The making of the west peoples and culture. For your project, you will do the work of a historian. Do you remember what it means to “do history”? History is asking and answering questions. Historians use evidence to tell a story that answers some sort of question. If you need a refresher, go back and read the “What Is History?” document in Module 1 and watch the video about history not being the same thing as the past.
Before we begin researching and looking for evidence, we need a question. Asking good questions can be difficult. To help you with determining a good question to research, a list of possible questions has been developed which can be accessed via the hyperlink below.
To complete this journal assignment, you will do the following tasks:
- Review the list of possible topics for your project.
- Choose THREE topics that you’re interested in. (The three you choose must come from different subheadings.)
- Do some preliminary reading on these topics in your textbook, and write up your thoughts on each of the three topics after doing your preliminary research.
This journal assignment should a minimum of 300 words, 100 words for each topic you chose. You may compose your assignment in either the submission text box in the journal assignment or via a Word document. If you type your journal assignment in MS Word, make sure you format it using one-inch margins and double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font. Include a works-cited page if you have used resources to build or support your writing content.
In Module 6 in two weeks’ time, you will research one of these topics more fully and create an annotated bibliography. You will want to get an early start on the Module 6 assignment.
Videos to watch