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Who Really Said What? Mobile Historical Situated Documentary As Liminal Learning Space, Owen Gottlieb Dec 2016

Who Really Said What? Mobile Historical Situated Documentary As Liminal Learning Space, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This article explores the complexities and affordances of historical representation that arose in the process of designing a mobile augmented reality video game for teaching history. The process suggests opportunities to push the historical documentary form in new ways. Specifically, the article addresses the shifting liminal space between historical fiction narrative, and historical interactive documentary narrative. What happens when primary sources, available for examination are placed inside of a historically inspired narrative, one that hews closely to the events, but creates drama through dialogues between player and historical figure? In this relatively new field of interactive historical situated documentary, how ...


Escaping Befriended Circles: A Multilogue Response To Benjamin Kelsey Kearl's "Of Laggards And Morons: Definitional Fluidity, Borderlinity, And The Theory Of Progressive Era Special Education (Parts 1 & 2)", Donald Warren Dec 2016

Escaping Befriended Circles: A Multilogue Response To Benjamin Kelsey Kearl's "Of Laggards And Morons: Definitional Fluidity, Borderlinity, And The Theory Of Progressive Era Special Education (Parts 1 & 2)", Donald Warren

Education's Histories

In this multilogue response to "Of Laggards and Morons," Warren affirms Kearl's approach to education history through philosophy and biography.


Referendums Education In The United States: Reform Or Assimilation?, Francisco Ramos Dec 2016

Referendums Education In The United States: Reform Or Assimilation?, Francisco Ramos

Franciso Ramos

The antibilingüe movement that is spreading across the United States has become one of the most controversial in the debate on the education of linguistic minorities issues. Ron Unz, the California millionaire who has managed to eliminate bilingual programs in California and Arizona and trying to do the same today in Colorado and Massachusetts, is a clear example of assimilationist movement, which argues that immigrants should give up their languages and vernacular cultures to integrate into American society. This article summarizes the history of bilingualism in the United States, focusing on decisions that have affected the education of minority students ...


Of Laggards And Morons: Definitional Fluidity, Borderlinity, And The Theory Of Progressive Era Special Education, Benjamin Kelsey Kearl Nov 2016

Of Laggards And Morons: Definitional Fluidity, Borderlinity, And The Theory Of Progressive Era Special Education, Benjamin Kelsey Kearl

Education's Histories

Indiana University's Benjamin Kelsey Kearl uses a life history approach to study the history of special education through "the laggard" (Part 1) and "the moron" (Part 2).


Eyes On The Prize: Delivering Archival Content With Synchronized Transcripts In Hydra, Irene Taylor, Shannon Davis Nov 2016

Eyes On The Prize: Delivering Archival Content With Synchronized Transcripts In Hydra, Irene Taylor, Shannon Davis

Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management

Regarded as the definitive work on the Civil Rights Movement, the documentary series, Eyes on the Prize, has been seen by millions since its PBS debut in 1987. However, what remains unseen is the nearly 85 hours of interview outtakes that provide further insight into the series’ original stories of struggle, resistance, and perseverance. Through the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly project, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Washington University Libraries has made the complete, never-before-seen interviews and TEI XML encoded, synchronized transcripts freely accessible through its newly developed Hydra digital repository.

This session will ...


State Of The Field: What Is The Legacy Of The Common Schools Movement? Revisiting Carl Kaestle's 1983 Pillars Of The Republic, Johann N. Neem Nov 2016

State Of The Field: What Is The Legacy Of The Common Schools Movement? Revisiting Carl Kaestle's 1983 Pillars Of The Republic, Johann N. Neem

Johann N. Neem

Perhaps no one put it better than Ellwood Cubberley who, during the first half of the twentieth century, was America’s best-known education historian. Cubberley had attended common schools in Indiana, taught school, and served as superintendent in San Diego, before becoming an education professor at Stanford in 1898 and receiving his doctorate from Teachers College. In his 1919 Public Education in the United States, written for normal-school students, Cubberley laid down a moral tale. He was on the side of the school reformers. His story told of the heroic efforts of Horace Mann and others to overcome ignorance and ...


Epistolary Hauntings: Working “With” And “On” Family Letters, Lucy E. Bailey Oct 2016

Epistolary Hauntings: Working “With” And “On” Family Letters, Lucy E. Bailey

Education's Histories

Lucy E. Bailey, Oklahoma State University, pursues multiple theoretical frameworks for analyzing her personal collection of family letters.


