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Cultural and historical context presentation

  1. 1. Cultural and Historical Context English I NCVPS
  2. 2. What does Cultural Context mean? <ul><li>Culture includes the behaviors, ideas, and beliefs shared by individuals within a particular group of people. </li></ul><ul><li>This group can be based around age, ethnicity, or social standing. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture is learned, and it includes language, values, norms, and customs related to that particular group. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does Historical Context mean? <ul><li>This one is a little easier to understand ~ </li></ul><ul><li>Historical context means the setting of the work that you’re reading or studying. </li></ul><ul><li>In other words, the time period and the place in which a story is set. </li></ul>
  4. 4. For Example: <ul><li>. . .a story which takes place in the 1880’s in Victorian New York City is going to be very different from one which takes place in the 1920’s in Boston, Massachusetts. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How do I determine cultural and historical context? <ul><li>First, use background information or prior knowledge to help identify the influences of culture or history. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself this question: what ideas about culture or history do I already know that I can bring to this story? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Second, use your own experiences to help you to relate. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself this question: have I ever had any similar feelings or experiences as the character(s)? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Lastly, let the tools given on the pages of the text (footnotes at the bottom; side notes on the sides) give you information you may not already know. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself: what do these footnotes or side notes tell me that help me better understand the historical and /or cultural context of this story? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Knowing the cultural and historical context of a story allows you as a reader to make a stronger connection with the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Because you make this connection, you’re drawn in to the story, and you want to keep reading to know what happens next. </li></ul>
  9. 9. So Remember. . . <ul><li>Use prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Use your own experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Use the tools that are given </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the story!  </li></ul>

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