Gradually, I’ve been incorporating digital projects into some of my courses. I’m sharing examples here.
Fall 2017, University of Idaho, Introduction to Digital History.
A final collaborative project used various tools we encountered over the course of the semester: A Story Map about the Fourth of July.
The first class project in this course was inspired by Atlas Obscura, specifically its Objects of Intrigue feature. We focused on unique, interesting features on the University of Idaho campus and used Google Fusion Tables to produce it. The map embedded below will take you to the students’ projects, or use this link. We are continuing to figure out the capabilities of the tool, but this is a good start.
Spring 2017, Colorado Mesa University, Sagebrush Rebellions and American Public Lands. For a three-week period, I taught at CMU as the Wayne Aspinall Visiting Lecturer. My class collaborated to create the following related stories.
- Contesting the Dawn of Conservation in Colorado
- Federal Conservation Challenged: Grazing and Grand Junction Hearings
- Sagebrush Rebellion on the Colorado Plateau
Spring 2017, University of Idaho, American Environmental History. Rather than writing a traditional research paper, students in my 400/500-level environmental history course produced web stories using Sutori. Here are their projects (unedited and in no particular order).
- Columbia River Dams and Fish: A Comparison of Thought
- The Big Burn That Saved a Forest Protecting Agency and Future Forests
- Power in the Northwest
- Radiation Exposure: Consequences of a Nuclear Age
- The Overpopulation Disconnect: Media and U.S. Attitudes
- The History of the Extirpation of Wolves
- The Dust Bowl and a New Land Ethic
- A Dam Lucky Investment
- Logging Management of the White Pine
- Dworshak Dam Controversy: Victory for Local Politicians and Communities or a Travesty to Wilderness and Environmental Groups?
- How the Wilderness Act Affected Mining Resources (Eventually)
- Landscapes of Incarceration: Environmental Oppression and Resistance of Japanese American Imprisonment
- Can We Control Nature? An Era of Trial By Fire
- Spokane’s World Expo ’74
- Did the United States’ Logging Industry Have a Significant Impact on the Protection of Coastal Redwoods?
- One-Way Trip: Illegal Immigration and the Environment
- Grand Coulee or Grand Mistake? How Changing Knowledge of Environmental Impact Affects Public Opinion
- Off-Reservation Treaty Fishing Rights in Washington State
- Protecting Alaska
- Save the Redwoods League
- Forest Fires in Idaho
- The Fall and Rise of Wolves in the U.S.
- The Lower Snake River Dams: A Dark Side of American Environmental History
- What Were the Issues and Controversies between 1953 and 1966 Revolving around the Construction of the Bruce’s Eddy Dam?
- Pacific North West Fur Trade
- James Mason Hutchings and the California Adventure
- Sutori Project
- The Women of Fortynine Meadows
- Boise Basin Mining
- The Great Oil Shock of 1973: An Unexpected Energy Crisis
- Why Tombstone, AZ?
- The Decline of the Timber Industry in the Pacific Northwest
- Prequel to New Deal Backcountry Wildfire Management