HIS 100 Week 1 Discussion | Southern new hampshire university
1-1 Discussion: Why Should We Study History?
Welcome to your first discussion in HIS 100. This space is meant to be collaborative for conversations about the course concepts and for learning from your peers' diverse perspectives. To ensure an interesting discussion, you are encouraged to think creatively about your initial posts and extend the points made by your peers. It is also important to review the module resources and read the prompts in their entirety before participating in the discussion.
Create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts.
For your initial post, address the following:
1. Introduce yourself to the class.
a. What degree are you pursuing, and why?
b. Where do you live?
c. What else would you like us to know about you?
2. Discuss the value of studying history for everyone, not just historians. Why might it be important for individuals and society to know the history behind current events?
3. Consider a recent event you have read about or seen in the news. In a few sentences, describe how knowledge of a past historical event could help you better understand the current event.
For your response posts, address the following:
1. Describe your understanding of your peer's current event by providing additional historical elements that may have contributed to the current event. Discuss the similarities and differences between your and your peers' perspectives.
Remember, this assignment is graded on the quality of your initial post and at least two response posts to your classmates. If you refer to any module resources, be sure to include an attribution (or citation) for the resource.