...using documents, images, maps and online tools
NOTE: This is the anchor post for a series of four posts on digital history and the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The other posts are about Timothy O'Sullivan, Alfred Waud, Gettysburg, Memory --- visual literacies of the depiction of war, and the …Continue
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While this might not be the first topic someone might think of, it was relevant to me as a new teacher at the school as well as simply a resident of the Raleigh area. Cardinal Gibbons High School celebrated its centennial anniversary last year, which makes it one of the oldest schools in the state. That history has been filled with achievments, struggles, and growth.
One of the major parts of this change and growth occurred approximately 12 years ago when Cardinal Gibbons…Continue
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The senses are very powerful. Too often history is seen as being static and not interesting, especially by students who do not see how
it impacts them. They want something
that appeals to those powerful senses.
Teachers can use this to teach in the classroom. They can bring in…
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After reading the roundtable essays on senses in history I came to the conclusion that the senses can be a great teaching tool for the classroom. It can not replace the traditional textbook approach because the end of year test will not ask, What did the civil war smell like? However, a smell, sound, or touch, can help a student remember a certain fact about a historical event. The touch of an army uniform can help…Continue
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I think we all have a general feeling about how history is usually taught; you study names, dates, and important events that have led to where we currently are. However, this information generally feels out of touch and disconnected from the present, and it's often difficult to make the connection that people alive in the past had many of the same experiences that we have.
I've been reviewing several articles on sensory history listed in…Continue
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History quite often ignores the majority of the senses, particularly sound, smell, touch, and taste.
Yet, these senses can tell an entirely different history than the typical written, factual, ocularcentric story we are accustomed to. Senses are the tools we use to interpret the world around us every day; it would appear to make sense to utilize these same tools in attempting to gain an understanding of the past. The Roundtable…
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This Apex Journal issue from 1922 is a 4our page newspaper. I found it in the bottom of my grandmother's grandfather clock. I tried to take photos from a few angles as well as some close ups of the ads and articles. There's a picture of the paper with a pencil sitting on top in order to understand the size of the newspaper. Something like this could be used in a classroom to discuss…Continue
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The photos depicting children were the most interesting to me. Based on the amount ratio of kids photographs, Reg Murphy was also interested in them. The reasons I was most drawn to them were the colors and emotions of the children.
My visual essay conveys the innocence of children. The idea of innocence is…Continue
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The Denver Post recently published over 100 photos of the Pacific front battles of World War II. The pictures have obviously all been digitized, and some are even in color. The Pacific front is often overlooked in classroom discussion regarding the Second World War. Aside from island hopping, little more is taught about the subject. These photos help…Continue
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