Education For Victory: An Analysis Of Social Studies Education In American Secondary Schools During World War Ii, Rachael E. O'Dell Oct 2016

Education For Victory: An Analysis Of Social Studies Education In American Secondary Schools During World War Ii, Rachael E. O'Dell

Student Publications

Secondary schools during World War II were viewed as a vital component of the war effort on the home front. The nation’s youth were seen as important potential contributors to the war effort, and were educated as such. The atmosphere of total war especially affected social studies classes at this level. An analysis of contemporary educational journals and supplementary teaching materials reveals that secondary school students were virtually indoctrinated with democratic and patriotic values in their social studies classes in wartime schools. Social studies classes thus functioned as a route through which students could be encouraged to participate in ...


Jules Verne Constructs America: From Utopia To Dystopia, Dana L. Radu Sep 2016

Jules Verne Constructs America: From Utopia To Dystopia, Dana L. Radu

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In my dissertation, I examine visions of the United States in Jules Verne’s (1828-1905) Voyages extraordinaires (1863-1905). Of the sixty-four novels that make up that series, twenty-three, over one-third, feature American characters or take place on American soil. I demonstrate that in his early novels (1863-1886), he presents the United States in an optimistic and utopian light, while in his later novels (1887-1905), his depictions of the United States take on a pessimistic and dystopian aspect. In also showing that Verne had been influenced by utopian socialists Henri de Saint-Simon (1760-1825), Charles Fourier (1772-1837) and Étienne Cabet (1788-1856), I ...


Keynote Address On The 75th Anniversary Of Nrotc At Holy Cross, Peter H. Daly Vadm, Usn (Ret) Sep 2016

Keynote Address On The 75th Anniversary Of Nrotc At Holy Cross, Peter H. Daly Vadm, Usn (Ret)

75th Anniversary of NROTC at Holy Cross

Remarks given by Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.) and CEO of the U.S. Naval Institute, at the 2016 O'Callahan Society Annual Dinner, which marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of a Naval ROTC Unit at the College of the Holy Cross.


Sweets, Henry Hayes, 1872-1952 (Sc 3055), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Sweets, Henry Hayes, 1872-1952 (Sc 3055), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3055. Mimeographed letter, 20 March 1906, of Henry H. Sweets, Louisville, Kentucky, Secretary, Executive Committee, Ministerial Education and Relief, of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. He urges recipients to convey the “crying need” for ministers to parents, teachers and young men in the church, and offers to send literature to interested parties whose names are forwarded to the Committee.


Overview History Of The Nrotc Unit, Brendan J. O’Donnell, Usn (Ret) Sep 2016

Overview History Of The Nrotc Unit, Brendan J. O’Donnell, Usn (Ret)

75th Anniversary of NROTC at Holy Cross

This historical overview of the Naval ROTC Unit at the College of the Holy Cross was prepared for the 75th anniversary of the Unit's establishment in 1941. It summarizes three distinct eras and calls attention to transition points in the Unit’s history: the Vietnam War crisis in 1970 and 1971, the introduction of women to the Unit, the transition from a Holy Cross-only Unit to one based on the Worcester Consortium for Higher Education, the Peace Dividend years of the 1990s, the role of the Marine Officer Instructor, and the value of a liberal arts education.


History Of The College Of The Holy Cross Naval Rotc Unit, The O'Callahan Society, College Of The Holy Cross Sep 2016

History Of The College Of The Holy Cross Naval Rotc Unit, The O'Callahan Society, College Of The Holy Cross

75th Anniversary of NROTC at Holy Cross

This history begins with an overview of the Naval ROTC Unit at the College of the Holy Cross, and includes several appendices that provide data on the Unit’s graduates, those killed on active duty, and awards for combat heroism. It also calls attention to transition points in the Unit’s history: the Vietnam War crisis in 1970 and 1971, the introduction of women to the Unit, the transition from a Holy Cross-only Unit to one based on the Worcester Consortium for Higher Education, the Peace Dividend years of the 1990s, the role of the Marine Officer Instructor, and the ...


Western's New Deal: The Shaping Of College Heights During The Great Depression, Sean Jacobson Aug 2016

Western's New Deal: The Shaping Of College Heights During The Great Depression, Sean Jacobson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This thesis addresses the Great Depression's impact on public higher education by analyzing developments at Western Kentucky State Teachers College. It also seeks to understand factors leading to the enshrinement of Henry Hardin Cherry as a larger-than-life figure upon his death in 1937. An investigative study into primary materials found that the New Deal projects on campus provided a boost for Cherry's leadership and charisma in his community. The concurrence of his death with the construction of a classroom building funded by the Public Works Administration determined his memorialization for posterity. The building, Cherry Hall, emerged as an ...


