HIS 135
Unit 14:  Current Events/Current History
IKEA is everywhere these days, even deep in central Russia in the city of Ekaterinburg (Екатеринбург, also formerly known as Sverdlovsk). This was the same city in which Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918; photo credit Laura Mayol.
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What you must do in this unit What you can do in this unit
  • You may choose to listen to some short remarks by your instructor about the current events assignment as a mp3 file.  You can also read the instructions as a txt file.
Some videos that you can watch for this unit Extra Credit Options
  • For a maximum of 50 points, choose one of the famous quotes about the study of history--scroll down that page to find a list of quotes--(Get permission from your instructor first.) and write a one-page paper in which you explain who the author of the quote was, what he meant by the quote and then your evaluation of the quote's acuracy. Don't forget to cite your sources.
  • For 25 points of extra credit, contribute at least five photos to the Northern Virginia Digital History Archive.
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send the title of the site, the url and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.

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