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The Social Sciences and the Discipline of History

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Transcript of The Social Sciences and the Discipline of History

Agenda
An Introduction to the Social Sciences

History and its fields

History Field Project
Social Science:
"a branch of science that deals with the institutions and functioning of human society and with the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society" (Merriam-Webster).
Social Science Disciplines
Historical Fields
History Fields Project
What is
History?

The Social Sciences and the Discipline of History
History Capstone 2018-19, INTRO UNIT

Economic
Political
Social
Cultural
Intellectual
Method
Focus
Immigration
Labor
Gender
African, U.S.,
Asian American, etc.
Micro
Urban
Economics
History
Psychology
Anthropology
Sociology
Political Science
Geography
Design a poster that contains the following:
Definition(s): "X History is..."
Key Quotes
Common Research Topics (4+)
Types of Research Questions (3-4)
Useful Links: Where can we find out more? (3)
Illustrative Visuals: Should include photos/images;
must
include an icon/symbol that abstractly represents the field.
Area Studies
Sell It!
I. Research your field of history.
II. Now tell us how great your field is!
With your collaborators, create an engaging 3-5 min. pitch about your field of history.
Potential options are:
Song/Poem
Rap Video
Movie trailer
Live Skit
Newscast
Commercial
Or, use your imagination!
Evaluative Criteria
1. Did you communicate the core elements of your field to the audience?

2. Does your presentation show evidence that all parties contributed to the project?

3. Did you execute your presentation creatively, with engagement, and by way of a fitting format for your message?
Step 1:
In-class Presentation

Step 2:
Poster
Step 1:
Find the following data:
Definition(s)
Descriptive Quotes
Common Research Topics
Types of Research Questions
http://www.library.ucla.edu/#journals
http://www.jstor.org/subject/history
Places to Look:
Definitions:
Keyword search; Britannica; Wikipedia
Early modern, 20th C., Gilded Age, etc.
Quotes,
Topics,
Questions:
Keyword search; Field-specific sites; *journal articles
*
*
Exit Ticket:
Intake Survey
Step 2:
Design Time
20 pts.
http://www.library.ucla.edu/#journals
http://www.jstor.org/subject/history
Places to Look:
Definitions:
Keyword search; Britannica; Wikipedia
Quotes,
Topics,
Questions:
Keyword search; Field-specific sites; *journal articles
*
*
Links,
Images:
Keyword search
DUE DATE:
Friday, 9/14
Pick Your Design Interface:
You must send your file to me
as a PDF
.
I will review your poster, and reserve the right to request changes before adding it to the gallery.
1. Include all of the elements of the field that you were required to research?

2. Balance succinct text with visual imagery?

3. Properly attribute your source materials by way of links and/or citations?
Evaluative Criteria
To What Degree:
To What Degree Does the Poster:
And the P1 Survey Says...
Fields Presentation/Poster Project Groups:
Cultural
- Sarah, Samantha, Tess

Economic
- Ben, Daniel

Intellectual
- Delaney, Megan

Political
- Naomi, Hannah G.

Social
- Hannah W., Amanda, Claire

Concern Areas:
Database research (6)

Chicago citation method (7)
Procrastination/Time Management (2)

Working with sources (organizing/synthesizing data, annotating, note-taking, argumentation etc.) (6)

Using Chicago Citations/Citing (3)

Using Databases (3)
Confidence Rankings:
Note-taking, Mind-mapping/outlining


Chicago citations, annotated bibliography, database research

Most Support Requested:
Most Confident:
Least Confident:
Skills Confidence:

Footnotes
Database Research

Annotated Bibliography

Mind-mapping/Outline
Note-taking
And the P4 Survey Says...
Areas of concern:
*Chicago style footnotes
*Using JSTOR and other databases
*Annotating bibliographies
*Outlining/organization for longer papers
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