Prepare 10

For Week 10, you’ll create a Prepare and Assignment for the week you’ve been assigned. The readings for Week 10 will help you understand this work.

Work through this Prepare document to help you organize your work as a group.

  1. To work together, you need to agree on a common work space. This can be a shared Word document (like you’ve shared with me), a google doc, a chat space, or even SMS. To begin your conversation, go to our D2L course page and look under the "Communication" tab for our "Classlist." From here you can email your other group members and decide on how do you want to communicate with each other and shared work. You can use email, phone, zoom, chat or any means that meets your group needs.

Question 1. How has your group agreed to communicate with each other?
Question 2. What common work space will you use to share work?

  1. Your work for Week 10 is building both a Prepare and an Assignment. To do so, consider splitting into teams.

Question 3. Who is on your Prepare team and who is on your Assignment team.

  1. Small groups work best when students have designated roles and well-understood responsibilities. The normal roles are:

Manager: responsible for communicating with all team members, making sure all work is submitted, and communicating with the professor if there are questions or issues.
Researchers: responsible for finding sources for the Assignment.
Recorder: responsible for formatting assignment after all have contributed their work. All takes notes during conversations
Technical help: responsible for helping make tools used (such as google docs or the digital humanities tool) work or communicate with professor questions.

Typically there are multiple researchers in a team. Anyone who does not respond to communications is automatically assigned to be a researcher.

Question 4: Who will take what roles in your group?

  1. Each week already has two background readings. Based on your group interest, you will build Prepare and Assignments using two-three additional sources. One of those sources should be a primary source. Your sources do NOT need to parallel the existing sources.

Question 5: What are some possible topics you (individually) would be interested investigating for your week?