Monday, July 2, 2012

Website Spotlight: American Journeys


Website URL: http://www.americanjourneys.org/

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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Material on this website was initially designed to help students prepare for 2002 National History Day.

I ask the students to work through the following links:

I. Excellent "Help" page
http://www.americanjourneys.org/help.asp

II. Let's take an example of how to work with any given document:

1. Go to the "Find a Document" tab at the top of the screen:
http://www.americanjourneys.org/texts.asp

This screen shows all the documents (listed in chronological order) contained on the American Journeys website.

2. For our example, let's choose the 1493 "Letter of Christopher Columbus to Ferdinand and Isabella."

Click on the AJ (American Journeys) number, AJ-064, for that particular document.

3. This step takes you to the AJ-604 Document page.
http://www.americanjourneys.org/aj-064/index.asp

4. We can click on "Read This Document" to pull up the document itself.
http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/aj&CISOPTR=4512

5. But for me, the most exciting part of this website is the "Read Background" material for each document.

Click on "Read Background" for AJ-604.
http://www.americanjourneys.org/aj-064/summary/index.asp

Notice all the great information on this screen:

a. Author Note
b. Event(s) pertinent to the specific document
c. Document Note
d. Other Internet or Reference Sources

III. Choosing a Topic
http://www.americanjourneys.org/teachers/choosetopic.html

IV. Geography
http://www.americanjourneys.org/teachers/geography.html

V. Interpretation: How Could They Think That? The Problem of Worldview
http://www.americanjourneys.org/teachers/interpretation.html

VI. Sensitive Content
http://www.americanjourneys.org/teachers/sensitive.html

~~For a review of this website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14721
 
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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 mostly within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Exploration

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 

Website Spotlight: Constitutional Convention


Website URL: http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/
 
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 from this superb website developed by Gordon Lloyd:

1. Biographical sketches of Framers
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/delegates/alpha.html

2. Age of Framers 
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/delegates/age.html

3. Educational Backgrounds of Framers
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/delegates/education.html

4. Continental Experiences of Framers
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/delegates/experience.html

5. Christy's Portrait: Interactive Scene at the Signing of the Constitution
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/christy/
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/christy-about.html

6. Interactive Map of Philadelphia
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/map/

Click on each location to learn about the Founding Fathers in Historic Philadelphia.

Here are some of the ones you might especially enjoy reading about:

Start at top right, move left on each horizontal street.

Mrs. Dailey's Boarding House
John Dunlap's Print Shop. [Notice that items were printed in German.]
Indian Queen Tavern
Mary House's Boarding House
Robert Morris's Town Home
Graff House. Thomas Jefferson
City Tavern
Mrs. Marshall's Boarding House.
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Debtors' Prison. Robert Morris [see his Town Home above]

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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/Constitution

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 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Website Spotlight: God in America


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/

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--at the appropriate time in the semester when the material is applicable:

I. Colonial Era

The Protestant Reformation
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/protestant-reformation.html

A New Adam (Puritan period)
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/study-guide/one.html

The Pilgrims
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/pilgrims.html

John Winthrop
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/john-winthrop.html

Interview with Professor Stephen Marini
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/interviews/stephen-marini.html#winthrop

The Puritans
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/puritans.html
Paul Boyer interview
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/apocalypse/explanation/puritans.html

Anne Hutchinson
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/anne-hutchinson.html

Roger Williams
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/roger-williams.html

Jonathan Edwards
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/jonathan-edwards.html

George Whitefield
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/george-whitefield.html

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II. Second Great Awakening

Charles Finney
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/charles-finney.html

James Finley (Circuit Rider)
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/james-finley.html

Evangelicalism, Revivalism, and the Second Great Awakening
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nevanrev.htm

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III. Slavery

Angelina and Sarah Grimke
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/angelina-grimke.html

Nat Turner
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/nat-turner.html

Frederick Douglass
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/frederick-douglass.html

Harriet Beecher Stowe
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/harriet-beecher-stowe.html

Sojourner Truth
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/sojourner-truth.html

Harriet Tubman
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/harriet-tubman.html

William Lloyd Garrison
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/william-lloyd-garrison.html

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IV. Reform

Lyman Beecher (Benevolent Empire)
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/lyman-beecher.html

Susan B. Anthony
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/susan-b-anthony.html

