Friday, June 22, 2012

Website Spotlight: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century

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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:

I. Trenches

The Trenches: Symbol of Stalemate

The Trenches: What they were really like

American Troops in the Trenches [David Kennedy]

II. Maps 
Check out the animation built into the maps

Europe in 1914

Outbreak of War


The Western Front in 1918

III. Effects of the Great War

"Then and now: the Shaping of the 21st Century"

The Great War Today [Jay Winter]

The Lusitania [Jay Winter]

Gallipoli: A Turkish Perspective

Gallipoli: An Australian Perspective

Gallipoli: An Intelligence Screw-up

Voices of the War: Gallipoli and Armenian Genocide


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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