Items of interest to heritage teachers

Collaboration Links

Google Groups

You can use this form to send an email to Google Groups, which will go to all the teachers who subscribed to the list-serv. You need to be registered as a member of that group to post to it, so be sure to fill in the email address you gave Google.


Basecamp is the Heritage Project’s collaboration website. There, you can send a message to others who are registered on the site, and the messages become a permanent part of the site, so it’s easy to visit the site and get back up to speed. You can also create a writeboard or comment on one someone else started. Writeboards are web-based word processors, that allow groups to collaborate on creating specific documents (such as the by-laws of our non-profit, or the packets to go to teachers who want to join the 1910 Expedition). The site also has “to-do” lists, which make it easy to keep track of who is doing what and by what deadline. You need to be registered with a user name and password to log on.


You can post a message to TeacherLore. This is the Heritage Project’s blog. It’s an easy place to share links to other useful information (along with your editorial comments on them!).  The front end of the site is here (the front end is the part of the site the public can browse) and the back end is here (the back end is the control panel, where you go to post new entries or to edit old ones). You need to be registered to post. Let me know if you’ve forgotten your user name or password.

I’ve put a link to this post on the TeacherLore blog, on the right-hand navigation bar. It’s the link named “Collaboration Links.”

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 05/01 at 11:08 PM
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Post-modern generator

Would you like a graduate degree in English? Here’s help: use this Post modern generator to write papers that sound like theory. This notice will appear at the bottom of the essay you generate: “The essay you have just seen is completely meaningless and was randomly generated by the Postmodernism Generator.”

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 02/21 at 04:12 AM
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Roundup Students Launch Local Montana Study

Local community leaders met in the Musselshell Valley Historical Museum meeting room with Roundup High School students in the first of six community meetings Tuesday evening September 13.  The meetings are part of a Montana Study being conducted by students in conjunction with the Montana Heritage Project and are based on meetings held in Montana during the 1940s designed to improve life in small communities.

The discussion focused on the role and impact of government in Roundup, and the panel consisted of past and present community leaders: Senator Kelly Gebhardt, Representative Alan Olson, county commissioner Mike Kilby, mayor Bill Edwards, former mayor Almeda Moore, director of public works Pat Charlton, former director of public works Gary Thomas, and former member of the Montana Constitutional Convention Don Belcher.

Members of the group were quick to praise others, but modest about their own accomplishments.  According to Alan Olson, “What you might see as an accomplishment is often a work in progress.” Pat Charlton added, “You don’t do it for the accolades.  You do it because it’s the right thing to do.”

While the theme of Tuesday’s meeting was Government, upcoming meetings will focus on Business September 26, Agriculture October 3, Religion October 10, Education October 17, and Medicine October 24.  A final presentation November 7 at the Roundup Community Library will provide a summary of the information gathered by the students from the six meetings.  Community members are welcome and are urged to attend.  Meetings begin promptly at 7pm and conclude by 9pm.  Questions should be directed to Roundup High School Heritage Project teachers Dale Alger, Tim Schaff, or Tom Thackeray.

Caption: Roundup High School student Tessa Mosdal takes notes for the meeting.

Posted by Marcella Sherfy on 09/20 at 12:32 PM
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