Civil War 150, History Class, Public History, Undergraduate Education, Wikipedia

Wikipedia in the Classroom

As a graduate assistant ( I am rounding out my 7th full year taking university classes, wooh!) I have heard nearly all my professors deride wikipedia. Usually on the first day of classes professors remind students to read their books and articles and ignore wikipedia, to use real primary sources and secondary sources from university… Continue reading Wikipedia in the Classroom

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Civil Rights, Civil War 150, History Class, Public History, Undergraduate Education, Wikipedia

The Civil War Sesquicentennial and the Civil Rights Movement

This semester I am helping my Prof with his senior level undergraduate Public History class. I have no grading responsibilities I am just putting together the Wikipedia page the students are creating and sitting in on the class discussions. (Great class I throughly enjoy it) The student's are making a Wikipedia page on the Civil… Continue reading The Civil War Sesquicentennial and the Civil Rights Movement

Exhibit Review, History Class, Immigration History, Museums, Object Veneration, Public History, Smithsonian

The America Trunk Comes Home

(This was original from my old blog, Fall 2012) Greetings! I recently read Round-Trip to America: The Immigrates return to Europe 1880-1930. by Mark Wyman. His book is about the percentage of European immigrants who came to the United States to work, build a savings and return to their land of origin in order to achieve their… Continue reading The America Trunk Comes Home