Dr. T. Thomas

Professor, and Asst 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 Dr. Al Purcell, History Dept Chair,  (512) 223-3398

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

OFFICE: Pinnacle Campus 815 (8th floor)

OFFICE HOURS:

FALL 2014:   M/W 10:30 - 11:30 am & 1:30-2:30 pm at Pinnacle Campus 815 (8th floor)

 Other days/times by appointment (email for an appointment)

 (Driving directions at bottom of this page)

 

History Courses at ACC – What You Can Expect

ACC Distance Learning Courses - General Information

Degrees and Certificates Available at ACC

Link to Degree Plan Worksheets

Some Career Options for History Majors

 

New and/or Noteworthy

When Thanksgiving was Weird” article…..Link to videos of Presidential Campaign Commercials….The strongest hurricane to ever hit Massachusetts in 1635…Link to History periodicals online…Not Even Past - Great History website from UT Austin History DeptHistory Museums…”15-Minute History” Podcasts from UT-Austin History Dept… Slave Narratives [Oral histories] from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938    Hart Island: The Largest Mass Grave Site in the U.S…. Photos of World War II Bombers & Pilots …Photos of African Americans on the Great Plains …World War I photo archive….Links to Military History sites…“Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939 - 1943”  Color photos of everyday life in the U.S. from the Library of Congress archives…Images and Documents of “The West”ACC Transfer Academy  all the info about how to transfer to a 4-year institution… History News Network… Link to History Associations & Societies…. General Reference Website (encyclopedias, dictionaries, news headlines, how to find stuff, etc)…Today in HistoryAustin, TX Information

 

 

SPRING 2015 Courses

 

16-week session begins Jan 20th

 

The FIRST MEETING  for this class  is JAN 21st.

Section 25203-056

 

US History 2

M/W 9:00– 10:20 am at PIN 402

 

The FIRST MEETING  for this class  is JAN 21st.

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 2, 5th ed.

Course Syllabus

 

Study Guide

 

Book Analysis Assignment

 

Book Analysis Book List

 

16-week session begins Jan 20th

 

The FIRST MEETING  for this class  is JAN 21st.

Section 25171-021

 

US History 2

M/W 12 – 1:20 pm at PIN 402

 

The FIRST MEETING  for this class  is JAN 21st.

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 2, 5th ed.

Course Syllabus

 

Study Guide

 

Book Analysis Assignment

 

Book Analysis Book List

 

16-week session begins Jan 20th

Sections 25230-095 25235-102

25228-091

25239-107

 

 

 

US History 1 DIL (independent study via computer) 

 

No class meetings

Distance learning course, with exams taken at ACC Testing Centers

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 2, 5th ed.

Orientation and Course Syllabus

 

Study Guide

 

Book Analysis Book List

 

Course Calendar

 

 

 

FALL 2014 Courses

 

16-week session begins Aug 25th

Section 17226-031

 

US History 1

M/W 9:00– 10:20 am at PIN 402

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 1, 5th ed.

 Course Syllabus

 

Study Guide

 

Book Analysis Assignment

 

Book Analysis Book List

 

Class Powerpoint Slides

16-week session begins Aug 25th

Section 17227-032

 

US History 1

M/W 12 – 1:20 pm at PIN 402

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 1, 5th ed.

 Course Syllabus

 

Study Guide

 

Book Analysis Assignment

 

Book Analysis Book List

 

Class Powerpoint Slides

16-week session begins Aug 25th

Sections 17304-142 17288-121

17287-120

17299-137

 

 

 

US History 1 DIL (independent study via computer) 

No class meetings

Distance learning course, with exams taken at ACC Testing Centers

Textbook: Roark, The American Promise, Vol 1, 5th ed.

Orientation and Course Syllabus

 

Study Guide

 

Book Analysis Book List

 

 

Online Map Test Practice Quiz of States in the U.S.(This site also contains other world geography quizzes that you might find fun and interesting.)

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 to Researching & Documenting HISTORY papers

Finding & Using Primary sources on the Web

How to write a research paper

History Sources on the Web

 Footnotes or endnotes - when and how to use them

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 (when you get to this page, scroll down about ½ a page to see the list of journals)

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 PAPER with endnotes

Colonial American History documents

SAMPLE Bibliography

MORE primary source links below

SAMPLE citation format for footnotes and bibliography

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

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

 

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.)

Libraries

Historical Documents (treaties, constitutions, etc.)

Phone/email Directories

History Organizations & Sites on the Web

Scholarships

The Holocaust (documents, memoirs, resources)

Student Services

Japanese Internment Camps documents – WWII (scroll down ½ a page)

Testing Centers

Latino/Latin American History links

Transcripts

 Native American History links

 

The New Deal links

 

Military History sites

 

Salem Witch Trials

Texas Government Information:

Social/Cultural U.S. History links

Legislative Glossary

Spies of the American Revolution

Texas Fact Book 2008

The Roots of Tejano & Conjunto Music

Diagram of the Texas Legislative process

Vietnam War documents

Vietnam information & documents from PBS

Find out who YOUR elected officials are

War & Military History sites

Local Voting Information

Western U.S. History links

Upcoming Election Information

Women in the U.S. Civil War

Reference Links

Women & Social Movements in the U.S

Search the Web (Internet search engines)

Women's History links

Statistics & Demographics

National Women’s History Museum Cyber exhibits