World War I and World War II are often seen as one ...
World War I and World War II are often seen as one large war by historians. We will look at both wars from a political, military and social perspective, focusing on the effect that these wars had on Europe. We might also discuss non-European aspects on the war, though in less depth.
Topics include the buildup to WWI, trench warfare, the Treaty of Versaiiles, the rise of the Nazi party, re-armament, and the entrance of America into WWII, among many other topics relating to the two world wars.
This class is designed for students who have not studied European history in-depth before.
These recordings were made by students in various classes taught by Harvey ...
These recordings were made by students in various classes taught by Harvey Goldberg at the University of Wisconsin. So extraordinary was Harvey as a teacher that, after word got around, his lectures were attended by standing-room-only throngs of hundreds of students. Agriculture Hall, which sat some 600, became his venues from the 60s until 1987 when he died of cancer. He taught history so that students could use it to change the world, which is what a lot of them went on to do. Goldberg taught an estimated 25,000 students in his career and supervised 99 Ph.D. dissertations. He was likely the most influential teacher of his generation, so beloved that his students and friends organized a foundation at UW to continue his work and then took the step to raise funds to dedicate a classroom at the Brecht Forum in Harvey Goldberg's memory.
In this lesson, students will view the FRONTLINE/World video “Romania—My Old Haunts.” ...
In this lesson, students will view the FRONTLINE/World video “Romania—My Old Haunts.” The lesson focuses on the story of Andrei Codrescu who escaped Romania when he was 19 years old. He returns to a country thirteen years after the revolution that brought down Nicolae Ceausescu and introduced capitalism. With FRONTLINE/World , he returns to “Take the temperature” of a nation faced with unprecedented freedoms. In this interactive and multi-disciplinary lesson, students learn the role that perspective plays as Codrescu seeks out a fellow poet, Mircea Dinescu, who became a symbol of the revolution.