Friday, December 30, 2011

Website Spotlight: Ulysses Grant



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.

Among the many worthwhile aspects of the Miller Center (University of Virginia) site, I ask the students to concentrate on the following four essays:

Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/grant/essays/biography/2
Campaigns and Elections
http://millercenter.org/president/grant/essays/biography/3
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/grant/essays/biography/4
Foreign Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/grant/essays/biography/5

For a review of the Miller Center website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14722

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For additional quality material about President Grant:

Ulysses Grant: Warrior (American Experience)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/grant/

These are the specific links from the website that I ask my students to work through:

Biography: Ulysses Grant
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/grant-biography/

Primary Resources: Cyrus Boyd, a Union soldier at Shiloh
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/grant-boyd/

Primary Resources: Henry Stanley, a Confederate soldier at Shiloh
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/grant-stanley/

General Article: In His Shoes (Grant bio details--5 separate screens)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-shoes/

General Article: You're the General
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-general/

General Article: Kids in the Civil War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-kids/

General Article: Rise of the Ku Klux Klan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-kkk/

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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/Civil+War

2. 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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