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Discourse of revolution


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Discourse of revolution

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