World History Project - 1750 to the Present
Use the “Three Close Reads” approach as you watch the video below (next in the lineup!). If you want to learn more about this strategy, click here.
First read: preview and skimming for gist
Before you watch, you should skim the transcript first. The skim should be very quick and give you the gist (general idea) of what the video is about. You should be looking at the title, thumbnails, pictures, and first few seconds of the video for the gist.
Second read: key ideas and understanding content
Now that you’ve skimmed the video transcript and taken a quick peek at the video, you should preview the questions you will be answering. These questions will help you get a better understanding of the concepts and arguments that are presented in the video. Keep in mind that when you watch the video, it is a good idea to write down any vocab you read or hear that is unfamiliar to you.
By the end of the second close read, you should be able to answer the following questions:
- What, according to this video, was the earliest international reform network concerned with?
- What kinds of networks developed to help improve conditions and rights for wage-earners?
- What earlier networks contributed to the struggle for women’s rights?
Third read: evaluating and corroborating
Finally, here are some questions that will help you focus on why this video matters and how it connects to other content you’ve studied.
At the end of the third read, you should be able to respond to these questions:
- Networks are ways that humans connect and relate to each other, sharing ideas as well as things, often across societies. Why do you think international networks were so important to the work of reformers in this period? Why wasn’t it enough for reform to happen within each country or society individually?
Now that you know what to look for, it’s time to watch! Remember to return to these questions once you’ve finished watching.