Civil War and Digital Storytelling
By Christy G. Keeler, Ph.D.
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This podcast was developed as part of an elementary-level Clark County School District Teaching American History Grant. The three-year grant will fund six modules per year with each module focusing on a different era of American history and a different pedagogical theme. This podcast focuses on the the Civil War Era and Digital Storytelling. Participants in the grant are third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers in Clark County (the greater Las Vegas area), Nevada. Teaching scholars include Drs. Michael Green and Deanna Beachley of the College of Southern Nevada and Dr. Christy Keeler of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As part of this five week module, teachers meet on campus on two occasions and the remainder of their work is completed online. The culminating experience for the module is participant development of digital stories developed using video iPods with digital voice recorders and edited using Audacity.
|1||CleanCivil War: Resources (Focus—Drummer Boys)||The National Council for Social Studies Middle Level Learning Journal included an article in their May/June 2009 (vol. 35) edition (p. M15) titled Drummer Boys: Creating Historical Fiction and Studying Historical Documents. The article includes a handout||13 3 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanA Civil War Bulletin Board||After seeing this bulletin board example in the April 2008 edition of OAH Magazine of History, I saw the potential for modifying it for use when teaching about wars. What a wonderful way to have students learn from while creating a bulletin board!||30 9 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanAssignment: Digital Story||Click here for the assignment sheet for this module's digital story assignment.||16 4 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExemplary Student Work: Greenlagh's Lincoln's Pen||Neil Greenlagh's Lincoln's Pen Role: Abraham Lincoln's pen Audience: Fifth grade students visiting a Lincoln Museum Format: An audio recorded so museum listeners can learn about the artifacts through headsets Topic: The writings of Abraham Lincoln Feedbac||27 3 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExemplary Student Work: Palen's Simpson Book Review||Hear the attached mock KNPR book review of Brook D. Simpson's America's Civil War scripted and produced by Kristin Palen as part of this grant module.||27 3 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanSession I Class Slides||Click here to access the PowerPoint slides presented during the first session of this module.||27 2 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanClass Session II Lecture Slides||Click here to access the PowerPoint slides presented during the second session of this module.||27 2 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanCourse Syllabus||Click here for the course syllabus for the Civil War and Reconstruction/Digital Storytelling Module.||27 2 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanAssignment: America's Civil War Book Review||Click here for the assignment sheet for this module's book review.||27 2 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanAudacity Slideshow||This slideshow was developed by Craig Cuddihy of VEGAS PBS to train teachers in the use of Audacity, an audio editing program available for free on both PC and Macintosh platforms.||27 2 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanAudacity Overview||This two-page tutorial provides an excellent overview tools within Audacity. It was provided by Craig Cuddihy of VEGAS PBS.||27 2 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanPhotoStory 3 Tutorial||The linked document provides a tutorial for teachers wishing to use PhotoStory 3 in their classrooms. It provides step-by-step instructions and screen shots to guide educators through the process. It was compiled by Craig Cuddihy of VEGAS PBS.||27 2 2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to the Civil War/Digital Storytelling Module||Audio Introduction to the Module This podcast was developed as part of an elementary-level Clark County School District Teaching American History Grant. The three-year grant will fund six modules per year with each module focusing on a different era of Am||13 2 2008||Free||View in iTunes|