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Month: November 2016

The Adventurer’s Library

The Adventurer’s Library

COURSE SPOTLIGHT: The Adventurer􏰀s Library by Dr. Kerry Wynn I first heard of James R. Mead—explorer, trader, statesman, and founder of Wichita—one day last spring, when Tom Prasch raced into my office and offered me the opportunity to teach a class unlike any we had offered before. Through the efforts of Tom Averill, Writer in Residence and Professor of English, and Alan Bearman, Dean of Libraries and Professor of History, Mabee Library had acquired Mead’s family library, a collection of…

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History Class

History Class

In 2015, Kelly Erby and I embarked upon a project to revamp the U.S. history survey.  At the core of this project was the effort to integrate active learning and highlight critical thinking.  We blogged about some of our efforts here.

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