Friday, June 22, 2012

Website Spotlight: Around the World in 72 Days


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/world/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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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Introduction
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/world/filmmore/description.html

Nelly Bly
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/world/peopleevents/pande01.html

Nellie Bly's own account of her trip
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/world/sfeature/book.html

Map of Nellie Bly's trip
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/world/maps/index.html

A Trip Around the World
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/world/peopleevents/pande05.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/Eyes+Abroad

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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