WIKI ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
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.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 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.