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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This image comes from Alan C. Collin's 1935/1962 textbook The Story of America in Pictures. The illustrations depicts colonial settlers in the 18th century Carolinas. The text accompanying the illustration suggest difference between North and South Carolina. I reads...
"Although some colonists had filtered southward from Virgina the settlement of the region between that colony and Florida was placed by the king in the hands of eight of his friends, who became the Proprietors. Two… Continue
Added by John Lee on November 16, 2009 at 3:00pm —
In a 1982 paper by Georgia State historian Tim Crimmins' titled "Atlanta Palimpsest: Stripping Away the Layers of the Past" professor Crimmins describes the history of Atlanta in spatial terms as a palimpsest-- a landscape that has been written on, cleared, and then rewritten. (Also see Crang M, 1996, "Envisioning urban histories: Bristol as palimpsest, postcards, and snapshots" Environment and Planning A 28(3) 429 – 452).
We can probably envision any space, particularly urban spaces… Continue
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This work involves analyzing an illustration of Abraham Lincoln using Walter Werner’s seven ways of reading visual texts.
More on Werner on reading visual texts
Added by John Lee on September 14, 2009 at 9:30pm —
The September 2008 issue
of the Journal of American History (95:2) includes a collection of papers on an emerging area of historical scholarship focused on the senses. Arranged as a roundtable, the papers focus on each of the five senses along with a short introductory piece and a longer essay synthesizing work in this area around the discipline of anthropology. The authors help to clarify approaches to history… Continue
Added by John Lee on August 31, 2009 at 12:30pm —
On December 8, 1941, field workers for the Library Congress's Archive of American Folk Song
recorded a series of interviews with everyday people about their reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. These interview provide a glimpse into the national mood in hours after the bombing as the nation prepared to go to war against Japan. This post features Google Map with the interviews and related historical materials. First, let's think about… Continue
Added by John Lee on August 17, 2009 at 1:30am —
offer history teachers and students a unique opportunity to use art as a primary text. Here we will explore two paintings from Benjamin West.
was a late 18th / early 19th century painter who specialized in the popular 18th century artistic genre of history painting. Although the practice of painting… Continue
Added by John Lee on July 28, 2009 at 10:00am —
What does it mean to compose? Most of us probably think of music, maybe classical music, when we hear the word compose. Of course, a composition is much more. Compositions involve the creative and even artistic rendering of ideas using various modes to express. We might compose in text or with paint or with sound or even with physical objects. Today, compositions are taking on a new meaning with the emergence of the new technologies. In this activity, students use a free audio software program… Continue
Added by John Lee on July 9, 2009 at 4:00pm —
The past is full of voices and many of these are online in digital form. Using historical recordings as historical resources to address relevant questions requires a variety of skills and can be enhanced through the use of new tools. First, lets consider the skills needed to conduct an historical analysis.
- Some of the skills needed to conduct historical analysis have been nicely packaged and presented by David Hick Peter Doolittle and Tom Ewing. This system for… Continue
Added by John Lee on June 24, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Homer Winslow's famous painting "Snap the Whip" wonderfully illustrates 19th century child's play.
was recently featured as a part of Claire Perry's, exhibit American ABC: Childhood in 19th-Century America
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At some point in recent American history, public sentiment shifted regarding the internment of Japanese during World War II. Today, most Americans believe the program was wrong, but of course that has not always been the case. The last thirty years have seen a series of action to redress Japanese Americans who were interned. In 1983, a U.S. Congressional Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) issued a report entitled Personal Justice Denied
. The report… Continue
Added by John Lee on May 28, 2009 at 12:00am —
In 1883, Harper's magazine published this painting by Howard Pyle portraying Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre. The image shows Attucks wounded and on the ground in the arms of an unarmed fellow patriot while heavily armed British soldiers fire into a crowd.
Comparisons of this and other images of that fateful day in Boston are a staple of social studies intruction. A collection of materials online from The Boston Historical Society… Continue
Added by John Lee on May 12, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Materials for an American History in the Sunshine workshop on digital history conducted April 18, 2009 are available on this ning under the Group American History in the Sunshine or you can just follow this link
Added by John Lee on April 17, 2009 at 11:13am —
Ten yeas after delivering his Atlanta Compromise speech in 1895, Booker T. Washington sat down in a recording studio and make an audio recording of the speech.
Find more music like this on Teaching Digital… Continue
Added by John Lee on March 24, 2009 at 11:36pm —
Meghan Manfra has a very helpful and interesting description
of how to produce digital historical narratives on the University of North Carolina Documenting the American South website. In this presentation, Meghan highlights a a heuristic developed b Glen Bull at University of Virginia that suggests five for digital historical videos.
1. Dramatic question
2. Point of view
3. Emotional content
Added by John Lee on March 11, 2009 at 7:30pm —
This presentation is part of a series delivered by authors of chapters in a forthcoming book on digital video from ISTE, Teaching with digital video
Digital Video in Social Studies Education
Thomas C. Hammond, Lehigh University
John K. Lee, North Carolina State University
The backbone of social studies instruction is media. The big ideas of history, geography, economics, and civics have been powerfully expressed in… Continue
Added by John Lee on March 4, 2009 at 11:00pm —
A new resource on the U. S. Holocaust memorial website provides a very catchy and easy to maneuver interface for working with a collection of images related to German propaganda.
For example, this image includes a woefully sparse annotation. Others are equally shallow, browse the site here to get a… Continue
Added by John Lee on March 2, 2009 at 5:30pm —