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Introduction

The exploitation of colonial resources and indigenous labor was one of the key elements in the success of imperialism. Such exploitation was a result of the prevalent ethnocentrism of the time and was justified by the unscientific concept of social Darwinism, which praised the characteristics of white Europeans and inaccurately ascribed negative characteristics to indigenous peoples. A famous poem of the time by Rudyard Kipling, White Man’s Burden, called on imperial powers, and particularly the U.S., which the poem was directed at, to take up the mission of civilizing these “savage” peoples.

Instructions
Read the poem at the following link:

After reading the poem, address the following in a case study analysis:

  • Define social Darwinism in your own words.
  • Analyze the motivations and consequences that Kipling presents for undertaking the “White Man’s Burden.”
  • What specific examples of ethnocentrism can you identify?
  • Were the “Half-devil and half-child” peoples truly uncivilized?

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

Case Study Grading Rubric – 100 pts

Case Study Grading Rubric – 100 pts

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength

5.0 pts

Meets length requirement

0.0 pts

Does not meet length requirement

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

10.0 pts

Paper addresses all aspects of the assignment.

8.5 pts

Paper addresses most aspects of the assignment.

7.5 pts

Paper addresses some aspects of the assignment.

6.0 pts

Paper addresses few aspects of the assignment.

0.0 pts

No effort

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis

25.0 pts

Throughout the whole work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

22.0 pts

Throughout most of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

19.0 pts

Throughout some of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

15.0 pts

Throughout little of the work, content expresses original thoughts or interprets the subject matter in a different perspective.

0.0 pts

No effort

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupport

20.0 pts

Throughout the whole work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

17.0 pts

Throughout most of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

15.0 pts

Throughout some of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

12.0 pts

Throughout little of the work, claims are supported with detailed and persuasive examples; accurate facts and circumstances are used for support.

0.0 pts

No effort

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar, Mechanics, and Style

20.0 pts

Throughout the whole work, the text is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

17.0 pts

Throughout most of the work, the text is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

15.0 pts

Throughout some of the work, the text is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

12.0 pts

Throughout little of the work, the text is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

0.0 pts

No effort

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA: Citation and Reference Formatting

10.0 pts

Throughout the whole work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style.

8.5 pts

Throughout most of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style.

7.5 pts

Throughout some of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style.

6.0 pts

Throughout little of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style.

0.0 pts

No effort

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA: Title Page & References Page

5.0 pts

Paper includes both title page and references page.

2.5 pts

Paper includes either a title page or references page.

0.0 pts

Paper does not include a title page or references page.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePrimary Source Reference

5.0 pts

Paper includes reference to the primary source provided within the case study.

0.0 pts

Paper does not make reference to the primary source provided within the case study.

5.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0