Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Website Spotlight: Alger Hiss Trial
Website URL: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/hiss/hiss.html
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 recommend you begin your enjoyment of this website by reading Douglas Linder's overview essay. [middle of the home screen, underneath the picture]
Each of the websites in this "Famous Trials" series has standard sections on the left sidebar labelled (more or less) as follows:
B. Biographies/Key Figures
C. Selected Images
D. Excerpts from trial transcripts/Summary of evidence
E. Bibliography and Links
Follow your interests in deciding what parts of this main material to use.
Going beyond these normal categories, I myself found the following items (on the left sidebar) particularly intriguing:
Selected video clips:
Nixon: Answer for Trisha (his daughter)
Pumpkin Papers (don't miss this one)
Nixon Tapes relating to the Hiss case
~~For reviews of the Famous Trials website:
History Matters (The U.S. Survey Course on the Web)
TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
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: