Friday, December 30, 2011

Website Spotlight: Zoot Suit Riots


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/zoot/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

1. Zoot Suit Riots Summary
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/zoot/eng_peopleevents/e_riots.html

2. Zoot Suit culture
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/zoot/eng_sfeature/pop_zoot.html

Zoot Suit Culture is divided into two main section: (a) Fashion and (b) Music & Dance.

Work through all of the subparts of both sections:

Fashion Section:

Subparts of the Fashion Section:

The Zoot Suit
Extreme Zoot Suits
Girls' Styles
Cuffs, Shoes, and Hats
A Parent's View
Wearing the Zoot Suit
The Fashion
Looking Good
The Semi-Drape
Objections

Music and Dance Section:

Subparts of the Dance Section:

The Big Band Scene
The Pachuco Hop
Theaters
Dance Halls
Downtown LA
Pachuco Attitude
Servicemen

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/World+War+II

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Woodrow Wilson

 
Website URL: http://millercenter.org/president/wilson

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

Among the many worthwhile aspects of the Miller Center (University of Virginia) site, I ask the students to concentrate on the following four essays:

Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/wilson/essays/biography/2
Campaigns and Elections
http://millercenter.org/president/wilson/essays/biography/3
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/wilson/essays/biography/4
Foreign Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/wilson/essays/biography/5

~~For a review of the Miller Center website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14722

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For additional quality material about President Wilson:

American Presidents (American Experience)

Woodrow Wilson
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/

These are the specific links from the website that I ask my students to work through:

Ellen Axson Wilson (Wilson's First Wife)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/portrait/wp_ellen.html

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (Wilson's Second Wife)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/portrait/wp_edith.html

Election of 1912
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/portrait/wp_election.html

Wilson's Legacy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/sfeature/sf_legacy.html

William Jennings Bryan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/peopleevents/p_bryan.html

Colonel Edward House
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/peopleevents/p_house.html

Henry Cabot Lodge
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/peopleevents/p_lodge.html

Gallery: Poster Art of World War I
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/gallery/posters.html

Teacher's Guide Lesson 4: War and Peace
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/tguide/t_lesson_04.html

~~For reviews of the American Presidents website:

History Matters (The U.S. Survey Course on the Web)
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4106/
TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14714

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/World+War+I

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Vietnam Online


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/index.html

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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The parts of this website which I find particularly useful are the following:

I. About the TV Series

This website is the internet companion to Stanley Karnow's Vietnam: A History.

For a course I teach on Vietnam, I provide my students a reading guide for that book--which can be accessed at this URL: http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Karnow

The videos (titles below) in the TV series are among the best available on Vietnam:

Roots of War
America's Mandarin
LBJ Goes to War
America Takes Charge
America's Enemy
Tet 1968
Vietnamizing the War
Cambodia and Laos
Peace is at Hand
Homefront USA
The End of the Tunnel

II. Timeline
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/timeline/

This is really terrific.

III. Who's Who
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/whos/index.html

This section provides brief sketches of key figures of the war.

IV. In The Trenches

Work through these two sections:

Weapons of War (Note: there are two parts: US and enemy)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/trenches/weapons.html

Language of War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/trenches/language.html

V. Primary Sources

State Department White Paper on Vietnam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/psources/ps_north.html

VI. Maps
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/maps/index.html

An incredible series of interactive maps. Not to miss.

VII. Reflections on a War: Personal Essays
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/reflect/index.html

Read especially the following:

Vietnam: Few Heaven-Born Captains (David Hackworth)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/reflect/hackworth.html

An Amerasian Childhood in Da Nang
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/reflect/langworthy.html

The Vietnam War and Vietnam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/reflect/chung.html

Why I Went to War (A Female Red Cross Worker)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/reflect/farish.html

The Volunteer
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/reflect/ehrhart.html

VIII. Teacher's Guide
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/tguide/index.html

Make your choice from several wonderful suggestions.

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Vietnam

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Two Days in October


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Read all three of these "Primary Sources."
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/filmmore/ps.html

Take the online poll: Is it unpatriotic to question government policies during wartime?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/sfeature/sf_poll.html

Read at least 5 of these firsthand accounts.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/stories/index.html

Enlisted Men in Vietnam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/peopleevents/p_soldiers.html

Viet Cong Fighters
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/peopleevents/p_vietcong.html

Student Protestors
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/peopleevents/p_protest.html

Policing Student Demonstrations
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/peopleevents/p_police.html

Student Antiwar Protests and the Backlash
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/peopleevents/e_antiwar.html

Questioning Authority
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/peopleevents/e_questioning.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Vietnam

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Triangle Fire


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/triangle/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

