Category Archives: HOT Logs Dec. 2013

Augmented Reality is a limited tool In our class, we are learning through project-based learning. Which is a more hands on and student involved approach to learning. This new approach is fascinating, instead of forcing students to remember facts, students … Continue reading

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Safe Houses in Farmington

During the slavery era in Connecticut Farmington was a hotspot for hiding slaves from the government , Farmington had a key part in the underground railroad. They had hidden the slaves and transport them to Springfield also it was an … Continue reading

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Northwest Corner no coincidence?

This particular area of study is one that is rather hard to expand on and really dive into.  One reason is that there exists very little evidence and documents on why the slaves’ gravestone was placed in the northwest corner … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of the Public Library in Suffield

This project based learning opportunity will provide many different avenues of learning. By researching a local historical event, it will give the class access to information that would not be available in a traditional textbook. In addition by being so … Continue reading

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The Investigation of John Brown

While investigating the Underground Railroad in West Suffield, it is very important to look at the geographic location of our community with respects to the nearby towns as well. It is known that to our south Farmington is a well-known … Continue reading

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Metacomet Trail

The Metacomet Trail extends from the Long Island Sound to the Massachusetts Vermont border. One of the trails for the UGRR travels the same path from the Long Island Sound but up past Vermont. The Metacomet trail is the map … Continue reading

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The Charter Oak Document Review

One of the most important primary sources, that sparked interested in this topic, is a special document by Charter Oak.  In class, the topic of slaves and the abolitionist movement have been frequently discussed, and with these topics we go … Continue reading

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Our Protocol for Peer Review: Praise, Question, and Polish

As one of the most essential parts of Project Based Learning is sharing what you learn, we must reflect on each other’s work in a useful and kind way. This thoughtful approach will create a more positive and productive learning … Continue reading

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A Man of Action.

This picture was taken by Augustus Washington, an African American, in Hartford, CT. This link tells the story: http://www.civilwar.si.edu/slavery_brown1.html. John Brown is one of the most interesting characters to research in American history of slavery. John Brown was a man of … Continue reading

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West Suffield! The Underground Railroad in Connecticut?

The Underground Railroad in Connecticut, by Horatio T. Struthers, illustrates a unique approach to our goal of investigating of the Underground Railroad in West Suffield. We can use this book as a guide to conduct our search in an effective … Continue reading

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