Historical Context of Text        The Hobbit
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Amelia Earhart     Event Summary                  Impacted Perspective?Earhart was the first aviatrix to   She set out on ...
World War I     Event Summary                   Impacted PerspectiveWWI began in 1914 and ended in      Tolkien served in ...
Industrialization     Event Summary                  Impacted PerspectiveThe Industrial Revolution          Tolkien loved ...
Choose wisely. You must be able to explain  how the event may have impacted the     writer’s/reader’s perspective! Choose ...
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  1. 1. Historical Context of Text The Hobbit
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  3. 3. Amelia Earhart Event Summary Impacted Perspective?Earhart was the first aviatrix to She set out on a journey andfly solo across the Atlantic never returned.Ocean. Mystery can spark theShe mysteriously disappeared imagination-speculationwhile flying over the Pacific in1937.
  4. 4. World War I Event Summary Impacted PerspectiveWWI began in 1914 and ended in Tolkien served in WWI . He &1918. his friends were sent far fromAxis-Germany, Austria-Hungary, home on a quest of sorts & toBulgeria, Ottoman Empire fight battles in foreign landsAllies-France, UK, Russia, Italy, much like Bilbo & his friends.US (+20 other smaller countries)Nearly 10 million soldiers died. Tolkien survived his journey,In 1916, Tolkien was sent to but many of his friends did not.France.
  5. 5. Industrialization Event Summary Impacted PerspectiveThe Industrial Revolution Tolkien loved the environmentbegan in England around 1750. & opposed the industrializationBefore the IR, most people of England.made things by hand. This was reflected in hisThe rise of factories caused the portrayal of the Shire (wheregrowth of large cities and the Hobbits live) .massive pollution.
  6. 6. Choose wisely. You must be able to explain how the event may have impacted the writer’s/reader’s perspective! Choose 1 from this list: Choose 1 from this list:The Great Depression The Invention of TelevisionWorld War II Auguste Piccard ReachesThe Holocaust StratosphereThe Lindberg Baby Kidnapping Scientists Split the AtomThe War of the Worlds Radio Wiley Post Flies Around theBroadcast World in 8 1/2 DaysLoch Ness Monster FirstSpotted Talking Movies InventedThe Scopes (Monkey) Trial First Computer Built (ENIAC)

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