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/elizabeth-cady-stanton.html

Lucretia Mott
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/lucretia-mott.html

Frances Willard (Women's Christian Temperance Union)
http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/frances-willard.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 several U.S. History survey course modules on my wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Colonial+Era
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Slavery
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Reform

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 

Website Spotlight: Massachusetts Historical Society


Website URL: http://www.masshist.org/revolution/

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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How This Site is Structured
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/teachers/about.php#structured

The heart of the website highlights 15 topics: An overview essay puts each topic in context--with links to specific documents.
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/topics.php

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Sugar Act
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/sugar.php

Stamp Act
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/stamp.php

Formation of the Sons of Liberty
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/sons_of_liberty.php

Townshend Acts
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/townshend.php

Non-Consumption and Non-Importation
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/non_importation.php

Boston Massacre
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/massacre.php

Formation of the Committees of Correspondence
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/committees.php

Boston Tea Party
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/teaparty.php

Coercive Acts
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/coercive.php

First Continental Congress
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/congress1.php

Lexington and Concord
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/lexington.php

Second Continental Congress
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/congress2.php

Battle of Bunker Hill
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/bunkerhill.php

Washington Takes Command of the Continental Army
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/washington.php

Declaration of Independence
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/declarations.php

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Excerpts from John Rowe's Diary (the excerpts are blended into the 15 topics)
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/resources/rowes.php

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Check out these lesson plans:

Forces arguing for conflict versus those hoping to compromise
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/teachers/lessons/lesson_concept_4a.php

History did not have to happen the way it did. Counter-factual
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/teachers/lessons/lesson_concept_8.php

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Useful Links: This is done very completely
http://www.masshist.org/revolution/resources/useful_links.php

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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/Road+to+Revolution

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 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Website Spotlight: Religion and the Founding of the American Republic


Website URL: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/overview.html

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--at the point in the semester when appropriate:

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America as a Religious Refuge: The 17th-Century

Part 1:
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel01.html

Read the entire screen:

European Persecution
Crossing the Ocean to Keep the Faith: the Puritans
The Bible Commonwealths

Part 2:
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel01-2.html

Read the entire screen:

Persecution in America
Jews Find a Refuge in America
The Quakers
The Pennsylvania Germans
Roman Catholics in Maryland
Virginia

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Religion in 18th-Century America
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel02.html

1. Read the Introduction.

2. You can skip the section entitled "The Appearance of Eighteenth-Century Churches."

3. Deal with "Deism" briefly.

4. Then spend most of your time on the remainder of the page:

"The Emergence of American Evangelicalism: The [First] Great Awakening"

George Whitefield
Jonathan Edwards
The Revival of Northampton
Sinners Warned
Transatlantic Evangelicalism
Criticism of other ministers
The Baptists
Francis Asbury
Beginning of the Methodists
Organization of the Methodists

See also:

Article by professor Christine Heyrman on The First Great Awakening
http://www.nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/eighteen/ekeyinfo/grawaken.htm

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Religion and the American Revolution
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel03.html

Read the entire screen:

Religion as Cause of the Revolution
Jonathan Mayhew
Resistance to Tyranny as a Christian Duty
Revolution Understood in Scriptural Terms
The Plot to Land a Bishop
Revolution Justified by God
A Minister in Arms
A Fighting Parson
A Revolutionary Chaplain
Revolutionary Battle Flag
John Witherspoon
A Quaker Schism
Free Quaker Meeting House
The Problems of the American Anglicans

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Religion and the New Republic
2nd Great Awakening
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel07.html

Read the entire screen:

I. Introductory paragraphs:

The Atheist's Bible
Paine Rebuked
The Tree of Life

II. The Camp Meeting:

Outdoor Communion
Camp Meeting Plan
Religious Revival in America

III. The Emergence of the African American Church:

Woman Preacher of the A.M.E. Church
Christian Charity
Absalom Jones
Religious Exuberance
Jerking Exercise
The Shakers

IV. The Mormons:

The Book of Mormon
The Murder of Joseph and Hiram Smith
Migration to Utah

V. Benevolent Societies:

Missions to Sailors
Missionaries' Reports
Circuit Preaching
A Thousand Years of Happiness

See also:

Evangelicalism in Antebellum America
http://investigatinghistory.ashp.cuny.edu/m4.html