1. Introduction: The Triangle Fire
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/introduction/triangle-intro/

2. Photo Gallery: The Price of Fashion (1910)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/photo-gallery/triangle/

3. What is a shirtwaist?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/triangle-shirtwaist/

4. New York Times coverage of the fire (March 26, 1911)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/triangle-nyt/

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/The+1920s

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Sister Aimee


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Online Poll
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/sfeature/poll.html
 
The Angelus Temple
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/sfeature/temple.html
 
God or Gorilla? [read all 3 subparts]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/sfeature/darwin.html
1. A Crisis of Faith
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/sfeature/darwin_01.html
2. The Fight for Genesis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/sfeature/darwin_02.html
3. McPherson on Trial
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/sfeature/darwin_03.html
 
Excerpts from Interviews with 2 Professors
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/sfeature/qa.html
 
Photo Gallery
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/gallery/index.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/The+1920s

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Seabiscuit


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/seabiscuit/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

1. Introduction: Seabiscuit
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/introduction/seabiscuit-introduction/

2. Biography of Seabiscuit
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/seabiscuit-biography/

3. Racing in the Depression
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/seabiscuit-racing-depression/

4. "Seabiscuit-itis"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/seabiscuit-seabiscuit-itis/

5. A Jockey's Hard Life
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/seabiscuit-jockeys-hard-life/

6. Racing and Radio Broadcasts in the 1930s
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/seabiscuit-broadcasts/

7. Frustration at Santa Anita Race Track
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/seabiscuit-santa-anita/

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Great+Depression

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Riding the Rails


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/rails/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

1. Introduction: Riding the Rails
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/introduction/rails-introduction/

2. Railroads and their Musical Heritage
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/rails-chord/

3. Railroad Maps
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/map/rails-map/

4. Timeline of the Great Depression
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/timeline/rails-timeline/

5. Added Obstacles for African Americans
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/rails-added-obstacles/

6. Personal accounts: "Tales from the Rails"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/interview/rails-tales/

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Great+Depression

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Return with Honor


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/honor/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

POW's Code of Conduct
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/honor/filmmore/ps_code.html

Geneva Convention
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/honor/filmmore/ps_geneva.html

Being the wife of a POW
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/honor/sfeature/sf_stockdale.html

The Tap Code
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/honor/sfeature/sf_tap.html

POW Prisons
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/honor/sfeature/sf_prisons.html

Gallery: Mike McGrath's drawings and commentary about how he was tortured. Don't miss this.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/honor/gallery/index.html

The Consolidation of POWs
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/honor/peopleevents/e_consolidation.html

The Hanoi March
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/honor/peopleevents/e_march.html

Paris Peace Talks
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/honor/peopleevents/e_paris.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Vietnam

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Quiz Show


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Play "Twenty-One"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/sfeature/index.html

Newspaper (LA Times) Account of the Scandal
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/sfeature/article.html

Herbert Stempel
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/peopleevents/pande01.html

Charles Van Doren
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/peopleevents/pande02.html

The Rise of TV Quiz Shows
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/peopleevents/pande05.html

The Aftermath of the Quiz Show Scandal
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/peopleevents/pande07.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/The+1950s

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Nuremberg Trials


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nuremberg/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Online Poll: Were the Trials Fair?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nuremberg/sfeature/sf_poll.html

We Were There
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nuremberg/sfeature/sf_interview.html

The Nuremberg Judges
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nuremberg/peopleevents/p_judges.html

Which Nazis Were on Trial?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nuremberg/peopleevents/p_defendants.html

Simultaneous Interpretation (This is great!)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nuremberg/peopleevents/e_translation.html

Timeline
[I appreciate this particular American Experience timeline since it provides not just dates but a sentence or two explanation of each date.]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nuremberg/timeline/index.html

Photo Gallery: Berlin After World War II
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nuremberg/gallery/index.html

Further Reading: Web Links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nuremberg/filmmore/fr.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/World+War+II

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Nixon's China Game


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

The Nixon Visit
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/sfeature/nixon.html

Timeline
Wow! What a richly-developed detailed timeline of U.S.-China relations.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/timeline/index.html

Henry Kissinger
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande02.html

Mao Tse-Tung
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande03.html

Chou En-Lai
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande04.html

Establishment of the People's Republic of China
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande05.html

Sino-Soviet Border Disputes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande06.html

Ping- Pong Diplomacy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande07.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Nixon

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Monkey Trial


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Courthouse tour
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/sfeature/sf_courthouse.html

Monkey music [Listen to each of the 6 songs]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/sfeature/sf_music.html

Timeline
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/timeline/index.html

Cartoons [View each of the 6 cartoons]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/gallery/index.html

William Jennings Bryan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/p_bryan.html

Clarence Darrow
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/p_darrow.html

John Scopes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/p_scopes.html

The Drugstore in America
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/e_drugstore.html

The Social Gospel and Fundamentalism
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/e_gospel.html

The Radio Broadcast of the Trial
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/e_wgn.html

The Jazz Age
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/e_jazzage.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/The+1920s

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: MacArthur


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through most of the following links:

1. Interview transcripts. It is hard to choose only a few from this terrific array of interviews. Enjoy!
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/filmmore/reference/interview/index.html

2. Primary Sources. These all can be used in different spots in my U.S. History survey course.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/filmmore/reference/primary/index.html

a. The letters "From Mother's Pen" are striking.

