Assignment 4.docx

Assignment 4.docx

Assignment 04

T02 Introduction to Terrorism

Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be two (2) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements.

For this assignment, please answer the following four questions:

1. Identify the categories of domestic terrorism currently threatening the U.S.

2. Define “hate crime.”

3. List the categories of hate groups operating in the U.S.

4. Provide a brief explanation of one hate group’s agenda.

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.

CATEGORYExemplarySatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryUnacceptable

25 points 18 points12 points5 points

Student identifies all five

categories of domestic

terrorism recognized in the

U.S.

Student identifies most (3-4)

categories of domestic

terrorism recognized in the

U.S.

Student identifies some (2-

3) categories of domestic

terrorism recognized in the

U.S.

Student fails to identify or

offers weak identification

(0-1) of the categories of

domestic terrorism

recognized in the U.S.

10 points 8 points 6 points4 points

Student provides a clear,

logical definition of hate

crime.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical definition of

hate crime.

Student provides a weak or

unclear definition of hate

crime.

Student fails to provide a

definition of hate crime.

25 points18 points12 points5 points

Student identifies all 8

categories of hate groups

operating in the U.S.

Student identifies most (6-8)

categories of hate groups

operating in the U.S.

Student identifies some (4-

5) categories of hate groups

operating in the U.S.

Student fails to identify or

offers a weak

identification (1-2) of the

categories of hate groups

operating in the U.S.

Agenda of Hate

Group (15 points)

15 points

Student Student provides a

stellar explanation of one

hate group’s agenda.

12 points

Student provides a mostly

logical organized

explanation of one hate

group’s agenda.

9 points

Student Student somewhat

explains one hate group’s

agenda.

6 points

Student Student offers a

weak or unclear

explanation of one hate

group’s agenda.

10 points 8 points 5 points 2 points

Student makes no errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes 1-2 errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes 3-4 errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes more than

4 errors in grammar or

spelling that distract the

reader from the content.

15 points 12 points 8 points 5 points

The paper is written in

proper format. All sources

used for quotes and facts are

credible and cited correctly.

Excellent organization,

including a variety of

thoughtful transitions.

The paper is written in

proper format with only 1-2

errors. All sources used for

quotes and facts are credible

and most are cited correctly.

Adequate organization

includes a variety of

appropriate transitions.

The paper is written in

proper format with only 3-5

errors. Most sources used

for quotes and facts are

credible and cited correctly.

Essay is poorly organized,

but may include a few

effective transitions.

The paper is not written in

proper format. Many

sources used for quotes

and facts are less than

credible (suspect) and/or

are not cited correctly.

Essay is disorganized and

does not include effective

transitions.

Mechanics –

Grammar,

Punctuation,

Spelling (10 Points)

Format – APA

Format, Citations,

Organization,

Transitions (15

Points)

Categories of Hate

Groups (25 points)

Categories of

Domestic Terrorism

(25 points)

Hate Crime Defined

(10 points)

Assignment 8.docx

Assignment 08

T02 Introduction to Terrorism

Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements.

For this assignment, please answer the following three questions:

An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind. —Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) Indian Political Activist

1. Define “passive resistance.”

2. Discuss why it is sometimes difficult to distinguish terrorists from freedom fighters.

3. Discuss whether you believe it is possible to accomplish political and social change using non-violent means. Include in your discussion examples where violent and non-violent means, including “passive resistance,” have succeeded or failed. Draw upon the textbook and assigned readings to support your argument. Cite specific countries or movements.

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.

CATEGORYExemplarySatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryUnacceptable

10 points 8 points6 points4 points

Student provides a clear,

logical definition of passive

resistance.

Student provides a mostly

clear logical definition of

passive resistance.

Student provides a weak or

unclear definition of

passive resistance.

Student fails to define

passive resistance.

25 points 18 points 12 points5 points

Student provides a clear,

logical argument that sets

forth criteria designed to

distinguish terrorists from

freedom fighters.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical argument that

sets forth criteria designed

to distinguish terrorists from

freedom fighters.

Student provides a weak or

unclear argument that fails

to set forth criteria

designed to distinguish

terrorists from freedom

fighters.

Student fails to provide an

argument that sets forth

criteria designed to

distinguish terrorists from

freedom fighters.

40 points30 points20 points15 points

Student sets forth a clear

logical argument, citing

stellar examples where

violent and non-violent

means have succeeded or

failed to accomplish political

and social change.

Student sets forth a mostly

clear logical argument, citing

mostly relevant examples

where violent and non-

violent means have

succeeded or failed to

accomplish political and

social change.

Student sets forth a weak or

unclear argument, citing

weak or inaccurate

examples where violent

and non-violent means

have succeeded or failed to

accomplish political and

social change.

Student fails to set forth an

argument, and fails to cite

examples where violent

and non-violent means

have succeeded or failed

to accomplish political and

social change.

10 points 8 points 5 points 2 points

Student makes no errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes 1-2 errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes 3-4 errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes more than

4 errors in grammar or

spelling that distract the

reader from the content.

15 points 12 points 8 points 5 points

The paper is written in

proper format. All sources

used for quotes and facts are

credible and cited correctly.

Excellent organization,

including a variety of

thoughtful transitions.

The paper is written in

proper format with only 1-2

errors. All sources used for

quotes and facts are credible

and most are cited correctly.

Adequate organization

includes a variety of

appropriate transitions.

The paper is written in

proper format with only 3-5

errors. Most sources used

for quotes and facts are

credible and cited correctly.

Essay is poorly organized,

but may include a few

effective transitions.

The paper is not written in

proper format. Many

sources used for quotes

and facts are less than

credible (suspect) and/or

are not cited correctly.

Essay is disorganized and

does not include effective

transitions.

Student Opinion

Re: Violent v. Non-

Violent Means to

Accomplish Political

or Social Change (40

points)

Passive Resistance

Defined (10 points)

Student Opinion

Re: Terrorist v.

Freedom Fighter

(25 points)

Mechanics –

Grammar,

Punctuation,

Spelling (10 Points)

Format – APA

Format, Citations,

Organization,

Transitions (15

Points)


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