Monday, September 21, 2015

13 Colonies PPT

Here is the 13 Colonies Power Point to complete your homework.




Tuesday, September 15, 2015

C-SPAN's Student Cam Project



Below are links to the C-SPAN project this year: 

This will take you to the main page:  http://www.studentcam.org/
Getting Started Videos:  http://www.studentcam.org/getting_started.htm
Downloading C-SPAN Footage:  http://www.studentcam.org/cspan_downloads.htm
FAQs:  http://www.studentcam.org/faq.htm

Friday, September 11, 2015

Realized that Twitter handle was off



HI all,

I just wanted to put the twitter feed on a page on the blog for you all.  I somehow confused my name on twitter with my twitter handle.  The twitter handle is MrSchwartenUSH.  Twitter wouldn't let me keep typing in letters so I had to cut it off.  If you are looking for me and would like to follow along in the class here is the link to the page https://twitter.com/MrSchwartenUSH.  

This is what you should see on the page.  So far it is pretty modest. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Flipped Classroom

This year I am going to be using the flipped classroom model as much as possible.  Below is a nice quick video that explains the flipped classroom model and the theory behind it.  This is not a model where the teacher shows videos and then just kind of hangs out.  At home the students watch the video or get the basic definitions and then come into class to apply the knowledge.  I am excited about working with this model this year.  Not everything I do will be done this way, but it will be some thing that I am going to try.  I also am asking that everyone be patient as I work this out and figure out what is an optimal amount of time for HW.


Monday, September 7, 2015

The Island At The center of the World (HUM)

Over the summer you read The Island at the Center of the World by Russel Shorto.  This book brings to light some things that were previously ignored in general narrative of American History.

(Mr Schwarten Does Not Affiliate Link on this Blog.  I just thought I would provide a link for the author who worked so hard on his book.  In the internet world when you share and help each other out good things happen.)


Below are the four video clips that need to be watched for HW before Tuesday's class for discussion. Use the sheet to guide your thinking as you watch.

Video 1: Why don’t Americans know their own Dutch History?




1.                    Do you feel Shorto’s assessment of what Americans know about early American history is accurate?  Explain.




2.                   Why has this period been left out of the historical narrative regarding American History and why are we looking at it now?  Does this matter?  Explain.

Video 2: What’s left of New Amsterdam in Lower Manhattan?



1.                   What is the main idea of this video?

2.                   Write down 3 bullets of information that you think is important.

 3.                   Write down 2 questions you may have about this video to share in class. 

Below is a link to the map that they use to point things out.  Keep an eye out when you travel to NYC in October!

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zAVLbwmOVBwY.kT4J8kLas_3o

Video 3: A Forgotten American Founding Father:  Adriaan van der Donck


1.                   What is the main idea of this video?


2.                   Write down 3 bullets of information that you think is important.



3.                   Write down 2 questions you may have about this video to share in class. 


Video 4:  How New Amsterdam Influenced America


1.                   What is the main idea of this video?


2.                   Write down 3 bullets of information that you think is important.


3.                   Write down 2 questions you may have about this video to share in class.


4.                   As A media student, what did you think of these videos as a vehicle for history?  Design?  Etc.  Write down anything that comes to mind.