Use the provided Module Three Activity Template: Historical Context Word Document to complete this activity. First, you will describe the context of your historical event using evidence from the sources you have explored. You should focus on a particular historical perspective (social, political, economic) to describe what was occurring at the time. For example, if you were researching the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, you could focus on the political context of the Civil Rights Movement and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Next, you will examine how and why a key figure or group participated in the historical event. Use the “historian think aloud” examples from the module resources as inspiration for how you might answer these questions.
Guidelines for Submission
Submit the Module Three Activity Template: Historical Context. While references are not required, any sources used should be cited according to APA style if you reference them in your responses.
Module Three Activity Template: Historical Context
Replace the bracketed text below with your responses.
Identify the topic you chose to explore:
Describe the historical context surrounding your historical event.
Describe a key historical figure or group’s participation in your historical event.
Explain the key historical figure or group’s motivation to participate in your historical event.
Articulate how the historical context caused or influenced your chosen historical event.
Explain how connecting your historical event and current event improves the understanding of your topic.