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Evaluating Major Historical Issues & Events From Diverse Perspectives

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How did the adherence to one historical perspective lead to the Nazis gaining power in Germany?

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1. Which of the following countries has the same perspective on World War II as most Americans?

2. How was the subject of slavery in the United States taught to schoolchildren in the 1940s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the purpose of viewing history through different perspectives. You will be quizzed on specific instances of employing historical perspective.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The regime that was able to rise partly due to singular perspective
  • Differing perspectives on World War II shared among the Allied and Axis Powers
  • How American schools in the 1940s handled teaching the history of slavery
  • Russian perspective of WWII's Western Front
  • A metaphor for historical perspective

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on evaluating history from different perspectives
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the differing views towards the Western Front of WWII
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding historical perspective and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about applying historical perspective to specific historical events

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on Evaluating History Through Different Lenses. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the dangers of singular perspectives
  • Recognize examples of different perspectives of historical events
  • Understand the bias inherent in historical perspective
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