Northwest Coast Native American Art: The Relationship Between Museums, Native Americans And Artists, Karrie E. Myers Aug 2016

Northwest Coast Native American Art: The Relationship Between Museums, Native Americans And Artists, Karrie E. Myers

Museum Studies Theses

Museums today have many responsibilities, including protecting and understanding objects in their care. Many also have relationships with groups of people whose items or artworks are housed within their institutions. This paper explores the relationship between museums and Northwest Coast Native Americans and their artists. Participating museums include those in and out of the Northwest Coast region, such as the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Burke Museum, the Royal British Columbia Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Museum. Museum professionals who conducted research for some of these museums included Franz Boas ...


Queer History Of The United States: A Syllabus, Jordan Ostrum Jul 2016

Queer History Of The United States: A Syllabus, Jordan Ostrum

History Summer Fellows

This project is a proposed syllabus of a college level history course dealing with queer and trans experiences in the 20th century. The course utilizes the Ursinus inquiry based approach to learning, focusing on the core questions “How can we understand the world?” and “How should we live together?” Supplementary materials, such as the course proposal, are meant to encourage the Ursinus College History Department to offer the course in the future.


Bridgeport School - Warren County, Kentukcy (Sc 3031), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2016

Bridgeport School - Warren County, Kentukcy (Sc 3031), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3031. Information about the Bridgeport School located in southern Warren County, Kentucky, which was sold in 1928. Information includes census totals from 1909 to 1918, general physical condition, image of school in 1909, deeds.


State Of The Field: What Is The Legacy Of The Common Schools Movement? Revisiting Carl Kaestle's 1983 Pillars Of The Republic, Johann N. Neem Jun 2016

State Of The Field: What Is The Legacy Of The Common Schools Movement? Revisiting Carl Kaestle's 1983 Pillars Of The Republic, Johann N. Neem

History Faculty and Staff Publications

Perhaps no one put it better than Ellwood Cubberley who, during the first half of the twentieth century, was America’s best-known education historian. Cubberley had attended common schools in Indiana, taught school, and served as superintendent in San Diego, before becoming an education professor at Stanford in 1898 and receiving his doctorate from Teachers College. In his 1919 Public Education in the United States, written for normal-school students, Cubberley laid down a moral tale. He was on the side of the school reformers. His story told of the heroic efforts of Horace Mann and others to overcome ignorance and ...


Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Mss 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Mss 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 580. Two account books of Cedar Bluff Female College, Woodburn, Kentucky showing charges to students for books and supplies. One book includes general farm accounts of the college’s proprietor, William F. Whitesides of Simpson County.


Helm, Alban Foster, 1861-1936 (Sc 3012), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Helm, Alban Foster, 1861-1936 (Sc 3012), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3012. Diploma, 18 June 1884, of Alban F. Helm for completion of Teachers Course of Study, Seminary and Normal School, Morgantown, Kentucky; Teacher’s Certificate, 4 August 1888, of Alban F. Helm for common schools of Butler County, Kentucky.


Replacing Periods With Question Marks: A Study Of The Role Of Public Education In Kanawha County, West Virginia, Sarah Michelle Engell May 2016

Replacing Periods With Question Marks: A Study Of The Role Of Public Education In Kanawha County, West Virginia, Sarah Michelle Engell

Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2015-2016: Sex

In 1974 the proposal and adoption of new language arts textbooks, that sought to emphasize themes of multiculturalism and egalitarianism, sparked a violent year-long protest in Kanawha County, West Virginia. The opposition perceived the texts as overly sexual, anti-American, and intrusive while supporters celebrated the diversification of narratives and information.


The ability of newly adopted language arts textbooks to spark an explosive controversy reflects the impact of textbooks and, more broadly, public education on creating a sense of identity and belonging. Through objecting or supporting the textbooks and the language they contained, the citizens of Kanawha County were bitterly fighting ...


Relive The Roycroft: Bringing History To Life At A National Landmark, Amizetta J. Haj May 2016

Relive The Roycroft: Bringing History To Life At A National Landmark, Amizetta J. Haj

Museum Studies Projects

This project defines and validates the concept of the Roycroft Campus as a living museum and explores how the implementation of a “living” component to its educational programming would strengthen visitor engagement. It also focuses on the various ways in which to fortify the utility and visibility of a museum within a community, demonstrating how the Roycroft Campus can become a center for community engagement and cultural development. Through this research, I present the Roycroft Campus’ potential as a living museum and have created an educational based event which will bring to life the year 1915 on the historic Campus ...


