The purpose of this forum is to discuss creative individuals throughout history and share information that will enhance the learning experience of fellow students.
Look through the textbook chapters 11,13,14,15 and find an individual that you admire because of their exceptional creativity.Select someone who used their creativity to make a positive contribution to the arts and humanities.For example, an artist, author, musician, dancer.Do not select Hitler or any other individual who murdered or oppressed people.The individual must be featured in the textbook (11,13,14,15) and their life must date to this time period from 1700 to present.It must be an actual person, not a god or fictional character from a book.If you do not have access to the textbook, the chapter outlines include a list of creative individuals featured in each chapter.
Include an image of the individual or of one of their accomplishments with your post.
Your post must be original. Do not post on the same creative individual as another student. Look through the posts already submitted to avoid duplication. Post early to have the greatest selection of creative individuals. Reduced credit will be given to posts that do not follow this requirement.
Research: Use the textbook as a starting point and do some online research to find more information about your creative individual, their ideas or creative contributions. Do not simply restate the textbook.In addition to telling us about the individual and their creative accomplishments, discuss why you think they are creative.
Format: Two paragraphs.
Title: Use the individual’s name in the first line of your post in bold print.
Paragraph 1: (10-15 sentences) Describe your creative individual. When did they live?What is their country of origin?What major contributions did they make? Give an example. Tell us something interesting about their life. Do some research to find out more about the individual.Use your own words.No lists or bullet points or quotes.
Paragraph 2: (10-15 sentences) Critique the individual’s contributions. Why did you select this individual? Why do you think they are creative?In your opinion what is the most interesting aspect of their career? What impressed you most about their contributions? Were they influential or did they have a positive impact on society?How did they demonstrate creativity?”I think he is creative because…I think the most important contribution they made is…I think they were influential because….I chose this individual because…””What impressed me most about them…”
Include an image of the individual or of one of their accomplishments.
Word Count of entire post:350-450
Examples: Ancient to 1700
author or poet
scientist or inventor
Replies: After submitting your post, you are required to reply to TWO posts by a fellow student. Each reply should a paragraph of approximately 100-125 words.
Your replies should include thoughtful comments that relate specifically to the post. Was anything particularly interesting or informative? Do you have any additional information to add to the post? Generic comments like “That’s really interesting! I agree he is very creative” do not count towards the minimum.
Please note: your reply should be original and and give your opinion.Do not restate another student’s reply. Reply to a different post if another student has already said what you were going to say.Redundant replies will be downgraded.
Grades: This is your classroom participation grade. Posts and replies are graded. The objective is to contribute to group learning. Posts will be graded on quality. Full credit is not automatic. Points will be deducted for posts that are not on an original topic, or lack specific information or examples, or mainly repeat the textbook.Also, posts that do not have an image or contain grammar, spelling or punctuation errors will receive reduced credit. Posts that do not follow the format or word count guidelines will be downgraded.Do some research and make your post interesting for fellow students. After a post has been submitted, there are no rewrites.