In fall 2013, Lakeview High School students had a unique opportunity to engage in blended learning. Teacher Scott Durham, recipient of the first-ever Delia M. and Dora D. DeMaso International Study Fellowship from the Battle Creek Community Foundation, instructed his World at War classes online. From June to October, Mr. Durham toured landmarks in Europe and Asia, coordinating with LHS staff to virtually offer lessons on culture and history for the month of school. Two cohorts or sections of World at War alternated between working independently off campus and receiving instruction onsite in a traditional classroom. Mr. Durham continued to utilize the Moodle site upon his return to the US. The course began with a detailed examination of both World Wars, including studies of Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Truman. Students took a close look at the Holocaust and its implications for the contemporary world. The Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, and milestones of the 20th century were considered. We are pleased to share original World at War modules, lectures and assignments in an updated 17-week schedule on Moodle. A introduction provides an overview of how to navigate the course.
World At War Online by Scott Durham & Margaret Lincoln of Lakeview Public School District is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.