Thursday, August 12, 2010
TNA: Victorian Nation
In another set of notes I took of Audrey Collins' presentations to the Fairfax Genealogical Society's spring conference is this link to "Victorian Nation". This seemingly modern web presentation is a great teaching tool for developing an understanding of the topic using "active participation" with variety of source documents as clues. Developed for young adults with emerging, inquiring minds, this form of learning encourages thoughtful consideration rather than rote learning by just reading and memorizing.
If you were to go through the various activities, study the glossary, work through the time lines, you'd discover this is a pretty good study of how to research effectively. Kudos to the developers. Wish more websites created this sort of learning lab.
PS. Audrey is the Family History Specialist at The National Archives (UK) and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy family tree climbing!
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