January 17-22, 2012
Week 1: Introductions
Read Chapter 1-4 (Becoming Visible): Reflect on what you have learned from the chapters. Share with the class what you have learned from the chapter’s readings, about yourself, and any insights which you though perked your interest.
Discussion Questions: Women of Ancient Egypt made it to the top position as Pharaoh.
Compare women of those troubled times to women who have to face the trials today…such as no health insurance, single mothers, etc. (Please remember to be respectful of your fellow students and their opinions.)
Assignment Due Dates: Your initial Discussion posts are due Tuesday, January 17th by the end of day in the form of a 5 paragraph essay (see Syllabus). Now I know this is the first week of class and you may not be able to make the initial post by Tuesday and by the end of the day.
So, there is an allowance the first week to not do so. Every week after Week 1 must have the initial post made by Tuesday by the end of the day. Please make 6 responses throughout the week. You must respond at least 6 other times in paragraph (at least 5 sentences-One sentence replies do not count) form to other students to receive full credit for the week. One sentence responses do not count towards your grade. Pick a student who has a post which has not been responded to and make a comment. Take the time to reflect on what is being discussed. Be courteous and kind. Make your point if you disagree - but do so respectfully. I will send you an email if you are not adhering to the flame war document. Participate in the “C” game to break the ice within the on-line classroom setting.
Required Textbook: The required textbook for the course is Becoming Visible-Women In
European History, Edited by Renate Bridenthal, Susan Mosher Stuard, and Merry E. Wiesner,
Third Edition, Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. (ISBN#0-395-79625-3) Please obtain your textbook.
Book Store Website: http://www.drury.edu/section/section.cfm?sid=315
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Always begin each week’s worth of work by first reading the weekly Announcements and then visiting the Lessons tab on the Course Menu. Everything you need to know to complete your weekly assignments will be found in your weekly Lesson folder. All the lecture notes, reading assignments, and course instructions to your assignments’ submission pages will be found in these lesson folders.
Email: the fastest way to contact me is to use the Yahoo email. I check the yahoo mail throughout the day. I also check my email within our course almost every night with the exception of Sundays. I usually respond within 24 hours. You may also call my cell phone at
417-280-1370, if I do not answer-please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. I have been teaching for over 3 years and I have a huge passion for history. My goal is for us to have a good time learning and sharing this semester.
Syllabus, Turbian Helpful Hints, Example of Title Page-Bibliography-Outline, and The Basic
English Rules Document
If you have not had a chance to visit the syllabus area of our course, you may do so now by clicking on the Syllabus tab on your course menu to the left. I have a passion for history while also feeling just as passionate that you learn to write well. Ask me any questions which you may have about writing. Please refer to the Basic English Rules Document. All of these documents are necessary for the class. Print them off and review them. Keep them handy to be able to refer back to them.
Assignment Due Dates for the week:
Part A-The introductions and Ice Breaking game is due by Tuesday, January 18 th by the end of