“People” Essay Instructions
Assignment: Investigate a Society : ANCIENT GREECE
For this assignment, you will select a society that you would like to investigate for the duration of this lesson. You will be an expert on this culture by the conclusion of this lesson. Your society can be a contemporary one like your current community or another around the world. Your society may also be an ancient society such as the Aztecs or ancient Egyptians. Your choice of society is limited only by your creativity. If you would like assistance, your course mentor will help you brainstorm. It is important to spend time on your decision at this point in the lesson, because this will be the society you study for all remaining topics. In 750- to 1000-words, summarize what you have learned about the people, religion, cultural symbols, food, customs, and arts in your chosen society.
• A 750- to 1000-word summary
o A clear introduction, thesis statement, and a conclusion
o Full APA citation and style.
o *** Credible academic sources- most websites do not fall into this category unless they end in .gov or .edu and name an author.
o Sources are comprised of approximately 1/3 books from academic presses and 2/3 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Perform the following steps:
Step 1: Review the readings.
This summary requires you to provide a rationale for choosing a particular society that you would like to investigate for the duration of the lesson. To do this, you must understand key points about different cultures as outlined in the readings. Begin by asking yourself this question: What elements of society pique my interest and stimulate my curiosity?
Step 2: Brainstorm reasons pro and con.
You will need to think about reasons that support your reason(s) for choosing a particular society. Come up with as many reasons as possible based on what you have read about the society’s culture, music, and archeological or anthropological history, if applicable. You will need to support your reasons for selecting the society that you choose. If there are reasons that you would not choose a specific society, jot them down as well.
Step 3: Create an outline.
Turn your ideas into an outline. You can approach your summary in several different ways, either by laying out important elements of your society one by one, or by highlighting key points in your investigation of the society that you would like to learn more about. Be sure to begin with the most important aspects.
Step 4: Write a summary.
Turn your outline into a summary. Be sure to use specific examples to illustrate your rationale for choosing a specific society. Remember that you are embarking on a journey to learn more about the society that you choose, and you will focus on learning more about your chosen society throughout the remainder of the lesson.
Step 5: Save and submit your assignment.
When you have completed the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible location and submit a copy to your instructor below using the Submit Paper link.