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1.0 Unit 1 Overview: Contextualization

1 min readmay 28, 2020

Caleb Lagerwey


Contextualization

By Sarah Bradstreet in 9 APUSH Historical Thinking Skills
Contextualization involves the ability to put something in its proper historical context—understanding an event or document in relation to what else was happening at the same time, in the same area, or within the same long-term process. To demonstrate this skill, you should be able to:
  • place events or documents within the broader context of time and place
  • understand how an event relates to what else was going on locally, regionally, nationally, or globally
  • draw conclusions about an event or perspective based on its relation to the broader historical context

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