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

X: a Novel (A Fall Semester Book Club)

X: a Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon A Fall Semester Book Club As part of the Great Michigan Read, the Humanities Learning Center of Delta College will be hosting a book club on X: a Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon. From the Michigan Humanities Council: No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds … Continue reading X: a Novel (A Fall Semester Book Club)

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

Snagit–a Digital Tool for Profs

A colleague of mine brought a digital tool to my attention, Snagit, which he uses in his online classes to provide feedback to students. He teaches computer science courses, but as he sat down and showed me the software I recognized its applicability for a host of subjects. Snagit is a screenshot program that captures video display and audio output. It’s great for those of … Continue reading Snagit–a Digital Tool for Profs

Using Digital Tools in the College Classroom

Using Digital tools in the College Classroom by Amy French Some Digital Tools I’ve Used Wikipedia in the Classroom (Project Overview) Wikipedia Website for Educators: http://wikiedu.org/for-instructors/ Example of Wikipedia Course: https://dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Delta_College/Recent_American_History_(Fall_2015)/timeline Blogging in the Classroom (Project Overview) Example of blog: http://genderhistory.tumblr.com/ Webpage Creation in the Classroom (Project Overview) Example of student website: http://historymarieantoinette.weebly.com/ A website that I created with hope that students will add to it: http://womenwhodared.omeka.net/Continue reading Using Digital Tools in the College Classroom

Introduction to an Honors Research Project–by Ali Kahil

Hello my name is Ali Kahil and many people define me as the most diverse thing they ever encounter. I lived in Gabon, Africa for fifteen years, but I was born in Bucharest, Romania from a Christian Orthodox Romanian mother and a Shia Muslim Lebanese father. I have always loved to travel, and I have been lucky enough to visit and live in more than … Continue reading Introduction to an Honors Research Project–by Ali Kahil

IHU/SSI 269 Travel Class Details

In May of 2015, Professors Laura Dull and Amy French took a class to Chicago where we spent three busy days exploring the city’s past.  Here was our itinerary for the trip: Chicago 2015 Itinerary. We centered a lot of our itinerary and our discussions around the Gilded Age and Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen. Our students analyzed a building or architectural … Continue reading IHU/SSI 269 Travel Class Details

Diving In

Welcome to deltacollegehistoryonthemove, a site dedicated to showcasing the ways in which Delta College students can and have engaged with history.  On this site you will find examples of entire courses as well as various student projects that demonstrate what is possible in your study of history at Delta College.  For more information, contact history@delta.edu. Get Started! Delta College History Homepage (delta.edu/history)   Continue reading Diving In