Evangelicalism, Revivalism, and the Second Great Awakening
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nevanrev.htm

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~~For a review of this overall website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14649

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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 several U.S. History survey course modules on my wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Colonial+Era
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Road+to+Revolution
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Reform

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 

Website Spotlight: The West


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/

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. People:
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/

Stephen F. Austin
William Clark
Francisco Coronado
Charles Crocker
Charles Goodnight
Sam Houston
Meriwether Lewis
James K. Polk
Sacagawea
Antonio López de Santa Anna
Father Junipero Serra
Joseph Smith
Leland Stanford
Levi Strauss
John Sutter
Frederick Jackson Turner
Narcissa and Marcus Whitman
Brigham Young

II. Events Timeline
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/events/

Extensive, very well done timeline.

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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:

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 

Website Spotlight: National Humanities Center (Toolbox Library)


Website URL: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/index.htm

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 (I also used this particular website extensively in an upper-division course on Colonial America) at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

This site has been absolutely incredibly useful to me, as it offers numerous "collections of primary resources — historical documents, literary texts, and works of art — thematically organized with notes and discussion questions."

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I built an entire semester course on Colonial America around these two particular modules:

American Beginnings: European Presence in North America, 1492-1690
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/amerbegin/index.htm

Topic 1: Contact
Topic 2: Exploration
Topic 3: Settlement
Topic 4: Permanence
Topic 5: Power

Becoming American: The British Atlantic Colonies, 1690-1763
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/becomingamer/index.htm

Topic 1: Growth
Topic 2: Peoples
Topic 3: Economies
Topic 4: Ideas
Topic 5: American

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I have used selections from these other modules with profit:

Living the Revolution: America, 1789-1820
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/livingrev/index.htm

Topic 1: Predicaments of Early Republican Life
Topic 2: Religion
Topic 3: Politics
Topic 4: Expansion
Topic 5: Equality

The Triumph of Nationalism / The House Dividing: America, 1815-1850
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/triumphnationalism/index.htm

Topic 1: Culture of the Common Man
Topic 2: The Cult of Domesticity
Topic 3: Religion
Topic 4: Expansion
Topic 5: America in 1850

The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/index.htm

Topic 1: Memory
Topic 2: Progress
Topic 3: People
Topic 4: Power
Topic 5: Empire

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~~For reviews of this website

Richard Byrne (Free Tech 4 Teachers)
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/11/national-humanities-center-toolbox.html
TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/23598

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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 can fit within several of the U.S. History survey course modules on my wiki, but most usefully on this one:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Colonial+Era

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 

Website Spotlight: History Now


Website URL: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-now/2012-03/perspectives-america%E2%80%99s-wars

History Now Online journal
Produced by the Gilder Lehrman  Institute of American History

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.

A typical issue of this quarterly journal will contain the following major sections:

1. "The Historian's Perspective" offers 4-6 scholarly essays.

2. "From the Teacher's Desk" has lesson plans for elementary school, middle school, and high school..

3. Interactive History section provides timelines, quizzes, and maps.

4. "Ask the Archivist" offers suggested online sources. Really good!

Here are some issues of the History Now journal I have found particularly valuable to use with my classes:

Age of Exploration
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2007/historian4.php

Three Worlds Meet (Exploration era)
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2010/index.php
 
African Immigration to Colonial America
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2005/historian3.php

American Revolution
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2009/index.php

Barbary Pirates 
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2009/historian3.php

The Indian Removal Act
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/12_2009/historian5.php

Abolition
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2005/index.php

The Seneca Falls Convention
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2006/historian.php

Influence of Uncle Tom's Cabin
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2008/historian2.php

Choosing Best Route to Freedom: Slave Escape simulation
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2005/interactive.php

Lincoln's Civil Religion
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/12_2005/historian4.php

Lincoln's Religion
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/12_2008/historian4.php

Immigration
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2005/index.php

Great Depression
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2009/index.php

World War II
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/12_2007/index.php

Cold War
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2011/issue.php

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~~For a review of this site:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/23358

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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 various of the U.S. History survey course modules 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:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT 

Website Spotlight: Immigration (Library of Congress)



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:

Guide to Navigation of the website:

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/introduction3.html

I. African

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/african.html

Click through the subtopic links at the bottom of the page:

