Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Website Spotlight: Illinois in the Gilded Age


Website URL: http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/

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:

Labor
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/labor.html

Race and Ethnicity
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/race.html

Religion and Culture
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/religionculture.html

Settlement and Immigration
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/settlement.html

Women's Experiences and Gender Roles
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/women.html

Panic of 1873
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/narr3.html

The Great Strike in 1877
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/narr4.html

Immigration, Labor, and Politics
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/narr5.html

Haymarket and Hull House
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/narr6.html

1893 Chicago's World Fair (Columbian Exposition)
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/narr7.html

Pullman Strike:
George Pullman and the Sleeping Car Business
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/pullman/events1.html
The Town of Pullman
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/pullman/events2.html
The Pullman Strike and Boycott
http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/pullman/events3.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/Industrialization

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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