Extensive information about the Victorian Era is available from this award winning web site. Sections providing extensive information include political history, social history, gender matters, philosophy, religion, science, technology, genre and technique, authors, visual arts, Victorian design, theater, and economic contexts.
Type of Material:
Collection; Reference Material.
This resource maybe used by individuals or for team assignments. It can supplement courses on British Literature, British Economic History, Gender Studies, British Government.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
Students will be learn about the Victorian era and the various aspects of European culture.
Target Student Population:
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
None needed. The site provides the information.
The site offers extensive materials, primary and secondary, on almost every aspect of the Victorian Era. The material is arranged by topic and chronology. Users are given access to other links and texts to supplement an already extensive study of the Victorian Era. The icon on Gender Matters allows users to go directly to another set of icons breaking gender into categories of history, economics, social, etc. Users may contribute additional resources by contacting the webmaster.
The materials are clearly organized and there is range of materials and literature from which students can draw from.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The site is an excellent repository of information. Educators would be reponsible for creating learning objects using the excellent information provided. Rich textual data and matching images.
The site would benefit from the inclusion of learning objects. If the site creators do not want to do this, then, users could be allowed to contribute learning objects they have created to share with other educators.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Site is easy to navigate. Users are told if a link takes them off site.
Material is very easy to use. Students can click on aspects of the website that are relevant.
Site should have icons to allow easier going back and forth between sections.
Other Issues and Comments:
This is an excellent textual resource.
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