Take your writing – and knowledge of history – a step further with these writing prompts from history.
- You are in the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York, on February 22, 1980. Who won the game? Who lost the game? How did you feel about the result?
- You attend the swearing in of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa in 1994. Describe what this event means for your family.
- You are part of a team of archaeologists in the jungles of Guatemala in 2000. What is your role, and what do you discover?
- You are quarantined after exposure to SARS in 2003. How did you get exposed, and what is going through your mind as you wait to see if you are infected.
- You attend the dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., in 2004. Describe the event and which part of the memorial impacts you the most.
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