Here is her biographical sketch.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX109.html

b. Several of MacArthur's speeches are classics:

Old Soldiers Never Die
The Corps, and the Corps, and the Corps (Duty, Honor, Country)

3. The "Online Poll" of whether President Truman should have fired MacArthur can facilitate some spirited class discussion.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/sfeature/versus.html

4. Bataan Death March
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/sfeature/bataan_capture.html

5. Maps
The interactive maps are particularly well done. Maps from three different wars (WWI, WWII, and Korea) remind us of MacArthur's lengthy career. The Korean War maps beat anything I have seen elsewhere.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/maps/koreaintro.html

6. Bonus March
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX89.html

7. MacArthur's father's role in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX87.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course modules on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/World+War+II
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Charles Lindbergh


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lindbergh/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

I. The Film & More

Interview transcripts offer many choices.

II. Special Features

Each item in this section has value. Your choice.

III. Timeline

For my purposes, this timeline, since it deals broadly with "Aviation Milestones," is less useful than are the normal American Experience timelines.

IV. Map

This is great: an interactive map of his entire flight!



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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/The+1920s

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: John Brown


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/brown/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

In the Reference section, check out the transcripts of interviews with four historians.

II. Special Features

History of the famous song: John Brown's Body

John Brown's Failures

III. Timeline of events in John Brown's life

IV. Map coded to 19 events in John Brown's life

V. People & Events

The Secret Six who supported Brown's abolitionist cause

The Harpers Ferry Raid


~~For a review of this website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/23405

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/The+1850s

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Influenza 1918



Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/influenza/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Introduction: Influenza 1918
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/introduction/influenza-introduction/

Interview: Alfred Crosby
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/interview/influenza-alfred-crosby/

Primary Resources: A Letter from Camp Devens:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/influenza-letter/

General Articles: City Snapshots--Philadelphia
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/influenza-philadelphia/

General Articles: City Snapshots--Boston
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/influenza-boston/

General Articles: City Snapshots--San Francisco
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/influenza-san-francisco/

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/World+War+I

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Ulysses Grant



Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

Among the many worthwhile aspects of the Miller Center (University of Virginia) site, I ask the students to concentrate on the following four essays:

Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/grant/essays/biography/2
Campaigns and Elections
http://millercenter.org/president/grant/essays/biography/3
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/grant/essays/biography/4
Foreign Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/grant/essays/biography/5

For a review of the Miller Center website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14722

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For additional quality material about President Grant:

Ulysses Grant: Warrior (American Experience)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/grant/

These are the specific links from the website that I ask my students to work through:

Biography: Ulysses Grant
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/grant-biography/

Primary Resources: Cyrus Boyd, a Union soldier at Shiloh
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/grant-boyd/

Primary Resources: Henry Stanley, a Confederate soldier at Shiloh
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/grant-stanley/

General Article: In His Shoes (Grant bio details--5 separate screens)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-shoes/

General Article: You're the General
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-general/

General Article: Kids in the Civil War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-kids/

General Article: Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-kkk/

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Civil+War

2. Other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Gold Rush


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Gold Rush Introduction
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/

Special Features: Online Poll--Journey of the Forty-Niners
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/sfeature/poll.html

Over the Oregon-California Trail
http://pbskids.org/wayback/goldrush/journey_oregon.html

Panama shortcut
http://pbskids.org/wayback/goldrush/journey_panama.html

Around Cape Horn (the tip of South America)
http://pbskids.org/wayback/goldrush/journey_capehorn.html

Special Features: Gold Rush Game: Who Will Strike it Rich?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/sfeature/game.html

1. White man from upstate New York
2. Californio man from Los Angeles
3. Chinese man
4. Chilean man
5. White woman from Missouri

Mexicans in the Gold Rush
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/peopleevents/p_mexicans.html

Chinese Immigrants and the Gold Rush
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/peopleevents/p_chinese.html

Stephen Spencer Hill and African Americans in the Gold Rush
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/peopleevents/p_hill.html

Map: 8 major "strikes" in the California Gold Rush
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/map/index.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Expansion

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Fidel Castro


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/castro/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:


interview excerpts:

Cuba and the Revolution
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Cuban Missile Crisis

III. Timeline

Thorough. Not just dates but a sentence or two explanation of each date.

