10% OF YOUR GRADE will be based on your group's success at editing two Wikipedia entries. The first will involve a section of La Gente. The second will involve some aspect of your group project. Groups will sign up for chapters of the book on Slack starting February 1 and lead discussion of the sections of that book on February 13. We will learn and edit Wikipedia on February 20. Please submit evidence of your edits before April 19th. Grades will be based upon how well your edits hold up over time and will therefore not be assigned until the final exam period.
15% OF YOUR GRADE will be based upon a paper concerning the book Vacationland. The question is: “In William Philpott’s Vacationland, how success are the people of Colorado at shaping nature to their needs? [Very successful? Moderately successful? Not successful at all?] Why? Explain your answer, quoting passages from the book to help you demonstrate the justification for your assessment. The resulting paper should be 5-7 pages long, double-spaced, 1″ margins. It is due via Slack by March 15th.