History homework help

This week’s reading reflect on how historians navigate the fact that the very categories that often organize their analysis (e.g., race, gender, disaster, etc.) themselves have histories.  This can create a challenge at the level of research and writing: do we use the categories that are most meaningful to us, or the ones that made sense to our historical subjects?  Often the strongest works of history directly engage these tensions to highlight change, and sometimes continuity, over time.  
Write a 250 word post response to his prompt:  What are key categories of analysis in your topic? Is there any tension between your understanding of those categories and the way your sources use such terms? For example, you might discuss how you understand the category of disaster and whether it’s one that your subjects would have used to describe your topic.  (Alternatively, you may create your own prompt related to the readings and respond to it.  If you choose this option, provide your prompt at the top.)
Add one question about something that confused you in the readings, or one they left unanswered that you’re curious about, or one you’d like to hear others’ opinions on.
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History homework help

Respond to the following 5 high-order thinking questions related to the final unit of the course, ‘The Americas.’ You may number your paper 1-5, responding to each directly.
Questions:
1. In Western schools, children are taught that after Columbus, Europeans “carved out a civilization” starting with small settlements on the edge of a vast wilderness on the East coasts of North and South America. Explain why this way of seeing history is oversimplified at best, and entirely false at worst, based on modern archaeological discoveries. Cite or paraphrase something from the Charles Mann 1491 article in the Atlantic that supports the idea that Native American societies had a greater impact on the land than was previously thought, or at least taught to us in school:
2. Respond to the scene in Apocalypto that starts exactly 1 hour into the movie, and shows the captives being led into the outskirts, and then gradually to the most inner circle, of Mayan civilization, and ends when the main character is able to escape into the Jungle.
What does this scene, and the entire movie leading up to it, suggest about the relationship between ‘Civilized’ aka Taker Native Americans (The Mayans) and non-civilized aka ‘Leaver  Native Americans (The unnamed tribe of the protagonist) before the arrival of Europeans? The Mayans are clearly the antagonists in the movie, and their civilization is on the verge of collapse. Knowing this and all you have gathered from this course, does the film have an ‘anti-civ’ message or is it something else?
3. Thought exercise: What Would North and South America look like today had Europeans never conquered the land?
4. How did The Neolithic Revolution occur in The Americas? What were the similarities/differences between the American and Middle Eastern Neolithic Revolutions?
5. Respond, in 1-2 paragraphs with your thoughts about the unit. You may choose to respond to the professor’s thoughts on the ‘Big ideas’ powerpoint attached to the assignment. When thinking about the themes  of the class such as Power/domination, Control of Nature, Takers/Leavers, and Collapse of Civilizations, what can we learn that would be useful to us today from uncovering the truth about the way the diverse peoples of the Americas lived in relationship to each other and the land before the arrival of Europeans? How can it inform our understanding of the current ‘Homogecene Age’ and what we can do to save ourselves and the world? What does the subsequent conquest and genocide mean to you with regards to our heritage, culture, and future?How does that impact your view of what it means to be American?
Cite sources from the course and/or outside sources where appropriate.

History homework help

PLEASE ANSWER THESE ON SEPARATE DOCS THANKS (MIN 250 WORDS)
 
DB3
 

  1. How do the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path affect the daily lives of Buddhists? How would your life change if you adopted these standards for daily living?

 
DB 4 PLEASE ANSWER THESE TWO BELOW SEPARATE DOCS
 
PART 1
What is your understanding of the Dao? How would you explain it to someone who had never heard of it before? How do you see this principle operating in your own life and worldview (if at all)?
 
PART 2
Summarize in your own words what Confucianism is all about. What was your understanding of Confucianism before you studied this faith? Were any misconceptions or stereotypes dispelled?
 
 
DB5
 
PART 1
Briefly describe the three basic concepts in Shinto teachings about the kami. How well do these concepts mirror with your view and experience of nature?
 
PART 2
What impact did the arrival of Buddhism and Confucianism have on Shinto?
 
 
DB6 PLEASE ANSWER THESE TWO BELOW SEPARATE DOCS
 
Culture of Judaism: Reflect upon the culture of Judaism. What rituals and/or events help to create unity within the culture of Judaism? How are these unifying experiences similar to or different from the team-building experiences in the workplace?