HIST410 Week 3 Course Project Topic Selection (November 2019)

HIST 410 Contemporary History

Week 3 Course Project Topic Selection

Required Resources

No specific resources are required for this activity. Conduct general research and/or skim the textbook to help you select a topic.


You will work on a research project for the duration of this course that you will deliver as a presentation in Week 8. For this project, select a person whom you believe had significant influence (positive or negative) on a movement for social, economic, and/or political change in the 20th and 21st centuries. Explore and address the following in your project:

Summarize the person’s ideas.

How did the ideas or changes affect the establishment and status quo?

What was the context in which this person proposed ideas/change?

How did the government or the people respond to the ideas/change?

What sort of following or support did he/she have?

How have the ideas/actions of the person influenced contemporary cultures and ideas?

For the final presentation, make sure to go beyond the surface information and go into depth about the person you are researching.

Here is a brief breakdown of the project so that you can plan your time in the course:



Week 3

Topic Selection