No matter what era of history we study there will always be common themes behind each and every historical event.The Big Umbrella is how we approach this concept of United States History at RHS. The question could simply be stated:
What is the engine that drives history?
What is really behind (overarching themes) this event?
The Big Umbrella is "The Engine" or main theme behind the plot of historical events. I feel that there are 5 major themes that are always present as "The Big Umbrella". Here are the 5 themes we try to get our students to identify behind historical events (and behind current events):
Religion/ Cultural Ideas
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