Assignment 1 This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin®. Instructions Please read this article about the Maasai People from Kenya. What type of society are they? What was their traditional social order, and have they undergone any social transformation? What changes have occurred? Is it possible to have elements from different societies mixed to form a more modern society? Do you think the Maasai will transform into another type of society in the next twenty years? Explain. How are the social transformations in a Maasai culture similar or different to the changes that have occurred in US culture? Be sure to discuss sub-culture, counter-culture and popular culture in your response. Short Essay Rubric Points Possible 20 points 17-19 points 14-16 points 0-13 points Response to Question(s) Writes thoroughly and effectively answers the question(s). Demonstrates an understanding of the topic. Response is at least 200 words. A solid effort, responding appropriately to the question(s). Demonstrates an understanding of the topic. Response is between 100-200 words. Writing demonstrates a weak understanding of the topic, or question is not fully answered. Response is less than 100 words. Writing does not demonstrate an understanding of the topic, is off-topic, or no response to the question(s) has been made.
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Assignment 1
This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin®.
Instructions
Please read this article about the Maasai People from Kenya. What type of society are they?
What was their traditional social order, and have they undergone any social transformation?
What changes have occurred? Is it possible to have elements from different societies mixed to
form a more modern society? Do you think the Maasai will transform into another type of
society in the next twenty years? Explain. How are the social transformations in a Maasai
culture similar or different to the changes that have occurred in US culture? Be sure to discuss
sub-culture, counter-culture and popular culture in your response.
Short Essay Rubric
Points
20 points
17-19 points
14-16 points
0-13 points
Possible
Response Writes thoroughly and
A solid effort, Writing
Writing does
to
effectively answers the responding demonstrates a
not
Question(s) question(s). Demonstrates appropriately weak understanding demonstrate an
an understanding of the to the
of the topic, or
understanding
topic. Response is at least question(s). question is not fully of the topic, is
200 words.
Demonstrates answered. Response off-topic, or no
an
is less than 100
response to the
understanding words.
question(s) has
of the topic.
been made.
Response is
between 100200 words.
Part 2
must not be mix together with
part 1
Instructions
Track the social stratification of your family tree. Did the social standing of your parents differ
from the social standing of your grandparents and great-grandparents? What social traits were
handed down by your forebears? Are there any exogamous marriages in your history? Does
your family exhibit status consistencies or inconsistencies?

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