Crisis In Education -- The Effect Of The Cold War On The American Education System, Spencer C.J. Gregg Apr 2016

Crisis In Education -- The Effect Of The Cold War On The American Education System, Spencer C.J. Gregg

Young Historians Conference

The Cold War era had a dramatic impact on the American educational system. Striving to demonstrate superiority over Soviet counterparts, new curriculum were developed to prepare the American youth intellectually, emotionally, and technologically to position the U.S. as a world power. With the American public polarized whether schools were a venue for the dissemination of national ideologies or institutions for the development of critical thinking; world events including nuclear warfare, space exploration, and military preparedness served as catalysts for the development of future citizens that would effectively contribute to the intellectual and technological growth of the nation.


Migration In Slavic Village, The History Behind The Cleveland Central Catholic Ironmen., Mary C. Brondfield Mrs., Matt Aber Mr. Apr 2016

Migration In Slavic Village, The History Behind The Cleveland Central Catholic Ironmen., Mary C. Brondfield Mrs., Matt Aber Mr.

Migration in Global Context Symposium

This presentation is a collaborative effort by two educators from the disciplines of art and history. The PowerPoint presentation documents the the cross curricular migration themed event that explored migration in Slavic Village, Ohio. Historical speakers and visits to historical sites engaged students throughout the event. Through oral history and the visual arts students engaged in project based learning.


Naccs 43rd Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Apr 2016

Naccs 43rd Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

NACCS Conference Programs

¡Chicana/o Power! Transforming Chicana/o Activism, Discourse and Scholarship into Power

April 6-9, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton


Fulkerson, Joseph Gerald, 1923-2013 And Josephine (Woodward) Fulkerson, 1926-2016 (Sc 2995), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2016

Fulkerson, Joseph Gerald, 1923-2013 And Josephine (Woodward) Fulkerson, 1926-2016 (Sc 2995), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2995. Autograph album of Josephine (Woodward) Fulkerson, 1937; and “Memories West Louisville High School 1942-1992,” a souvenir booklet belonging to Joseph G. Fulkerson, with biographical data on the members of his 1942 high school graduating class.


Smith, Mary Woodrow (Wilson), 1913-2005 (Sc 2991), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Smith, Mary Woodrow (Wilson), 1913-2005 (Sc 2991), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2991. “Random Meanderings: The Rural School Years,” Mary W. Smith’s reminiscence of teaching in the rural schools of Butler County, Kentucky. Includes the author’s obituary.


Press Release: Civil Rights Trip Looks Back; Inspires Desire To Move Forward, College Communications Mar 2016

Press Release: Civil Rights Trip Looks Back; Inspires Desire To Move Forward, College Communications

Reverend Charles Rice

News article detailing the 2016 "Religion and Civil Rights" annual class trip to historic sites in the American South, led by Reverend Charles Rice.


Session D-4: From Guernica To Nuremberg: Teaching Human Rights Themes In Mid-20th-Century History, Peter Carroll, Eric Smith Mar 2016

Session D-4: From Guernica To Nuremberg: Teaching Human Rights Themes In Mid-20th-Century History, Peter Carroll, Eric Smith

Professional Learning Day

A critical turning point in modern warfare—aviation, civilian casualties, and population displacement during the Spanish Civil War and World War II—led to the Nuremberg Tribunals and UN Declaration of Human Rights, foreshadowing contemporary debates about bombing, drones, refugees/immigration, and interventionist foreign policies. This session will span World History and US History, drawing from free archival primary sources (graphic and textual) that reveal changing perceptions of warfare.


Session C-4: Mary Lincoln’S Journey, Mary Kerr Mar 2016

Session C-4: Mary Lincoln’S Journey, Mary Kerr

Professional Learning Day

Lincoln's Journey will detail in an interesting and objective manner the pivotal points in her life: early feelings about slavery, the decision to leave Lexington and settle in Springfield, IL, being a single mother while her husband was "riding the circuit", her continued support of Lincoln as a national politician, restoration of the White House, and her inability to make positive decisions after Lincoln's assassination. In the end she was able to live on a budget and died with dignity. The presentation follows the book Mary Lincoln's Journey by Kerr and Kerr in which primary sources are ...