Storyline

The ability to use Knight Lab to create interactive visualizations can change the way that we present information to the public digitally. My Storyline compares the timeline of wars that the United States have been involved in with the casualties of each. By providing this information side by side,...

Story Mapping

This story map shows just some of the important or interesting locations that pertain to the Battle of Gettysburg or the aftermath of the battle. I was able to create this story map using Knight Lab, a site that allows you to create visual and interactive information online. These...

Data Visualizations

Visualization of a text is an incredible way to make information and data visually exciting and accessible to people who don’t necessarily connect with solid blocks of text. The visualizations here provided are from Winston Churchill’s speech, “Fight on the Beaches.” Without even having the background of the speech,...

My AMAZING Summer Internship!

During the summer of 2019, I got to participate in one of the coolest internships ever! I was given the incredible opportunity to be an interpretive intern at Gettysburg National Military Park.This meant that I worked closely with the park rangers and got to create my own tours, programs,...

Gettysburg Digital Collections

Using Omeka, I created a Digital Collection! My collection focuses on the Battle of Gettysburg, because of my own personal interest in the American Civil War. I worked at Gettysburg National Military Park for the summer, and I spent a lot of time doing research on the topic, so...

Historical Research in a Digital Age

With the rise of advanced digital technology making information available in a snap, some historians are left to wonder, “How do we go about ensuring that our research is academic and extensive?” This is a completely justifiable concern! With so much out there, how do we wade through this...

Review of “Surviving History: The Fever!”

Surviving History: The Fever! Rachel N. Ponce, The Appendix http://theappendix.net/special/the-fever/ Have you ever read one of those “You Choose” books that let you make choices in the story? Well, for an online historical version of that, I elected to try out an online game called “Surviving History: The Fever!,”...

Welcome to my blog!

My name is Crystal Coon. This is my history blog! Here you will find information about the field of history and the world that it envelops....
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