Women Who Dared Tour Videos

For over a decade Delta College’s Women’s History Month Committee placed life-sized cutouts of women who dared to step outside their cultural confines and make history around campus. In 2022, the committee decided to transition the tour to a digital format and re-envision the cutouts for new ventures. These videos were taken of their last time together as one grouping. Part One: Artemesia Gentileschi, Benzir … Continue reading Women Who Dared Tour Videos

“Declaration of Sentiments” Radio Program

When Elizabeth Cady Stanton declared she was bringing up suffrage at a women’s rights convention to be held in July of 1848, it was a bold move undoubtedly causing some of her family and friends to question her sanity. Around 300 women and men gathered in Seneca Falls, New York for the first women’s convention in the U.S. The participants ranged from 14 year-old Susan … Continue reading “Declaration of Sentiments” Radio Program

Virtual Offerings of the Humanities Learning Center

The Humanities Learning Center had a lot of fun last academic year bringing you virtual programming while we were away form campus. I encourage you to follow our Facebook page to see everything we release. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/humanitieslearningcenteratdeltacollege Dr. Amy French (History) gave a two-part talk on suffrage. Part One: https://youtu.be/rWJ9B68kKv4 Part Two: https://youtu.be/xGNYVKIF958 Professor Donny Winter (English) talked to Amy about his … Continue reading Virtual Offerings of the Humanities Learning Center

What aspects of the humanities are you engaging in right now?

The humanities bring alive the human experience and celebrate our shared humanity. They not only feed our soul they are essential to our humanity, our survival, and our growth. Many of you might be feeling isolated right now, so let’s use our love of the humanities to unite us. I (Dr. Amy French) have been using this time to keep a journal where I recount … Continue reading What aspects of the humanities are you engaging in right now?

Blog Topic #5 for HIS 222 INET

Topic: Discuss the American internment of Japanese Americans.  Consider the national justification for internment, living conditions, and the impact on Japanese Americans.  How do you think the internment of Japanese Americans affected their conceptions of citizenship?  How would you feel if you were in the same position: a law-abiding, American citizen who was rounded up and essentially jailed for something beyond your control? Continue reading Blog Topic #5 for HIS 222 INET

Blog Topic #3 for HIS 222

Topic: Thinking about the diverse group of reformers that historians call the “Progressives,” discuss the following questions.  What were the Progressives attempting to accomplish through regulation?  Should the government set hours laws, regulate safety, prohibit child labor, set a minimum wage, and institute other work laws? Continue reading Blog Topic #3 for HIS 222

Blog Topic #2 for HIS 222

Topic: Consider politics at the turn of the century.  More than half the population was still disenfranchised.  With women not having the vote and African Americans discriminated against, how do you think the political process worked?  Do you think that politics were considered an arena for the rich only?  How did women, minorities, and working men impact the political process? Continue reading Blog Topic #2 for HIS 222

Blog Topic #1 for HIS 222 INET

This week we are going to discuss the impact of the Industrial Revolution on workers during the Gilded Age (late 1800s).  Employers ruled and the courts and legislatures generally sided with employers.  Workers had little to no protection.  How did industrialism affect workers?  Why did employers find unions so objectionable, even dangerous?  What benefits did workers see in unions? Continue reading Blog Topic #1 for HIS 222 INET

Blog Topic #4 for HIS 237

Topic: Using my video, the annotated article (notice that I made some remarks where I disagree with the author), and the texts, discuss the 1885 Saginaw Valley Lumber Strike. The Ten Hour Law (1885), which working men (united under the Knights of Labor) fought for, was not effective enough to protect Michigan’s working men. Although a plethora of strikes were waged in numerous industries over long … Continue reading Blog Topic #4 for HIS 237

Blog Topic #4 for HIS 225

Thinking about the women you read about in this week’s articles and primary sources (350-376 and 377-382), as well as the labor movement and the Industrial Revolution, discuss wage work. Did our laws and social reform programs create gender constructs of men as wage earners? What gender constructs did we make at the turn of the century regarding women? Continue reading Blog Topic #4 for HIS 225

Blog Topic #1 for HIS 225

Topic: Thinking about “Devil in the Shape of a Woman,” why did neighbors or acquaintances launch accusations of witchcraft against particular persons? What do you think this tells us about gender and about this time in American history? **Please refer to the blog schedule on eLearning (under Content) to see who is assigned to post a blog for this week. You will need to create your … Continue reading Blog Topic #1 for HIS 225

U.S. History Blog Posts

In our U.S. history class, different students will blog weekly in response to the material we covered, as well as questions that I (Professor Amy French) posed to them. Everyone in the class is responsible for commenting. Each week, I will post the blog topic for all our readers to see. –Dr. Amy French Continue reading U.S. History Blog Posts

Michigan History Blog Posts

In our Michigan history class covering the time from first inhabitants of the area through the 1960s, different students will blog weekly in response to the material we covered, as well as questions that I (Professor Amy French) posed to them. Everyone in the class is responsible for commenting. Each week, I will post the blog topic for all our readers to see. –Dr. Amy … Continue reading Michigan History Blog Posts

Short Film on Saginaw’s Edith Baillie

It’s no secret–Delta College students are some of the best around! This video by Benjamin Barrett–a history student and good documentarian highlights Saginaw’s past, as well as an exhibit at the Castle Museum. The short film honors the history of the First Ward Community Center by showcasing one of its former director’s and agent of change, Edith Baillie. The video captures Saginaw’s multi-cultural past and … Continue reading Short Film on Saginaw’s Edith Baillie

What is the Humanities Learning Center?

The Humanities Learning Center (HLC) is a group of dedicated faculty working alongside administrative, support staff, and community partners whose mission is to bring the relevance and vitality of the humanities to the Great Lakes Bay Region. We support initiatives to encourage the enrollment of students in Delta humanities disciplines and facilitate their transfer to four-year universities. We advocate for the value of the humanities … Continue reading What is the Humanities Learning Center?

Articles Regarding Wikipedia in the Classroom

Recently, the Wiki Ed group put out their February 2017 newsletter which included links to articles that may be of use to faculty considering using Wikipedia in the classroom, or for those who already are. Here are some that Wiki Ed noted: “What Students Can Learn by Writing for Wikipedia” by Anya Kamanetz “How Wikipedia is Cultivating an Army of Fact Checkers to Battle Fake … Continue reading Articles Regarding Wikipedia in the Classroom

Digital Pedagogy Websites

For those of you who may be looking for ways to implement digital pedagogy into your courses, here are a couple websites that provide good discussion on the subject. Digital Pedagogy Lab provides loads of interesting articles through its journal, Hybrid Pedagogy. They approach digital technologies from a critical perspective and examine when to use and not to use digital tools in teaching. URL: http://www.digitalpedagogylab.com/hybridped/digitalpedagogy/Continue reading Digital Pedagogy Websites