Assignment 2: Discussion—The Promise of America
It is important to understand that Americans have a personal stake in the ideas, concepts, and theories presented in this course. With this in mind, begin by exploring your own American story, putting these stories in conversation with the larger narratives of nation that you have encountered so far in this module.
Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, respond to the following:
What does the promise of America mean to you? Give an example in your answer.
Explain how your family’s story or your personal experiences support or refute any one of the conceptions of America presented in this module’s readings.
Write your initial response in a minimum of 200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By the due date assigned, post your response to the Discussion Area. Through the end of module, review the postings of your peers and respond to at least two of them. Consider commenting on the following:
Similarities or differences between your story and the stories of your peers.
How the readings present the challenges and opportunities of individuals.
How your own experiences or the experiences of your family fit the descriptions in the textbook.
Grading Criteria and Rubric
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:40
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