Friday, June 22, 2012
Website Spotlight: Freedom Riders
Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/
Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.
In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.
I ask the students to work through the following links:
I. The Rides
Follow the stops on this excellent interactive map and read the captions for each screen.
II. The People
a. Freedom Riders
b. Movement Leaders
c. U.S. Federal Government
Robert F. Kennedy
d. Other Figures
Eugene "Bull" Connor
Howard K. Smith
III. The Issues
Jim Crow Laws
The Solid South
The Cold War
I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.
1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page: