History

Digital Literacies Information Literacy
History Students contributed to, or created new, Wikipedia entries on witchcraft and magic accusations from the Greco-Roman period through Colonial America. They learned to recognize the relative value of various resources for research.“I learned how Wikipedia was run, how to change Wikipedia if it is false, and the type of assessment used to keep Wikipedia from becoming subjective.” A Student Click here or the thumbnail to go to the Witch-hunt article.
Inventive Thinking Higher-order Thinking and Managing Complexity
inventive thumb Students researched and wrote about a specific historical topic and contributed to high-stakes historical discourse, getting a real sense of what historiography is by participating in the construction of it, and sharing the process of that discourse with peers. Click here or the thumbnail for more.
Effective Communication Teaming and Collaboration
effective communication thumbnail Students contributed to high-stakes historical discourse, getting a real sense of what historiography is by participating in the construction of it, and sharing the process of that discourse with peers. Click here or the thumbnail for more.
High Productivity Prioritizing and Managing for Results and Producing Relevant, High Quality Products
high productivity thumbnail Students worked with deadlines, managing their projects and collaboration within a semester timeframe. They adapted to the way Wikipedia works and why and produced community-recognized high quality entries. “The Wiki contribution made me feel like a proto-historian because I did research in order to add my addition. I offered a brief thesis, or argument, and then tried to back it up with information. I imagine "real" (whatever that means) historians sometimes add to Wiki, just like we did.” -A Student

 

 

 

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