Friday, December 30, 2011

Website Spotlight: Quiz Show


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

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:

Play "Twenty-One"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/sfeature/index.html

Newspaper (LA Times) Account of the Scandal
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/sfeature/article.html

Herbert Stempel
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/peopleevents/pande01.html

Charles Van Doren
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/peopleevents/pande02.html

The Rise of TV Quiz Shows
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/peopleevents/pande05.html

The Aftermath of the Quiz Show Scandal
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/peopleevents/pande07.html

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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+1950s

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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