Syria: proxy theatre of war
Never in the interests of the ordinary citizen
The Syrian people’s uprising began as a struggle over social and economic conditions, a fight for democracy in place of repression. Now it has been hijacked by regional and global conflicts
Karim Emile Bitar
21 January 2019
If there is a constant in the history of the countries of the Levant, it is the conflict between the aspirations of their inhabitants for freedom, and the realpolitik that has led to the sacrifice of those aspirations to the geostrategic interests of foreign powers.
Rhymes from Central Europe
Rhymes from Central Europe
Norman Stone’s sparkling new book, , is a warning against ignoring history. It presents a country that never quite “caught up” with the West, and therefore never “settled down” to a calm post-nationalist existence. The modernising influence of industrialisation has always been subsumed in the problem of borders, religions, languages, and nationalities. Hungary: A Short History
more on Hungary in this IMS blog
Teaching history with technology
Analysis worksheets, evidence, and primary documents
Using technology to help students analyze historical/ primary source documents.
Making artifacts interactive.
Hosting online history discussions
The importance of structure and expectations.
Using audio in history lessons
Recording history with students
Creating multimedia timelines with students.
Simple to complex options for every grade level.
Search Strategies for History Students
Saving and sharing search results.
Google Maps and Earth are not your only options.
Creating videos and teaching with video.
Making and using virtual tours.
Google Expeditions, Poly, 3D printing
more on history and maps in this IMS blog
geo spatiality in this IMS blog
9th min of https://www.facebook.com/InforMediaServices/videos/334343290659789/ on https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2018/09/16/mapping-1968/
apps for world history
timeline tools for history in education
more on Internet history on this IMS blog
Before there were cell phones, there were car phones.
Tech Insider on Friday, August 17, 2018
more on mobile phones in this IMS blog
A Brief History of Computer Programming Languages [#Infographic]
Who contributed to the code that we use every day?
by Jimmy Daly APril 19, 2013
more on coding in this IMS bog
Digital Literacy and History
Plamen Miltenoff –
with Heather Abrahamson, Becker High School Social Studies, 763-261-4501 (Ext. 3507)
9:50-11:15; 11:20-11:45; 12:20-1:20 |
link to this blog entry: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2017/05/01/history-becker/
– short link http://bit.ly/histbecker
list of web sites with images for the students’ projects:
Defining my interests. Narrowing a topic. How do I collect information? How do I search for information?
How do we search for “serious” information?
https://www.google.com/; https://scholar.google.com/ (3 min); http://academic.research.microsoft.com/; http://www.dialog.com/; http://www.quetzal-search.info; http://www.arXiv.org; http://www.journalogy.com/
Digg, Reddit , Quora, Medium,
http://digg.com/, https://www.reddit.com/, https://www.quora.com/ StackExchange http://stackexchange.com/ Kngine.com; AskScience https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/, , and similar, https://medium.com/ (5 min)
https://www.slideshare.net/ and similar
Professional organization and social media
using your social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter), search for information related to your topic of interest (5 min)
University Library Search
every university library has subject guides for different disciplines. here are the ones from SCSU
http://stcloud.lib.mnscu.edu/subjects/guide.php?subject=HIST-WOR Kahoot game (5 min)
basic electronic (library) search information and strategies. Library research services (5 min)
using the library database, do a search on a topic of your interest.
compare the returns on your search. make an attempt to refine the search.
retrieve the following information about the book of interest: is it relevant to your topic (check the subjects); is it timely (check the published date); is it available
Strategies for conducting advanced searches (setting up filters and search criteria)
Articles and databases (10 min)
use your smart phones to find the best researcher among you
Reference and Facts
Streaming and Video
Journal Title and Citation Finder
shall more info be needed and or “proper” session with a reference librarian be requested
additional academic resources
Academic.com and ResearchGate
http://bit.ly/360lib and http://bit.ly/360lib2; http://bit.ly/VRlib (15 min)
Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote
Fast and easy bibliographic tools:
Primary and secondary sources video
more on history in this IMS blog