Friday, June 22, 2012
Website Spotlight: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/
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:
The Trenches: Symbol of Stalemate
The Trenches: What they were really like
American Troops in the Trenches [David Kennedy]
Check out the animation built into the maps
Europe in 1914
Outbreak of War
The Western Front in 1918
III. Effects of the Great War
"Then and now: the Shaping of the 21st Century"
The Great War Today [Jay Winter]
The Lusitania [Jay Winter]
Gallipoli: A Turkish Perspective
Gallipoli: An Australian Perspective
Gallipoli: An Intelligence Screw-up
Voices of the War: Gallipoli and Armenian Genocide
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: