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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 An Inside Look at the Civil War: Using Primary Sources to Increase Understanding
HEC-TV Live! Presents An Inside Look at the Civil War: Using Primary Sources to Increase Understanding for grades 4-8th.
Date: March 8, 2012 | Times: 10- 11 a.m. and 1- 2 p.m. CST
Cost: NO CHARGE | Please register for this interactive videoconference here.
Fighting in the Civil War—what was it like to participate in that struggle? What can we learn about the War by reading from artifacts used during it and hearing from people and seeing places that experienced it? Take an inside look at the Civil War using primary sources.
America in the Civil War—a time of conflict, strife, and worry. What would it have been like to participate in that struggle? To march as an infantryman? To ride in the cavalry? To use artillery on the battlefield? To build an ironclad? To attack a rail line? What can we learn about this period of history by reading from artifacts used during it and hearing directly from the people and seeing the places that experienced it? You can find answers to these questions and more as you join HEC-TV Live! from Oakville High School with members of their History Club who have researched the primary sources they’ll share with you during the program. Read from an artillery manual, hear a poem written by a cavalryman, learn from letters and images of the time.
In advance of the program you will receive copies of primary sources that will be used during the show along with some worksheets designed to get your students thinking about these sources and what they seem to tell them about participating in the War. The focus in this program will not be exploring all the historic details of the Civil War, but it will be to provide students the opportunity to think like an historian as they go back in time through the wonder of primary sources. Participating students will have the opportunity to ask the History Club questions about the documents and their research process as well as interact with Civil War experts on the topics related to those documents. Tim Gore (pictured right) will field questions from the far sites.
PLEASE NOTE: The free morning program and the free afternoon program will explore different areas of life during the Civil War. The morning program will use primary sources to tell us more about life as an infantryman, cavalryman and member of the artillery. The afternoon program will look into the importance of rivers and rail lines on the war as we explore a Missouri battle focused on an important rail line and learn about James Eads and his work on ironclads.
HEC-TV invites you to join us and bring history to life!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 HEC-TV Live! Presents Inside the Artist’s Studio: Drummer Boys, Battledrum, and the Civil War
HEC-TV Live! Presents Inside the Artist’s Studio: Drummer Boys, Battledrum, and the Civil War Videoconference — how do you take the world of Civil War drummer boys and create a compelling and meaningful stage production that is also historically accurate? Meet the directors, designers, and actors from Metro Theater Company and historians from the Missouri Historical Society who are taking on that challenge with the play, Battledrum.
Date: January 5, 2012 and January 12, 2012
Times: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central Time
Grade Levels: 4-10 | Cost: FREE | Register
How do you create a compelling & meaningful stage production that is historically accurate? To find out the answer to this question and more as HEC-TV invites you to meet the directors, designers, and actors from Metro Theater Company and historians from the Missouri Historical Society who are taking on that challenge with the play, Battledrum. For both programs, join them live from the auditorium of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park where the production will take place.
Both the January 5 and 12 programs will include a tour of the set, question and answers with the director and actors, performance of a short scene from the play, examples of drummer boy drills used both by soldiers as well as in the production, and video showing elements of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park’s new exhibition, “The Civil War in Missouri.”
The January 12 program will also include the unique opportunity for students to interact with Doug Cooney, playwright of Battledrum. Thus, in addition to the opportunity to meet the actors, designers and historians involved with the production, students will be able to ask questions of the playwright himself about his writing process in general as well as about his creation of this particular play. For this January 12 program, part of the preparatory materials will include a segment from the play for students to read in advance to help them develop questions for Mr. Cooney.
(photo from The U.S. National Archives Flickr stream via Creative Commons)
Tags: Battledrum, Civil War, Creative Commons, Distance Learning, drummer boys, Flickr, HEC-TV, Metro Theater Company, Missouri, Missouri Historical Society, Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, U.S. National Archives, videoconference
Show-Me a Movie is a digital storytelling contest for Missouri students to demonstrate their creativity and digital movie-making skills. Based on curriculum and with a content focus, the movies will showcase what students know, care about, and are able to do. Join us in this fun event!
Prizes and Judging
Cash prizes will be awarded to the different divisions of each category. In addition, judges may choose a movie or movies for special recognition. Checks will be made out to the winning schools. The judges reserve the right to switch movies into categories they deem appropriate if they feel the movies do not belong in the categories they were originally entered in.
Movies may have a running time of no more than 2 minutes, excluding title and credits. Movies that do not adhere to this rule may be disqualified.
Contest Timeline & Submission Guidelines
- 2011 Contest Deadline: FRIDAY, December 16th.
Entries must be received no later than 3 p.m. Entries received after this deadline will not be considered.
Send entries to:
Show-Me a Movie
Cooperating School Districts
Virtual Learning Center
1460 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
- Movies must be submitted via the web or on CD. For movies posted online, teachers are to email CSD the link to the film. Include Show-Me a Movie in the email subject. Examples of acceptable websites include SchoolTube, Vimeo and YouTube. Movies must be tagged or include Show-Me in the title when uploaded to these sites.
- If submitted via CD, movies must be formatted as either QuickTime files or Windows Media Player files. DVDs will not be accepted! It is required that the school keep a master copy on file. Winners will be required to provide the movie in its original format upon request. If there are any questions regarding the format, please contact CSD. NOTE: The 2011 contest year will be the last that movies will be accepted on CD.
- Grand prizewinners and category/grade level winners showcased at the Midwest Education Technology Conference at the St. Charles Convention Center.
This week marked the second meeting of the Distance Learning Academy here at CSD; participants discussed that kinds of ways they had utilized Skype since our last session (family connections, HEC-TV Live! program, planning a foreign language connection), plus the group learned more about Moodle and were introduced to SchoolTown. At the end of the evening, they had paired off into groups for their collaborative projects, to be presented at the end of the year. It was a good evening!
Using examples from all six of her books, author Amy E. Sklansky answers the question during this distance learning session: Where does an author get her ideas and how do they become a book?
With PowerPoint slides, original artwork (like that featured in this post!), and other props, she touches on many aspects of the creative process – sources of inspiration; generating ideas; structuring a story; revising; the roles of the artist and publishing staff; etc. Participants are encouraged to interact with the author and will develop an appreciation for both the creative writing and publishing process. From Inspiration to Bookstore Shelf (grade 3 up) is a 45 minute videoconferencing or Skype session. Register with Rebecca Morrison. For Videoconference/Skype: New Links members pay $155, nonmembers pay $195.
You have a chance to receive this session for free- see the blog’s sidebar for how to enter to a contest to get a program of your choice at no cost!