Questions for discussion

Types of Questions for Discussion

Open-ended (reactions)

Information-seeking (give us some facts)

Diagnostic (analyze)

Testing (can you support that point with evidence?)

Challenging (how would you account for evidence that contradicts your view?)

Action (what else could a historical character have done? What would you have done?)

Priority (which factor was more important?)

Sequence (clarify the chronological order of events)

Predictions (based on what we've read so far, what do you think is going to happen next?)

Hypothetical (what would have happened if some factor had been different? If some individual had done this or that?)

Extension (implications of some historical truth for current affairs)

Generalization (based on the evidence we've discussed why did these people act as they did?)

Summary (what are the most important points?)