HIS 112
Genocide Paragraph Assignment




Baptism of Prince Vladimir (1890) by Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926).  Sketch for a fresco that is in the Cathedral of St. Vladimir in Kiev.  (Vasnetsov did most of the interior painting/frescoes in this late nineteenth-century cathedral.)

Source: http://www.unn.runnet.ru/pic/museum/kresch.jpg
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Read the material about the Rape of Nanking (along with the document background notes and the study questions) and answer the following question in a paragraph:

Citing specific evidence from the material about the Rape of Nanking, why did this genocide occur?
Your paragraph should be about one-half page in length, double-spaced with one-inch margins, font size 10 or 12; it should contain a concise topic sentence that directly responds to the assigned question (no need to define terms or cite a dictionary) and use direct, quoted material to support your points.  You may consider submitting a draft of your assignment to your instructor for feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about your draft. The questions can be general (Is my thesis/first sentence clear?) or specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).
Your assignment should be sent to your course instructor following the directions for submitting assignments.
Please take a moment to review all of my support materials in Charlie's History Writing Center for additional information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course..
The Genocide Paragraph is worth a maximum of 50 points.



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