Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Website Spotlight: America in the 1930s


Website URL: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/front.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:

Depression Slang
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA04/hess/Slang/depression.html

Timeline—by year. Check out how incredible this is!!
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s2/Time/1929/1929fr.html

Aimee Semple McPherson
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/robertson/asm/front.html
Aimee's Life
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/robertson/asm/background.html
Aimee's Religion
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/robertson/asm/message.html
Aimee as Actress
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/robertson/asm/actress.html
Aimee and the Media
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/robertson/asm/media.html
Aimee as Advertiser
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG00/robertson/asm/advertiser.html

Babe Ruth
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG02/yeung/Baberuth/home.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/Great+Depression

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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