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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Economics research

Our new residential Dean is also teaching Economics. This is a practical course and these mini projects use the Internet  to research real- world situations.

This is a great example of authentic learning

Going to college - http://thewebbschool.libguides.com/EconomicsProjectOne
Buying a car http://thewebbschool.libguides.com/EconomicsProjectTwo

Saturday, September 09, 2017

What is Mr L.R. Smith working on in the library and archives?

This year is the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I.

In the library and archives there are more than 600 glass slides that date back to World War I .  These slides were part of the collection of William R Webb Jr.

We have both the projector and the script that goes along with the slides.  Mr. Smith is doing the tedious work of cleaning, identifying, and digitizing the slides.







Starting with a full agenda


We are just three weeks in and we have existing and new collaborators in the Library. Keep the projects coming, we love to see the library in use!


Teaching research with the History Department 

Research about the causes of the Revolutionary War
http://thewebbschool.libguides.com/history8
The three research categories
  • Enlightenment ideas -- Search for individuals known for Enlightenment ideas
  • The Great Awakening -- Search for those ministers known for sparking The Great Awakening, and colonial history
  • Economics & the coming of the American Revolution - Search for Boston Tea Party, King George III of England and general colonial history

Public Performance

8th grade began immediately to work on their declamation
http://thewebbschool.libguides.com/declamations



Economics

Economics of College - online research and survey research