Six page paper | History homework help

 

1 – Read Completely the book by Barry Strauss, the Spartacus War.

 

2 – Watch the movie, 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk

 

Douglas as the rebellious slave named in the title. This is easily found on Netflix or it can be checked out

 

of our library: DVD PN1997 .S6378 1998 For that matter, you can also request it via GIL Express.

 

 

 

Paper: You have read Barry Strauss’ book (a product of 2010) and the 1960 movie, Spartacus. I have also

 

made additional resources available. In a paper of at minimum six pages, compare and contrast these two

 

works. Both of them cover the same historical person, Spartacus. Compare and contrast their portrayal of

 

Spartacus. Why are they so different? What aspect of the historical Spartacus gets emphasized, and why? If our interpretation of history tells us as much about history as it does about us, what is transpiring that makes these two portrayals so radically different? In other words, what is happening in the late 1950s and 2000s that becomes reflected in the portrayals of Spartacus?

 

 

 

rubric

1. How Well Does the Paper

 

Describe the movie’s and the

 

book’s portrayal of Spartacus?

 

How well does it do what is

 

asked of it?

 

Best: Answers inquiry fully or nearly completely

 

Above Average: Mostly answers the question with a few gaps

 

Average to Poor: Incompletely answers questions but tries

 

Below Average: Tries to Answer the questions but largely does not

 

Failing: Fails to answer questions and largely does not try

 

/5

 

Comments on Section 1:

 

2. Use of Primary and Secondary

 

Sources and Examples. Does the

 

essay adequately draw upon

 

source material to prove its

 

arguments? Does it have at least

 

three successful quotations from

 

the text?

 

Best: Paper identifies and uses exceptionally well sources helping thesis

 

Above Average: Paper makes use of primary sources sometimes & sometimes well

 

Average to Poor: Paper only occasionally uses sources and not often well

 

Below Average: Paper mostly fails to use/or makes brief mention of sources

 

Failing: Paper fails to use primary sources; it is more of an opinion piece

 

/5

 

Comments on Section 2:

 

3. Development of the idea from

 

thesis statement (what you hope

 

to prove) to supporting documentation

 

and argumentation to

 

a proper conclusion.

 

Paper proves what it set out to prove & is clearly developed with a thesis and conclusion

 

Paper mostly proves its thesis, but is sometimes unclear

 

Paper tries to develop and prove, but mostly is not successful and has weak conclusion

 

Paper is unfocused, looping in and out of proving thesis

 

Paper is sadly a complete organizational disaster

 

/5

 

Comments on Section 3:

 

4. Use of proper grammar,

 

punctuation, spelling, and the

 

elimination of written “infelicities”

 

so far as possible. See “Writing

 

Expectations,” Next page.

 

Paper averages less than three errors per page of any kind in writing

 

Paper averages around three‐five errors per page of any kind

 

Paper averages around five to seven errors per page of any kind

 

Paper bordering on being completely error prone, 7‐9 errors/page

 

Paper contains an unacceptable number of errors. Spell check?

 

/5

 

Comments on Section 4:

 

5. How well does the paper

 

describe the ways in which the

 

movie and book were porducts of

 

their time?

 

4.5‐5: Paper does an excellent job of suggesting how the movie/book reflects the time in

 

which it was made.

 

4‐4.5: Paper does a good job of suggesting how the movie/book reflects their times, but

 

perhaps stronger in one than the other

 

3.5‐4: Paper does an adequate job of suggesting how the movie/book reflects their

 

times, but

 

3‐3.5 Paper makes attempt at description but it is unsupported by the evidence, or the

 

Conclusion does not match what the paper’s evidence says

 

3 < What description, what evidence?

 

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