Hist. 101 = Early Western Civilizations

Paper 2- Argumentative Essays on Norse Diaspora

 

Question:  What motivated the Norse to continue to explore and settle new lands for over 200 years?

 

Purpose

Knowledge:

After doing this assignment you will have a clear idea of the role of the Norse Diaspora in the medieval world, and the complexity of viking culture and society in an era of transition from pagan to Christian beliefs.


Skills:

After doing this assignment you should be able to:

 

Task

  1. Read the Vinland Sagas (Saga of Eric the Red & Sage of the Greenlanders)
  2. Read all the textbook readings into the Early Medieval era,
  3. Write 2 essays that put forth the same argument answering the following question:
    1. -(50%)- Format 1 = 350-500 word essay
    2. -(50%)- Format 2 =  150-200 word essay

 

Using the Vinland Sagas (as your main primary source) along with the textbook, make an argument to answer the following question:

 What motivated the Norse to continue to explore and settle new lands for over 200 years?


 

Submission instructions/Requirements (Failure to follow any of these will result in grade deductions)

-Submit paper as an attachment in the assignment box of Canvas before the due date and time.

-Must be in one of the following formats:    doc, docx, or pdf

-You must  use Footnotes for all information except that which comes from your own mind.

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-Most follow the formatting outlined on the syllabus and Kinch’s Writing Guide.

 

 

Criteria

You will be assessed on your ability to analyze the historical era to develop, set forth, and prove your argument using primary and secondary sources effectively in two different lengths.