Dr. T. Thomas

Professor, and Assistant Dept Chair, History,

Austin Community College

Welcome to my Instructional Website

EMAIL: tmthomas@austincc.edu

PHONE: (512) 223-8164 FAX: (512) 223-8900

VOICEMAIL: (512) 223-8164     

URGENT MESSAGE: Call ACC History Department,  (512) 223-3385

ADDRESS: 7748 Hwy 290 West, Austin, TX 78736 (Driving directions at bottom of this page)

OFFICE: Pinnacle Campus 815 (8th floor)

FALL 2017 OFFICE HOURS: Mon & Wed 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 3 pm

Other days/times, by appointment (email for an appointment) at Pinnacle Campus 815 (8th floor) (Driving directions at bottom of this page)

No nighttime or weekend appointments.

 

History Courses at ACC – What You Can Expect

ACC Distance Learning Courses - General Information

Degrees and Certificates Available at ACC

Some Career Options for History Majors

                                                                                                                                                    

New and/or Noteworthy

How to Prove Your Native American Ancestry: An article with Resources…Searchable Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database….Standards of Beauty in Turn of the Century Photos…How each of the 50 states got its name…UPDATE on investigations into the Lost Colony of Roanoke …“Oral History” - Conducting Family History Interviews… Researching Your African American Family History…Researching Your Mexican Ancestors…Link to History periodicals online …...History MuseumsNot Even Past - History website from UT Austin History Dept…”15-Minute History” Podcasts from UT-Austin History DeptSlave Narratives [Oral histories] from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938ACC Transfer Academy  all the info about how to transfer to a 4-year institution… History News Network… Link to History Associations & Societies…. Links to U.S. History Museums… Links to history journals (periodicals)General Reference Website (encyclopedias, dictionaries, news headlines, how to find stuff, etc)…Today in HistoryAustin, TX Information

 

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE SPRING 2018 COURSES

 

 

Fall 2017 Courses

 

16-week session begins 28th

Section 34378-031

 

IN-CLASS section

US History 1

M/W 9:00– 10:20 am at PIN 402

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 1, 7th ed.

Course Syllabus

Study Guide

Book Analysis Assignment

Approved Book List for Book Analysis

Class Powerpoint Slides

Class Calendar

Weekly Planner

16-week session begins 28th

Section 34379-032

 

IN-CLASS section

US History 1

M/W 12 – 1:20 pm at PIN 402

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 1, 7th ed.

Course Syllabus

Study Guide

Book Analysis Assignment

Approved Book List for Book Analysis

Class Powerpoint Slides

Class Calendar

Weekly Planner

16-week session begins 28th

Sections          34450-107

34461-120

34462-121

34468-127                   

                  DISTANCE LEARNING Classes

US History 1 DIL (independent study via computer) 

No class meetings

Independent Study course, with exams taken at ACC Testing Centers

 

No class meetings

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 1, 7th ed.

Course Syllabus

Study Guide

Approved Book List for Book Analysis

Class Calendar

Weekly Planner

 

 

SPRING 2018 Courses

 

16-week session

 

The FIRST MEETING  for this class  is Jan 17th.

Section 31735-056

 

IN-CLASS section

US History 2

M/W 9:00– 10:20 am at PIN 402

 

 

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 2, 7th ed.

 

See syllabus for purchase options   

Course Syllabus

Study Guide

Book Analysis Assignment

Approved Book List for

Book Analysis

16-week session

 

The FIRST MEETING  for this class  is Jan 17th.

Section 31704-021

 

IN-CLASS section

US History 2

M/W 12 – 1:20 pm at PIN 402

 

 

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 2, 7th ed.

 

See syllabus for purchase options   

Course Syllabus

Study Guide

Book Analysis Assignment

Approved Book List for

Book Analysis

16-week session begins Jan 16th

Sections

31744-065

31746-067

31750-071

 

DISTANCE LEARNING Classes

US History 2 DIL (independent study via computer) 

 

No class meetings

Independent Study course, with exams taken at ACC Testing Centers

 

No class meetings

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 2, 7th ed.

