Historians Must Contextualize the Election for Voters


Historians Must Contextualize the Election for Voters

This information is crucial for getting the election right.
Explore: Read this excerpt on Bunk.  Create your own collection, and add these 4 articles. Do you agree/disagree with Freeman's quote:
"Others contend scholars who engage with the public aren’t “serious” about their work, an idea that is thankfully fading — albeit gradually. But in truth, given the unprecedented nature of our crisis, there could be no better time — indeed, no more urgent a time — for historians to engage the public with gusto." 
Explain your answer here. Add 1 connec

Historians Shouldn’t Be Pundits

Comparing Donald Trump to Nixon and Hitler might be good for TV, but bad for history.
Explore (cont.):  Annotate the excerpt you chose & added from Bunk, using the excerpts connected to the one above by Historian Joanne Freeman.   

Explain: Read this excerpt and the one below, "Why (Some) Historians Should Be Pundits."  Compare and contrast this Bunk excerpt with the except  below, and annotate your thoughts on both in the corresponding boxes.
Donald Trump

Why (Some) Historians Should Be Pundits

The question isn’t whether they have anything of value to offer. It’s whether they can avoid partisan vituperation along the way.
Explain (cont.) When you are done comparing/contrasting this excerpt, annotate your thoughts here, then read the one below.  You will need to save your work,  and when you finish the Twitter excerpt/ activity below, be ready to share your collection with your teacher/classmates. Proof your work as you go along! Add a title to your collection, too.

Making History Go Viral

Historians used the Twitter thread to add context and accuracy to the news cycle in 2018. Here’s how they did it.
Elaborate: In her excerpt above, Historian Joanne Freeman refers to "Twitterstorians" Read this excerpt from Bunk, and create your own Tweet here commenting on Freeman's excerpt. Create an original hashtag to illustrate your point just for fun! (If you are of age and allowed,  share your Tweet with a link to your collection!)

Reminder, you should have a total of 5 excerpts in your collection before you finalize. These 4 plus one you added and annotated connected to the Freeman excerpt above.