Download kB Preview Abstract This descriptive study investigates the ways that students in an Ancient History class make meaning of past events by relating them to their present lives and experiences. The study is grounded in theories of historical thinking, particularly focusing on the concepts of presentism and its usefulness for examining classroom teaching.
Today, the accessibility of books has been taken to an extreme. How then, have these e-readers changed the interactivity between people and their literature? There are the obvious differences in technology we see when comparing the iPad or Kindle book to a simple paperback book.
Those who own e-readers have thousands of books at their fingertips at any given time. Does this instantaneous access to literature change the way we interact with print?
Thanks to the Internet, many types of print literature magazines, newspapers, books have been thrown to the side as electronic versions pop up. Why bother buying a newspaper when you can log on to Yahoo!
Printed text is slowly but surely becoming obsolete, as electronic versions become more popular because of their ease of use. When it comes to printed books, most are made up of signatures. Signatures are the individual sections of a book that can then be sewn together and into the binding of the book by machine or by hand to create a finished product.
Signatures were originally created by folding large sheets of paper with various pages of text on them, and then stitching the insides to the binding of the book.
This meant that the pages of the book were sealed this is known as an uncut book or a deckle-edge book. Can you imagine having to cut the pages of your book when you finally received it?
Today, our ease of access to literature means we can interact so much more with our texts, no matter what our social standing.
The pages of this book are uncut. This is an extreme contrast to interaction with literature even just a few decades ago. They had to send the journalist a letter or just discuss it with others around them who had read the story. This instant interaction between writer, reader and text is just another part of the new way we interact with literature and printed text.
From differences in accessibility to author-reader interaction, the interactivity of books has experienced major shifts in the last few decades. For further reading on ancient texts, visit the British Library at:Connecting Past and Present.
Leaded gasoline was studied next, but because of the lead oxide it produced when it was burned, it was poisonous, endangering the health of citizens and the environment (Steinberg ). The analysis revealed two categories of the students' thinking about the relevance of past events: (1) conflating the past with the present and the challenge of presentism, and (2) translating and adapting the past to the present.
Back to the Future by Connecting with the Past. In sum, when the present gets severed from the past, when common sense gets jettisoned and . Here's a collection of past & present quotes that I had sitting around. Hopefully you can put them to good use.:) 1.
Praises for our past triumphs are as feathers to a dead bird.
-Paul Eldridge 2. The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. -Lesley Hartley 3. The past is strapped to our backs. Connecting Children with Children, Past and Present: Motivating Students for Inquiry and Action 1st Edition by Eula W Fresch (Author)5/5(1).
Connecting Past and Present: Assessing French Emergency Powers in Historical Perspective. by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin and Oren Gross. November 23, by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin and Oren Gross.
November 23, Editor’s note: Some parts of this post first appeared in the book Law in Times of Crisis.