World History Since 1945: Letter Of Introduction
Write a short letter of introduction to me at the beginning of the semester. This should be at least one hundred words in length and is designed to give me a beginning idea of who you are and how I might best serve you as a teacher, and to provide me with an opening snapshot of the class as a whole. You need not use the following questions as direct cues but they may be helpful. Who are you? Where are you from? How might you begin to describe your community and what life is like there if you've come to NIC from far away? What do you miss and what do you think would most surprise me if I were to visit your hometown? What are your interests? Why are you taking this course? What are your thoughts and reflections as you begin this particular course? Are there topics associated with the course that you know will be of potential interest? How interested are you in today's world events and what media sources do you regularly use to follow these events? To what extent do you already try to use history as a way to deepen your understanding of international affairs? Do you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions as we begin the course? This is an assignment I ask of students in each of my classes. Although this is not a graded assignment, I would appreciate it if you took several minutes writing a thoughtful introduction. If you are enrolled in more than one class with me this semester, a single letter of introduction will suffice, but mention something about each of the courses. If you have taken a class with me before, please update what you sent me before and send me a new letter of introduction. Submit your Letter of Introduction to me through the Brightspace site ( https://mycourses.nic.bc.ca ).