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Read the extracts from the Journal of Christopher Columbus found in textbook (pages 126-143) Also read the article by Kirkpatrick Sale “What Columbus Discovered,” also found on Pilot. In addition, consider the material from the section introduction in textbook and lecture.Read the extracts from the Journal of Christopher Columbus found in textbook (pages 126-143) Also read the article by Kirkpatrick Sale “What Columbus Discovered,” also found on Pilot. In addition, consider the material from the section introduction in textbook and lecture.

Write an essay (at least 600 words), 5 paragraphs. First paragraph should introduce and summarize Columbus’s life and career. The next four should cover your response to the four following questions: Provide YOUR opinions of Columbus. Please SPECIFICALLY refer to passages in Sale’s article and Columbus’s journal.

1. Summary

2. In what ways was Columbus a hero?  (Refer specifically to textbook Introduction and Columbus’s journal.)

3. In what ways was Columbus a villain? (Refer specifically to textbook Introduction and Columbus’s journal.)

4. What points made by Sale (again, your opinion) are valid and which are invalid? (Refer to specific passages from Sale’s article.)

5. How should we celebrate Columbus today?

This Discussion Assignment must be sent by due date/time on syllabus via Pilot Dropbox. Be prepared to discuss your opinions in class.

NOTE #1: Our textbook is a compilation of selections from the Bedford/St. Martin’s History and Culture Series and contains both primary and secondary sources. Therefore, proper citation is very complicated.  I will allow the following when you cite work from the textbook:  (The West and the World, page number). To cite the Sale article, simply use (Sale).

NOTE #2: Points will be deducted for sloppy writing or incorrect format.  (See Discussion Assignment format under Content in Pilot.) Please review your paper carefully for writing errors: poor sentence

Write an essay (at least 600 words), 5 paragraphs. First paragraph should introduce and summarize Columbus’s life and career. The next four should cover your response to the four following questions: Provide YOUR opinions of Columbus. Please SPECIFICALLY refer to passages in Sale’s article and Columbus’s journal.

1. Summary

2. In what ways was Columbus a hero?  (Refer specifically to textbook Introduction and Columbus’s journal.)

3. In what ways was Columbus a villain? (Refer specifically to textbook Introduction and Columbus’s journal.)

4. What points made by Sale (again, your opinion) are valid and which are invalid? (Refer to specific passages from Sale’s article.)

5. How should we celebrate Columbus today?

This Discussion Assignment must be sent by due date/time on syllabus via Pilot Dropbox. Be prepared to discuss your opinions in class.

NOTE #1: Our textbook is a compilation of selections from the Bedford/St. Martin’s History and Culture Series and contains both primary and secondary sources. Therefore, proper citation is very complicated.  I will allow the following when you cite work from the textbook:  (The West and the World, page number). To cite the Sale article, simply use (Sale).

NOTE #2: Points will be deducted for sloppy writing or incorrect format.  (See Discussion Assignment format under Content in Pilot.) Please review your paper carefully for writing errors: poor sentence, grammar mistakes, spelling mistakes, etc.

 
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