During the Fall 2012 semester, I taught an upper-level history course focused on the emergence of the wilderness ideal in the United States and the various problems, challenges, and conflicts associated with wilderness preservation. The culminating assessment for the course was a team project that connected some contemporary Wisconsin issue to the history of the wilderness ideal. Using Google Drive to organize their collaborative efforts, student teams of 5-7 created digital presentations. Presentation media included YouTube video, Omeka websites, a wiki, interactive timelines (built with TimelineJS), and Prezi. For a brief overview of the course and projects, see this article in UWGB’s inside. The course syllabus is available here. For slides from my brief presentation at the 2013 UWGB Faculty Development Conference, click here. UPDATE: I taught this course again in Fall 2013. The project page is here.
–David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History)
Wild Wisconsin Wolves (Omeka with link to TimelineJS component)
Wisconsin Wetlands (Omeka with link to TimelineJS component)
Crandon Mining Dispute (wiki hosted by pbworks)
The Fox River (Green Bay, WI) (Prezi)
Baird Creek Greenway: Local Wilderness (YouTube video)
Here’s part 1 of this film about the Baird Creek Greenway: