2011 PHFS: Mid-quarter Updates
Midway through the quarter, my students presented a brief overview of the work they have been doing to select and connect units of the national park system to the themes in the NPS Civil War Sesquicentennial planning document Holding the High Ground.
In addition, I asked the students to contribute ideas, insights, questions, and knowledge gained from our readings, resources and discussions that help to clarify and advance an understanding of the class project and how their work fits in.
Below are audio clips of each student presentation, organized by theme. For more information, visit the class blog at http://hst409509.wordpress.com
Thematic Context for Interpreting the Civil War Through the Sites of the National Park System
Causes (6.6MB .mp3 file)
The Changing War (7.1 MB .mp3 file)
The Civilian Experience (4.4 MB .pdf file)
The Military Experience (6.1 MB .pdf file)
The Ordeal of the Border States (7.1 MB .mp3 file)
The U.S. on the Eve of the Civil War (6.9 MB .mp3 file)
War & the Westward Movement (9 MB .mp3 file)
Women Amidst War (7.5 MB .mp3 file)
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