It has been some time since I updated the Change Log for keegan.wiki. Here are updates from July 2019-August 2020.
Added link to blog post about Nixon impeachment coverage to Watergate page.
Completed update of Copyright of all pages that make up the site.
I have to do for each individual page because I’m using free editors and the update feature in the templates for Dreamweaver and other editors never really work that well.
Put site files and folders on GitHub as backup.
The Repository is private.
Added Dred Scott book chapter to Antebellum America page. Additionally, corrected mistake in CSS added missing UL tag.
Added Hitler’s Legions in America article link to World War II page. Additionally, I updated link to Stalag 17 web page in both the lesson plan and the web activity.
Background is now visible on United States vs. Burr page. There was an extra bracket on the style sheet before the body style, which kept the background from this displaying.
I have begun the construction of web pages for the unit on the 1950s. All the webpages will go in the 1950s directory.
Need to put main image in figure tag as a background so I can have 1 image size for phone and 1 image size for desktop. Check Ella Baker CSS.
(1) Updated Copyright year on all templates. (2) Added Office Icon 2018 to images folder. (3) Added 1950s unit folder to site. It contains project files except for CSS.
(1) Completed the design and layout of the 1950s index page. (2) Moved DuckandCover.css to a folder inside the 1950s directory. (3) Create a new image for viewing on mobile screens.
Completed first lecture page. Could not embed presentation because that requires people to sign in the SharePoint, which defeats the purpose of the entire website. I will use the main image from each section and link to the presentation.
Completed design and content for Politics, the Cold War, and Korea page.
Completed construction of the Politics, the Cold War, and Korea page. Moving on to Section 2 the Second Red Scare and McCarthyism. I am making just about as much progress as I expected. It seems that hyperlinks cannot be pasted as blocks of code in Visual Studio code. Each link must be individually constructed.
I have yet to figure out why the above occasionally happens. It is not consistent, which is why I have a total of three code editors on my machine.
Completed Section 2 page. Additionally, made changes to the link styles hyperlinks are now more consistent looking.
I completed all the content for all the video pages, but I still have to create the pages themselves.
I completed the content for the third section of the lecture.
Added link to lecture in the navigation menu of United States vs Burr page.
Added link to lecture to the navigation menu on the Watergate page. Completed Duck and Cover video page. Started Section 3 Consumer Culture page.
Completed Section 3 Consumer Culture page. Added two sizes of the main image for this section.
Completed Section 4 Civil Rights page. Now I have to move on to the main video page and the three other video pages that need to be completed.
Completed Point of Order page.
Duck, Cover, and Conform America in the 1950s is complete.
Added lecture link to the navigation menu of all pages.
I suppose what follows is a journal or a log. It is by no means complete. It covers July 2019-August 2020. It starts two years after I started the project. The project took a detour in July-August 2017, when I discovered that I did not know enough about McCarthyism to include it in the lecture; so I researched and wrote an article, which was published in 2018. Then, life happened and the project had to be put on the back burner. Notes begin near the end of July 2019 and end in the beginning of August 2020 when the creation of all the content was completed, and work switched to preparation for publication.
I completed the Consumer Culture section of the lecture. I need to move on to the suburbs and the changing population of the American city. Then, the major events that occurred in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s.
Work continues on the Civil Rights section of the lecture. I am taking notes from the American Pageant Chapter 38.
I have completed notes on the NAACP’s court efforts. Next I will explain the Little Rock crisis of 1957. Then, I will move on to Rosa Parks and the Alabama Bus Boycott of 1955 and the formation of the Southern Christian Leadership conference (SCLC).
I decided not to include the SCLC in the lecture for reasons of space and time. Space, the lecture was getting too long, and time; although formed in 1957 most of the group’s activities took place in 1960s.
I have almost completed first subsection of the Civil Rights portion of my lecture. Brown v. Board of Education (1954). I still need to explain Brown II and with
all deliberate speed. Additionally, in April, I added the section on the Cold War.
Created a 1950s folder in soc Document Archive directory. It contains all the files that where in Duck and Cover sources. The 1950s folder will be used from now on as I continue to work on the unit. Additionally, I have completed the PowerPoint lecture. The only remaining slides or works cited and publication information. Furthermore I have decided to split the presentation into several smaller parts.
I have completed the last two slides of the lecture. I have divided it into four files, and made PDF handouts. Additionally, I have created links to each file and embed code for the web page, and I have started putting the research and opinion questions into worksheet form.
I have completed the research and opinion questions, and I have created a question sheet for the Point of Order video; and the Eisenhower video on his reasons for sending the 101st Airborne to Little Rock. I have also sourced The Great Black Migration reading from Chapter 38. I still need to make questions for it.
I have completed all the content for the 1950s unit. I’m moving on to construct the webpages.
Strange almost artistic lightning, which seems to be confined to one area.
Half decent picture. Taken at night without flash…
It was going slow enough for me to take a picture of it. I think it’s a cigarette boat, but then again; all I know about speed boats I learned from Miami Vice…
They don’t stand still very much or get this close.
Obviously, I like boats…