Emily Fales, Lauryn Lintner, Mason Runkel, and Paola Ariza
The Space Race was a highly contested period of the 20th century between the United States and Soviet Union. The overarching goal was to see which country could get the first man to step foot onto the moon. Ultimately, the United States succeeded, sending the country's pride to astronomical heights. Although the moon landing is a staple in American History, the idea that the moon landing was a hoax is a very prevalent idea that has gained traction since the moon landing occurred.
Alysa "Mae-Mae" Han, Jake Callaghan, and Samantha Mauter
This project explores the various conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of the 35th president John F. Kennedy. A whole host of theories surround Kennedy's death, but here are some of the most popular conspiracies: multiple shooters, the umbrella man, an inside job, and an exploration into the Kennedy family curse.
Bella Nash, Nikki Mitchell, Julie Johnson, and Katie McCullough
This website provides information regarding the Atlantis Conspiracy Theory. It dives into the story, history, psychology, evidence, and our evaluation of the theory.
Jake Overman, Owen Bullock, Miranda Dehaai, and Rebekah White
This website is dedicated to presenting information on the Loch Ness Monster legend and conspiracy in an unbiased manner. The History pages discuss the literary and folkloric origins of Nessie (the nickname given to the Loch Ness Monster.) The Evolution page describes how Nessie has evolved from these origins within popular culture, while the Evidence pages discuss the development of the creature's status within the scientific communities. Finally, the Psychology section of this site provides information on the development of belief and skepticism and how these concepts relate to the Loch Ness Monster Conspiracy.
Kaylin Todor, Kaitlyn Rines, Madeline Neely, and Reagan Markland
Welcome to this academic exploration of The Lost Colony of Roanoke! Explore the pages in order to discover theories about the fate of these colonists. Begin your journey at the timeline for the historical context of the colony. Then, explore three of the most important pieces of evidence in and two common theories of what happened. Then be sure to check out the portrayal of Roanoke in the media. Finish with an overview of the key points and be sure to meet the authors.
Jules Walther, Alyssa Pellegrini, Paloma Atilano, and Rhianna Walzer
The project explores conspiracy theories related to 9/11, including background on the event, various theories, and the psychology behind believing in conspiracy theories.
Grace Whitacre, Ryne Ruscheinski, Cindy Kirkman, and Grace Lansden
This project explores the idea of cryptozoology, pseudoscience and subculture that aims to prove the existence of entities from the folklore record, such as Bigfoot, the chupacabra, or Mokele-mbembe. Many people throughout the world are constantly searching for evidence that these monsters are real. These monsters start as stories or tales and then grow into a conspiracy.
Ava Worthington, Kayla Stevens, Olivia Haraway, and Taylor Coleman
Conspiracy theories of all kinds have been a huge talk in the recent years. This website specifically outlines the conspiracy surrounding the Illuminati. It discusses the history of the theory, the psychology behind it, the present day beliefs, and the impact that it has had around the world.
Special thank you to Matt Early, Dr. Keating's Graduate Assistant for the Spring 2020 semester. He provided editorial and content assistance to the students as they developed their website projects. Additionally, special appreciation to Jennifer Coronado, the liaison librarian who assisted students with the design and technical aspects of using Weebly and their overall websites.
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