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Popular Culture and HistoryOver the past two weeks, our readings and discussions have been focused on establishing a baseline for understanding popular culture. In this module, we’ll begin our tour through the four lenses, beginning with history. As we dive into the four lenses, keep in mind that each lens is framed as a way of seeing theworld around us and is not necessarily tied to the associated discipline. So, looking through the historicallens isn’t just about History Channel documentaries—it’s also about how you use the lens to understand the past and present. As you write your initial post, answer the following questions:In what ways does looking through the history lens enhance your understanding of popular culture?Consider a current event in the news that portrays a historical element. How does looking through the history lens influence how you perceive both the current and historical cultures referenced? Please share a news link to your event.How does analyzing the relationship between history, culture, and popular culture have an influence on your discipline of study or chosen profession?Respond to at least two of your classmates. Compare and contrast your answers to further everyone’s understanding of popular culture and the lens of history.Make sure you support your response with the readings from this module and any additional resources ifneeded.Mark Twain said “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages” (Twain & Kiskis, 2010). Basically, everything is a piece of the past, reshaped to make something “new” and popular. For instance, the hit show Big Bang Theory is a sitcom based off of 5 friends who struggle with everyday problems including romantic relationships, friendships, work, and more. Even though it takes a more “geeky” way of living, itstill shadows previous hit shows like Friends and Seinfeld. All three shows center on a group of friends and the dynamics between very different personalities between the characters. Even though four of the five characters are genius employees who are geeks at heart, they are still very different personality wise.Honestly…. I hate the news. I avoid watching it and reading it as much as possible. After Googling currentevents, the majority of it is about Trump and the impeachment hearings. One of the few things I dislike more than the news, is politics. So I am going to go with the launch of Disney Plus. Like many others, I signed up for an account (free for a year if you have an Unlimited Verizon phone plan!) and started checking out the library of movies and tv shows. Many brought back memories of being a kid and binge watching the Disney channel when it became included in the cable plan my parents had. There are already concerns about some of the older movies being controversial if taken out of context, meaning not taking into account when they were originally made (Harris, 2019). In anticipation of this, there are disclaimers for some of the movies saying “This program is presented as originally created. It may

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