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  • Le Critical Analysis essay - the Historical Context should be half of the essay! Explaining the background fully; helps the reader of exam essay to understand why events unfolded the way they did in a particular time period.
  • Some practice with context!
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  • Le Critical Analysis essay - the Historical Context should be half of the essay!
  • For every history essay, you will need to explain the background fully; helps the reader of exam essay to understand why events unfolded the way they did in a particular time period.
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Announcements and reminders:

Reminders:

  • The time has come for you to go and circulate to chat with the faculty! You may begin your visits on Wed. Sept 7th and will have til Sept 16th to go by their offices!
  • Next Contending Voices quiz is scheduled for next Wednesday, Sept. 14th! This quiz will cover Chapter 3 of Contending Voices, Franklin vs. Edwards!
  • If you need any guidance or support for the writing assignment or reading Ms. Bray has/will cover with you in class today, be sure to come by our office hours for help! Ms. Bray and I share an office hour today and I will be in my office from 3-5pm today!
  • Bring your 3 Blue Books to Seminar or to my office(FC 121) by Wednesday, Sept. 14th!
  • DO NOT WRITE YOUR NAME ON THEM - I will have a checklist to keep track of who has turned them in.
  • Turning them in will count as a lecture supplement assignment grade for History and Seminar.
  • You can purchase them at the campus bookstore or the Islander bookstore(next to Stripes on Ennis Joslin)!
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Announcements and reminders:

Reminders:

  • The time has come for you to go and circulate to chat with the faculty! You may begin your visits on Wed. Sept 7th and will have til Sept 16th to go by their offices!
  • Next Contending Voices quiz is scheduled for next Wednesday, Sept. 14th! This quiz will cover Chapter 3 of Contending Voices, Franklin vs. Edwards!
  • If you need any guidance or support for the writing assignment or reading Ms. Bray has/will cover with you in class today, be sure to come by our office hours for help! Ms. Bray and I share an office hour today and I will be in my office from 3-5pm today!
  • Bring your 3 Blue Books to Seminar or to my office(FC 121) by Wednesday, Sept. 14th!
  • DO NOT WRITE YOUR NAME ON THEM - I will have a checklist to keep track of who has turned them in.
  • Turning them in will count as a lecture supplement assignment grade for History and Seminar.
  • You can purchase them at the campus bookstore or the Islander bookstore(next to Stripes on Ennis Joslin)!
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So, why is it important to understand this?

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Historical context is the political, social, cultural, and economic setting for a particular idea or event. In order to better understand something in history, we must look at its context--those things which surround it in time and place and which give it its meaning. In this way, we can gain, among other things, a sense of how unique or ordinary an event or idea seems to be in comparison to other events and ideas.

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Historical Context Matters!

  • Questions, Comments, Concerns?
  • Getting the Context...What IS Context?
    • Historical context is the political, social, cultural, and economic setting for a particular idea or event. In order to better understand something in history, we must look at its context--those things which surround it in time and place and which give it its meaning. In this way, we can gain, among other things, a sense of how unique or ordinary an event or idea seems to be in comparison to other events and ideas.
    • Le Critical Analysis essay - the Historical Context should be half of the essay! Explaining the background fully; helps the reader of exam essay to understand why events unfolded the way they did in a particular time period.
    • Some practice with context!
  • Finding the Historical Context in Chapter 2: Bacon and Berkeley
    • Today we will focus on the first half of Hollitz's essay: Revolt on the Virginia Frontier AND Wooster's class lecture on Colonial Virginia
    • So, what exactly should we all be getting out of the lecture and text, so far?
    • Let's figure it out together!
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Historical context is the political, social, cultural, and economic setting for a particular idea or event. In order to better understand something in history, we must look at its context--those things which surround it in time and place and which give it its meaning. In this way, we can gain, among other things, a sense of how unique or ordinary an event or idea seems to be in comparison to other events and ideas.