Photographs of the Yale-in-China teachers and students. Both include Warren Seabury ('96) and are from The Vision of a Short Life: A Memorial of Warren Bartlett Seabury, One of the Founders of the Yale Mission College in China (Cambridge, Mass.: The Riverside Press, 1909).
Today we will be looking at archival material from the period that coincides with Unit II (“ ‘Slaves of a Lost Country’ or Masters of a New Culture?”), the period roughly from the turn of the twentieth century through the 1920s. More specifically, we will be interested in the connection between Hotchkiss and the Yale-in-China program. This lesson fits both within the narrative of China’s “fall and rise” as well as serving as an important stepping stone for our class project about Hotchkiss and China. We will follow up this exercise with a reading on Yale-in-China (due Thursday) and you will utilize the skills from this exercise in your course project.
By engaging in this activity, students will be able to:
We will meet in Library Media Center (our usual classroom). We will drop off backpacks/belongings and head down to the Archives for a tour with Ms. Davis. Here is some of the information (Google Doc) she will be sharing with us.
Background on Hotchkiss and China project
Ms. Baldwin will share some background on her experience working with Archival material in her Hotchkiss and China project. An editable version of this document (Google Doc) has been created for our class. Today we will be examining material aligned with the first section, “Missionaries and Headmasters.”
Warm up activity: Early clips from The Record
We will take a look at these early Record articles (PDF). I recommend starting individually by reading the highlighted selections. Keeping in mind that these are only a few sentences each, discuss with a partner:
Working in the Archives activity: Yale-in-China
Using the “Working in the Archives” guide (PDF), you will have the flexibility to move through the materials on your own pace—or, if you prefer, with a partner to accomplish the following tasks: