WHP Lesson 3: History Frames

Trying to learn about the history of the world is a lot. A LOT. In this video, we’ll learn about how frames can help us narrow our focus so we can understand and create historical accounts in a more manageable way. This course has three frames, communities, networks, and production and distribution. This video discusses frames generally, and the communities frame more specifically.

Driving Question: How can we use frames to make sense of history, without trying to memorize every little detail? 

Word of the Day: Frame

  • A particular lens or perspective that information is perceived through


Historian’s Journal Prompt

  • Write about your own community, and the ways in which it is responding to Covid-19. What has changed in your community as a response to COVID? What has stayed the same?  Be sure to use specific examples and evidence when possible.