Friday, December 30, 2011

Website Spotlight: Charles Lindbergh


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

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:

I. The Film & More

Interview transcripts offer many choices.

II. Special Features

Each item in this section has value. Your choice.

III. Timeline

For my purposes, this timeline, since it deals broadly with "Aviation Milestones," is less useful than are the normal American Experience timelines.

IV. Map

This is great: an interactive map of his entire flight!



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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/The+1920s

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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