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 

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