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THIS DAY IN HISTORY ESSAY

Name of Event due:  October 30, 2009
 
ESSAY DUE:  November 9, 2009

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY ESSAY

 

From your internet provider, go to www.goggle.com and type “this day in history wikipedia” in the search box.  “Select the link “List of historical anniversaries – wikipedia , the free encyclopedia”  You will see a selection box. 

 

Using the months of November and December only, select any day from November 1 – 30 or December 1 – 31.  Next scan the “Events” category only and select a year and event that interests you.  YOU MUST PROVIDE ME WITH THIS INFORMATION ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 30,  2009.  (10 points)

 

Using this event, you need to write a one page, double space, 12 or larger font essay.  In your essay, be sure to explain why you chose this event.   What prompted you to choose this one instead of hundreds of others?  In your opinion, what significance did this event have in history?  Do the consequences of this event still reverberate today?  In other words, does this event still influence or impact society or government policy today as it did when it happened?  Explain.  (40 points)

 

I expect you to describe the particulars that made this event important to you.  Support your view(s) with specific examples.  Use added research, if needed, to clarify and convince me why this event is an important one to you. (20 points)

 

Lastly, argue and compare what you think the present day would be like if this event had not happened.  What positives and negatives would have ensued as a result?   (30) points

 

This essay must be typed and turned in at the beginning of class on November 9, 2009.  No credit for late work.  (100 points total value)