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In addition to the milestone submission, you will complete a popular culture dictionary assignment in which you review to the terms from Module One and post what you have learned about your popular culture artifact in terms of one of the general education lenses so far. In Module Six, we will explore popular culture through the historical lens. It is important to note that the studying of history is important in popular culture because it helps us predict the outcome of a situation or issue.
MODULE 6 In Module Five, we examined how the natural science lens impacts popular culture and the social impacts out of the common thinking of what encompasses the natural sciences. In this module, we will examine how the historical lens influences the creation and business of popular culture. History is a main component of any popular-culture medium (e.g., we would not have television without radio and film) and the creation of the subjects that are addressed by popular culture. (Think back to Module Two and the concept of the housewife and how it has changed with the times. The 1980s brought the need for two incomes to support the household—how is this seen in popular culture?) We often learn about historic events from television, films (both fictional and documentary), and songs. For instance, how many learned about the United States Supreme Court case of Loving v. Virginia because they lived through it? Many learned from the HBO documentary about the historic case, which allowed interracial marriages. While there are many examples that we can pull from in terms of film, radio, and television, this module will utilize songs and music to address the historical context and the importance of contextualization and historical impact on popular culture. For tasks this week, you will first complete an activity in which you practice analyzing artifacts through the lens of history. You will examine the historical context of a song of your choice and how it impacts society and you on a personal level. You will also seek to determine the social and historical context that is reflected in the song. You will also submit Final Project Milestone Four. Finally, you will submit a practice presentation for the first section (Critical Element I: Artifact) of your final multimedia presentation (Final Project Part Two) and continue to work on both parts of the final project, due in Module Seven. In Module Seven, we will explore the entity of advertising and the use of popular culture. This module will incorporate all of the lenses in its focus. MODULE 7 In Module Six, we examined the impact of the history lens on popular culture, utilizing music as the artifact to base our analysis. In this module, we will examine how all of the lenses impact popular culture and focus on advertising as the artifact for analysis. It is important to see how society interacts with the commercial industry to create popular-culture elements. It is also important to note that you will use the materials within this module to complete activities in Module Eight.

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