Directions for completing this assignment:
1. Open a new word document and save it Mod9PostTest_YourName. In a well written essay that meets the expectations outlined in the rubric below, answer each of the guiding questions:
•For your lesson assignment, you compared a disadvantaged culture with your own to uncover a need. Discuss WHAT you learned from your project. Include all of the following: A brief description of your project and the need/concern addressed, an explanation of WHY you think this need/concern is an important issue people should be aware of today, and HOW people around the world will benefit from the information you provide.
•So what? Throughout this course, you studied a wide variety of cultures. Explain how what you learned changed your thinking. Include all of the following: At least 1 example of a text (story, article, poem) that CHANGED your thinking in some way, how and why this text changed your thinking, and why you think it matters to your new understanding of the world.
•Now what? For the final part of your reflection, consider the following quote by Mark Twain:
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It
Explain how and why expanding one’s knowledge of the world helps to develop a more in-depth and enlightened way of thinking about solving world problems.
As you write your reflection, you need to use your best writing. It is highly important to communicate your ideas in a logical, coherent manner. You will need to write a minimum of one (1) paragraph for each question. EACH paragraph should include a strong topic sentence, support and elaboration in the form of specific details related to the question with logical transitions between ideas. You will need to use sophisticated vocabulary and a variety of sentence structures. Please refer to the attached grading rubric to understand how you will be assessed.
Grading Rubric (opens in a new window)