Friday, May 13, 2016

Riggio AP World History ~ Important People in World History

Background Information:  The There are several themes that have existed throughout World History  These themes are Industrialization, Revolution and Independence Movements, Nationalism, Reform Movements, Imperialism and Emancipation.  These themes illustrate the changes that helped set in motion the increase in the power of the West in the world at large.

Task:  You are to choose one of the aforementioned themes of World History and discuss TWO individuals that personified that theme.  You are to discuss ONE Male and ONE Female.  They must be related to the same theme and have had similar goals, but they do NOT have to have worked together!  You should try to avoid people from the United States.  Papers should discuss the background information of each individual, the contributions/activities of each individual and their impact on World History.  Your introduction should include a thesis and examine the theme.  Your conclusion should establish a connection between the two individuals by comparing and contrasting their achievements.

Recommended Resources:

  • History Study Center
  • World Book Online (Choose Student Edition)
  • Biography Reference Center
  • ABC-CLIO World History Ancient & Medieval Eras
  • ABC-ClIO Modern Era
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers  
eBooks & Print Book Collection- 
  • Search our catalog by historical time period, persons, etc. 

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