Your Students get to write what might have happen with their own views of history IF things turned out different. There are no right answers to these brief clips of history only that it has to be written in correct grammar and the right length. All else is in your student's head.
My students always loved these types of questions because it made them think but be creative in their own ideas. There is no way that I can tell you what you MIGHT get, only that you will be surprised. And one paragraph is NEVER enough but it does get the students to thinking and to me 'that's what history is all about – THINKING.'
I have gotten many many different ideas over the years and I have used many of them to spur of conversations about "what if…" little tings had changed in history. People seem to could have made huge differences but so do events, languages, trade, physical features, etc.
Most of history could have been changed by one since fact, idea, thought, word, speech, action. I know because I tend to tell many storys – which is what history is – the stories. Front the river to the Acadians, to the slaves, to the Americans, to Thomas Jefferson, to the free people of color, to the French to governors to the president to Ruby Bridges, on and on and on.
Here is your students chance to 're-write' history as they might see it. Pick a sheet that fits your students and print enough for you class(es) and learn what history might have been like…..
The Time Continuum could just change is just a heartbeat…..