Discussion-The Minutemen and Their World
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The purpose of this assignment is to help you prepare for the upcoming essay on The Minutemen and Their World. Please post a response to Dr. B.’s questions below in standard, grammatically correct sentences. (i.e., no “textese”). Then, respond to a post from one of your classmates with which you disagree, explaining WHY you disagree with them. (Remember to disagree with each other respectfully.) You will not be able to see your classmates’ responses until you respond to Dr. B’s questions. Your first post should be at least 150 words long and is worth 20 points; your response to a classmate is worth 5 points.
Postings will be graded based on the quality of your argument and support with specific examples from the text. (Paraphrase your examples in your own words. No direct quotations.) Keep in mind that your postings should convince me that you read and understood the readings in their entirety.No citations are necessary. Here is your prompt, and be sure to respond to all aspects of the prompt in your very first post. :
1) From the Forward and Preface of the book, briefly summarize the purpose of the book and the type of history that this book represents.
2) What is the MOST important political characteristic about Concord described in the Prologue?
3) What is the MOST important political characteristic about Concord described in Chapter 1? Why?