Learning Goal: I’m working on a history report and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.

Read chapters 2 and 3 from How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed by Slavenka Drakulic.

Part 1: Slavenka Drakulic

Include a paragraph discussing the background of Slavenka Drakulic, the author of the book. This part is worth 5 points.

Things to think of:

  • What degrees does she have?
  • Where is she from?
  • Is she published?
  • Does she have any awards?
  • What are her interests?

Part 2: After reading the two assigned chapters, please include at least 1 page summarizing the main points of each chapter. Include in your closing remarks what was most interesting to you in the assigned reading. This response should be at least a total of 2 pages. Include in-text citations. This part is worth 20 points.

As a reminder:

  • Someone who is aiming for a C is writing 2 pages.
  • Someone who is aiming for a B or higher is writing more than 2 pages (2 and a half pages or more).
  • Someone who writes less than 2 pages automatically drops to a D or lower.

Part 3: Watch the assigned film clips and discuss the main points addressed in one (or more) of the assigned films. Include at least 3/4 of a page. Include in-text citations. This part is worth 10 points.

As a reminder:

  • Someone who is aiming for a C is writing 3/4 of a page.
  • Someone who is aiming for a B or higher is writing more than 3/4 of a page (1 page or more).
  • Someone who writes less than 3/4 of a page automatically drops to a D or lower.

Extra Credit Opportunity

Points Possible: up to 20 points (attach responses at the end of your paper)

Read chapters 14 and 16 from How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed by Slavenka Drakulic. After reading the assigned chapters, please include at least a 1 page summary of each chapter. Discuss what you found most interesting in each chapter for a total of at least a 2 pages. Each chapter is worth up to 10 points. Include in-text citations.