Monday, July 2, 2012
Website Spotlight: Constitutional Convention
Website URL: http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/
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.
I ask the students to work through the following links from this superb website developed by Gordon Lloyd:
1. Biographical sketches of Framers
2. Age of Framers
3. Educational Backgrounds of Framers
4. Continental Experiences of Framers
5. Christy's Portrait: Interactive Scene at the Signing of the Constitution
6. Interactive Map of Philadelphia
Click on each location to learn about the Founding Fathers in Historic Philadelphia.
Here are some of the ones you might especially enjoy reading about:
Start at top right, move left on each horizontal street.
Mrs. Dailey's Boarding House
John Dunlap's Print Shop. [Notice that items were printed in German.]
Indian Queen Tavern
Mary House's Boarding House
Robert Morris's Town Home
Graff House. Thomas Jefferson
Mrs. Marshall's Boarding House.
Philadelphia Debtors' Prison. Robert Morris [see his Town Home above]
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: