    Insufficiently identified one (1) of the theories as the most plausible
    and insufficiently provided at least two (2) convincing reasons why the
    theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery.

    Partially identified one (1) of the theories as the most plausible and
    partially provided at least two (2) convincing reasons why the theory you
    have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery.

    Satisfactorily identified one (1) of the theories as the most plausible
    and satisfactorily provided at least two (2) convincing reasons why the
    theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery.

    Thoroughly identified one (1) of the theories as the most plausible and
    thoroughly provided at least two (2) convincing reasons why the theory you
    have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery.

    3. Three (3) references minimum  (including class text) number and
    quality
    Weight: 5%

    No references provided

    Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor
    quality choices.

    Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor
    quality choices.

    Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

    Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality
    choices.

    4. Clarity, writing mechanics, referencing, and APA formatting
    requirements, including a reference list and matching in-text citations.
    Weight: 20%

    More than 8 errors present

    7-8 errors present

    5-6 errors present

    3-4 errors present

    0-2 errors present

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