I figured out how to use to the drag and drop HP5 content. It is not intuitive even after going through the tutorial. I found this video very helpful even though I didn’t use Drupal. The point of activity below is to have students drag the common definition/meaning and drop it on the formal wording from the 1689 Bill of Rights. I found in the past that although I assigned students to read the Bill of Rights not all of them really understood what it was saying. Hopefully an activity like this will address that.by
After being inspired by a couple of different things I’ve read and some examples from people who have done similar things, I’ve turned my syllabi this year in less ‘wordy contracts’ and more infograph. Mind you there are still lots of words on the syllabus – but it is less wordy than previously, the font is bigger, and it should stand out from the other syllabi students will be receiving.
I used Piktochart to create it, after a failed first attempt using word. They have lots of snazzy templates, but I couldn’t really find something I ‘loved’. Therefore, I ended up building something from scratch. I based the color scheme and lots of the design elements off of pages from old books (especially books with pictures). I’m pretty satisfied with the final product, although it took much longer to produce than usual. Hopefully, in the future it won’t be so time consuming. Here is a link to the full-size version.by
This is an awesome story. I love the link to the draft and Vietnam War.
I’m going to predict that the number of history majors starts to rise this year and will continue as long as Hamilton stays red-hot on Broadway (and we don’t go into another economic decline).
On its 150th anniversary, the Tennessee whiskey distillery concedes that its official history didn’t tell the whole story of its origins.
Interesting article: “The Colonial Tavern, Crucible of the American Revolution,” about how so many of the big events that helped lead to the Revolution either started or were popularized by tavern culture.by