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May 2010 Blog Posts (13)

dhArt - Evolution of Music

I created a very simple stop motion movie with a vinyl record and an iPod. It's short, but the purpose is to show the differences between the mediums by which we listen to music. The film could help show students how that has changed over time, and can encourage investigation into the history of music. Learning about the inventions and evolution of music can help students understand time periods much more deeply.…


Added by Stephen Brame on May 15, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Becoming Digital - The Apex Journal

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…


Added by Stephen Brame on May 14, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Reg Murphy - Visual Essay

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…


Added by Stephen Brame on May 14, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Found Digital History - The Pacific

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…


Added by Stephen Brame on May 14, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Found History - Sinking of the USS Maine


Added by Lindsey Dowling on May 13, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Reg Murphy - The Great Wall of China

My visual essay is located at http://prezi.com/_nj1nkkcevc-/the-great-wall-of-china/

I focused on the representation of the Great Wall to the Chinese people. The iconic value of the wall for the Chinese should encourage students and teachers to seek out our own symbols that embody the American culture.

Added by Lindsey Dowling on May 13, 2010 at 9:39am — No Comments

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (d h ART)

The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill was chartered in 1789, the year George Washington took office as the first president of the United States of America. However, it's history dates back even further to the first state constitution in 1776. Carolina lays claim to one of the oldest public universities in the nation and is the only public institution to give degrees in the 18th century. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC 5th among the nation's top… Continue

Added by Lindsey Dowling on May 13, 2010 at 2:34am — No Comments

Slave Song Representation - Becoming Digital

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Added by Lindsey Dowling on May 13, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Plantation Lives -- Doc Edwards

I searched "emancipation" on the Plantation Lives document and found this interview of Doc Edwards, an 84 year old ex-enslaved person. The interview was conducted on August 6, 1937. In this interview, Edwards tells the story of the goings-on on the Staggville Plantation before the Civil War. He talks about being a cook for the master's son. He also talks about the many different types of work that went on at Stagville--from blacksmithing, to shoe cobbling, to farming.

At the end of the… Continue

Added by Jamie Lathan on May 10, 2010 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Digital Art- The Preamble of the Constitution 2.0

eci 727 dig art.doc

Here is my digital history presentation.

Added by Michael Maurer on May 9, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Reg Murphy in China

The Growing Western Influence in China

I will post the pictures I used seperately on my ning blog page.

Here is the link to the visual essay reg murphy in china.doc

Added by Michael Maurer on May 8, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

dH Art

I have created a collage titled, "Forever POWs". I was hoping to depict war veterans that have been forgotten and/or faced intense struggles after they returned from war. I have chosen pictures of homeless veterans and a burn victim. This man's name is JR Martinez and he is now acting in a daytime soap opera. I included his picture because of the initial feeling that most people get when seeing him and the constant struggle he must have with that.

I took 60 pictures of my…


Added by Jeanne Martin-Sainovic on May 8, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Reg Murphy Photographs

I created a lesson that could incorporate the Reg Murphy pictures in an elementary classroom. It would allow students to make a connection to the Chinese culture. All of the pictures that I chose have people doing or wearing something that students in the United States would recognize.

1st Grade.doc

Added by Jeanne Martin-Sainovic on May 5, 2010 at 4:57pm — No Comments

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