August 30th, 2016
Quote of the Day
“No periods make absolute sense, but some time frames make more sense than others. This is a fun intellectual problem that demonstrates, for me anyway, how history is really made by historians who are sympathetically attempting to understand the past.”
― Kevin Schultz
Today in History
- In 30 B.C.E. Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, committed suicide.
- In 1862 the Second Battle of Bull Run took place during the Civil War.
- In 1963 a hot line between the Kremlin and the White House went into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war.
- In 1967 Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first African American Supreme Court justice.
- Review PERIODIZATION and how it's used in history.
- Introduce Contextualization/Continuity & Change over Time.
- You should be able to correctly place events within a historical context and identify trends over time.
- Watch a short clip of Three Mile Island . . . try to place this into a time period using: vocabulary, photos, dates, historical events, ect. How would you "chunk up the periods of the story"?
- In groups, examine the history of the United States. List every major occurrence you know and then categorize them into periods. List those periods once you've decided on a name for each.
- Define: Contextualization
- Discuss why context is important when analyzing a source (local context, broad context, other context)
- Draw Contextual Process Chart
- View 4 presidential ads from 1952 . . . and answer the following question:
- What issues were important to the American people during this election
- What were the 3 main contexts from these ads?
- Examine the broad, local, and master contexts from these ads.