Over the past two weeks, our readings and discussions have been focused on establishing a baseline for understanding popular culture. In this module, we’ll
begin our tour through the four lenses, beginning with history. As we dive into the four lenses, keep in mind that each lens is framed as a way of seeing the
world around us and is not necessarily tied to the associated discipline. So, looking through the historical lens isn’t just about History Channel documentaries
—it’s also about how you use the lens to understand the past and present. As you write your initial post, answer the following questions:
In what ways does looking through the history lens enhance your understanding of popular culture?
Consider a current event in the news that portrays a historical element. How does looking through the history lens influence how you perceive both the
current and historical cultures referenced? Please share a news link to your event.
How does analyzing the relationship between history, culture, and popular culture have an influence on your discipline of study or chosen profession?