Contemporary Societies & Their Reflection of Historical Events

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Which statement best describes the role of contemporary history?

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1. Which of the following twentieth century events contributed to the way South Africa frames its contemporary history?

2. Which historian is credited with providing the philosophy to support the writing of contemporary history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We tend to think about history as stuff that happened a long, long time ago. But recent and contemporary events also fall under the category of 'history'. You can use this assessment to better understand how to evaluate contemporary historical events. Some points you'll be tested on include notable recent historical events and the importance of contemporary history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The role of contemporary history in the 20th Century
  • Recent historical events relevant to South Africa
  • Historians relevant to contemporary history
  • Influences on the history of 20th Century science
  • Contemporary history and non-western societies

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some main points on recent history, its significance, and how to evaluate it
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand some of the major historical events that impacted contemporary societies and figures who influenced the ways in which we think about them
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the topic to answer the assessment questions on major contemporary historical events, figures and trends

Additional Learning

More information on this topic can be found in the associated lesson called Contemporary Societies & Their Reflection of Historical Events. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of contemporary history
  • Contemporary American history
  • The influence of science and technology
  • Non-western contemporary history
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