Friday, June 22, 2012

Website Spotlight: 1896 Presidential Campaign


Website URL: http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/1896home.html#special

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:

William McKinley
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/mckinley.html

The Republicans, Mark Hanna, and Labor
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/hanna.html

William Jennings Bryan
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/bryan.html

Political Parties in the 1896 Presidential election campaign:
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/parties.html

Bryan and the Bible
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/bryanreligion.html

McKinley Supporters and the Bible
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/goldbible.html

Racial Prejudice
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/prejudice.html

Antisemitism
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/antisemitism.html

Women in the Campaign
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/women.html

Bicycles
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/bicycle.html

The Currency Issue
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/currency.html

Economic Depression of 1893
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/depression.html

Immigration
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/immigration.html

Farmers and Laborers
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/labor.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/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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