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General Gaines and the Aftermath of Dade’s Massacre – Podcast Episode 2


Cubberly, Fred. 1927. “Fort King.” The Florida Historical Society Quarterly 5 (3): 139–52.

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Mahon, John K. 2017. “History of the Second Seminole War 1835-1842.” University of Florida Press.

McLean, Murdoch. 1836. “Cheraw Gazette (Cheraw, S.C.), March 29, 1836.” Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, March 29, 1836, Vol. 1 No. 20 edition.

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Roberts, Albert Hubbard. 1927. “The Dade Massacre.” The Florida Historical Society Quarterly 5 (3): 123–38.

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Podcasts are a good way to tell this historical story because usually when you’re being told a story by someone else it is through audio and it allows you to connect to the story more easily that reading. Podcasts are helpful because they can be taken and used everywhere very easily. The disadvantages of telling a historical story in podcast form is that it is easy to miss parts of the story and become confused and harder to return to parts you missed because you’re never sure where the part you’re trying to go back to because there is no text. You also can’t show images, sources, or quotes easily and have to link these resources elsewhere. Another disadvantage is that some people aren’t auditory learners and learn easier by reading like me. If I just listen and don’t take notes, I’m not going to remember the material. In addition to this, podcasts are accessible to deaf or hard of hearing people, so you’d have to include a transcript. This story is good to tell via audio because it’s interesting to hear and has a lot of information that can be easily delivered. Some quotes are missing and images of primary sources such as my Cheraw Gazette source that I could include in a blog post to show where I’m referencing. I may use this tool in the future as a professional because I plan on being a secondary history teacher. Podcasts could be used if I’m absent as something for the sub to use. I could assign a podcast full of supplemental material for my students to listen to for homework. Podcasts or just audio recordings of lessons can be helpful because they can be uploaded to a website where students can refer back to them at any time, so the possibilities are endless.