Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Website Spotlight: LIBERTY (American Experience)


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/

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:

Boston 1774
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_boston1774.html

Philadelphia 1776
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_philadelphia1776.html

Trenton 1776
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_trenton1776.html

Saratoga 1777
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_saratoga1777.html

Yorktown 1781
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_yorktown1781.html

Daily Life in the Colonies
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/perspectives_daily.html

The Global Village
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/perspectives_global.html

Military Perspectives
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/perspectives_military.html

Benedict Arnold's Leg
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_arnoldsleg.html

Marquis de Lafayette
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_delafayette.html

Joseph Plumb Martin
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_plumbmartin.html

Hessians
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_hessians.html

Minutemen, Militia and the Continental Army
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_minutemen.html

The Edenton Ladies Tea Party
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_edentonladies.html

Miraculous Convergence / Yorktown
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_miraculous.html

Educational Reform
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_educational.html

Medicine
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_medicine.html

Songs of the Revolution
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_songs.html

Taxes/Tar and Feathering
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/popup_stampact.html

Your Final Step: The Road to Revolution Game
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/road.html

~~For a review of this website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/23370
 
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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 modules on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Road+to+Revolution
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Revolution

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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