ConsimWorld and Blue Oyster Cult in the Classroom

I continue to use ConsimWorld as a classroom resource in my undergraduate history and political science classes. Today I finished off a series of classes on terrorism and 9/11, and wanted something to grab peoples' attention and get the discussion going.

I started things off with Blue Oyster Cult's song Divine Wind. It was written for the Iranian Hostage Crisis and released in the summer of 1980, then in 2001 an online friend named Daryl Maxwell, a professional video editor, put together a video of the song for 9/11.

It's been on YouTube for about three years now, and I posted it to ConsimWorld last summer, here. Today, I used it as the lead off to both of my sections of Major Issues of Modern US History at La Roche College.

Most of the students did pay attention, and of the ones who didn't, I'm not sure why not. Maybe it was because I also handed back research papers and they wanted to see the comments that I left. Maybe it was because it was just damned hot in the classroom.

Regardless, it did rekindle interest in the subject, and more importantly, get some discussion going.

This isn't the first time that I've used ConsimWorld and its various multimedia assets as a classroom aid, and I doubt that it will be the last.

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