Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Website Spotlight: In Motion



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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In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture

I ask the students to work through the following links:

I. THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=1

Read each subtopic.

Overview
The Development of the Trade
Capture and Enslavement
Traders and Trade
The Middle Passage
Africans in America
Ethnicities in the United States
The Suppression of the Slave Trade
Impact of the Slave Trade on Africa
Legacies in America

II. RUNAWAY JOURNEYS

http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=2

Read each subtopic.

Overview
Many Reasons to Leave
The Peaks of Migration
Profile of the Fugitives
Escape to Cities and Towns
Maroon Communities
Going South and West
Up North
Canada, the Promised Land
The Civil War
The Consequences of the Migration

III. THE DOMESTIC SLAVE TRADE

http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=3

Read each subtopic.

Overview
Exporters and Importers
Modes of Transportation
The Victims of the trade
The Slave traders
The National Debate
The End of the Domestic Slave trade

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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/Slavery

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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