A complete listing of EDSITEment's lessons on the causes, the course and the consequences of the American Revolution and Independence
This month we're highlighting:
- Some Good Education News - Episode 2
- Independence Day
- Pioneer Day
- Addressing Race and Equality
The significance of -- Mormon Presence in Utah -- is discussed in this media item extracted from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah). The series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences. === "The Geography of Religion" was one program in the 22 part series, "The Geography of Utah," produced in 1982. The importance religion holds for understanding Utah's Pioneer past, its present, and future is discussed. Traditional areas of Mormon influence and the notion of "Mormon Territoriality" are described. The meaning of the Mormon Ward is also defined. The late Leonard Arrington, former director of the Joseph Fielding Smith Center for LDS Church History, contributes to the discussion in interview excerpts. ===
Students will analyze demographic data, and watch footage from CNN's Soundtrakcs series and a congressional hearing after the disaster to better understand the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina, and the way the federal government's response brought to light issues of racial neglect. Students will also invesitgate how Kanye West's comments during a national fundraiser articulated the disappointment and anger many black American's felt following Hurricane Katrina.
An historical image of -- Chinese community float, Pioneer Days 1897 -- is provided in conjunction with the articles from the book UTAH HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA, published in celebration of Utah's Centennial (1996) and edited by Allan Kent Powell. The Utah State Historical Society generously granted rights to display hundreds of images from their collections.
An historical image of -- Ox-drawn float, Pioneer Day, 1880 -- is provided in conjunction with the articles from the book UTAH HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA, published in celebration of Utah's Centennial (1996) and edited by Allan Kent Powell. The Utah State Historical Society generously granted rights to display hundreds of images from their collections.