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Investigating U.S. History


Investigating U.S. History

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According to the site, "Faculty members from across City University of New York campuses have worked together to create and test interactive multimedia 'lab' modules for use in the introductory college U.S. history survey."  In describing the project, the site adds that "The idea is to let students 'do history' with the growing amount of wonderful online archival materials and directing the use of primary sources through sophisticated inquiry based activities developed by faculty." There are... More
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 25, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 25, 2013
Submitter: Sue Patrick
Keywords: United States, Stamp Act, Constitution, Great Depression, emancipation, Triangle Fire, John Brown's raid, Lyndon Johnson, women, Spanish-American War, labor, radical abolitionism, evangelicalism, civil rights, American Revolution, 1960s, black power, slavery


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: This site is designed to work on all current browsers including Internet Explore 5 or higher, Firefox, Safari, Netscape, and Camino. You will need Flash 7 or higher installed on the computer in order to view the opening animation, but not to use any of the teaching modules. Some of the modules require students to listen to audio excerpts in the Quicktime format. Computers should have audio capability with speakers or headphones available. Some of the modules utilize images that are best viewed with a monitor resolution of 1024 X 768 or higher. Some of the modules utilize online discussions and postings by students using Blackboard or another Course Management System. Email list-serves could be substituted for the CMS.

Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
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