"If you are walking in Charleston, you are walking on someone's grave."--Sue Bennett, Charleston tour guide

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Old Video Draws New "Spirited" Comments

What is that circled behind me???
A sharp-eyed viewer of this 2010 video I produced and put on YouTube noticed something going on in the background of my introduction that I never noticed before!

Check out the bizarre story on my "BirdsEyeViews" blog. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Final Video Project

Go here to view my final video project.

Final Video Project

Here is my Final Video for the Semester. It should help to give everyone an idea as to what we were able to see as well as what I thought was most intriguing. I hope you all enjoy.

End of Semester Video and Blog Post

Click here to see my last post of the semester and click here to see my video!

Semester Video Project

Click here to see the video I made!

Beyond the Grave: Video Project

Hey, everyone! I had such an awesome first semester at the College of Charleston. Click here to watch the video I made with all of my favorite pictures and memories of this class.

The Most Epic Epitaphs

Check out my Prezi here!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Beyond the Grave 2017

As the semester closes I would like to invite you to watch a video I made that sums up my semester in this class here

Monday, December 4, 2017

RIP Beyond the Grave

To check out my final video project, click here!!

Beyond the Graves 2017

The end of the semester is upon us...
Talk about "first year experiences", who would have thought I would come to college and learn about graveyard iconology, the deceased in Charleston, and bereavement.  It was an eventful class to say the least and I am glad I had the opportunity to take part in learning far "Beyond the Graves."  Here is a short video recap of a few of the graves that most interested me and the moments we experienced together.  REST IN PEACE BEYOND THE GRAVE 2017

Year At A Glance- Beyond The Grave

Click Here to see my adventures with my 'Beyond The Grave" class at College Of Charleston!!
Thanks everyone for a great year!

My "Grave" Adventures

A Semester of Graves

Hey, come check out my final video on my adventures with the Beyond the Grave class!

End of Year Video

Click Here to watch a video documenting all the grave sites the class has visited over the semester.

Final Video Project!

Hi Everyone,
I have just finished up my final video project, which is composed with some awesome pictures that I have taken through out the past semester. What a wonderful way to recall all of the amazing things that we have seen over the course of the past few months. Click here to watch the final video!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Final Exam Study Guide- Test is Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

There will be several elements to this test: terms/definitions, multiple choice, matching, lists, short answer and an essay. There will not be anything on this exam that is not included in this study guide.

10 Point Video Project: This is due at the start of the exam and should be posted on your blog and the class blog. If using Kizoa, slideshow must be properly embedded on your blog with appropriate set up writing, two/more links and label words.  With iMovie and other platforms, be aware that if your project exceeds 100 MB, you cannot put directly onto Blogger- you’ll need to upload to YouTube first. 

Ninety Point Final Exam Material To Study and Know:

Course Textbooks:
“In the Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery- Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry”  
  • Chapter 3, “Confederacy Legacy”- read about the six CSA generals at Magnolia Cemetery on pages 98-109- be able to match their names with their significant contributions or distinctions in the war/battles (students did in-class handout on this)
  •  Chapter 4, “The Children of Magnolia Cemetery”- review the array of illnesses and diseases that claimed the lives of infants and children in the 19th century, and be familiar with some of the statistical data given in the beginning of this chapter indicating the high child death rates back then
  • Chapter 6, “Epic Epitaphs”- know the origin of the word “epitaph” and the most common sources of epitaph wording (bible verses, poetry, songs, etc.) 
 “Stories Told in Stone: Cemetery Iconology- A Manual for Genealogy Research”
  • Pages 13-21, “Glossary of Historic Diseases”- know the name and description of the following 20 illnesses and diseases: atrophy, Bronze John, cholera, consumption, diphtheria, encephalitis, falling sickness, French pox, Grocer’s itch, infantile paralysis, meningitis, myelitis, palsy, paroxysm, scarletina, ship fever, smallpox, St. Vitus’s dance, stranger’s fever, thrombosis. Be able to match the disease with the description from this book.
  • Pages 22-23, “Glossary of Major Epidemics/Pandemics”- South Carolina is mentioned only once on this list. Know the year and the disease.  

Other Course Material: 
Extra Credit Blog Posts
Will be accepted until the exam day and time, but not after that. On the exam, you can list extra credit blog posts you have completed.

Final grades:  
Must be posted by noon on Friday, Dec. 15.