Saturday, June 23, 2012

Website Spotlight: Barbary Wars

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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.


I ask the students to work through the following links:



Background to the Conflict

Early American Interactions with the Barbary Pirates

The First Barbary War: The Tripolitan War

Between the Wars: America's Presence in the Mediterranean, 1805-1812

The Second Barbary War: The Algerine War

Aftermath: America's Presence in the Mediterranean

Barbary Captivity Narratives


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: 

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