Below you can explore the projects which cover a wide range of topics that address freedom and movement across Africa, the Americas, and Europe between the fourteenth century and the present. Students used digital tools such as Wix, Wordpress, or Weebly to create a website to host content that displayed what they discovered in their research and what they learned in GHS 210.
Henry Baddley, Baylee Johnson, Cyrus Stanford, and Jacqueline Murphy
To be considered "free," what must you be able to say or do? What must you have?
Some define freedom as "the right to do what one pleases as long as they are not to be interfering with someone else's freedom." Others may say if you can simply provide for yourself, then you are free. Does the definition of freedom depend on one's geographical location? How or how not?
So the question is, what is freedom?
Explore the Wix website we created to gain a new perspective on how people around the world today and throughout past centuries may (have) defined freedom.
Sam Badovinac, Nate McDonald, Kahari Moore, and Jenna Nosek
The stories presented in this site are completely fictional, but they were based off of historical events that took place in American History. Many of the sources used for this website were primary documents from archives regarding slavery, the abolition movement, and the Antebellum period.
The goal of this website is to create a learning resource tool for kids entering into their 8th grade year learning about American History in their school curriculum. This site is to be used as a tool to better explain the concepts and overarching themes seen in the light of history and display them in a way that is applicable and understandable to the appropriate age level.
Jack Battaglia, Sam Howald, Jane Ramsay, and Logan Kesler
Exploring the racial disparities in healthcare over time, this group discusses Henrietta Lacks, the Tuskegee studies, and mental hospitals.
Matthew Dickett, Thomas Hermsen, Mike Schneller, Kerry Cron, and Briana Green
Those who were moved to Auschwitz and other concentration camps were stripped of their freedom and basic human rights. The inmates were used as slaves, given very limited to access to basic human necessities such as food and clothing, and were dehumanized and tortured. Those who escaped the immediate death of gas chambers and had hope for eventual liberation often didn't live long enough to be freed in 1945. The deprivation of nutrition and protection resulted in many deaths from causes such as hunger, dehydration, disease, exhaustion, abuse from guards, from Mengele's experiments and many other extreme experiences.
Our project documents the various travel patterns of those victimized in concentration camps by Josef Mengele during the Holocaust.
Sara Eichmeier, Natalie Pawlak, Liz Smith, Gen Bates, and Joe Ulrey
The overall focus of our media project will be on people who were victims and targets of the Holocaust and their stories of desperate escape and efforts to avoid the Nazi regime, as well as perspectives from the side of the Nazi party. We focus on movement as a means of escape, movement of ideas, and movement through immigration in search of a new home.
Brooke Gregory, Madison Himler, Gordon Johnson, Neil Shah, and Jamie Dorris
It is a common misconception that freedom has a single definition. We encounter different types of freedom every single day. For example, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do with with your afternoon, and you have the freedom to petition the government. We must also consider how freedom differs around the world. Not everyone has the same rights as we do in the United States and often times an individuals freedom may be oppressed due to where they live. How do these different freedoms affect our lives?
This website explores our different paths of freedom and puts them into conversation with each other. Each tab will answer 3 simple questions.
1. Why is this path to freedom important?
2. Who is against this path to freedom?
3. What is gained by the everyday person through this freedom?
Through this website you will learn of few of the many paths to freedom and how they change lives around the world, empower individuals, and uphold the principles of democracy.
Will Haman, Allie Pence, Randy Nara, Shelby Fields, and Rory Haney
After long discussions over what freedoms can look like, we wanted to trace paths of Native Americans to see if these people had their freedoms before and after colonization.
On this website we have placed a map that goes through the Cherokee and Iroquois nations ways of living before and after colonization in present day America.
Check out the Testimony tab, which goes over present debates and issues with Native American representation in today's society.
Makiah Harper, Adam Habel, Khayleia Foy, and Chandler Swain
#BlackLivesMatter is a hashtag that started the Black Lives Matter movement that spanned the world and called for the end to brutality towards black people at the hands of law enforcement. This hashtag is a prime example of how social media encourages freedom and the movement of ideas. By analyzing the origins of free speech, and social media as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, we hope to exemplify the power that social media has on freedom and movement.
Allie Hopkins, Meg Caesar, Zoe Law, Nick Cooney, and Eileen Hogan
We seek to understand and illustrate the journeys and stories of indentured servants who traveled across the Atlantic from Europe to the Middle Colonies in Colonial America and arrived between 1600 to 1775, with a focus on demographics. Specifically, the statistics we included demonstrate relationships between class and gender. Our sources come from a range of backgrounds including topics on the Early American labor forces, studies on the transition from a British to American lifestyle, indentured servant migration patterns, and various first-hand accounts from colonial indentured servants. The combination of primary, scholarly, and statistical sources should lead us to answer our major research questions: Where did indentured servants typically come from and why? What did they leave behind in England and what did they find in their new lives in America? What were these immigrants looking for? This is where the demographics we found play in: What do the differences between class and gender look like for where indentured servants are coming from and looking for? We looked specifically at migration patterns, lifestyle, and census information from both England and the Colonies to supplement the initial research. This provided a wider view of the lives of indentured servants in the Colonies and how they compared to their previous lives in England.
