Change Log keegan.wiki July 2019-August 2020

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.

Recent office 365 update is causing me problems

Update

January 13, 2016:

Apparently, all the broken links to the documents and presentations that I maintain in OneDrive for Business are now functioning. However, if you have problems accessing any of them, please email me.

At some point in the last few weeks Microsoft updated OneDrive for Business, which is where I store all the files that are linked to from my websites. Because of the update any link that is more than a month old is broken and does not function. The only fix for this problem is to update each link. That is,  create a new link for each Word Document and PowerPoint Presentation  and Excel spreadsheet on all my sites, which is going to take a great deal of time. How much? Who knows.

If you have trouble accessing a Word Document, PowerPoint Presentation, or Excel spreadsheet please email me and let me know. I will send a working link as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

 

 

 

List of Instructional Materials Available at the Document Archive

In earlier post I explained the reasoning behind the Document Archive not having a traditional HTML navigational structure. The purpose is to provide students and teachers a distraction free experience, so students can focus on the assignment they have been given. Nevertheless, teachers need a complete list of resources that are available at keegan.wiki | Document Archive . Below is a Word Document containing a complete list of links to instructional materials available at the archive. I hope teachers will find it useful.

View Word Document

DocArch

A New Home for my Document Archive

Since Microsoft Office365 announced that it will discontinue the public facing website feature, I have been working on an alternative. I described the first part of that alternative in an earlier post. Once I moved all my Word Documents, and PowerPoint presentations to OneDrive for Business, I had to find a place to put the webpages. Until recently, I used jgkeegan.org, which pointed to the public facing website, as my Document Archive. That is to say I put any webpages there I want to share publicly, but I do not feel belong on my personal website jgkeegan.com. In the main, the pages stored there were for the presentation of teaching resources on a variety of history/social studies topics.

keegawiki
The United States Constitution | keegan.wiki

 

I could not move the domain that pointed to the public facing website because I use that for email. So I registered another domain keegan.wiki. I have just completed creating public links for all my documents in OneDrive for Business and rewriting all the webpages in HTML5 for the new domain. The Document Archive is live. I should note the archive does not have a traditional HTML navigation structure, while the site has an index page it does not link to any other page apart from the copyright statement. Each page stands on its own and is linked to from my Teaching Resources page, the Topics page, or from a page about a specific topic. Additionally, each page is  designed for use in an academic, professional environment where laptops, desktops, and iPads are readily available. Its minimum optimal screen size is the iPad mini 7.9 inches diagonal. Use of this site on any screen smaller than 7.9 inches diagonal is not recommended. This allows teachers, the target audience, to use a specific resource page without any distractions such as links to other pages within or outside the site. Except for a link to the copyright statement in the footer, students are presented with a webpage that has a finite set of links related to a specific assignment.

My hope is that teachers across the United States will find the resources in this document archive useful.

Declaration of Independence Worksheet

I finally finished a worksheet for the Declaration of Independence. It’s been on the back burner so long that I forget when I started it. My goal is to provide a portfolio of quality social studies teaching resources for school districts, teachers, and those that are homeschooling students.

The Declaration of Independence worksheet is in two formats. A classroom format that students can fill-in by hand, and a lab format that students can fill-in using Microsoft Word. The lab or form version does not work in Word on-line, if anyone is interested in that copy email me a request and I will provide the file.

Classroom

DIH01

Lab

DIL02

 

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