Writing an email with a historical question
Deadline: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 by 08:00
This week I would like all of you to write an email to my ES International School account for your blog assignment. Some of you who are new may be asking, "Where can I find Mr. H.'s email?" If you do not remember it, click on the syllabus box in your grade's history dropbar and open up the syllabus in PDF format.
Make sure your email to my schoool account contains the following points:
- The email needs to start with "Dear Mr. Hendricks,"
- The first paragraph of the email must give a brief introduction of yourself, including:
A) Your full name
B) Your nationality
C) Your age and birthday
D) How long have you have been a historian (or studied history in school)?
- The second paragraph is one that requires some thought and a bit of research. You need to ask any historical question you wish from the history we are going to study this year. Check the syllabus on this website for topics we are covering in class or look at the back of your textbook to see a quick listing of the chapters we will study. You can start your second paragraph with, "My historical question that I would like to know the answer to is this: __________________________________?"
- The email should conclude with "Sincerely," and your first and last name.
| |NOTE: To write an excellent question, do your best to be specific on a certain subject, event, or person, and ask questions with "How?" or "Why?"
- How have The Simpsons changed the face of comedy?
For fun, you can try and answer the Simpsons questions above on the blog right now and start a debate with your classmates!
- Why are The Simpsons yellow?
BONUS: If your question is "most excellent" in its construction and depth, I will ask you to find a famous historian via the Internet and see if he or she can answer your mind-boggling question. You may earn 1,000 House points if your question is well written and you can find an expert who can provide a suitable answer to it.