AoW 17-04: David McCullough’s History Lessons – Critical Thinking Questions

Wednesday Bellwork

Answer the following questions like a scholar with complete sentences on loose leaf paper.  Each question is worth 3 points.

  1. What do you think of McCullough’s assertion that history gives us a sense of proportion? [3s]
  2. McCullough writes about topics with which he is unfamiliar.  How does he conduct his research and write his books?  What do you think of his approach? [4s]
  3. The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, criticize, or amuse.  What is the purpose of Alexandra Wolfe’s column about McCullough? [3s]