Contextualization asks students to locate a document in time and place and to understand how these factors shape its content. This poster reminds students when reading a document to ask:
• When and where was the document created?
• What was different then?
• What was the same?
• How might the circumstances in which the document was created affect its content?
The file is designed to be printed on 18" by 24" paper.
[Posters updated on 11/13/17.]
Image: Photo of the Great Wall of China taken by Herbet Ponting in 1907. From the Wikimedia Commons.