The purpose of this assignment is to:
Highlight historical figures who provide a different perspective on the history of Western Civilization.
Introduce students to the use of reliable reference sources.
Foster critical thinking skills as students review one another’s work.
Encourage interaction among students as they review and edit one another’s work.
Instructions for Creating a Page (Module/Week 4)
For the first part of this assignment, you will choose a person from the list provided, use reliable reference sources to compile a short biographical sketch for that person, and post your work to the Biographical Wiki.
Step 1: Choose a person from the list below and create a page in the Biographical Wiki. Check to make sure the person you selected has not already been posted to the wiki by another student.
List of historical figures for Step 1: Women in Western Civilization
Susan B. Anthony
Olympe de Gouges
Madame de Staël
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Step 2: Research the person using reliable reference sources. (encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.) and works of historical scholarship (peer-reviewed journal articles, essay collections, historical monographs). Do not use an open web search, popular magazines, or works targeting children. Do not use the course text as a source for this assignment.
Use at least 3 different reference works.