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    • The Discourse of Revolution The effects of economics, politics, and culture on historical texts
    • To become… “better writers and readers as citizens, workers, and critics of (our) cultures.”
    • England, 1775-1800 according to Michel Beaud’s A History of Capitalism
    • England according to Linda Colley’s Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1873
    • George Campbell’s Duty of Allegiance Edmund Burke’s A Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol American Revolution
    • What does this reading lead to?
      • A developed awareness of how texts work to form subjects and create consciousness along lines of:
      • gender
      • class
      • race
      • age
      • sexual orientation
      • etc.
    • How can we apply historical text analysis to our middle school classes?
    • What comes to mind? Activating prior knowledge- What comes to mind?
    • “ Historical” Texts “ That’s Just the Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby - 1986 “ Changes” by Tupac Shakur - 1999
    • Questions to consider:
      • What year was this song written? Do you think the year affects the song’s subject matter? Why/why not?
      • From what position is each man writing – observer or participant?
      • What does each author think about the world? Find evidence in the text to support your answer.
      • How do you think Tupac would react to American politics today? Why?