Introduction | Beginnings | A Journey in Chains | Africans in America | Resistance and Abolition | Emancipation and Reconstruction | Moving North, Heading West | An Artistic Rebirth | A Social Revolution | New Beginnings |

II. German
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/german.html

Click through the subtopic links at the bottom of the page:

Introduction | The Call of Tolerance | Building a New Nation | A New Surge of Growth | Filling the Nation's Breadbasket | Urban Germans | Building Institutions, Shaping Tastes | Shadows of War

III. Irish
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/irish.html

Click through the subtopic links at the bottom of the page:

Colonial Immigration | Irish-Catholic Immigration to America | Adaptation and Assimilation | Joining the Workforce | Religious Conflict and Discrimination | Racial Tensions | Irish Identity, Influence and Opportunity

IV. Scandinavian
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/scandinavian.html

Click through the subtopic links at the bottom of the page:

Introduction | The Swedes | The Norwegians | The Danes | The Finns | The Icelanders | Scandinavian America

V. Italian
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/italian.html

Click through the subtopic links at the bottom of the page:

Introduction | Early Arrivals | The Great Arrival | L’Isola dell Lagrime | A City of Villages | Tenements and Toil | Working Across the Country | Under Attack | A Century in the Spotlight

VI. Polish/Russian
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/polish.html

Click through the subtopic links at the bottom of the page:

Introduction | Russian Beginnings | Soviet Exiles | The Nation of Polonia | A People at Risk | The Lower East Side

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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/Immigration

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 

Website Spotlight: Civil War (Ken Burns)



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:

a. Section entitled "Images of the Civil War"
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/images/

Good material in the part "Telling Details"

b. Section entitled "The War"
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/

b1. Subsection on "Maps" is great. Can enlarge each map.
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map1.html

b2. Subsection on "Biographies."
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/biographies/barton.html

Nursing majors may want to check out Clara Barton.

b3. Subsection on "Historical Documents"
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/documents.html

Sullivan Ballou letter is a tearjerker.

c. Excellent discussion questions:
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/classroom/discussion.html

e. Detailed timeline:
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/classroom/timeline.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/Civil+War

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 

Website Spotlight: Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture


Website URL: http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/sitemap.html
 
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:

Pilgrim's Progress
http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/christn/jbpphp.html

African Colonization
http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/abolitn/colonizhp.html

Minstrel Song Sheets
http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/minstrel/migallsof.html

Minstrel Playbills
http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/minstrel/mibillshp.html

Minstrel Advertisements
http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/minstrel/miadshp.html

Minstrelsy: A Digital Enactment
http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/minstrel/movie/mimovhp.html

Uncle Tom's Cabin as a Children's Book
http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/childrn/cbhp.html

~~For reviews of this website:

History Matters (The U.S. Survey Course on the Web)
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4909/
TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14658

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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+1850s

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 

Website Spotlight: The War


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/thewar/

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 (I also use this particular website extensively in an upper-division course covering World War II) 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:

A. AT HOME

1. War Production
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_home_war_production.htm

2. Communication

a. News and Censorship
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_home_communication_news_censorship.htm

Fireside Chats

b. Letters and Diaries
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_home_communication_letters_diaries.htm

Good material about V-Mail

c. Propaganda
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_home_communication_propaganda.htm

3. Family
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_home_family.htm

Rosie the Riveter
War Rationing and Stamps

4. Civil Rights

a. Japanese Americans
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_home_civil_rights_japanese_american.htm

b. African-Americans and Mexican-Americans
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_home_civil_rights_minorities.htm

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B. AT WAR

1. Life in the Infantry
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_war_infantry.htm

Use the right-hand sidebar to click through the personal recollections.

2. Face of Battle

a. Training
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_war_battle_training.htm

b. Combat
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_war_battle_combat.htm

Sidebar: Role of Medics

c. Aftermath
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_war_battle_aftermath.htm

Where American war dead are buried

Sidebar: Daniel Inouye: Even a decorated soldier in uniform experienced racial prejudice back home.

3. Timeline (by year: 1939-1945)
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_war_timeline_1939.htm

Good photos as you click through each year.

