To have students do selected assignments on world history after 1800 that require the use of their textbook and various other reference materials.
2-3 class periods
Each student reads through a list of assignments (provided on the lesson pages) on the period of world history after 1800 that they might enjoy doing. Some of the 25 assignments will earn the student 10 points, some are worth 15 points, and the others will earn the student 20 points each.
Class members must choose to do at least one assignment in each point category, and do enough assignments so that their points add up to at least 100.
My students like this lesson because they get to do what interests them the most.
Find a chart or graph that gives information about the history of man after the year 1800. Copy the chart or graph on your paper.
Make a map that gives information about 10 historical events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Show where each took place. Briefly describe what happened at each location.
Write 150 to 200 words about events since 1945 in any one of the following countries: China, Korea, India, Cuba, United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam, Soviet Union, Germany, Canada, South Africa
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions included.