Watching the videos

November 18th, 2008 by jmcclurken

If you have trouble watching the video or listening to the audio of women veterans from the VHP, make sure you have Real Player installed on your computer.  If not you can download it for free from here.  Or you can go to one of the computer labs on campus and watch/listen to the there.

Again, you need to blog about at least three women veterans before Thursday’s discussion.

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Peer Review Form

November 17th, 2008 by jmcclurken

peer-review-vet-interview-paper

You can fill this out and email it to the person you’re peer reviewing OR write on a printed copy. Either way it needs to be given or emailed to me by classtime next Tuesday (Nov. 25). [If you’re emailing an electronic version, send it to me and the author.]

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Research, Note-taking, and Digital Tools

October 6th, 2008 by jmcclurken

Use the following links to begin research

Simpson Library

Online databases for historical research


Note-Taking Options

  1. Note Cards
  2. Post-It Notes
  3. Word Processor (with or without templates)
    1. Outlines or free-form notes
  4. Citation (or other pay note-taking software like Nota Bene)
  5. Microsoft OneNote
  6. Excel/Access–For information in larger quantities that is consistent in its form (e.g., the census).
  7. Scribe – GMU’s CHNM free note-taking software
  8. Zotero — CHNM’s free Internet research tool [See Demo]

The following list came from suggestions from my HIST299 section last year. This students in this course, a methods class for all history majors, blogged about their methods of note-taking.

  1. Start with the bibliographic info — Jessica & others
  2. Keep track of location of all information and note useful quotes — Justin
  3. Use hanging indents to separate information in early stages — Jessica
  4. Begin to organize materials by argument early on — Jessica & Cheryl
  5. Use a preliminary outline to help organize — Ellen
  6. Use a table to keep track of themes or arguments — Amanda
  7. Color Coding — Kari


Other Digital Tools

Google Reader

tools.umwblogs.org

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Videos of the Bonus March and Veterans of the Great War

October 1st, 2008 by jmcclurken

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/xkmo4ygPTjc" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

This is from a documentary made in the 1990s.

The second clip is from a 1933 movie, Heroes for Sale. Do the two clips differ in their portrayal of veterans of the Great War? Why or why not?

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Gocdp6Nis5g" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

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Footnote Formatting

September 23rd, 2008 by jmcclurken

Since citations seem to be such a big issue, I thought I’d post a few examples.

footnote-examples

Footnotes and quote context example: footnote-examples2

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Assessing for Class Readiness

September 23rd, 2008 by jmcclurken

Today, I’d like to start class with a discussion of our readiness.

class-assessment

[Hat tip to Dr. Campbell for this idea.]

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Key Aspects of the Lives of Soldiers during the American Civil War

September 15th, 2008 by jmcclurken

Keep these categories in mind as you do the reading for Thursday.

  1. Discipline
  2. Camp Life
  3. Disease
  4. Fighting
  5. Death
  6. Desertion
  7. Prison

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