World History Project - 1750 to the Present
BEFORE YOU WATCH: Frames in Unit 6
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:
- How did the First World War cause changes in the way people organized and saw their communities, and how did it not?
- How was the First World War a threshold in terms of production and distribution, and how was it not?
- How did the First World War affect global networks, and what were the limits of that effect?
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:
- Based on the information you have so far, was the First World War a threshold event? Use examples from each of the three frames to support your answer.
Now that you know what to look for, it’s time to watch! Remember to return to these questions once you’ve finished watching.