Directions: in this activity, students will consider the present-day relevance of history. Students will choose an article from the list provided by your instructor inside this folder depicting a current event. In several paragraphs (2-3), students will summarize (in their OWN words), the main points from their article selection, and then analyze and explain how their selection can be connected to a past historical event by utilizing their knowledge obtained from this class, class assignments, video clips, and referencing their textbook when necessary.
*Has nothing changed (IE similar to the popular phrase ‘history repeats itself’) or
*Has new information been found (a new discovery or new theory perhaps?) or
*Are things improving today?
Responses should utilize numerous examples (demonstrating critical thinking), be well-written (demonstrating communication skills), and concisely organized (demonstrating planning/organization, and professionalism). PLEASE NOTE: this is not a research paper. It should be 2 to 3 paragraphs at the most, and no less than 2 paragraphs. Tip: providing good examples is key. *Do not plagiarize!* Do not copy your material from websites, etc.!
Provide the article title that you selected from the list, and if you used information from the slides or textbook, list the slide number or page number that you used.
* Choose one of the articles following below here to write about:
+ Cemetery for Enslaved Peoples (Preservation and Research) ( https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20190711/50000-grant-to-support-gods-little-acre-preservation)
+ Interior Sec. Haaland Announces Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative to Shed Light on the Dark History of the Boarding School System (https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/interior-sec-haaland-announces-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative-to-shed-light-on-the-dark-history-of-the-boarding-school-system?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=organic)
+ Belgium’s King sends ‘regrets’ to Congo for Leopold II atrocities — but doesn’t apologize (https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/europe/belgium-drc-leopold-ii-regrets-scli-intl/index.html)
+ Stalin and Putin (https://www.thearticle.com/how-vladimir-putin-plans-to-rule-russia-for-longer-than-stalin)