Archive for the 'History' Category
Members of the research team at Project New Media Literacies discuss the social skills and cultural competencies needed to fully engage with today’s participatory culture. Featuring Henry Jenkins, and produced by Anna Van Someren at Project New Media Literacies. In the past, media literacy was about “getting consumers to think critically about what they were [...]
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/dchqJ7bhCBA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Is “Never Again” little more than a catchphrase? Having been teaching for only a few years, I am often taken by surprise that students know little or nothing about international events or historical personalities. For example, most students have no idea who Bill Clinton is; they have never heard [...]
Interested in History? Keen to explore the past? Based on the BAFTA award-winning TV series, Timelines.tv is a free, new and exciting on-line history resource. “It offers a wealth of quality TV documentary, arranged on interactive historical timelines that put you in control of your journey through the past. Timelines.tv spans the centuries. It’s rich [...]
Maps of War is a really useful resource with interactive maps that cover a wide range of conflicts from the Western Front of WWI, WWII, Iraq, Darfur, failed states index and global migration.
I am getting ready to take my Modern History class on an excursion to Vietnam in three days. I’ve been planning this trip for ages so it’s kind of hard to believe that it is finally here. We are going to visit a whole range of cultural and historical places and sites and I’m hoping [...]
Are these two concepts mutually exclusive? While we’d like to think they’re not, the tyranny of content often means that we do not undertake projects that involve “deep”, connected and creative learning because we have “too much stuff to get through.” I’ve been thinking about this a lot as I compare my two history classes [...]