4. Fighting for Democracy

a. Japanese Americans
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_war_democracy_japanese_american.htm

b. African Americans
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_war_democracy_african_american.htm

Daniel Inouye: Transfusions of African-American blood saved his life.

c. Latino and Native Americans
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_war_democracy_latino.htm

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C. BATTLES

Access these excellent compilations from the Search menu page:
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/search.php

Pearl Harbor
The Philippines (Bataan)
Guadalcanal
North Africa
Sicily and invasion of Italy
The Air War
Tarawa
Italy (Monte Cassino)
Italy (Anzio)
D-Day (June 6, 1944)
Normandy
Saipan
Philippine Sea (Marianas Turkey Shoot)
Northern Italy (442nd/100th RCT)
Holland (Operation Market Garden)
Peleliu
Hurtgen Forest
Vosges Mountains (The Lost Battalion)
Philippines (Leyte Gulf)
Battle of the Bulge
Iwo Jima
Firebombing (Germany and Japan)
Okinawa

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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/World+War+II

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 

Website Spotlight: WWII: Behind Closed Doors


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/

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 (I also use this particular website extensively in an upper-division course covering World War II) 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:

Episode 1 - Unlikely Friends
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/episode-1/index.html

Stalin's Pact with Hitler
Terror in Eastern Poland
Stalin Ignores Warnings
Operation Barbarossa
Stalin Allies with the West
The Battle for Moscow
A Problem with Poland
Setback — A Defeat at Kharkov
Molotov Presses for a Second Front

Episode 2 - Cracks in the Alliance
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/episode-2/index.html

Hitler Attacks / Churchill Negotiates
The Battle of Stalingrad
Stalin – A Hero in the West
The Battle of Kursk
The “Big Three” Finally Meet
The Red Army Re-enters Poland
Warsaw Resistance Fighters Rise Up
A Conference in Quebec

Episode 3 - Dividing the World
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/episode-3/index.html

Churchill’s Secret Proposal
A Grand Deception in Poland
The Red Army Captures Budapest
The “Big Three’s” Final Meeting
Europe War Ends, Tensions Mount
The Potsdam Conference
A Devastating New Weapon
Stalin Persecutes His Comrades
The Cold War

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Maps:
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/maps/index.html

Stalin Stands Alone
Struggle for Poland
Prelude to the Cold War
Supplying the Allies
The Conferences

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In-Depth:

1. Uneasy Allies
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/uneasy-allies.html

Three Allies, Three Sets of Objectives
Negotiations at the Allied Conferences
The Inevitable Postwar Tensions

2. The Conferences
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/the-conferences.html

Atlantic
Casablanca
Quebec, 1943
Cairo
Teheran
Yalta
Potsdam

3. Supplying the Allies
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/the-conferences.html

The U.S. Lend-Lease Program

4. Struggle for Poland
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/struggle-poland.html

5. Stalin’s Spies and Secret Police
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/stalins-spies.html

6. Stalin Stands Alone
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/stalin-stands.html

Germany Invades Soviet Union
Siege of Leningrad
Battle of Stalingrad

7. Prelude to the Cold War
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/prelude-coldwar.html

8. Katyn Massacre
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/katyn-massacre.html

9. Governments in Exile
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/govt-exile.html

10. Fighting with the Allies
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/in-depth/fighting-allies.html

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Timeline:
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/timeline/index.html

Integrates Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt, World Events, World War II events.

Use the vertical scroll bar to move through the timeline.

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Biographies:
http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/biographies/index.html

Stalin
Churchill
Hopkins
Marshall
Molotov
Zhukov

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Snapshot Lesson: [This one is good]:

Supporting the Allies: The Lend–Lease Act

http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddoors/education/snapshot-lessons/lendleaseact.html

http://www.historians.org/projects/GIRoundtable/Lend_Lease/LendLease1.htm

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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/World+War+II

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 

Website Spotlight: World War II (BBC)


Website URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/

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 (I also use this particular website extensively in an upper-division course covering World War II) 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. World War Two: Key Events
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ww2_summary_01.shtml

II. The Gathering Storm

The Rise of Adolf Hitler
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/hitler_01.shtml

Japan's Quest for Empire 1931-1945
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/japan_quest_empire_01.shtml

III. Blitzkrieg: Germany's 'Lighting War'

Blitzkrieg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/blitzkrieg_01.shtml

The Fall of France
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/fall_france_01.shtml

Dunkirk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ff2_dunkirk.shtml

Animated Map: The Fall of France (Dunkirk)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_fall_france_campaign.shtml

