For my final project, I decided to an expand on project 6 with another podcast. This podcast shares about what happened after the Battle of New Orleans, when the war of 1812 ended. As I reflect, I think this digital form is a good way to tell this historical story because it allows people to have the option to audibly experience history. It is also convenient for those who prefer audio learning instead of visual learning. Furthermore, individuals also get a chance to hear parts of history come to life. Although this digital form is a good a way to tell a historical story, it also comes with its disadvantages.
One disadvantage is having a harder time drawing the audience’s focus and attention. This is difficult because with any storytelling it takes time to build a connection with the audience. Moreover, therefore it is important to develop and share material that keeps the listener engaged. Therefore, timing with any historical storytelling is also can be disadvantage. This could be if the story is too short or especially if it is too long. Thus, finding a balance in between timing is important when telling historical stories through podcast. In addition, for the future, I might use this digital tool in my future career by sharing about different health aspects, since my future will be in Public Health. I think using this tool in the Public Health field would be a great benefit for teaching and educating individuals on health.
Lastly, I believe the story about the life after the war of 1812 is a good story to tell, because it shows what happened after America became an independent nation. Additionally, it explains how the aftermath of the war still caused issues that continued for many years. Because there were many events that occurred after the Battle of New Orleans some story points are missing. For instance, some story points about the British expansion, points about significant American leaders actions and the many lives of American soldiers. Overall, I think this digital form can beneficial, but also challenging when telling historical stories.
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