Higgins and Brian Cassity share ways to get a
better perspective on history. How
to Survive (and Thrive) in a History Class.
(What do you really need to know?) Are
you a Visual, Kinetic or Auditory Learner?
September 8, 2014
118 ( Inside Library) Time: 12:15
pm - 1:15 pm
Outline of Workshop
Introduction ( Colette Higgins)
we Study History? ( Brian Cassity)
gives you knowledge and knowledge is power.
The McDonalds Workers vs Red
are not highly skilled labor - beeps and buttons determine the way how food is
you think hiring a professional is too expensive, try hiring an amateur.
Adair, Texas oil-well firefighter ( More
- Red Adair
Hellfighters (1968) Staring John Wayne
do Historians make sense of the Past? ( Colette Higgins)
Personal Time Line
Timeperiods ( Brian Cassity)
Remember Cause and Effect - not memorization of dates
Understand the Story!
Causal Chain of Events
Political revolution - 1776
New Imperial Movement
World War I
History? ( Colette Higgins/Brian Cassity)
Sources and Secondary Sources ( 9-11
Sources: photos, documents, journals, artifacts, email, cellphones, internet,
Souces: history books, textbooks, encyclopedias, etc...
use primary sources to write secondary sources
Need to use both - Primary
Sources are subject to interpretation
of History? ( Brian Cassity/Colette Higgins)
to 1960's history keyed on the male leaders
After 1960's history looked at
everyone and everything, "New Social History" (especially women and ethnicity)
recently we are looking at multiple perpectives (ie. Cook and the Hawaiians)
Looking both ways past and future
Updated History Internet Sources From Handout:
information and tutorials on using the Internet applications
http://www.kcc.hawaii.edu/techprep/tp_soft_tut.html (error 404)
Quality on the Net" by Hope N. Tillman
"A Brief Citation
Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities" by Melvin E. Page
Citation Format for Electronic Sources" by Janice R. Walker
& Documentation in the Electronic Age" by Diana Hacker
Yahoo! page with links to many historical sites.
page lists a variety of sources relating to history.
Cynthia Ulrich, The Way They Learn: How to Discover and Teach to Your Childs
Strenghts. Colorado Springs: Focus on the Family Publishing. 1994.
book is in the SOS Reserve Collection . 09.13.04).
Linda. Essential Study Skills. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997 (2000
edition in the SOS Reserve Collection)
and Newsletters. Click Art Cartoons.
Cassity's Book The
60's For Dummies - Press
release (E841 .C328 2005)
Colette Higgins's Web
Site: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~chiggins/ More SOS Workshops by Colette Higgins