IV. Britain Stands Alone

Winston Churchill: Defender of Democracy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/churchill_defender_01.shtml

The Battle of Britain (audio and video clips from BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/battle_of_britain

Battle of Britain (text)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ff3_battlebritain.shtml

The Battle of the Atlantic
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/battle_atlantic_01.shtml

The Battle of the Atlantic Game
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_gms_battle_atlantic.shtml

The Blitz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ff3_blitz.shtml

V. The Allies in Retreat

Hitler and 'Lebensraum' in the East
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/hitler_lebensraum_01.shtml

Hitler's Invasion of Russia in World War Two
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/hitler_russia_invasion_01.shtml

The Dieppe Raid (1)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ff4_diepperaid.shtml

The Dieppe Raid (2)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/dieppe_raid_01.shtml

Colonies, Colonials and World War Two
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/colonies_colonials_01.shtml

Rommel in the Desert
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/rommel_desert_01.shtml

VI. The Tide of War Turns

World War Two: The Battle of El Alamein
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/battle_el_alamein_01.shtml

Animated Map: The Battle of El Alamein
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_el_alamein.shtml

The Battle of Midway
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/battle_midway_01.shtml

Partisans: War in the Balkans 1941-1945
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/partisan_fighters_01.shtml

VII. The Axis in Retreat

Animated Map: The Italian Campaign
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_italy_campaign.shtml

World War Two: The Battle of Monte Cassino
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/battle_cassino_01.shtml

VIII. Special Section: D-Day and Operation Overlord

D-Day: Beachhead
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/dday_beachhead_01.shtml

Animated Map: The D-Day Landings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_d_day.shtml

Operation Overlord: D-Day to Paris
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/overlord_d_day_paris_01.shtml

Animated Map: Operation Overlord (On to Paris)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_overlord_campaign.shtml

The Allies at War (With Each Other)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/allies_at_war_01.shtml

GI Joe: US Soldiers of World War Two
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/us_soldiers_01.shtml

IX. Victory in Europe and Japan

The Battle of Arnhem (Operation Market Garden)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/battle_arnhem_01.shtml

Animated Map: The Battle of Arnhem
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_arnhem.shtml

The Battle of the Bulge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/battle_bulge_01.shtml

The Battle for Berlin in World War Two
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/berlin_01.shtml

World War Two: How the Allies Won
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/how_the_allies_won_01.shtml

V-weapons Attack Britain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ff7_vweapons.shtml

X. Post-war Reconstruction and Retribution

Why Churchill Lost in 1945
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/election_01.shtml

XI. Special Section: The Secret War

Breaking Germany's Enigma Code
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/enigma_01.shtml

Double Cross - MI5 in World War Two (Double Agents)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/mi5_ww2_01.shtml

British Special Operations Executive (SOE): Tools and Gadgets Gallery
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/soe_gallery.shtml

Training SOE Saboteurs in World War Two
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/soe_training_01.shtml

SOE Quiz: Destination D-Day (Game to See If You Can Make It as a Secret Agent)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_gms_soe_quiz.shtml
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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/World+War+II

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 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Website Spotlight: Captive Passage

 
Website URL: http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/captivepassage/index.html

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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Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas
Mariners Museum (Newport News, Virginia)

I ask the students to work through the following links within the 6 major sections of the website:

I. Introduction
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/captivepassage/introduction/index.html

Click on the subtopics at the top of the screen:

Introduction of Slavery
Origins of Race-based Slavery

II. Departure
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/captivepassage/departure/index.html

Click on the subtopics at the top of the screen:

Departure from Africa
West Africa before Slaving
Contact Between Europeans and Africans
The Enslavement of Africans
Resistance and Endurance

III. Middle Passage
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/captivepassage/middlepassage/index.html

Click on the subtopics at the top of the screen:

Sailing and Storms
Stowage
Illness and Death
Ships and Crews
Provisions
Enduring the Middle Passage
Resistance

IV. Arrival: Life in the Americas
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/captivepassage/arrival/index.html

Click on the subtopics at the top of the screen:

Preference for Africans
The Slave Markets
European Rewards
Slave Populations
The Ships Return to Europe
The Economics of Slave Labor
Sugar Introduction     
Slavery in North America   
Religion: African Worldview
    
V. Abolition
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/captivepassage/abolition/index.html

Click on the subtopics at the top of the screen:

Outlawing the Trade: Fighting Illegal Slave Trading
A Growing Hunger for Freedom  
The Struggle for Emancipation: Africans Becoming Americans

VI. Legacy: Building New Nations
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/captivepassage/legacy/index.html

Click on the subtopics at the top of the screen:

Africa's Gifts
The Black Church
Education
Food
Music

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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/Slavery

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 

Website Spotlight: In Motion



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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In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture

I ask the students to work through the following links:

I. THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=1

Read each subtopic.

