This is a challenging set of 21 research questions for a 20th Century American History class studying the decade 1990-1999.
The questions are organized chronologically, and there are two questions per year in many cases. Here is what is GREAT about this assignment: it's fully customizable! For instance, you might use only 10 of these questions instead of the 21 in the packet. You might choose 5 of the questions and ask students to conduct in-depth research for a full-length report. The possibilities are endless!
I decided to make a research assignment that required strong critical thinking skills and better research skills and - above all - taught an appreciation for 20th Century American history.
Here is a sample question from this assignment: Combat operations during the Persian Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm, began on January 17, 1991 when American and allied forces began launching air attacks on Iraqi forces. What was the reason President George H.W. Bush gave for engaging in warfare with Iraq?
Additional topics include Mandela's release from prison and eventual presidency in South Africa, the launch of the Hubble Telescope, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, H. Ross Perot's presidential bid, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the first web browser, the O.J. Simpson murder case, the implementation of NAFTA, the Major League Baseball strike, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Bosnian War, the release of Nintendo 64, Madeleine Albright's appointment to Secretary of State, Dolly the Sheep, the Clinton impeachment, the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, the death of Princess Diana, and the U.S. returning the Panama Canal to Panama.
Included, please find the assignment and an answer key with links to reputable websites where I found these answers.
You may use all 21 questions - or any combination you need - depending of course on your goals.
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