Unit 2: Snapshot Autobiography

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Objective

Given primary and secondary sources, learners will compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.

Introduction

What is history? Many people describe history as the study of the past, a huge collection of names, dates, and facts that you are expected to memorize. The goal of this assignment is for you to discover other meanings of history and to recognize why it is important to study history.

Creating Your Autobiography

In this project, you will think about the meaning of history by describing and illustrating several events from your own life, finding a witness to provide another description of one of those events, and thinking about the similarities and differences between the two descriptions.

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Access this link https://padlet.com/vanessia_gooden/gumj7mlv1teh to help you create your autobiography.

Password is etap623.

Discussion

After each student shares one event with a classmate, students will engage in an online discussion.

Click the link to participate in the discussion. http://today.io/1ls99

Students will discuss:

1. Why did students choose certain events and others? What made some events more important, or memorable than others?

2. Was it difficult to select events? Why or why not?

3. What types of evidence would be necessary to 'prove' that your selected event actually happened?

4. What happened when you asked someone about the event? Did they agree with your version? Did they remember something different?

Closing Comments

This is exactly what history is like. History is what happened in the past, just like the events in your life. Our work this year is to figure our how we can gather enough evidence to get the clearest picture possible of what happened in the past.


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