The topic that I chose to write about is social media having an impact on body image.
Here are the lenses:
History: may perhaps be the most familiar lens, where it is simply put, the story of humanity’s past. Historians use materials such as books, newspapers, magazines, diaries, photographs, art, artifacts, oral testimonies and more to trace events and look at patterns. They are “concerned with causality, that is, why certain outcomes happened as they did, and how they are linked to earlier events” [History, 2017, para 1]. History can inform the future by analyzing what happened and why.
The humanities: are “disciplines [that] concern the study of distinctively human actions and works; for example history, philology [language, literature, linguistics], philosophy, theology and studies of Antiquity” [Cosgrove, 2009, para. 3]. You can see that the humanities cover a wide range of subjects and disciplines, but remember that they focus in on our actions and works as human beings. What does listening to a Beethoven symphony tell us about the time period? How did people value and experience his work at that time and what does that tell us about their culture?