3 discussions 5
1- You are going to read Chapter 3 in the text, the Myths of the West lecture, watch the two videos especially the Oregon Trail video, and read some of these diaries at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/diaries.htm (Links to an external site.)
You then are going back in time and take your family on a trip along the Oregon Trail. You are going to describe the problems of preparation, the geographic highlights along the trail, and the problems you face along the trail.
Finally you have reached Oregon the end of the trail and you will tell which problem you felt was the #1 problem of travel on the Oregon Trail.
2- This is the third discussion assignment worth eight points. You are to read Chapter 7 in the text, the Indian lecture. Then you choose ONE Indian leader from the following: Pontiac, Tecumseh, Chief Joseph, and Red Cloud. You are then to view the video on your chosen leader and also read the follow websites on your chosen leader: Pontiac: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Pontiac (Links to an external site.)and http://www.nndb.com/people/072/000049922 (Links to an external site.) Tecumseh-: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tecumseh (Links to an external site.) and http://history1800s.about.com/od/leaders/p/tecumsehbio.htm (Links to an external site.) l Chief Joseph: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Joseph (Links to an external site.) and http://www.indians.org/welker/joseph.htm (Links to an external site.) Red Cloud- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Cloud (Links to an external site.)and https://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/redcloud.htm (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
You are to become this leader and describe how you challenged the English or the United States government and what type of tactics your used and your level of success.
Finally you are to review all the Indian leaders covered in lecture and Chapter 7 along with your chosen leader and tell which Indian leader do you feel was the most successful and why. You are also to comment on two other students’ choices of leaders.
3- This is your fourth discussion board assignment worth 8 points. You are to read the text chapters, lecture, and watch the George Washington videos. You are also to read the information at the follow websites https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington (Links to an external site.) and http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-first-president/ten-facts-about-washingtons-presidency (Links to an external site.)/ (You can use a lot of information from this website about these facts concerning his presidency) and https://www.biography.com/people/george-washington-9524786 (Links to an external site.)
You are to make the transformation to become George Washington who has just been elected. You are going to show you he created the present system of government by making a series of administrative decisions that became traditions of government. You are also going to describe what he thought about the formation of political parties. You are going to show how he worked with Hamilton on setting up economic policies. Finally you are going to describe in his second term his foreign policy.
Finally you will comment on whether Washington could be elected president today. You are to comments on at least two students with their opinions of Washington being elected today.