Friday, June 22, 2012

Website Spotlight: The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War


Website URL: http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/index.html

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:

Introduction to the Spanish-American War
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/intro.html

Overview essay by David Trask
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/trask.html

Cuba
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/hernandez.html

Puerto Rico
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/bras.html

Spain
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/ojeda.html

Chronology: overall and by country if so desired
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/chronology.html

Literary Response to the Spanish-American War
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/literature.html
See links to American writers: Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, and Mark Twain

~~For a review of this website:

TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14680

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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. 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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