Quiz Prep time!
There are basically four elements of identifying a historical person, place, issue, or event:
2.Time period (when?)
4.Significance (why is this important?)
The most difficult part of this (in my opinion) is the why, or the significance. There are lots of different ways a person or event (or whatever) can be significant. Here are some questions to ask yourself when trying to figure out WHY something is significant:
- Did it cause something to happen? What resulted BECAUSE of it?
- Is it an example of an activity that was going on? Does it represent an idea or practice of the time period? (In other words, what does it tell us about this time/place in American history?)
- Was it the first/last time for something to occur in American history?
- Was it something that failed, thus leading to another approach being taken?