Part One ---
In part one you will pick a quote from history - the time period we are studying 1650 to the present. You will pick a quote write one page essay on what the quote means.
Part Two ---
The second objective, you will write "Why we study history". Peter Stearns has a great article on this which will help you get started: https://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/aha-history-and-archives/archives/why-study-history-%281998%29