Monday, September 26, 2011

Website Spotlight: Raid on Deerfield

Website URL:

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.


Begin with the "Getting Started" Tab (bottom of screen)


Then focus on these biographical sketches of  Reverend Williams and his household to read yourself into the situation.

Reverend John Williams

Eunice Mather Williams (wife)

Stephen Williams (son)

Eunice Kanenstenhawi Williams (daughter)

Frank (African slave of the Williams family)

Parthena (African slave of the Williams family)


Then work through this part of the website that deals with the attack itself.

1. Attack

Read the tips entitled "How to Use this Page."

Select "Hot Spots" that interest you from the picture.

2. March to Canada

Select "Hot Spots" that interest you from the picture.

View the Interactive map of the March to Canada

3. Parting Ways

Select "Hot Spots" that interest you from the picture.

4. Captivity


Read these brief essays:

Captivity and Return

English Colonization

English Puritanism

French Colonization

French Catholicism


Check out this great Timeline:

Beautifully constructed, in 20 year segments; top half showing events in America, bottom half events in Europe.


Browse through these specialized topics:

Trading at Springfield

Trading at Albany

Trading at Quebec

English Songs from the 17th Century

French Music from the 17th and early 18th Centuries

Ceremonial Objects

Household Objects

Military Items

Personal Items


~~For reviews of this website:

History Matters (The U.S. Survey Course on the Web) (National History Education Clearinghouse)


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:

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:


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