Saturday, June 23, 2012

Website Spotlight: Jamestown (National Park Service)


Website URL: http://www.nps.gov/jame/index.htm

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:

People:

John Rolfe
http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/john-rolfe.htm

John Smith
http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/life-of-john-smith.htm

Reverend Robert Hunt: First Chaplain at Jamestown
http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/the-reverend-robert-hunt-the-first-chaplain-at-jamestown.htm

Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend
http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/pocahontas-her-life-and-legend.htm

Stories:

The First Legislative Assembly
http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/the-first-legislative-assembly.htm

Bacon's Rebellion
http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/bacons-rebellion.htm

The Powhatan Indian World
http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/the-powhatan-indian-world.htm

The Royal African Company: Supplying Slaves to Jamestown
http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/the-royal-african-company-supplying-slaves-to-jamestown.htm

The Indispensable Role of Women at Jametown
http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/the-indispensible-role-of-women-at-jamestown.htm

"How to govern and how to obey"
http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/martial-law.htm

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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/Colonial+Era

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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