Friday, June 22, 2012

Website Spotlight: Route 66

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 my students to work through BOTH of these:

1. America on the Move | The People's Highway: Route 66

Using this excellent exhibition by the Smithsonian, please read through each of the 10 screens (click on "Continue" at bottom right or on each of the ten red dots at the top)
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/exhibition/exhibition_10_1.html



2. Photos: The 85th Anniversary of U.S. Route 66 | Denver Post PLOG

Read the captions under EACH of the photos. Which 5 photos impress you the most? Why?
http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2011/11/09/captured-the-85th-anniversary-of-u-s-route-66/5078/


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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/Great+Depression

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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