Archive for September, 2007

I know talking to many of you that you’ve had trouble with sending your Word 2007 files to people who can’t open them with our older versions of MS Word. One solution is to follow this link to a YouTube video explaining how you can save your file in a format that will work on […]

Setting the stage for our WWI discussion

If you haven’t caught it yet, make sure to visit Taylor’s recent blog post.

Today, I’d like to start class with a discussion of our readiness. Class Assessment File [Hat tip to Dr. Campbell for this idea.]

I know we’re still only at the Civil War, but this is related to our class themes, so I thought I’d bring it to your attention and those of the people who read this class blog. Ken Burns, creator of a number of documentaries about American History, including The Civil War, spent six years creating […]

Keep these categories in mind as you do the reading for Thursday. Discipline Camp Life Disease Fighting Death Desertion Prison

The Civil War in Four Minutes

This clip is a useful, if grainy, overview of the shifting battle lines and casualties in the Civil War. [The piece was originally created for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. The process of determining casualties and their dates actually involved substantial historical research.]

Get a account is what’s known as a social bookmarking site. In simplest terms it’s a way to keep track of online sites, blog postings, YouTube videos, whatever you want. See for a quick summary. Sign up for your own account at and send me your username via email.

Thursday’s Assignment

The reading for Thursday includes material from both the readings tab and the FSEM Topics tab. Be sure to read both. Your blog post for Thursday should reflect on the Wages of War Readings. As you read, think about connections and contradictions with the material we’ve already covered.

Numbers on Living US Veterans and Their Dependents

Stacey and Taylor managed to find three separate statistics on living veterans with similar, but slightly different numbers. Check it out at their blogs. Thanks to both of them for looking that up.