AST1000/e-Learning activities/Overview of historical events and issues
e-Learning activity summary
|Title:||General overview of important historical events and issues in Asia and the Pacific|
|5 - 6 hours|
|Linked to Assignment 3|
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- Identify sources and begin reading general information relevant to an examination of historical events and issues in Asia and the Pacific, or a general overview of history in the region. You may focus your attention on the events or issues of most interest to you. Examples for topics include: Maori settlement of New Zealand; Indian migration to Fiji; the Great White Fleet in Asia; Qing dynasty, China; women’s rights in Asia/ or a specific country; Indigenous rights in a specific country within the region.
- While you can start with Wikipedia for background information, make sure you extend your search so your primary information comes from online journals and books. Remember the Regional Relations Repository and Recommended Reference Materials list on the course homepage. They may be useful for ideas on where to locate sources of information.
- After completing Steps 1) and 2), choose a specific issue or event you have read about that interests you. Write a 200-250 word overview of your chosen issue or event (it does not have to be one of the example topics above – you can come up with your own topic to suit your interests). You should use full citation details acknowledging the sources you used to prepare your response.