Instructions for Doing Your Video Assignments for Each Unit
REMINDER: Be sure you look at the other links at the top of Videos & Assignments before you start this work. You’ll find links:
· FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) that includes answers to questions that students had about the Video Assignments
· Searchable List so you can locate the videos you want for the issue you want to investigate.
The purpose of this assignment is to help you see change over time period covered by the Unit. The purpose is not to summarize each video or write a lot of words.
To quote the syllabus:
You choose three videos, one from each Part of the Unit, to see how history changes on an issue that matters to you. Examples: what happened to African Americans, big business, factory workers, farmers, immigrants, ranchers, technology, women, and so on.
You will find a copy of those questions at the bottom of this webpage. Examine them so you know what you will need to do.
You first need to choose your probable videos. You do that by thinking about what you want to see (such as what happened to workers) and then using the Searchable List in the link at the top of Videos & Assignments
The Searchable List shows you all of the videos that the Dallas Telelearning group created (and the Virtual College of Texas lets us use). It also tells you how to search and bring up a Find box if you do not already know. Tip: depending on the browser, the Find box may be at the top, bottom, or perhaps other places.
Once you find a video that you want to look at, be sure to copy and paste somewhere:
For example, if you go look at the first folder in the videos for Unit 1, its name is America Before 1492 – 7 Videos. If you look at the first video in that folder, the video name is First Americans: The California Coast.
Go look at videos in the Searchable List and decide on 3 that you want to look at. Make sure that one video is from about the beginning of the Unit, one about the middle, and one toward the end. For example, for Unit 1 you want to choose something about the early 1500s or 1600s, something from about 1660 to 1700, and something from the 1740s on.
After you decide on 3, you may find one of them is not what you need. If so, then choose another.
You may have to watch each one several times to understand the time period, but the videos are short.
If you have not used Blackboard before, use their tutorials so you know how to do it.
Video Assignment for Unit 1: From New World to New Empires - the 16th Century to 1763
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REMINDER: Be sure you look at the links at the top of Videos & Assignments before you start this work. You’ll find links:
· on how to do the Unit Videos
· to a FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) that includes answers to questions that students had about the Video Assignments
· to a searchable list so you can locate the videos you want for the issue you want to investigate.
1. What was the issue that you wanted to see over time? (MAXIMUM: 25 words written below.)
2. Which videos did you choose to see for the time covered by each Part of the Unit? The Unit 1 webpage can help you with what is covered by each Part. Type your answers in the table below.
3. How does each video compare to the same content in the textbook? Example: Did the video add to the content in the textbook? Did the video agree or disagree with the textbook? Type your answers in the table below. (MAXIMUM: 10 words for each Part.)
4. How did the videos reveal how the issue you chose changed over time? Show that you understand the history. (MAXIMUM: 50 words written below. Bullets are fine.)