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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...

The Power of “S”: Diversity and Inclusion in the Age of Revolutions Classroom

By Bryan A. Banks Those familiar with the historical discipline will no doubt be acquainted with the many “turns” the profession has gone through since the rise of social history in the 1960s and 70s. Old Marxist paradigms and various forms...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Jan 2019

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...

Books in the Early U.S. Survey

I’m teaching two sections of the first half of the U.S. survey this semester (which goes to 1877 here at BYU). I taught two sections of the same last semester. After nearly a five-year break from the classroom as I researched and wrote a dissertation,...
From: The Junto on 23 Feb 2017

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.

Guest Post: Janine Yorimoto Boldt, “Looking at Early American (Art) History”

Guest poster Janine Yorimoto Boldt on the relationship between early American history and early American art history.
From: The Junto on 23 Jan 2017

A Scale of Morality in Measure for Measure

The juniors and seniors in my Shakespeare elective are exploring the flawed characters and twisted plot of Measure for Measure. By the end of Act 4, Angelo has offered an indecent proposal to Isabella, the Duke has countered by orchestrating the bed trick...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 11 Jan 2017

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.

When Your Students Don’t Love Your Favorite Play…and Prompt You to Step Up Your Game

“Stay, stay thy hand! Thou art an Amazon, and fightest with the sword of Deborah”, King Henry VI [part 1], act I, scene II [graphic]. Folger Shakespeare LibraryI consistently feel like an incredibly lucky teacher for many reasons: the incredible...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 12 Oct 2016

Teaching ‘Macbeth’ in the Digital Age

For the next few weeks, @folgerlibrary is teaming up with @NCTE and Ben Herold, @BenjaminBHerold reporter for Education Week, to learn from all of you your best thinking on teaching Macbeth. Ben is working on an article that will appear in Ed Week...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 5 Oct 2016

What’s the Prime of Life?

I had taught English 9 for eight years straight when my teaching assignment changed and there followed a five-year hiatus in which I didn’t teach it at all until this year. Fortunately for my students this year, in the intervening years I attended...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 28 Sep 2016

Students Performing Nonfiction? Yes—Share with Your History and Science Colleagues!

Dale Dworak, an alum of the Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2016, teaches history at a public high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After spending four intense weeks at the Folger, he rethought how he’d been teaching primary source documents and...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 21 Sep 2016

Five Strategies for Teaching Shakespeare to Students with Learning Differences

Act 1 Scene 2 from “Twelfth Night”. (Photo: Folger Education)I work at a college preparatory school for students with language based learning differences, and I teach a yearlong course on the works of Shakespeare. My students’ learning...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 7 Sep 2016

Free, Searchable, Downloadable Shakespeare for All!

Will you join us in providing every student and teacher with free access to meticulously edited texts of Shakespeare’s works? Keep reading. Two blocks from the gleaming US Capitol and across the street from the Library of Congress sits the Folger...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 31 Aug 2016

Shakespeare in the First Week of School—Yes!

  (Image: Lloyd Wolf)Shakespeare’s language is so rich and rewarding that many of our teaching colleagues choose to start the year with it. Are you looking for some literacy-boosting, joy-inspiring activities for the first days of school? Or...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 18 Aug 2016

Reflecting on Our Luxurious Shakespeare Elective

On April 23rd 2016, while the whole world seemed to be celebrating the life and work of William Shakespeare for the 400th anniversary of his death, I was in mourning. I did not expect to be. After all, experiencing grief for the four-century-dead is certainly...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 27 Jul 2016

Moving Beyond Explaining – Part

Sword fighting on the Folger lawn. (Image: Deborah Gascon)Every year, Wildwood School, the independent progressive school in Los Angeles where I teach, hosts an event called Hamlet Night put on by the current junior class. It’s the culminating project...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 30 Jun 2016

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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.