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I always finish the school year in my IB Theory of Knowledge classes and my ELL History classes with a “What If?” history project (though, with the advent of AI, I’m rethinking that since it’s easy now for students to have ChatGPT do the hard thinking for them and I’m not sure how to “AI-proof” the assignment).

You can see lots of resources and examples at The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons.

Here are a couple new videos about “What If?” questions that might be able to be used to introduce the idea to students: