Author Archives: Jessica Luther

About Jessica Luther

Historian, Writer, Journalist, Activist

EXPLORING ONLINE: “The Negro Soldier” (1944)

The National Archives’ YouTube page has many videos, some of them about their exhibits and others primary sources. Exploring the site a bit, I came across this video from 1944: “The Negro Soldier” It is a 40-minute long propaganda film … Continue reading

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Friday, Nov. 15: Lunch Workshop

November 15 Lunch Workshop from 12 to 1:30pm in GAR conference room on the first floor TOPIC: A Conversation about the Future of Teaching History We will discuss, dream, and begin to develop a positive, holistic vision for the future of … Continue reading

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HIS 392 Posts: Oct. 30 – Nov. 1

Teaching the Beats Pt. 1: Typewriters, Jazz, and Collaborative Work, Oh My! An Interactive Activity Teaching the Beats Pt. 2: Response, Feedback, and Ideas for the Future Different Methods of MC Analysis and a Revelation Building a Rickety Bridge Part … Continue reading

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HIS 392 Posts: Oct. 24 and 25

Building a Rickety Bridge: Part II The Value of Game Play in the History Classroom Thoughts Evoked by Contrasting Two Works on Material Culture Playing Catch Up Historical thinking? Engagement: Cognition & Competencies (Part III) Previous post round-ups: September 11 … Continue reading

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HIS 392 Posts: Oct. 17 and 18

Building a Rickety Bridge: My First Shot at a Revamped History Classroom Taking a Step Back in Order to Make a Giant Leap for Material Culture Between Memory and History: The Beats in Popular Culture and Pedagogy Digital Technology, and … Continue reading

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Friday, Oct 18: Lunch Workshop

October 18 Lunch Workshop from 12 to 1:30pm in GAR 1.122 (note, we’re temporarily moving down the hall for this meeting) TOPIC: History and its New Pedagogues     This workshop turns its attention to learning history and how we can bring … Continue reading

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HIS 392 Posts: Oct. 9, 10, and 11

Multimedia and Transmedia Pedagogy: A Look at Cultural Memory and Historiography Creating a Lesson Plan to use Material Culture in the Classroom How the “Digital Public Library of America” is Changing the Game The Golden Age of Online Writing Collaborative … Continue reading

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