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Your search for posts with tags containing Beyond the Classroom found 7 posts

The Shores of Tripoli: A Strategy Game

The Shores of Tripoli: A Strategy Game by Kevin Berstram (Fort Circle Games: Washington, DC) Recently I was fortunate to be asked to review a... The post The Shores of Tripoli: A Strategy Game appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

And Now for Something Completely Different. . . . This Month’s Contributor Question

For this 4th of July, we asked our contributors to write a limerick inspired by the Declaration of Independence. John Knight In Albion a... The post And Now for Something Completely Different. . . . This Month’s Contributor Question appeared first...

Adam Blumenthal, creator of the Burning the Gaspee Virtual Reality Experience

We recently received a demonstration of an exciting virtual-reality experience designed to teach middle and high school students about one of the key events... The post Adam Blumenthal, creator of the <i>Burning the Gaspee</i> Virtual Reality...

What is the best audiovisual material to teach students about the American Revolution or Founding Era?

One of our readers, an educator, asked the JAR editors a question that we chose to put before our contributors: What is the best... The post What is the best audiovisual material to teach students about the American Revolution or Founding Era? appeared...

Bite the Bullet: An Impressive Collection from the Mohawk Valley Campaign

I recently attended the Third Annual Conference of the American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference in Fort Plain, New York where I met an eighty-seven-year-old... The post Bite the Bullet: An Impressive Collection from the Mohawk Valley Campaign appeared...

William Daniels, the Man who Played Every Adams

He describes it as “the best role” of his career. Yet actor William Daniels, whose portrayal of John Adams in both the Broadway and... The post William Daniels, the Man who Played Every Adams appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

16 Revolutionary War Geek Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again – time to let Journal of the American Revolution solve all your holiday gift-giving conundrums. Here are our... The post 2016 Revolutionary War Geek Gift Guide appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.