Reflect on your own historical impact responding to each of the prompts below:
- Choose a historical event that you have lived through.
- Discuss how it personally impacted you.
- Discuss how it impacted American/world history more broadly.
- Conclude with your reflection on understanding the present as a product of history and how each of us are impacted by history. [NOTE: with this part, be specific! Avoid broad, cliché statements simply declaring that “history is important,” or “history repeats itself.” Take this opportunity to deeply reflect on the climate we live in and how history has constructed it. One way to avoid romanticizing or over-simplifying a conclusion like this is to point to specific examples and prove to you audience that these connections between history and today can be made.]