Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Website Spotlight: Bataan Rescue


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

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.

++++++++++

I ask the students to work through the following links:

Film Description
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/filmmore/fd.html

Philippines Map
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/sfeature/sf_map.html

Further Reading section
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/filmmore/fr.html
Back to Bataan: A Survivor's Story [read the Hell Ships account--4 screens]
http://www.bataansurvivor.com/content/the_hell_ships/1.php

Gallery: sketches by one of the survivors. Read the caption to each sketch.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/gallery/index.html

The Bataan POWs
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/peopleevents/p_pows.html

Henry Mucci and the Rangers
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/peopleevents/p_mucci.html

The Alamo Scouts
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/peopleevents/p_scouts.html

Filipinos and the War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/peopleevents/p_filipinos.html

The Moment of Liberation
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/peopleevents/e_liberation.html

Japanese Atrocities in the Philippines
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/peopleevents/e_atrocities.html

Prisoners' Diseases
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/peopleevents/e_disease.html

++++++++++++++++

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

No comments:

Post a Comment