Janssen Keiger, Kayleigh Pletch, Matt Monge, and Alyssa Yaroz
This website follows the journey of advancements in technologies throughout the centuries, starting in the 15th Century. There was plenty of communication that paved the road before the 15th Century, but these decades made a huge impact in the freedom of technology today.
MK Klaybor, Graeham Tooney, Aaron Burns, and Jayda Watkins
This website explores the women's right movement (1848-1920) with an emphasis on suffrage and how it relates to freedom.
Brooke Kobren, Michela Semenza, Audrey Lukacz, and Sarah Lewis
This website explores the first amendment in the 21st as interpreted or enacted in education, art, media, and music.
Shelby Miller, DJ Johnson, Jake Sadowski, Brooke Collins, and Jessica Benzing
After the Civil War, the south was in shambles. It was a time of great turmoil, known today as “Reconstruction.” In this period, the southern economy took a nosedive, African American families were torn apart from the war, and racial tensions rose between African Americans and Whites. Amidst the crumbling and the chaos, however, newly-freed people of color were joining the workforce in ways that had been previously unavailable to them. Through the three former slave narratives, a picture of the Post-Civil-War narrative comes to light.
Rachel Schuld, Colin Daly, Austin Cronin, Lauren Unruh, and Elizabeth York
What is Freedom?
The answer to this question depends on who you ask. People's perspectives on freedom depend on one's experiences, culture, and environment. Along with differences in perspectives of liberty between locations, there are differing understandings within the continents studied. Some comparisons drawn explore the effect of occupation, class, gender, and color on one's freedom.
Explore what freedom means to those individuals in the interactive map we created using Prezi. Travel the world and see how your idea about freedom differs from those of different experiences, culture, and environment.
Brianna Sorenson and Lydia Ochs
This interactive storymap examines the personal and political effects of artificial intelligence (AI).
Gwen Spencer, Jade Jochem, Emma Schneir, and Peter Reilly
This website explores and analyzes two of the main forms of slavery over the course of history, specifically looking at their effects in America. It compares historic plantation slavery through the transatlantic slave trade and modern-day sex trafficking and human trafficking in order to identify how slavery has transformed over time. Although plantation slavery was not the only type of slavery present in the 16th-19th centuries and sex trafficking is not the only type of slavery present today, we chose to focus on these two types of slavery because of their overall presence in Western culture and the similarities that they share. By looking at the primary demographics of these slaves, their conditions, and how these slaves were brought into slavery, people can better understand how one's ability to move and be free is inhibited by slavery. Through the first-hand accounts of people enslaved in these forms of slavery, the emotional impacts and the restriction on individual liberties as a result of slavery are revealed. The transatlantic slave trade and human trafficking serve and have served as ways of moving enslaved people around the world, contributing to a global problem of slavery. As a result, the connection between freedom and movement as it relates to slavery will hopefully be shown. This website also seeks to connect historic forms of slavery with modern forms of slavery to show the change that has occurred in the suppression of certain individual's liberties and the legal responses to restrict those actions.
Jessica Stein, Kelsey Davis, Josh Mullenix, Christian Gonzalez, and Andrew Hesterhagen
This website goes in depth on all aspects regarding the Haitian Revolution. From the events leading up to the war to events transpiring after Haiti had gained their independence. In connection with Freedom and Movement, the site also investigates how freedom changed in Haiti as a result of the Haitian Revolution.
Colin Strege, Faith Heminger, Hunter Wheatcraft, Quentin Curtis, and Claire Webster
This website looks at how indentured servitude occurred in the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries, with an eye toward differentiating indentured servitude from slavery.
Derek Sutton, Jeremy Gottlieb, Amanda Kowalski, and Jordan Greer
Examining the enduring presence of slavery in modern business
Laura Theisen, Tyler Thatcher, Brittany Bluthardt, and Xavier Colvin
The history of Barbados, an eastern Caribbean island, directly relates to the idea of freedom and movement throughout the world. In our research, we highlight Barbados’ specific history between the late 1600s through the early 1800s to represent three main ideas regarding slavery and travel: the history leading up to Bussa’s Rebellion (1816), the events surrounding the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, and the Triangular Trade Route.
Andrew Weisbach, Chad O'Connell, Jake Roberts, and Trenton Newlin
This group explores the history and continuing existence of prison labor.