Overview
The Development of the Trade
Capture and Enslavement
Traders and Trade
The Middle Passage
Africans in America
Ethnicities in the United States
The Suppression of the Slave Trade
Impact of the Slave Trade on Africa
Legacies in America

II. RUNAWAY JOURNEYS

http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=2

Read each subtopic.

Overview
Many Reasons to Leave
The Peaks of Migration
Profile of the Fugitives
Escape to Cities and Towns
Maroon Communities
Going South and West
Up North
Canada, the Promised Land
The Civil War
The Consequences of the Migration

III. THE DOMESTIC SLAVE TRADE

http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=3

Read each subtopic.

Overview
Exporters and Importers
Modes of Transportation
The Victims of the trade
The Slave traders
The National Debate
The End of the Domestic Slave trade

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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/Slavery

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 

Website Spotlight: LIBERTY (American Experience)


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/

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:

Boston 1774
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_boston1774.html

Philadelphia 1776
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_philadelphia1776.html

Trenton 1776
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_trenton1776.html

Saratoga 1777
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_saratoga1777.html

Yorktown 1781
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_yorktown1781.html

Daily Life in the Colonies
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/perspectives_daily.html

The Global Village
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/perspectives_global.html

Military Perspectives
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/perspectives_military.html

Benedict Arnold's Leg
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_arnoldsleg.html

Marquis de Lafayette
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_delafayette.html

Joseph Plumb Martin
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_plumbmartin.html

Hessians
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_hessians.html

Minutemen, Militia and the Continental Army
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_minutemen.html

The Edenton Ladies Tea Party
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_edentonladies.html

Miraculous Convergence / Yorktown
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_miraculous.html

Educational Reform
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_educational.html

Medicine
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_medicine.html

Songs of the Revolution
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_songs.html

Taxes/Tar and Feathering
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_stampact.html

Your Final Step: The Road to Revolution Game
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/road.html

~~For a review of this website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/23370
 
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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 modules on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Road+to+Revolution
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Revolution

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 

Website Spotlight: Benjamin Franklin (PBS)



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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Begin with this:

~Ben A to Z (Ben's Interests and Achievements)
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/az.html

Then work through each of the following links:

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CITIZEN BEN:
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l2_citizen.html

1. Networker
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_citizen_networker.html

2. Firefighter
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_citizen_firefighter.html

3. Founding Father
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_citizen_founding.html

4. Abolitionist
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_citizen_abolitionist.html

5. Insurance Ben-efactor
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_citizen_insurance.html

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WIT AND WISDOM:
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l2_wit.html

1. Name That Ben: [be sure to click on "Silence Dogood" and read Ben's first Silence Dogood letter]
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_wit_name.html

2. Read All About It [click on "Apology for Printers"]
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_wit_read.html

3. Master Marketer
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_wit_master.html

4. Franklin Funnies
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_wit_franklin.html

5. Self-Improvement
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_wit_self.html

~Take Ben's Virtue Quiz
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/exp_virtue.html

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INQUIRING MIND:
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l2_inquiringmind.html

1. Glass Armonica [click on "Hear a Mozart composition"]
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_inquiring_glass.html

2. Health
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_inquiring_medical.html

3. Weather Wise
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_inquiring_weather.html

4. It's The Little Things [Ben's Various Inventions]
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_inquiring_little.html

5. Mesmer
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_inquiring_mesmer.html

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WORLD OF INFLUENCE:
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l2_world.html

1. Celebrity
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_world_celebrity.html

2. Agriculture
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_world_agriculture.html

3. Man of Letters
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_world_letters.html

4. France
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_world_france.html

5. Spies
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_world_spies.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 modules on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Colonial+Era
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Road+to+Revolution
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Revolution
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Constitution

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