Trying to get your students to see history in the bigger picture? Try this essay assignment that requires students to think historiographically. By using historiography in your classroom, you can teach multiple time periods simultaneously and provide much needed context that will deepen your students' understanding of history and the telling of it. A wonderful way to incorporate reading and writing into your history classroom. Worried about reading levels? This essay assignment works well from works ranging from children's books to academic histories. Written for a US History classroom, the essay guidelines can be easily adapted for any history course.