Friday, June 22, 2012

Website Spotlight: Prohibition


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/

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:

I. Roots of Prohibition  
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/roots-of-prohibition/
 
The Temperance Movement
Women's Christian Temperance Union
The Anti-Saloon League

II. Prohibition Nationwide
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/prohibition-nationwide/timeline/
Map
Timeline

III. People

For each person, read the short bio and watch the video clip.

Adolphus Busch
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/people/#detail=2084756540-busch

Al Capone
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/media_detail/2085881883-capone/

Neal Dow
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/media_detail/2085516512-dow/

Fiorello La Guardia
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/media_detail/2085902822-laguardia/

Carrie Nation
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/media_detail/2082490795-nation/

Al Smith
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/media_detail/2082784904-smith/

Wayne Bidwell Wheeler
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/media_detail/2082716385-wheeler/

IV. Unintended Consequences
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/unintended-consequences/

v. Photo Gallery
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/photos/

77 photos. Cycle through all of them.

VI. Create a personalized email postcard
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/send-postcards/

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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/The+1920s

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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