Assignment 3: The Journal Assignment
Starting this module, you will maintain a journal that will give you an opportunity to reflect on your reactions to the assigned readings and discussion each module. This ungraded assignment will also serve as a platform to prepare for the LASA assignments due inModules 3 and 5.
This assignment will enable you to develop and express your growing understanding of the way groups have come together (or resisted coming together) in American history, which will help you gain a broader perspective on social issues and act as primary agents of socialization.
The Journal Assignment: Prediscussion
For your journal entry, reflect on the topics and concepts covered as part of the readings to this point and your reactions to these. What is familiar in the material and what is new based on what you have learned in this course? What poses a challenge to the way you have customarily thought about these concepts? What connections are you making to your own sense of what it means to be an American, an immigrant, or a citizen?
When writing your journal entry, you may use the following questions to prompt your ideas:
Create your journal entry in a Microsoft Word document and save it as M2_lastname_firstname_journal.doc. Your journal entry should be of approximately 250–500 words.
Submit the journal entry to the Journal by Wednesday, January 20, 2016.
All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.