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Civil War Project - Student Evaluation Form and Discussion

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Student evaluation form from"The Practical Historian," a presentation with Dr. Kathryn Shively Meier at the 2012 meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in Baltimore, Maryland.

Professors Meier and Yarmey will discuss their students’ project, “Any Victory Would Be Dear.” Groups of students partnered with the Lackawanna Historical Society, Scranton Public Library, and university library to conduct archival research on the Antebellum/Civil War Era, which they then preserved, catalogued, transcribed, digitized, and curated in an online exhibit. Not only did the project allow students to gain professional training and experience, but the Lackawanna Historical Society benefited from free digitization of previously uncatalogued materials now available to the public via the Scranton Public Library website.

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Civil War Project - Student Evaluation Form and Discussion

  1. 1. Civil War Digital Project EvaluationScale: 5=Strongly Agree 4=Agree 3=Neutral 2=Disagree 1=Strongly DisagreeMy training took place at:  Everhart  Lackawanna Historical Society  Weinberg Memorial Library1. Your training session prepared you for your role in the project. 1 2 3 4 52. Your training session explained the importance of your role in the overall project. 1 2 3 4 53. The workspace and technology provided was conducive to completing your task. 1 2 3 4 54. You got a taste of working as a professional historian, archivist, curator, and/or librarian. 1 2 3 4 55. Your experience at the Everhart Museum was educational. 1 2 3 4 56. Overall the project was a worthwhile college experience. 1 2 3 4 57. Additional Comments:
  2. 2. For discussion:1. What were the best aspects of the project?2. What aspects of the project could be improved upon?3. We used a worksheet, training sessions, and supervisors to oversee your role in the project.Was this sufficient? Could we improve our facilitation of your role in the project?4. The project was evaluated based on a presentation, individual paper, and input from thesupervisors. Could this evaluation process be improved?5. Did the documents found affect your view of the war?6. What didnt we find (what voices might have been lost)?

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