Humanities Question


You will demonstrate what you have learned in the final level, defending the humanities, of the campaign by composing a codex (slideshow) on a topic that correlates with the defense of the humanities level. You will create a visual presentation to explain a historical (older than 300 years) game changer in two of the following areas 1. mythology/religion, 2. science/technology, 3. art, 4. music, or 5. literature and show how these game changers are pertinent in the modern world (within the last 100 years).

Your first game changer must be a historical person. Your historical figure can be from any culture or region. Analyze the shift this person had on the culture where they originated. Remember you are explaining how the game changers affected the subjects and how they impacted the culture. Additionally, you will analyze aspects of personal responsibility (the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making) in relation to the historical person you chose.

Your second game changer can be any other topic from the humanities from any culture or region. The second significant development can be the start/end of a religion, the introduction/repression of art, music, literature, etc. Analyze the shift this development had on the culture where it originated. Additionally, you will present it with a social responsibility (the understanding that an individuals actions should benefit the larger society) perspective explaining why it is important to continue to evolve with civic responsibility in mind.

Remember you are explaining how the game changers affected the subjects and how they impacted the culture. You are telling the story of your topic. Point out the customary practices/beliefs before the game changers and then after its introduction to the culture, what changed in that subject area, and how this game changers actions are pertinent in the modern world? As a story, it needs a beginning, middle, and end. For example, Imhoteps scientific/technological advancements in Egypt and now how these building techniques have influenced modern construction, the Sumerians use of the written language and now how the use of written language is more prevalent in our day-to-day lives than ever before.

The ability to analyze, extrapolate, and share data/information will be key in any industry as it shows the ability for critical and independent thinking. Likewise, it shows the development of soft skills such as using computerized presentation software, creating files, documenting source information, and being able to organize information in a coherent manner. This will serve you well once you master the TSTC realm and enter the workforce realm by being able to appreciate and demonstrate your awareness of previous advances in the humanities, as they add to the future of humanity.


In this assignment you, the traveler will:

  • Analyze key aspects of an area of the humanities and show how it influenced the humanities both in years past and in present times.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of literature, philosophy, and the arts on cultural experiences.

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

  • Articulate how these works express the values of the individual and society within an historical and social context.

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the creative process and why humans create.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills (CT), such as creative thinking, innovation, and inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information.

  • Personal Responsibility (PR) ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.

  • Demonstrate social responsibility (SR) intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

  • Demonstrate communication skills (COM) such as effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written and visual communication.


You can show you have mastered the humanities by defending it. To conquer the final level, you must present your findings by showing you have learned and interacted with elders from different types of humanities.

You will upload a slideshow presentation into Canvas for grading.

The slide show will have a minimum of 20 slides and a maximum of 30 slides including a title slide, table of contents slide, separate section slides, summary slide, closing slide, MLA citation slide(s).

  • The slideshow will have a minimum of 15 images.

  • Images are to be relevant to the content.

  • The slides will be neat in nature.

  • Minimum font size 18 on all content.

  • Use of succinct phrasing as opposed to full sentences or paragraphs.

  • The text will not have images or background covering it where it cannot be deciphered.

  • You will embed audio/video or script into your presentation or upload a separate audio/video or script file and submit it via Canvas for grading.

  • If audio is used it must be a minimum of 5.0 minutes and a maximum of 8.0 minutes.