Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Website Spotlight: Theodore Roosevelt


Website URL: http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt

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.

Among the many worthwhile aspects of the Miller Center (University of Virginia) site, I ask the students to concentrate on the following four essays:

Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/2
Campaigns and Elections
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/3
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/4
Foreign Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/5

For a review of the Miller Center website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14722

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For additional quality material about President Roosevelt:

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (American Experience)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/tr/

These are the specific links from the website that I ask my students to work through:

Photo Gallery: Political Cartoons Featuring Theodore Roosevelt
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/photo-gallery/tr/

General Article: Early Career
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/tr-early/

General Article: Presidential Politics
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/tr-politics/

Interview: David McCullough, Biographer
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/interview/tr-mccullough/

General Article: Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/tr-panama/

Primary Resources: Letters to His Children, 1903-1918
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/tr-children/

Primary Resources: Letter to Charles Doolittle Walcott, 1908
Roosevelt seeks taxidermists to go with him on an African safari.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/tr-africa/

For reviews of the American Presidents website:

History Matters (The U.S. Survey Course on the Web)
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4106/

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14714

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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/Eyes+Abroad

2. 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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