Final 2015 1 Essay

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Essay
Final Summative Exercise
History 30643
Spring 2015

This essay is due on Tuesday, May 5, at 4:00 p.m. This is a firm deadline because I must get your grades in!!! Feel free to turn it in ahead of time in my box in the history office, 308 Reed.

In a well-composed essay of at least of 1,000 to 1,500 words, double-spaced, respond to the following prompt:

Food is multivalent—it goes in many directions at once. During this semester, we have discussed food in these ways:

Food and meaning—how people use food to make sense of their world
Food and economic activity—how people use food to make money
Food and responsibility—how people use food to manage the resources given them

Your task is to select one of these themes and analyze it throughout American history, from contact to the present. You should also indicate its importance for the future of American society.

The papers will be graded according to the following rubric:

A
B
C
Mastery of topic
Exceptionally strong familiarity with the material under consideration
Good familiarity with the material under consideration
Acceptable familiarity with the material under consideration
Analysis
Exceptionally strong analysis of the material under consideration
Good analysis of the material under consideration
Acceptable analysis of the material under consideration
Change over time
Exceptionally strong in analyzing change over time
Good in covering change over time
Acceptable in covering change over time
Thoroughness
Exceptional thoroughness
Good thoroughness
Acceptable thoroughness

Use of all appropriate sources: Wallach, primary readings, Diner, Pollan, cookbook analysis, class notes,…