 

See syllabus for purchase options   

Course Syllabus

 

Study Guide

 

Approved Book List for

Book Analysis

 

Interactive Geography Quizzes (states, rivers and topographical features)

Learn more about each of the States

Learn about the U.S. government and how it works (Geared towards younger students, but fun and informative - includes online games.)

 

 

RESEARCH Information & Assistance

Ask a Librarian” and “Live Chat” links

Understanding & avoiding PLAGIARISM

Writing a Research Paper

Finding Sources

A Guide on Conducting Research

Finding & Using Primary sources on the Web

A Guide to Good Writing Practices (types of writing and mechanics of writing)

History Sources on the Web

 A Guide to Writing a Research Paper

U.S. History sources on the Web (more at bottom of page)

Citing Internet (online) sources for footnotes and bibliography

Links to history journals (periodicals) online

Using Turabian’s Manual of Style for footnotes & Bibliography

How to search for books and articles on a particular subject.

SAMPLE Outline

SAMPLE Endnotes

Documents of the Founding Fathers (Constitution, Bill of Rights, Federalist Papers, etc.)

Sample Research Paper (copy & paste the URL below into your browser).

Note that YOUR paper’s bibliography must be separated into Primary and Secondary Sources, unlike the Sample Paper.

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/1300991022_717.pdf

Colonial American History documents

Chicago Manual of Style Format Guide

Links to Early American Primary Sources

SAMPLE citation format for footnotes and bibliography

Finding Articles in Scholarly Journals/Periodicals (a good 15-min video tutorial)

Rules for CAPITALIZING

Periodicals Search page – finding articles by SUBJECT

 

Links to U.S. History Museums

LOCAL Academic Libraries

ACC libraries

 St. Edward’s U Library

TX State U-San Marcos library

UT-Austin libraries

 

Especially for Military Veterans

Job and Career Links

VetJobs.com – caters to separated or transitioning military, spouses, and dependents

ClearanceJobs.com – matches job seekers with active security clearance with hiring companies

DestinyGroup.com – a resume database and job board for former military

TAOnline.com – jobs and services for those separating from the military

Job Training for Veterans in Technology – free training program – info and application

Career guidance and employment information – sponsored by Dept. of Labor

Veterans’ Guide to Getting Hired - free help, advice, and services

Benefits: Housing, Education, Transition Assistance

Dept of Veterans’ Affairs - Summary of Veterans’ Benefits

Austin Community College Veterans’ Affairs Website

U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs GI Bill Website

U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs Benefits for returning veterans

U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs Home Loan Program Website

Transition Assistance Online - One-stop source for those separating from the military

U.S. Dept of Defense Career, job, transition assistance

Healthcare and Counseling Services

Confidential Crisis Hotline: Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Then press “1”.

Comprehensive Links to VA Healthcare benefits and information

Austin Vet Center - counseling

PTSD Information and Central Texas Treatment Sites

Links to Texas Vet Centers - counseling

Substance Abuse help and information

Health benefits for Families

Women’s Trauma Recovery Center – Temple, TX

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Links

Discussion Groups and General Information

Military & Veterans’ discussion forums

Links to dozens of veteran-related & military (current and historical) sites.

Links to Veterans’ Organizations

Links to more organizations – veterans and active duty

Military History & Reference Links

U.S. Army History

U.S. Air Force History

U.S. Marine Corps. History

U.S. Coast Guard History

U.S. Navy History

Military History sites

Dept of Defense Dictionary of Military Terms

Program at Fort Hood for soldiers in search of  their ancestors

 

Austin Community College Links:

 History Links

ACC Homepage

 Primary Source documents from MacGraw-Hill textbook publishers

ACC Degree & Certificate Plans

 More History online sources

Getting Started at ACC (for new or prospective students)

African-American History links

ACC History Department homepage

Atomic Bomb & Manhattan Project documents (scroll down ½ a page)

Academic Calendar 2009-2010

Civil War links

 Bookstores

More Civil War documents, letters, biographies, etc.

Campuses

Civil Rights history – photos, music, stories, history

Course Schedule

Voices of Civil Rights: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories

Directories, phone/email

Colonial American History documents

Distance-Learning

Documents of the Founding Fathers (Constitution, Bill of Rights, Federalist Papers, etc.)

Financial Aid information

History Cooperative (articles, teaching tools, etc.)