Civil War and Digital Storytelling

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Exemplary Student Work: Greenlaghs Lincolns Pen

    Exemplary Student Work: Greenlagh's Lincoln's Pen

    28/03/2008

    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 LincolnFeedback of Lincoln's Pen by Gail Sabbs

  • Exemplary Student Work: Palens Simpson Book Review

    Exemplary Student Work: Palen's Simpson Book Review

    28/03/2008

    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.

  • Introduction to the Civil War/Digital Storytelling Module

    Introduction to the Civil War/Digital Storytelling Module

    13/02/2008

    Audio Introduction to the ModuleThis 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 and Reconstruction 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 posts appearing hare also available via the iTunes podcast: “Civil War and Digital Storytelling” (http://feeds.feedburner.com/CivilWarAndDigitalStorytelling).During this module, teacher participants will complete th

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