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A Research Student’s Perspective on the American Revolution

May 1, 2012


As an extremely new research student of the American Revolution, it’s hard to know where to start looking for information. The first thought that usually comes to a member of the digital-generation’s mind is to go to Wikipedia! While that’s not the worst place to start, its certainly not the best. But wow, if you […]

Lists Upon Lists Upon Lists

January 10, 2012


Our third project in Age of Exploration is one that, for me, is more difficult than it originally looked, but then again, isn’t that always the way with most projects? This particular assignment is to research one important political figure of the 17th century, but instead of just researching their life and giving a presentation […]

Henry VIII and The English Reformation

November 18, 2011


The English Reformation was one of many smaller reformations of the Roman Catholic church that budded from the larger Reformation happening throughout Europe. In brief, the European Reformation entailed the split from the Roman Catholic church which was instigated by Martin Luther, a priest who was deeply dissatisfied with the inner workings of Catholicism.  Although […]

Halfway Through this Project…

November 2, 2011


When I started this project, I didn’t even know what The Reformation was, (until the exploratory reading of course), and wasn’t exactly sure I even knew how to choose my topic. To begin my research process, I did the required class reading, which helped me learn what The Reformation was; from there, I look on […]

Age of Procrastination

November 1, 2011


When I signed up for this class, I knew it was research based and involved a bunch of projects. I chose to take this class because I thought it would be more interesting to try a different kind of lesson plan, rather than the classic reading and lecture template. I tend to think of myself […]