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  • My Fair Lady… Pt. 3

    I have already talked a little bit about my Omeka site My Fair Lady and the parts I have already developed. So as I have been introduced to new ideas and reading during this course, I’ve realized I have wanted to work more closely with the speeches I highlighted in My Fair Lady. Thats when…

  • An Update On My Fair Lady extended…

    As I have previously discussed in other blog posts, I intend to extend My Fair Lady and model how the materials and information can be used by teachers for students. My idea, and what I have partially completed, is to add another page to my Omeka site that is a resources/teaching page where I house my…

  • My Fair Lady Pt. 4: A Poster

    My Fair Lady Pt. 4: A Poster

      A poster I have created to highlight speeches, the building, and a portion text from a speech I have found compelling. Two questions are either side of the main title intended to generate some thought about what we can learn through the speeches.

  • Teaching History Through Film

    Aside from being a student of history, my other interest also lies in film. I am a sucker for a good period piece or historical drama. Im not sure which really came first, my love of period piece or history. Hence why I like historical drama. However, if given the chance to teach, in a…

  • The Last Duel Movie Review

    Title: The Last Duel Year: 2021 Producers: Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, Jennifer Fox, Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck Access to film: HBO Max The film was based a book written by a scholar who studied primary and secondary sources in order to write his book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by…

  • Teaching My Fair Lady Pt. 2

    The readings these past few weeks have supported my decision in how I plan to create my final project. As initially stated, I wanted to create a lesson plan of sorts that calls attention to speeches of the Congress of Representative Women at the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair. I think my idea of using a…

  • History in the 21st Century

    Education and teaching have evolved for centuries. This is a natural progression as more resources, information, technology, etc. become available. So, how have history teachers responded to technological change in the 20th and 21st centuries? History has been a subject of a lot of negative stereotypes. History teachers and professors have worked to address some concerns…

  • How do we teach history?

    Historical thinking is the basis in which the caretakers of historical study follow. The readings during this week, focused on understanding and combating some of the issues that surround historical thinking in education. From personal experience as a student but not as a future educator, I took the opportunity this week to understand how my…

  • Teaching My Fair Lady

    Last semester, I had to opportunity to create a digital exhibit project based on the speeches given by a few women at the Congress of Representative Women during the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair called My Fair Lady. In the digital exhibit, are housed three different sections; The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, The Woman’s Building, and…

  • A little introduction…

    Hi, everyone! I’m Samantha Hostetler. I am currently a master’s student at George Mason University located in Fairfax, VA. I am an Arkansas native and moved to Fairfax in the summer of 2021. I graduated with my B.A in History and certificate in Digital Humanities from Arkansas State University in spring of 2020, during the emerging…

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