History is colored by peopleâ€™s perspectives. In this learning block, you will analyze personal assumptions, beliefs, or values that could influence the historical research of a topic and introduce bias into the projectâ€™s results. Personal assumptions, beliefs, and values can inject bias into historical writing and may influence the conclusions. This may be intentional or not.
Prompt: After reviewing Zinnâ€™s and Schweikartâ€™s personal assumptions, beliefs, and values through excerpts from their historical writing, respond to the following questions:
What do you believe to be the major distinctions between the twoâ€™s personal assumptions, beliefs, and values? ï‚·
What do you believe to be the major distinctions in their interpretations of history? ï‚·
Do you notice any biases? If so, what are they?
Focus of Response:Provides focused and direct reflection to answer questions posed
Length of Response: Answers provided are two to three sentences in length
Communicates Clearly: Clearly communicates key ideas and thoughts in a short answer response