Monthly Archives: July 2016

Final Project: Thinking Historically about Primary Sources

By Maura Thinking Historically about Primary Sources is my final project for the Teaching & Learning History in the Digital Age course. Below is my essay explaining the process of creating the project. My final project is a LibGuide that focuses … Continue reading

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Other Students’ Projects

By Greta In light of our upcoming project, we were invited to watch several videos of students who had previously taken this class as they introduced the projects they had competed for this class. For me, this was both helpful … Continue reading

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Sixth Piece of the Puzzle

By Greta Elevator Pitch for My Final Project My project seeks to teach 4th and 5th grade students basic historical thinking skills by using George Rogers Clark’s Memoir to talk about types of sources, corroboration of evidence and reconciling conflicting … Continue reading

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Elevator Pitch for Digital Project

By Tom H. Identifying Some Key Educational Goals/& Some Challenges Ability to create/build a story/narrative (however brief) based on historical evidence Ability to build situational/historical context – Answer questions such as Why this cemetery is here & why is this … Continue reading

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Reflections on Images – Module 5

By Tom H. The above picture (courtesy of Western Reserve Historical Society) shows Alexandria National Cemetery during the U.S. Civil War. Even with basic captioning, I imagine it may be difficult for viewers to establish or orient themselves.  Possible questions include: … Continue reading

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Module 4 // Task 9 of 9

By Tom H. As I continue to develop my project, I have given more thought to my audience.  Last semester, we spent considerable time developing customer or audience profiles.  We started at the individual level and developed broader audiences sketches. … Continue reading

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Projects

By Brittney Falter Many of the examples were complete lessons or built for the entirety of a course. The examples were, I thought, very well done and helpful when thinking about how the activity I am creating could be placed … Continue reading

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THE HISTORY OF HISTORY TEACHING SECOND PIECE OF THE PUZZLE / Task 15/17‎

By Tom H. I am struck by the continued readings on the nature of history education, and how best to emphasize unique aspects of the discipline – substantively and procedurally. How does one really teach or study history – is … Continue reading

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Sixth Puzzle Piece

By Brittney Falter For my project proposal, I will be adding to some of the ideas I had already presented in this past module. What I would like to do is take about 3-5 articles focused on human rights violations … Continue reading

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Projects: Other Peoples’ and My Own

By Maura The videos were quite helpful in both practical and theoretical ways. Sleeter reminded me that I originally conceived of my final project in terms of “uncovering” the history and context of primary sources and library systems. Wieringa and … Continue reading

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