WRITING REFLECTION #2
Format: Cambria or Times New Roman, size 12, double-spaced, indented paragraphs
Length: 2 pages (3 maximum)
Due: On or before the last class (HS1101) and (HS1102). No exceptions!
Source: L. Hunt (2018) History – why it matters.
“Collective memories are shaped in many ways, from books and museums to television programs and internet rumors. Whether of traumatic events or national triumphs, collective memories do the most useful and enduring work of shaping identities when they are based on truthful accounts of the past.”
Learning Objective: You are to consider the various periods that we studied this semester and choose one specific interest on which to reflect.
Reflection is to involve a place, era, person, etc., about which you learned something new or interesting. This could be an actual event that you would like to have participated in, a specific place you would like to visit, etc.
*use your imagination, but keep it real (You might write about living in the 1960s so you could take part in the anti-war protest movement. You can’t write about being a medieval knight because you want to fight dragons and rule the world!)
Reflection is to be specific. For example, you would not write on the whole Renaissance period, but you could write about how the class increased your interests in the art of Michelangelo.
Reflection is to be personal (it’s all about you!).
*If your interest/future is in law enforcement you might write about how urban development during the industrial revolution required a new way of policing.
*You can write about your own learning growth. You may have known little about feminism, but this course led to you to develop an interest in the changing struggle.
*Argue your case. You may think that Yoko Ono was the greatest person in history(?!)…if so, use historical evidence to support your claim.
*Make a connection. What one key thing did you learn in class? You could write how an aspect of a class (Roman Republic) helped you see how/why our current world evolved; or how the Watergate investigation was very similar to today’s news.
Reflection is not a recording! Do not write the history of the Black Death, the Great War, the Women’s Movement, etc. If something about those periods interests you, address the interest specifically. I will be grading your work not on what you repeat, but on how you present your point of view/interest.