Monday, November 30, 2009

Timeline: "History of the Exclusion of Asian Immigrants"

This timeline was developed by educators at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is with thanks to Adrienne Gayoso, Clarice Smith Education Specialist for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, that it appears here. Click here to access the PDF version.

Credit Line for Artwork:
The Farm (1934), Kenjiro Nomura
Born: Gifuken, Japan 1896 Died: Seattle, Washington 1956
oil on canvas; 38 1/4 x 46 1/8 in. (97.2 x 117.1 cm.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor (1964.1.36)

Credit Line for Document:
Letter from the Asiatic Exclusion League to President Taft, 2/14/1911, File 52961/10; Subject Correspondence, 1906-32, Entry A1-9; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Record Group 85; National Archives, Washington, DC

Primary Source Images of the Immigration Era

Dr. Beachley recommends the following photo-artists for finding images relating to the Great Immigration era:

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Making a Book Cover Using Flickr Toys

This video teaches the use of Flickr Toys at Big Huge Labs to create movie posters and book covers.

In addition to your own photos, you may choose to use Creative Commons pictures available at Flickr. Regardless of where you procure your pictures, be certain to cite the author and web address of the original picture.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Introduction to Google Docs

This video introduces the basics of using Google Docs including creating a new document, sharing a document, editing documents across users, and deleting a document. I recommend viewing the video Google Docs in Plain English before watching this brief tutorial.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Lecture: Christy Keeler, Ph.D.— "Cooperative Learning, Writing History"

This is a recording of the in-class lecture titled: "Cooperative Learning, Writing History" presented by Dr. Christy Keeler on March 11, 2009.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lecture: DeAnna Beachley — "Immigrant Women"

Lecture (DeAnna Beachley, Ph.D.)—"Immigrant Women"

Online Immigration Resources

The following resources may be useful when studying the Great Migration and related topics.