Demonstrate that you can use your knowledge of the historical documents and the historical context of the documents. The Historical Interview is an example of your use of historical imagination, since you will write a fictional interview between you and a historical person.

The purpose of the Historical Interview is to demonstrate that you can use your knowledge of the historical documents and the historical context of the documents. The Historical Interview is an example of your use of historical imagination, since you will write a fictional interview between you and a historical person. You must write the in a dialogue format so that both you and the author are speaking. Do not write the interview so that only you or only the author speaks. Not only will you demonstrate your knowledge of the documents and the context, but you will demonstrate the relevance of the documents and the context to challenges that we face today. Please be creative and use your imagination.

You may choose any of the authors except Acosta, Bradford, and Byrd.

Total Points

Full Value Performance

Partial Value Performance

Partial Value Performance

Chose one of the authors of the documents from this semester

Did not choose one of the authors of the documents from this semester—(-50 points)

20 points

Described the significance of the author—(20 points)

Described partially the significance of the author—(15 points or fewer)

Did not describe the significance of the author—(10 points or fewer)

30 points

Stated and explained clearly the argument that the author made in all documents by the author on the reading list—(30 points)

Stated and explained vaguely the argument that the author made in all documents by the author on the reading list—(25 points or fewer)

Did not state and explain the argument that the author made in all documents by the author on the reading list—(15 points or fewer)

40 points

Described the important events and ideas that contributed to the acceptance or rejection of the author’s arguments at the time that the document was written —(40 points)

Described partially the important events and ideas that contributed to the acceptance or rejection of the author’s arguments at the time that the document was written —(30 points or fewer)

Did not described the important events and ideas that contributed to the acceptance or rejection of the author’s arguments at the time that the document was written —(20 points or fewer)

10 points

Described the significance of the document to addressing a problem or challenge faced today—(10 points)

Described partially the significance of the document to addressing a problem or challenge faced today—(8 points or fewer)

Did not describe the significance of the document to addressing a problem or challenge faced today—5 points or fewer)

Written in a transcript format

Not written in a transcript format—(-80 points)

At least four pages in length

Fewer than four pages in length—(-30 or more points)

At the end of the interview, sources are listed in a recognized format (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)

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