At the end of each semester and/or school year, I have my ELL History classes do a final project where they have identify the most important people or events in history and, obviously, justify their choices.

I usually share a model or two from The Best “Lists Of Lists” Of History’s Most Influential People, Events & Ideas.

I’ve just learned that every July 4th, TIME publishes the thoughts of different historians on “25 Moments That Changed America.”

Here are their choices from 2017, 2016 and 2015.

I’ll be adding them to that “Best” list.