WOW! Lesson

WOW! Lesson

As you read and watch the stories that
make up our history, look for things that make you say to yourself “I
didn’t know that” or “WOW! That’s cool!”. You will convert this fun fact
or pertinent point into a

The WOW discussion is an opportunity to share with the class
something that surprised you in your reading, research, or study of the
topics we cover in this module. As you read and watch the stories that
make up our history, look for things that make you say to yourself “I
didn’t know that” or “WOW! That’s cool!”. You will convert this fun fact
or pertinent point into a mini-lesson on the topic and share it with your
peers in this discussion.
This assignment is designed to help you develop an internal dialogue
while reading and studying history. An internal dialogue while reading
makes us more effective readers and efficient learners, as it improves
understanding and memory of stories told in the text.
Outcomes

  1. Identify the origins of humankind (A, B, D, E, G, K)
  2. Describe the discoveries of Mesopotamia and Egypt that led them to
    be the first urbanized civilizations. (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K)
  3. Examine the semi-nomadic societies and the monotheistic religious
    traditions they established. (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K)
  4. Identify the first Greek-speaking societies, their collapse, and the
    emergence of a more powerful civilization. (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K)
  5. Examine how the Greek victory over Persia allowed for great
    political and cultural production. (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K)
    Instructions
    WOW! Lesson
  6. While reading the eText and explorations, as well as watching the
    video clips in this module, write down several WOW “I didn’t know
    that” or “That’s amazing!” facts.
  7. Select one WOW! fact that you noted and write at least 3 critical
    thinking** questions about this topic. **Critical thinking questions
    are questions that require you to analyze information and form a
    judgment. Questions such as “When was X born?” are not critical
    thinking questions.
  8. Research and find the answers to your WOW! fact questions. If
    you can’t find a definitive answer to a question, look for
    interesting related topics and list them as your answer.
  9. Use your questions and answers to build a WOW! lesson for your
    classmates (as described below). This may be the only thing your
    classmates learn about your WOW! fact, and you are the teacher,
    so please be thorough!
    Formatting
  10. At the top of your discussion post, state the WOW! fact (as a
    quote or paraphrase) followed by an in-text citation of your fact’s
    source. Use in-text citation (not bibliographic citation) in APA,
    MLA, or Chicago Style format.
  11. Write a paragraph (3–5 sentences in addition to your quote or
    paraphrased information) about why that information excited you
    or why you found it interesting.
  12. Below the paragraph, list each WOW! fact question followed
    immediately by your researched answer of at least a paragraph in
    length (3 sentences minimum). Each answer should also include
    an in-text citation or note in APA, MLA or Chicago Style format.
    (Note: this is a total of at least 4 in-text citations in your post and
    quotations should be used minimally in your answers or not at
    all).
  13. Include a bibliographic list (References, Works Cited, or
    Bibliography as appropriate) for all the sources you used for
    research. Remember these should be appropriate research
    resources—no tertiary sources.
    WOW Examples
     Example WOW APA
     Example WOW MLA
     Example WOW Chicago Style

on the topic and share it with your
peers in this discussion.
This assignment is designed to help you develop an internal dialogue
while reading and studying history. An internal dialogue while reading
makes us more effective readers and efficient learners, as it improves
understanding and memory of stories told in the text.
Outcomes

  1. Identify the origins of humankind (A, B, D, E, G, K)
  2. Describe the discoveries of Mesopotamia and Egypt that led them to
    be the first urbanized civilizations. (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K)
  3. Examine the semi-nomadic societies and the monotheistic religious
    traditions they established. (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K)
  4. Identify the first Greek-speaking societies, their collapse, and the
    emergence of a more powerful civilization. (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K)
  5. Examine how the Greek victory over Persia allowed for great
    political and cultural production. (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K)
    Instructions
    WOW! Lesson
  6. While reading the eText and explorations, as well as watching the
    video clips in this module, write down several WOW “I didn’t know
    that” or “That’s amazing!” facts.
  7. Select one WOW! fact that you noted and write at least 3 critical
    thinking** questions about this topic. **Critical thinking questions
    are questions that require you to analyze information and form a
    judgment. Questions such as “When was X born?” are not critical
    thinking questions.
  8. Research and find the answers to your WOW! fact questions. If
    you can’t find a definitive answer to a question, look for
    interesting related topics and list them as your answer.
  9. Use your questions and answers to build a WOW! lesson for your
    classmates (as described below). This may be the only thing your
    classmates learn about your WOW! fact, and you are the teacher,
    so please be thorough!
    Formatting
  10. At the top of your discussion post, state the WOW! fact (as a
    quote or paraphrase) followed by an in-text citation of your fact’s
    source. Use in-text citation (not bibliographic citation) in APA,
    MLA, or Chicago Style format.
  11. Write a paragraph (3–5 sentences in addition to your quote or
    paraphrased information) about why that information excited you
    or why you found it interesting.
  12. Below the paragraph, list each WOW! fact question followed
    immediately by your researched answer of at least a paragraph in
    length (3 sentences minimum). Each answer should also include
    an in-text citation or note in APA, MLA or Chicago Style format.
    (Note: this is a total of at least 4 in-text citations in your post and
    quotations should be used minimally in your answers or not at
    all).
  13. Include a bibliographic list (References, Works Cited, or
    Bibliography as appropriate) for all the sources you used for
    research. Remember these should be appropriate research
    resources—no tertiary sources.
    WOW Examples
     Example WOW APA
     Example WOW MLA
     Example WOW Chicago Style

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