Monthly Archives: May 2016

First Piece of the Puzzle

By Michael Roth My project for the last course centered around a brief history of video games paired with a forum for people to share their experiences. For this course I would like to delve into the history aspect of … Continue reading

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Questions on Teaching History

By Michael Roth The ask of teaching history has a few issues that need to be addressed in order to be effective. The first is how to get the students to think about history as something other than a series … Continue reading

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Second Piece of the Puzzle

By Jennifer Coggins The question I would like to explore further is how to teach students to think about primary source documents not only in their historical context but in their archival context. Researchers can glean information from the context … Continue reading

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First Puzzle Piece

By Brittney Falter One major thing I would like to focus on in my final project is finding a topic that can be related to major issues we face today such as inequality or immigration. Last semester I researched the … Continue reading

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Third Piece of the Puzzle: Audience

By Maura The audience for my project is undergraduate students, both history majors and non-majors. I would also like to make the project interesting and relevant for graduate students in history or doing historical research in other fields. I primarily … Continue reading

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Second Piece of the Puzzle

By Maura The central question of my final project is: How can I help students think about 1. finding and accessing primary sources and 2. library systems historically and contextually? I already do try to teach students about this to … Continue reading

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The History of History Teaching

By Maura There have been two contradictory elements at the heart of history teaching since the beginning of the twentieth century, only one of which gets at historical thinking as Wineburg describes it. The first element is an approach to … Continue reading

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Initial Brainstorm Ideas About Final Project

By admin Ideally, I would like to continue the project that I began in the first and second digital humanities classes. While the final project for both classes were a bit different, they both highlighted female lighthouse keepers in the … Continue reading

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How have history teachers responded to technological change?

By Jennifer Coggins Over the last 20 years, the internet and the tools and resources it has facilitated have presented great opportunities and challenges for those teaching history. Where there was once a scarcity of easily accessible sources, there is … Continue reading

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