Friday, December 30, 2011

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

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