NBC Learn Higher Ed Subscriber Spotlight: Bring History to Life

Posted on 01/31/2016 11:23 PM

Meet Marlon Nation, an Adjunct History professor at San Jacinto College District in Texas. Nation’s philosophy is that “every class session is like a production. I use textbooks, primary sources, videos and audio.”  He explains that NBC Learn fits well into this framework in three ways:

Introduce Topics & Spark Discussion
“My students’ attention spans are limited and using NBC Learn as an interactive tool keeps them engaged. It shows them how the concepts they are learning are relevant to today.” For example, Nation showed his students a video on The Drunkards Progress and he says it sparked an amazing discussion on temperance.  

Reinforce Key Concepts
Nation also uses NBC Learn to help his students prepare for exams. “Whether my students need to review key concepts from The Stamp Act or The Boston Tea Party, NBC Learn usually has a video. They are really well organized and easily accessible.”   

Bring History to Life:
“When I showed the video on the Alamo and the battle of San Jacinto, my students were incredibly engaged. They are 15 minutes from where it took place and they can feel it!” Nation also discusses the Trail of Tears with his students and shows them a video about a commemorative ceremony involving Cherokees remembering the event 146 years later. “This opened my students’ eyes and left a strong impression on them. The NBC Learn resources really make history come alive.” 

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