Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Website Spotlight: Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/
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.
The best part of this website is the interactive timeline entitled "A Century of Segregation."
The timeline is divided into 5 chronological sections.
To read a pop-up screen about that particular subject, just click on the tab.
I ask the students to concentrate on the following items from each section:
Ku Klux Klan
Hayes-Tilden election (1876)
End of Reconstruction
Plessy versus Ferguson
Souls of Black Folk
Segregation in the U.S. Government
Birth of a Nation
March on Washington
President Truman Supports Civil Rights
Brown versus Board of Education
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:
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: