Monday, June 11, 2012

Website Spotlight: Gulf War


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight a quality website 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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Introduction
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/etc/synopsis.html

Oral History: Interviews with key persons:

Colin Powell, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/powell/1.html

Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/cheney/1.html

General Norman Schwarzkopf
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/schwarzkopf/1.html

Map: Overview of the Middle East
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/maps/1.html

Map: Kuwaiti Theater
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/maps/2.html

Weapons and Technology (click on the ones that interest you)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/weapons/

War Story: U.S. female pilot is captured by the Iraqis
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/5.html

War Story: British Commando Andy McNab
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/2.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/Bush+41

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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