End of week 12 assignments

Weekly writing assignment

Creating the “mind map” or “systems thinking map” in class, and your freewrite from Thursday will have given you a lot of ideas to think about the connections between tea, power, opium, colonialism, imperialism and a whole lot of other big issues. (Click on the photos for larger view)

Use this week’s post to explore how your understanding of tea and its place in history has changed over the past few weeks. You can draw on various materials from weeks 9 through 12. Write two paragraphs (more is fine if you have more to say!), and post on your website under the category “FYS-tea”.

Systems thinking map other side
Thursday, Nov. 14: systems thinking experiment
Systems thinking map right
Thursday, Nov. 14: systems thinking experiment
systems thinking map middle
Thursday, Nov. 14: systems thinking experiment
systems thinking map left
Thursday, Nov. 14: systems thinking experiment

 

Preparing for second essay:

Look through the materials we have covered so far, and refresh your memory on the main contents. In class on Tuesday we will do an exercise to help you think creatively and analytically for a good question or argument for your second essay.

Declaration: read carefully and then go to Canvas and fill out the quiz.

  • I wrote a blog post of 2 paragraphs exploring how my understanding of tea in world history has changed.
  • I posted it on my website under the category FYS-tea.
  • I have looked through the course materials so far and have a good recollection of the main ideas in the texts and other materials we used in class.