Friday, June 22, 2012

Website Spotlight: Hull House

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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. Beginnings of Settlement Life in Chicago

The Influence of Toynbee Hall and the People's Palace

Garnering Support for Hull-House from the Clergy

II. The Social Settlement as Contested Space

Jane Addams Takes to the Streets: Garbage Inspection in the Nineteenth Ward

City Politics: Jane Addams, the Board of Education, & the Search for Common Ground

"A General Religious Awakening": Settlements, Ethics, and Religious Values

III. Constructing the Hull-House Complex

How Women Financed Hull-House

IV. The Nature of Residency

Residency: The Theory

Residency: The Practice

V. The Resident as Labor Activist: A Contested Role

Labor Activism in the 1890s

VI. Immigration and Migration

Immigration and the Hull-House Response (Key Article)

VII. Hull-House and Education

The Immigrant Child

Adult Education

The School As Social Center

John Dewey, "The School as Social Center," National Education Association Proceedings (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1902): 373-83.

~~For reviews of this website:

History Matters (The U.S. Survey Course on the Web) (National History Education Clearinghouse)


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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