Fact or fiction?

  • Questions, comments, concerns?
  • Hand in your writing about YOUR writing! :)
  • Take out a piece of paper and something to write with. :) I want to know what you think!

So, are there any set definitions of the concept of truth?

  • So, what's the Difference?: Primary vs. Secondary Sources
    • Historians that are authors of secondary sources use primary sources to interpret the past; to make meaning of past events.
    • Examples of primary sources? Secondary sources? What do these sources tell us about the past?
    • How are we certain that we can trust these sources?

Get into groups of five and no larger! You choose your group mates! Each group will receive a handout with the following questions.

1.) Who is the intended audience?(The term "Audience" can best be defined as a reader, viewer, listener and consumer.) 2.) What is the artist's purpose? What are they trying to get their audience to think, feel, believe, say and/ or do? 3.)What is the artist's message? In what ways has it changed over time?

Let's take a look at something you may be familiar with. Image 1

Your task as a group is to ANALYZE the image and to share with your classmates your interpretation. I am not looking for specific responses to these questions, I just want to know what you think!

  • What is problematic about this version of events? Image 2

Reminders and announcements:

  • The time has come for you to go and circulate to chat with the faculty! You may begin your visits TODAY Monday, Sept 11th and will have til Friday, Sept 15th to go by their offices! Use this opportunity to get to know Professor Bray and Dr. Wooster they are an incredible resource for you budding writers and historians!
  • Bring your History lecture notes with you to class on Wednesday. You will need them to participate in the activity I have planned!
  • History quiz THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th in large lecture!
  • Bring your 3 Blue Books to Seminar or to my office(FC 121) by next Wednesday, Sept. 20th!
  • 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)!