College professors can hate grading.
That’s what today is all about. I’m behind on grading my online students’ work that was submitted weeks ago. Trying to tie it all up before they submit their final exam projects, which I truly look forward to.
For the Modern World History courses, students will be making timelines that show antecedents/ causes of some of our contemporary challenges— things like climate change, vast disparities in wealth, authoritarian governments, or Islamism.
The project asks them to think back 200 years to choose 5 events that led up to this crisis. Pessimistic? A little. But gets them thinking historically.