Dr. T. Thomas

Professor, History,

Austin Community College

Welcome to my Instructional Website

EMAIL: tmthomas@austincc.edu

OFFICE: South Austin Campus (SAC) 1321.2 (3rd floor – enter through Room 1321)

PHONE: (512) 223-9255

VOICEMAIL: (512) 223-9255     

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

 

FALL 2019 OFFICE HOURS:

On leave Fall 2019.  Back in Spring 2020.

 

History Courses at ACC – What You Can Expect

ACC Distance Education Courses - General Information

Degrees and Certificates Available at ACC

Some Career Options for History Majors

                                                                                                                                                    

New and/or Noteworthy

Chinese Railroad Workers and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad…Previously unknown human species discovered in the Phiippines…Read the very moving story “I Am a Prince” – A pastor discovers his royal ties to AfricaTattooing in the Civil War...The Many Roles of Women in World War II…The Mystery of the “Glowing” Civil War Wounds….Abraham Lincoln Papers online at the Library of Congress…JFK Assassination Papers Online…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 AncestorsHistory 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, 1936-1938 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

 

Map Test Interactive Study Links

·        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.)

 

FALL 2019

On Leave – Back in Spring 2020

 

 

SPRING 2020 Courses

 

16-week session

 

The FIRST MEETING  for THIS class  is Jan 22nd

Section 95817-007

 

IN-CLASS section

US History 2

M/W 9:00–10:20 am at SAC 1318

 

 

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

 

See syllabus for purchase options   

Syllabus

Study Guide

Book Analysis Assignment

Book Analysis Book List

Class Calendar

Weekly Planner

USING the Weekly Planner

16-week session

 

The FIRST MEETING  for THIS class  is Jan 22nd

Section 98682-012

 

IN-CLASS section

US History 2

M/W 12 –1:20 pm at SAC 1318

 

 

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

 

See syllabus for purchase options   

Syllabus

Study Guide

Book Analysis Assignment

Book Analysis Book List

Class Calendar

Weekly Planner

USING the Weekly Planner

16-week session begins Jan 21st

95869-067

95873-071

95875-073

95889-089

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION Classes

US History 2 DLC Distance Education 

 

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   

Orientation & Syllabus

Study Guide

Research Paper Assignment

Book Analysis Assignment

Book Analysis Book List

Class Calendar

Weekly Planner

USING the Weekly Planner

 

 

SUMMER 2020 Courses

 

8-week session beginning Jun 8th

1 Section

 

DISTANCE LEARNING Classes

 

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, 7th ed.

 

See syllabus for purchase options   

Course Orientation & Syllabus

Study Guide

Book Analysis Book List

Class Calendar

Weekly Planner

USING the Weekly Planner

History TUTORS schedule

8-week session beginning Jun 8th

2 Sections

 

DISTANCE LEARNING Classes

 

US History 2 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, 7th ed.

 

See syllabus for purchase options   

Course Orientation & Syllabus

Study Guide

Book Analysis Book List

Class Calendar

Weekly Planner

USING the Weekly Planner

History TUTORS schedule

5-week session beginning July 6th

3 Sections

 

DISTANCE LEARNING Classes

US History 2 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, 7th ed.

 

See syllabus for purchase options    

Course Orientation & Syllabus

Study Guide

Book Analysis Book List

Class Calendar

Weekly Planner

USING the Weekly Planner

History TUTORS schedule

 

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 (same as Chicago 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 (click on link).

Note that YOUR paper’s bibliography must be separated into Primary and Secondary Sources, unlike the Sample Paper, which does not separate the sources.

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