For your initial post, address the following:
Introduce yourself to the class.
What degree are you pursuing, and why?
Where do you live?
What else would you like us to know about you?
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?
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:
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.
Consider this anecdote:
In 1479 BC, the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III marched his troops into the land known as Palestine to lay siege upon the city of Megiddo (later to become better known as biblical Armageddon). He was faced with taking three routes to the city: one from the north, one from the south, and one central route. All had their inherent dangers, but he took the central route, caught everyone by surprise, and won the battle. In September 1918, English General Edmund Allenby was tasked to take Megiddo from the Germans and Turks during World War I. He took the same route as Thutmose and won. Did History repeat itself? Allenby certainly knew his History.