The Biggest Migration in History
1)Responses to “The Biggest Migration in History”
Either listen to the audio, or read the transcript, of the “Biggest Migration in History” lecture, which you’ll find in the Week 4 Module in the Content section of this site. While listening/reading, write down responses to the questions/prompts that I pose over the course of the lecture. Your responses should be posted here.
Note: It is essential that you listen to the audio of the lecture, or read the transcript, in order to know which questions you need to respond to. It is impossible to complete the assignment simply by reading the text on the PowerPoint slides.
Find an article which connects to this week’s required reading (“The Veggie Vendors,” by Michelle Loyalka, which you will find in the Week 4 Module in the Content section of this site).
Make an effort to find an article that is interesting to you, and that complements or expands upon what you’ve learned in the reading. The best approach to finding a good article is to ask yourself what you found most interesting about the reading, and/or what you’d like to learn more about, and searching for online articles on that basis.
Once you’ve found your article, post a link to it here. Along with the link, you should post: a brief summary of the article, and an explanation of why you found it interesting and how it connects to the course reading.
Watch the documentary film “My Land,” which you can watch on Amazon . After watching, post your reactions to the film here. What follows are instructions for documentary reactions, as found in the syllabus:
Your reactions should devote a few sentences to each of the following (for a total of 10-12 sentences): A brief summary of the film, which simply states what the film was about; a brief reaction to the film which explains why you liked or didn’t like it, and what you learned from it/what you found most interesting; and an attempt to connect the content of the film to the content of class discussion or course reading.