Dr. Barney "Jay" Rickman

Professor of History & Director of Undergraduate Studies (History)

E-mail: bjrickma@valdosta.edu
Office Telephone: 229-333-7368;  Messages:  229-333-5947

Office Location: Ashley Hall, Room 1119.

Mailing Address:  History Dept., Valdosta St. Univ., Valdosta, GA 31698-0035


For Rickman's Electronic Plan of Study for VSU History Majors, see either http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/0PROGRAM%20of%20STUDy.doc


Spring  2018

History 2112:  "United States History since 1865" Information

Syllabi for History 2112-A & AA:  http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/H2112A%20&%20AA%20Spring%202018.pdf

Syllabi for History 2112-B:  http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/H2112B%20Spring%202018.pdf

yllabi for History 2112-C & CC:  http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/H2112C%20&%20CC%20Spring%202018.pdf

Sample Section I, Exam 1 Questions:    see http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/2112samples.html

Reading Lists 2112: 1st Exam = see http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/2112RD-A.pdf

  2nd Exam = see  http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/2112RD-B.pdf

  3rd Exam = see http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/2112RD-C.pdf

  4th & Last Exam =  see http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/2112RD-D.pdf

Reading & Study Tips see either http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/READING%20TIPS%20www.pdf



Key Information for Upper-Level Undergraduate Courses w/ Rickman

Dr. Rickman uses the Turnitin function in VSU's BlazeVIEW system for all of his Upper-Level Undergraduate Courses.

By taking a course w/ Dr. Rickman, you agree that all required course work may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin, a tool within BlazeVIEW.

For more information on VSU’s use of Turnitin, see http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/academic-affairs/vp-office/turnitin-for-students.php

Steps to submit your work to Turnitin, a tool within BlazeVIEW

(1) Click on this course once you have logged into BlazeVIEW.

(2) Clip on the Assignments tab located in the line w/ Course Home tab.

(3) Click on the specific assignment.

(4) Click “Add a file.”

(5) Navigate to the location of your file, and select your file – b/c you are only allowed ONE submission per assignment, be sure to select the correct file.

(6) Click the “Upload” button.

(7) Clip the “Submit” button.

(8) Check your email within the BlazeVIEW system for an email confirming your submission. [See Email tab next to your My Home tab.]

(9) Later, you will access the grade for the paper along w/ my comments in the Grades tab located in the line w/ Course Home tab.






Materials for Teaching the Internment of Japanese Americans during World War II

The Microsoft files listed below were created for a presentation entitled, "Fitting Fiction with Facts for Japanese-American Internment" on March 24, 2012 with Pamela Rickman at the annual meeting of the National Council on History Education (NCHE) held in Kansas City, MO [http://www.nche.net/].   The theme for the 2012 NCHE conference was Reading the Past: Literature and Literacy in History .  Travel to this conference was made possible by support received from the VSU Center for Faculty Scholarship.

1)  Brief PowerPoint presentation on Japanese-American internment with text, map, & photos http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/Internment%20WW2%20Causes.pptx

2)  Annotated list of websites on the Japanese-American internment http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/Internment%20on%20Web%20for%20NCHE,%202012.docx

3) Timeline on the historical roots of the internment, its implementation, as well as its consequences. http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/Timeline.docx  This detailed timeline is extensively documented & has suggestions for further reading.

4) An edited collection of eight primary documents on the Internment  http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/DocumentsforNCHE2012.docx  References to these documents are included in the Timeline to help students understand the context for these documents.

5) Expanded lesson plan, with modification suggestions, for middle-school students  http://mypages.valdosta.edu/bjrickma/LESSON%20PLAN.doc

In addition to the lesson plan above, Pam Rickman has also provided two other documents to help your students use the materials that Barney Rickman has gathered: