Unit 3 Reflection: Religion, Time, and Digital Reading

Over the last 2 weeks we’ve explored the development of different religious systems, the role of religion in a society as expressed through art and artifacts, and how historians handle chronology and sequencing. 

Now it’s time to pause and reflect on how all of this fits together. 

For this reflection, answer the following Synthesis Questions:

You can answer in a write-up, an audio recording, or a video recording. 

  1. What are 2 key things you learned about the development of religions in Unit 3? Include examples from the assigned readings and videos to support your answer.
  2. What should historians consider when making timelines to represent historical information thousands of years old? What are the pros/cons of using a timeline? Include examples from the assigned readings and videos to support your answer.
  3. What was your greatest challenge in this Unit (understanding the history, certain skills, etc.)?

One of the Course Learning Objectives is: Develop strategies for advancing your learning skills such as effective reading, writing, and file management. The following 2 questions are a check-in on how you approach reading, note-taking, and organizing information in the class so far.  

  1. What is your process for doing the readings: What order do you go through the readings? What contextual clues or info do you look for on the webpage? How do you move through the page?
  2. How do you take notes on the class readings/materials: Do you take them by hand or digitally? How do you organize your notes?
  3. Is there anything you would like to improve when it comes to doing the readings, taking notes, or file organization? 
  4. How many readings are optimal for you in a standard week (enough to be challenging, but not overwhelming)?

Turn In:

  • Write-up acceptable file formats: .docx, .odt, PDF, Google Doc.
  • Audio recording acceptable file formats: .mp3, .wav, or link to file in Google Drive or OneDrive
  • Video recording acceptable file formats: .mp4, .mov, .wmv, or link to file in Google Drive or OneDrive
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