Question Timeline Exercise Instructions Purpose: · To highlight some of the most important events in Western Civilization from the Fall of Rome through the beginning of the modern era. · To provide a rationale synthesizing and explaining the development of Western Civilization. · To provide a visual reminder of the passage of time. General Requirements: 1. One submission either as a Power Point slide show or Word Document or using one of the online interactive timelines. 2. Timeline needs to be a horizontal line showing some chronological scale. 3. Timeline must contain 5 related events showing a specific theme in the development of Western Civilization. 4. Rationale portion must clearly present an argument for how these events are related and why they are significant to the development of Western Civilization. 5. All events on the timeline must occur between AD 5001500. Timeline Requirements: 1. Determine a theme for your timeline some ideas include: the history of Christianity in Western Europe the development of government in Western Civilization or important literary works or philosophies. 2. Using the dates AD 5001500 as your boundaries choose 5 events that occur between those times to place on your timeline. 3. Create the timeline on your computer. Use one of the following free websites or computer programs to create your timeline and rationale: a. www.myhistro.com b. www.timeglider.com c. Microsoft Power Point or Word (Mac equivalent is acceptable if it can be converted by a PC user) 4. Place events on the line in such a way that a clear chronological scale is evident. 5. The presentation must be professional well-written clear and creative. 6. Include a creative title for your timeline which matches the theme you have chosen. 7. For assistance with creating the timeline see the document titled Tutorials for Timeline Creation. Rationale Requirements: 1. Interactive online timeline: Rationale will be written into the timeline as 5 separate paragraphs one per event. 2. Computer program: First page/slide will contain the timeline and the subsequent pages/slides will contain the rationale written in essay form with an introduction body of 5 paragraphs and conclusion. 3. Minimum word count is 100150 words per paragraph or 2 full pages double-spaced Times New Roman or Calibri font. 4. Sources: Do not use outside sources for this assignment. Do not include any quotations. Draw all material from the textbook and lectures within the course summarize and paraphrase in your own words and include parenthetical citations indicating the page number or lecture from which your information is derived. Do not include a bibliography page. a. Example: The invention of the McCormick Reaper was a significant step in the changing scope of agriculture as it allowed farmers to plow larger wheat fields and plant bigger crops (490). Grading: 1. Both parts of the timeline must meet college-level standards for writing. 2. A clear chronological scale must be evident in the timeline and each item should fall between the dates provided. 3. Consideration will be given to analysis and support. 4. Consideration will be given to organization presentation and creativity. 5. See Timeline Exercise Grading Rubric for details and point distribution. Submission: · If you used one of the websites to create your timeline copy the permanent link for your timeline (each program has an option for sharing) and paste that in the submission text box. · If you created your timeline in Power Point or Word then submit that document through the submission link in Blackboard. · Do notemail documents to your instructor unless given specific instruction to do so. The Timeline Exercise is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8.
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