History Workshop Research
Follow the directions and use one of the sources below for the research!
- Calisphere (Links to an external site.): Collection of digitized primary sources gathered and made accessible by the University of California system, as well as a range of California archives, libraries, and museums.
- Proquest DatabasesLinks to an external site.: collection of subscription databases accessible through McHenry library (you will need to login to access)
- Chronicling America (Links to an external site.): digital newspapers managed by the Library of Congress
- Hathi Trust (Links to an external site.): A large collaborative repository of books and other print materials gathered and digitized by googlebooks, internetarchive, and individual libraries.
- Generate questions: based on your reading in the history of disasters and your own curiosity, what do we want to know about the SF earthquake?
- Do targeted research in relevant databases/sources to answer their question.
- In the doc, record your working answers and information about the sources you used to get your answers. If you’re not able to come up with an answer, describe the steps you’ve taken in trying to find an answer, what barriers there might be to identifying an answer.
- Review the timeline I’ve started building in Timeline JS: https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=1JPobsjqDBK4lvB7Fvo2-kmrmNJcTMO3dMJWUiZmJDq0&font=Default&lang=en&initial_zoom=2&height=650 (Links to an external site.)
- Based on our collaborative research, I’d like us to come up with ~5 events we’d like to add to the timeline.
- In breakout rooms, for your event generate a headline, a brief (2-3 sentence) description of the event, and select an image that would complement your text and provide a link to the image, as well as relevant citation information. To see an example of the kind of information I’ll put into the timeline look at the spreadsheet (Links to an external site.). Good resources for images include Library of Congress (Photo, Prints, and Drawings); Calisphere (Links to an external site.), and Wiki Commons (Links to an external site.) (which gathers images for public use). Record your answers in the doc.