Extra Credit for most assignments will be due the week before the Final Test.
AP WORLD HISTORY :
AP WORLD HISTORY EXTRA CREDIT OPTIONS: Available to all, turn into Mr. McDermott at least 1 week before the finals for this semester. A second semester movie/book list will come out soon. Options include:
1. See a film that deals with World History, make sure to get the film approved by Mr. McDermott by telling him the title. Once you see the film write up a BRIEF summary of it (no more than one paragraph of summary), and for the rest of at least one page write an analysis of the film based on either its importance to history, cause and result of the events taking place in the film, the historical accuracy of the film and why any inaccuracies were made, or analyze the cultural aspects prevalent in the film. Most of your paper should be analysis. The analysis can be one of those things mentioned and well developed or several of them and more. Worth up to 20 points of extra credit.
2. Read a book that deals with World History, make sure to bring the book in and have Mr. McDermott approve it. Once done reading the book, write up a BRIEF summary of it (no more than one paragraph of summary), and for the rest of the paper analysis should be done in areas similar to what is requested for the film analysis. Paper should be at least one page. Worth up to 40 points of extra credit.
3. Attend a lecture at a local college or university that pertains to WORLD HISTORY. When at the lecture take a page of lecture notes and include the professor's name, phone number, and office hours. Suggest that you get permission before hand and set up a good time to go to the lecture (so that you don't go on the night of a midterm). The lecture needs to be at least 2 hours in length. Turn in the notes you took along with the professor's info for 20 points of extra credit.
WORLD HISTORY - HON and REG
1. See a film that deals with one of the standards that we are covering this semester in class. Make sure you get the film approved by Mr. McDermott. Watch it, then give a brief summary of the film in a couple of paragraphs. Finally conclude with a paragraph in which you comment on the film's events importance to history. Remember, the honor policy is in effect for extra credit. Mr. McDermott has read the back of DVD boxes before, and has read a lot of movie reviews in his life, so be sure that it is your own work/words when doing this assignment. Up to 25 points.
2. Watch 3 historical based episodes on TV about information that we are covering this year in history. This can be from channels like History Ch., or Bio. Write a brief summary of each episode, and include why the events portrayed in the episode are historically significant. Up to 25 points.