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November 2018

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November 2018
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Front Cover: [Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform and Company B, 103rd Regiment forage cap with bayonet and scabbard in front of painted backdrop showing landscape with river]. Photograph, ca. 1863-1865. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ppmsca-36988. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010648879/.

Back Cover: [Lieutenant Samuel K. Thompson of Co. C, 54th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment with unidentified soldiers posed with a 10" Rodman cannon at an earthwork fort, probably Fort Massachusetts, Mississippi]. Photograph, 1866. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ppmsca-39544. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015647716/.

The Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs at the Library of Congress is an open-access, fully digitized trove of historical sources from one of the most pivotal eras in America’s past. The Collection boasts "More than 2,500 special portrait photographs, called ambrotypes and tintypes, and small card photos called cartes de visite represent[ing] both Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War (1861-1865). The portraits often show weapons, hats, canteens, musical instruments, painted backdrops, and other details that enhance the research value of the collection. Other photo topics include flags, city views, veterans, and ships. Among the most rare images are sailors, African Americans in uniform, Lincoln campaign buttons, and portraits of soldiers with their families and friends."

The Library of Congress offers several teaching resources and video presentations related to the Collection, as well as background information on the Liljenquist Family at https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/lilj/.

Most of the Collection's portraits were created indoors in a photographer's studio, yet these particular images acknowledge the theater of war, where soldiers battled not just enemy forces, but also the elements of environment. On the cover, a lone soldier stands in front of a painted backdrop, while the back cover features several soldiers seated directly in the field, tending to the literal machinery of war.

While the Liljenquist Family has amassed a staggering amount of stunning images, the selections covering this edition of The History Teacher were inspired by G. David Schieffler's article, "Timber, Torrents, and the Trans-Mississippi Mud March: Teaching Environmental History Using the 1863 Helena Campaign," which begins on page 9 of this issue.


The History Teacher
Volume 52, No. 1
November 2018

Front Matter | Back Matter

THE CRAFT OF TEACHING

Environmental History as a Lens

Timber, Torrents, and the Trans-Mississippi Mud March: Teaching Environmental History Using the 1863 Helena Campaign
  by G. David Schieffler   (pp. 9-47)

Preparing for Life and Work Outside the Classroom

Doing History in the Undergraduate Classroom: Project-Based Learning and Student Benefits
  by Dominic G. Morais   (pp. 49-76)

NOTES AND COMMENTS

Marrying Content and Practice: Raising Undergraduate Awareness of “Job Skill” Acquisition in a History Survey Course
  by Robert Hellyer   (pp. 77-88)

SPECIAL FEATURE
TEACHING NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

College Access, Historical Research, and Student Empowerment: The National History Day Partnership in Minnesota
  by Matt King, Tim Hoogland, Jennifer Hootman, Mary E. Schoenborn, and Lynn Skupeko   (pp. 89-118)

SPECIAL FEATURE
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY 2018 PRIZE ESSAYS

Introduction
  by Jane Dabel, The History Teacher   (pp. 119-120)

The Lebanese Civil War and the Taif Accord: Conflict and Compromise Engendered by Institutionalized Sectarianism
  by Muadth Malley, Senior Division   (pp. 121-159)

17 Years: Developing the United States Coinage System
  by Kellen Hoard, Junior Division   (pp. 161-176)

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CONTRIBUTORS

Robert Hellyer received his Ph.D. in Japanese and East Asian History from Stanford University and is currently an Associate Professor of History at Wake Forest University. He teaches courses on Japanese, East Asian, and world history and is director of the East Asian Studies interdisciplinary minor program. He is currently completing a monograph on the history of Japan's export of green tea to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Kellen Hoard is a student at Kamiakin Middle School in Kirkland, Washington. His paper, "17 Years: Developing the United States Coinage System," won first place for Junior Individual Paper at the 2018 National History Day competition. As a result of his scholarship, he was also one of just thirty-four students named as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar in 2018.

Tim Hoogland earned his M.A. in History at the University of Minnesota and currently serves as an Instructor of History and State Coordinator for National History Day in Minnesota.

Jennifer Hootman earned her M.A. from the Department of History at Illinois State University and M.S. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She was an Associate for the Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) Program at the University of Minnesota Libraries and currently serves as the Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Matt King is an Assistant Professor of Medieval History and the Digital Humanities at the University of South Florida. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and worked as the National History Day Outreach Coordinator for the Minnesota Historical Society, where he had the privilege of working with local schools to develop college-access programs. His research focuses on interfaith relationships during the age of the Crusades.

Muadth Malley is a student at Pleasant View School in Memphis, Tennessee. His paper, "The Lebanese Civil War and the Taif Accord: Conflict and Compromise Engendered by Institutionalized Sectarianism," won first place for Senior Individual Paper at National History Day 2018, was highlighted by the National History Academy, and received a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar award. In the year prior, his "The Battle of Karameh: Taking a Stand that Transformed a People and Built a Movement" won first place for Junior Individual Paper and was selected for the Dr. Ruben Brooks Award at Tennessee History Day 2017.

Dominic G. Morais earned his Ph.D. in Physical Culture and Sport Studies from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015, and is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. His research interests involve the health and fitness industry, and he eventually wants to connect his experience as a strength and conditioning coach with classroom pedagogy.

G. David Schieffler is a Lecturer and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arkansas, where he is currently finishing a dissertation entitled "Civil War in the Delta: Environment, Race, and the 1863 Helena Campaign."

Mary E. Schoenborn earned her Master of Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She is the Library Liaison to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs & Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Lynn Skupeko earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is currently a Library Assistant at the University of Minnesota.


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