Application Exercises for Teams
TRAs prepare students to take part in application exercises in their teams, which guide the team in analyzing the assigned primary sources as evidence of the cultures that produced them. Each application exercise asks teams consider how the different elements of culture influence one another, both positively and negatively.
To prepare for each application exercise, in addition to reviewing the primary source reading in depth, you must
(a) be present for the mini application exercise following each TRA (10 points), and then
(b) bring with you to the next class a preparation page addressing the focus of the exercise, as reviewed in class and posted in the schedule for the relevant unit (another 10 points).
Your page of notes should have
- the focus statement copied at the top, followed by
- 3-5 sets of passages & paraphrase from the source that help address the focus of the exercise, as requested in the prompt posted in the schedule, making sure that
- each set of passages is marked with the specific page number(s) of the primary source from which details were drawn.
Points for both (a) & (b) will be added to the group team assignment score.