The Northwestern College History Department recognizes the significance of relating its teaching in a world of growing and changing technology. Its members have also watched as more and more historical information has moved to the internet. Although students may consume this historical information easily, NWC faculty are constantly warning them to be critical, to read carefully, and to be aware of biases.
To demonstrate the ties between historical knowledge and technology, this page has several sections. The first points to historical associations the department has connections to. The second recommends several historical blogs that make for good and interesting reading. The third demonstrates how some students have found and evaluated sources as part of their coursework at Northwestern.
Finding historical information often involves knowing where to look. These historical organizations are dedicated to specific areas of interest and can be great nodes for finding things out.
With the increase in blogs, we have found some very interesting reads from people who reflect on history, as well as many other topics.
For the Introduction to Historical Studies class (HIS 2005), students had to do web-based research on topics of their choosing. The goal was not only to find websites but to evaluate them. These students consented to sharing their findings with the world. The experience proved to them the necessity of reading closely to find the best possible materials. The students then collected their findings and collated them into a bibliography. If you're interested in sources on European History, American History, or Middle Eastern History, the bibliography can be found here.