Day 58: Return of the Current Event! (5/27/11)


  • Research, Evidence, and Point-of-View: Students detect the different historical points of view on historical events and determine the context in which the historical statements were made (the questions asked, sources used, author’s perspectives).
  • Historical Interpretation: Students understand and distinguish cause, effect, sequence, and correlation in historical events, including the long- and short-term causal relations.

Aim: The historians of 2016 will make connections to the current events discussed in class to that of events and trends in medieval history.

Task 1: Submit your homework. If you already submitted your homework online last night, you do not have to submit it again.

Task 2 Quick Question: Of all the events happening in the world, what do you think is the most important? Why do you think that? Some recent events are the retirement of the space shuttle, wars still going on in Iraq, civil war in Libya, the upcoming 2012 presidential election, tornadoes in the middle of the country, Oprah's retirement, rising gas prices, revolutions in Egypt and other middle eastern counties.

Task 3: Participate in the final project presentations by tracking your teammates when they are speaking and taking their online quizzes when they are finished.

Task 4: Track CNN Student News and participate in the discussion that follows.

Homework: New current event for Tuesday. Here is the form that you are going to use if you need a little reminder.

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