This project continues to be an exercise in teaching college students about the historical thinking skill of contextualization. With the thickening the project to include more in-depth activities, I am
Month: June 2020
Using digital images and film to teach the Boston MassacreUsing digital images and film to teach the Boston Massacre
I would like to use a series of images of the famous 1770 Boston Massacre to teach students to think about how historical interpretation changes over time, and why those
Digital history teaching project: a fourth puzzle pieceDigital history teaching project: a fourth puzzle piece
To incorporate pertinent visual images into my Lincoln-Douglas debates teaching project, I plan to use some political cartoons produced in the politically fraught years surrounding 1858. The images have been
Digital history teaching project: third piece of the puzzleDigital history teaching project: third piece of the puzzle
To reprise, I wish to develop a project using the text of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, focused on what the two Illinois statesmen said about slavery and race.
Digital history teaching project: second piece of the puzzleDigital history teaching project: second piece of the puzzle
I am drawn to trying to use Voyant as a digital tool because of its fairly easy to understand steps to allow a novel reading of text, the ways it
Despite the past, can the latest attempt to change history pedagogy succeed? And is there a role for digital history?Despite the past, can the latest attempt to change history pedagogy succeed? And is there a role for digital history?
The readings illustrate that though periodically challenged by reformers, mainstream history teaching at both the secondary and college level has attempted to ensure that students acquire sufficient knowledge of historical