Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Website Spotlight: Boston Massacre


Website URL: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/bostonmassacre.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:

Overview essay by Douglas Linder: "The Boston Massacre Trials: An Account"
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/bostonaccount.html

Key Figures
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/keyfigures.html

Two Private Hughs: Hugh White and Hugh Montgomery
John Adams
Crispus Attucks
Acting Governor Thomas Hutchinson
Captain Thomas Preston
Samuel Adams
John Hancock

Soldiers' Trial Account
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/soldiersaccount.html

Summation of John Adams for the Defense
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/adamssummation.html

Paul Revere's Engraving of the Massacre
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/massacrereverelarge.jpg

Diary entry of John Adams concerning his involvement in the trial
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/diaryentries.html

~~For reviews of this website:

History Matters (The U.S. Survey Course on the Web)
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4908/
TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14636

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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/Revolution

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 

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