IV. Map

Excellent interactive

Succinct bios of Castro
Che Guevara
Batista.

Pre-Castro Cuba
Castro and the Cold War.


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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Eyes on the Prize


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/story/index.html

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:


For each topic I select, I like to use the following parts:

Introduction
Context
Press
Video

Here is the complete list of topics:

1 Emmett Till's Murder
2 The Montgomery Bus Boycott
3 Southern School Desegregation
4 Non-Violent Protests
5 The Freedom Rides
6 The Limits of Non-Violence
7 Project "C" in Birmingham
8 The March on Washington
9 Freedom Summer
10 The Freedom March from Selma to Montgomery, AL
11 The Nation of Islam and Malcolm X
12 Chicago Freedom Movement
13 Riots in Detroit
14 "Power to the People"
15 Poor People's Campaign
16 Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement
17 The Black Panther Party
18 The Attica Prison Riot
19 Blacks Define Themselves
20 The First Black Southern Mayor
21 School Desegregation in Boston
22 The Bakke Case and Affirmative Action
23 Riots in Florida
24 Conflict in Chicago
25 Operation PUSH
26 Civil Rights Today


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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Civil+Rights

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Emmett Till


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/till/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Primary Sources: Correspondence is good.


Teens and Segregation: Chicago and Mississippi


Killers' Confession in LOOK Magazine


Lynching in America


Sharecropping in Mississippi


Citizens' Councils

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Civil+Rights

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Surviving the Dust Bowl


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dustbowl/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

1. Introduction: Surviving the Dust Bowl
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/introduction/dustbowl-introduction/

2. Mass Exodus from the Plains
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/dustbowl-mass-exodus-plains/

3. Photo Gallery of an eyewitness
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/photo-gallery/dustbowl/

4. Black Sunday, April 14, 1935
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/dustbowl-black-sunday/

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Great+Depression

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Crash of 1929


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/crash/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

1. Primary Resources: Newspaper Headlines
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/crash-headlines/

2. Photo Gallery: The Roaring 20s
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/crash/photoGallery/

3. Further Reading: Good suggested economics-related web links
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/further-reading/crash-further-reading/

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/The+1920s

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT


Website Spotlight: Martin Luther King


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/mlk/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

The "Primary Sources" section is extremely complete.

II. Special Features

Non-Violence

III. Timeline

This section provides links to six other websites which have timelines.

IV. Map

Interactive map of 23 civil rights "hot spots."

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Civil+Rights

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Civilian Conservation Corps


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/ccc/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

1. Introduction: The Civilian Conservation Corps
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/introduction/ccc-introduction/

2. Photo Gallery
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/photo-gallery/ccc/

3. CCC Camps Across America (total persons, arrayed by state)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/image/ccc-camps-across-america/

4. Interactive map of CCC projects across the United States
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/map-widget/ccc-map/

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Great+Depression

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Berlin Airlift


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/airlift/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:


In the "Further Reading" section, the suggested web links are especially well
chosen.

II. Special Features

All three features--Online Poll, Newspaper Accounts, and The Chocolate Pilot--
are worthwhile.

III. People & Events

Don't miss the sketch of Gail Halversen.

IV. Maps

These four interactive maps are the best part of this entire website.

V. Timeline

Wonderfully-detailed chronology with effective annoations of each date.


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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: Andrew Carnegie


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carnegie/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Introduction
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carnegie/filmmore/description.html





Meet Andrew Carnegie (consists of five brief sketches)

Philanthropy 101 (of the six parts, the "Carnegie Legacy" is crucial)

Making Money the Old-Fashioned Way (This section is the best part of all. Don't miss it.)

III. Timeline

This timeline is pretty weak compared to others in the American Experience series.

IV. Gallery: Millionaires' Row

These are worth viewing.

V. People & Events

The Homestead Strike


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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Industrialization

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

Website Spotlight: America and the Holocaust


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Introduction
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/filmmore/description.html

Interview with Jan Karski: U.S. Knowledge of German Atrocities
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/filmmore/reference/interview/karski01.html

Kurt Klein's story [click on the letter icons to read each letter]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/sfeature/index.html

Interactive map detailing American inaction
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/maps/index.html

Rabbi Stephen Wise
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/peopleevents/pandeAMEX101.html

Henry Morgenthau
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/peopleevents/pandeAMEX97.html

We Will Never Die Pageant
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/peopleevents/pandeAMEX104.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/World+War+II

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT