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Examining Timelines Of Historical Events

Griffin Kelley, who is a co-teacher in Mr. Wozmak’s U.S. History course, introduces the class to an assignment that involves the creation of a comprehensive timeline.

Students will choose from a learning menu of online resources and from curated texts which are provided to them in Google Classroom as materials to establish a sequence of events that has led the current circumstances in Venezuela.

The topic is important because it involves a number of contested areas: oil reserves, humanitarian issues, questions of dictatorship vs democracy, and Cold War era rivalries — specifically Russia, which has significant interests in the Venezuelan oil industry, as well as in the destabilization of western democracies.

The assignment is an example of the blended learning environment at ConVal in which students and professional staff work together in a student-centered setting which permits for student voice and choice.