Undergrads Doing History: Using Digital Primary Sources to Motivate Students
Presenter: Carl Robert Keyes, Associate Professor of History, Assumption College
In this 45-minute webinar, Prof. Keyes shows how he adapted two digital humanities projects—drawn from his own research on advertising in early America—into classroom exercises that challenge students to actively “do” history rather than merely learn about the past.
Students Becoming Scholars: Using Digital Archives to Create a Powerful Primary Source Assignment
Presenter: Julie R. Voss, Associate Professor of English, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Dr. Voss shares her experience using a digital archive to fascinate and challenge an undergraduate class. She provides tips for creating an effective digital archives assignment; improving student research skills; and increasing student knowledge, engagement and enthusiasm.
Using Primary Sources to Engage Students
Presenter: Debra Reddin van Tuyll, Professor, Department of Communications, Augusta University
Learn how primary sources introduce students to the experience of the past; create deeper engagement with research activities; and spark lively discussions that improve the teaching process.
African American Studies
This 10-minute webinar explores three thematically connected Archive of Americana collections: Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922—a preeminent collection for African American studies; African American Periodicals, 1825-1995—brimming with untold stories; and African American Newspapers, 1827-1998—a one-of-a-kind record of 150 years of history, culture and daily life.