Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Getting the Most out of the Blog


   Welcome to the central information hub for Ms.Holbert's AP Psychology, Psychology, and World History classes. By clicking on each tab, you will see resources for each of the classes, a list of assignments, and a link for each week's presentation. This presentation will contain video links, any assignments you might need, or want to refer back to.
   If you have any questions, please feel free to email me: courtney.holbert@nelson.kyschools.us. I am always looking at more efficient and appropriate ways to utilize the blog as a communication tool and educational resource. Feel free to let me know of any suggestions for improvements or information you would like to see on the blog.

Thank you,
Courtney Holbert

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SES and Identity: Does history shape Identity or Identity shape history?

Some speculate that the witch trials represented a struggle between social classes. One source notes that the socio-economic elites used it as a form of social control to consolidate their dominance over the poorer sections of the population. Marvin Harris suggested that the “witches” were scapegoats to divert the angst caused by the severe economic crisis of the time period.
Were socio-economic tensions during the 14th - 17th centuries responsible for witchcraft hysteria in the first place?
Justify your reasoning with evidence from this week’s research and other outside resources. Include the following in your overall response:

  • What other characteristics did you notice in the identities of the accused peoples of the witchcraft hysteria?
  • Provide a thorough explanation of each characteristic (other than socio-economic status) and how it influenced outside (perceived) identity of the people during this time period.
  • How did outside identity contribute to historical conflict during the witchcraft hysteria?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Socio-economic Status & Identity: How does perception (outside identity) affect history?

After reading and annotating the Witchcraft Hysteria Excerpt, answer the following question in MEAL paragraph format:

In what ways did socio-economic status influence outside (perceived) identity during the witchcraft hysteria?

Once you have completed the MEAL paragraph, respond to at least one other student's paragraph. Your response to another student’s paragraph should include an opinion based reflection and a follow up question for the student to reflect on.

Monday, August 5, 2013