September 12, 2005

M.E. Pethel - History Department

This is another site(blog) which work on the agenda of providing the internet links on History subject.

The link "Primary sources" at gives good sources in American history. They take you to which has good presentation. The articles given there also gives bibliography.

On the main site of M.E. Pethel - History Department, there are many good articles as well as the links. One of them is American History Text site. The link takes you to a commercial site.

The site is a recent one. It was started in April 2005 and carrys only one article for that month. The blogger is now quite active. It seems that the trend started by World History blog is catching up with other teachers. This is third blog which has been identified by me. They all are working on a common plan. The plan is to use blogging and internet as a teaching tool.

However, I am wondering how far is this successful. In may case, for the last month, I am not able to move my students to my blog. One major hindrance is the language. They want everything in Hindi or Punjabi.

However, on the other hand, I am quite successful in case of civil services blog. In those cases, I have never talked about them to any one. They have become popular on their own or due to the hints which I had gathered from the site meter search links. But, even then, they are being visited regularly. In case of graduate blogs, wherein I am putting question answers as the students require them for the final exams, are not receiving many visit. May be the lot which I have, is not all that responsive. Or it may be that Ludhiana people are too busy. They visit sites only for chatting or some other thing. They have the latest gadgets and mobile phones. I have seen some of the students even chatting and accessing emails on their mobile phones. But they are not using net for getting information concerning their university courses.

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