More First Day of Class Notes
HIST138: Modern World History (First Day Notes)
- Show Kenneth Robinson’s Changing Education Paradigms
- Discuss strategy for class and how students will take significant responsibility
- Introduce “Making Connections” by showing and discussing the following films:
- Glenn Beck’s The History of the Middle East
- Discuss Beck’s analysis using questions from Modern History in the Movies
- What seems to be accurate in the film? What sources are you using to assess accuracy?
- In what ways does the film impact your reading of any of the documents you have been assigned in this course.
- What liberties does the film take with the past? Why?
- Is the film primarily entertainment, or is it really trying to work within a historical period? How can you determine the film maker’s intention?
- What, if any, modern point is the film trying make?
Homework: Inspired by Beck’s The History of the Middle East, do research on the history of the middle east and issues of Israeli-Palestinian issues.
HIST 151: Early American History (First Day Notes)
- Show The Chub Chubs
- Show Sexy Grandpa
- Show Glenn Sunshine’s “What Is a World View?“
- Show Making and American Citizen
- Discuss qualities of an American citizen
- Discuss sacredness; elements of religion
- Relate religious elements to classroom
Homework: Read Bellah’s “Civil Religion in America”
“Society in King Egbert’s Time.” Ancestry.com.
Description of society during the time of King Egbert. This section focuses on food.
Schoolhouse Rock: “Tea Party; No More Kings” [3:00]
Schoolhouse Rock song about the Boston Tea Party
David Barton: Three Fifth’s Clause was Anti-Slavery; not Pro [3:15]
The title is self explanatory.
Early Muslim Extremism in American History [17:04]
A discussion with David Barton and Glenn Beck. In the first two minutes, claims are made about an Obama statement. The clip–which does not support the claim–is then shown.
Gawalt, Gerard W. “Thomas Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates: An International Battle Against an Unconventional Foe.” Library of Congress.