Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ch. 1 discussion prompt

Monday, January 25, 2010

eVista section is online!

HIST 1301, 2:30-3:50: Your section is online. Let me know if you have questions or problems.

Blog threads for online students

For 1301 "U.S. to 1877," your blog will discuss the following two video clips. How do the different points of view expressed in these video clips agree with each other? How do they disagree. How do they relate to the textbook treatment of ancient American peoples?

1302, U.S. since 1877. Your blog will discuss how Chief Joseph and the Nez Pearce relates to "The New West" in Chapter 18 of the textbook. If the link doesn't work, cut and paste the url

Saturday, January 23, 2010

HIST 1301, 11008 (MW 2:30 class) quizzes

There is a problem with eVista, and the course is not online, yet. This is being worked on, and I hope it will be ready in time for class Monday. The first quiz will be due January 31, so there is plenty of time.

Books not in stores--what can you do?

  • I am hearing from students that the books are still not in the stores. What can you do?
  1. You can probably find the textbook at the book stores. A lot of other professors use the same book, Tindall/Shi, America: A Narrative History, Vol. 2, 7th ed.
  2. You can order the other two online or give it a week and see if the book stores get them in.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Books for all HIST 1301 students online and ftf (face-to-face)

Some of you have had questions about the books. Here is the information. Any publication of the Douglass Narrative is fine. I'm using the one from Bedford/St. Martin's Press.

Tindal, George Brown and and David Shi, America: A Narrative History, Vol. 1, 7th edition ISBN [978-0-393-92732-0].

De Vaca, Alvar Nunez Cabeza, The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca (University of Nebraska Press, 2003). ISBN: 080326416X.

Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

Update on books, etc.

  • I stopped by the off-campus bookstore today, and they don't have our books in, yet. I don't know if the campus bookstore has them yet, either. Don't sweat it. I build the schedule knowing that there will be problems the first week.
  • If you are in my face-to-face [ftf] HIST 1301, 11008, we don't have an eVista section right now. Weird, I know. We'll have to do without until my people can get it for us.
  • The other two ftf sections are up and running. Let me know if there are problems, because there are always glitches the first week, and the sooner I learn about them, the sooner I can get them fixed.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Online Tutorial

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HIST 1301 and 1302, online

Tonight, I'm going through all the settings and preferences to make the stuff work the way it's supposed to. I'll probably get some of it wrong, so let me know if anything doesn't show up where and when it's supposed to.

An earlier version of the syllabus had the wrong ISBN for the textbook. That is fixed. You're looking for Tindall/Shi, "America: A Narrative History (Norton) 7th ed., Vol. 1 for 1301 and Vol. 2 for 1302.

Welcome to Spring 2010 U.S. History

Here's a couple of ideas to help us communicate:
  1. Please let me know what section you are in, for instance: HIST 1302 1W003. Or you could just say you're in my online 1302 or my online 1301 or my face-to-face [ftf] 1301
  2. When I post notices here, look at the section number carefully before you respond. Make sure the message is meant for you. I'm basically teaching three separate courses, and they all get different announcements.
Let me know if you have any problems at all, so I can help you fix them. That way we both succeed.