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HST 306: Sports in U.S. History

Topic: HST 306: Sports in U.S. HistoryOrder DescriptionAfter reading and viewing the following sources…Sports Matters- Chapters 3, 4, 5, & 7Course Reader- Dave Zirin, “Béisbol: How the Major Leagues Eat Their Young”(from Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports)Online Reading in Blackboard- Felipe Alou, “Latin-American Ballplayers Need a Bill of Rights”Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story (film)Roberto Clemente (film)…Write a 4-6 page paper that responds to the following question:How have different groups and individuals made baseball, “America’s Pastime,” their own?Assert a thesis and support it with evidence from the sources listed above. Your paper should include a minimum of four sources.FormattingThe essay should be typed, with one-inch margins, in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, and 4-6 pages. A heading (single-spaced) should include the assignment description, your name, and the date, just like the heading on this page. A title should also appear on the first page. Finally, the pages should be numbered.CitationsInternal citations should be used and should include the last name of the author and the page number. Do not use block quotations because this is a short paper. Quotations should be no longer than 3 lines or 1-2 sentences. Citations are required when ideas are paraphrased as well as when sentences are quoted directly. There is no need for a Works Cited page and there is no need to use additional sources.If you choose to quote or paraphrase one of the chapters in Sports Matters, cite the author of the chapter instead of the editors of the book: (Alamillo, 94). If you choose to cite a film, use the title: (Sleeping Tigers).Grading RubricTotal Points: 200, broken into 3 components1. Analysis (80 points): paper is argument-driven, with an explicit thesis present, and includes analysis and critical thinking2. Content (80 points): all questions answered/all components of question addressed, paper includes specific facts and information from the source to support arguments3. Presentation (40 points): grammar and spelling, sentence structure and paragraph structure, writing style