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5 Favorite Films About Modern Latin America
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This video offers a brief review of 5 wonderful films that focus on specific topics in modern Latin American History.

Subject:
World Cultures
Film and Music Production
Higher Education
History
U.S. History
World History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Anupama Mande
Date Added:
07/09/2020
Ancient Latin American objects in the archive: selections from the George and Louise Patten collection of Salem Hyde cultural artifacts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Early in the Spring 2020 semester, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students in my Ancient to Modern Latin American Visual Culture Art History course embarked upon an intensive first-hand visual analysis and research project that involved working directly with original artifacts from Ancient Latin America housed within the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library’s Special Collections. This unique opportunity and the publication of their findings were made possible thanks to the generous support and assistance of Special Collections Director Carolyn Runyon and her dedicated staff.

By examining the wide array of Pre-Columbian objects in the George and Louise Patten Salem Hyde Papers and Cultural Artifacts Collection, these upper division students formed small research groups dedicated to specific artifact types, such as human figurines, animal figurines, tools and lithics, vessels, anthropomorphic ceramics, replicas, and sherds. They carefully recorded their original observations of their selected objects of study in written field notes, photographs, and drawings. Later, they compared their initial observations with preliminary collection data developed independently by Archaeology students of Dr. Andrew Workinger, leading to further questions and insights surrounding these extraordinary pieces predominantly from pre-contact indigenous cultures of the Central and Intermediate regions of Latin America that today comprise Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama and Colombia. Building upon their analysis, the Art History student research groups then re-examined their selected artifacts through analytical frameworks focused on Gender and the Body, Color, Pattern and Materiality, Spirituality and the Object, Form and Function, and Identity and Representation. In presenting their findings to their peers, students received feedback that allowed them to refine their analysis and develop the original individual and group catalog essays that comprise this exhibition publication. Their research sheds further light on the extraordinary value and diversity of the ancient artifacts of Latin America that uniquely form part of UTC’s Special Collections, as well as the innovative power of interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Subject:
Art History
Ancient History
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Author:
Olivia Wolf
Date Added:
07/19/2021
Angolan Civil War
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This video explains how and why Fidel Castro supported the MPLA in Angola from 1975 to 2002. The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale was the largest military confrontation in Africa after World War II. The civil war in Angola was one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts of the twentieth century.

Subject:
World Cultures
History
World History
Cultural Geography
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Anupama Mande
Date Added:
07/10/2020
Attacks on American Soil: Pearl Harbor and September 11
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This collection uses primary sources to compare American responses to Pearl Harbor and September 11. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Albert Robertson
Date Added:
01/20/2016
Babylonian Mathematics
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This unit looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of discoveries have enabled historians to decipher stone tablets and study the various techniques the Babylonians used for problem-solving and teaching. The Babylonian problem-solving skills have been described as remarkable and scribes of the time received a training far in advance of anything available in medieval Christian Europe 3000 years later.

Subject:
World History
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
BlackPast.org - Online Reference Center Resources
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BlackPast.org provides free access to documents, transcripts, timelines, videos, and lesson suggestions. With over 6,000 pages of information, BlackPast.org is the single largest free and unrestricted resource on African American and African history on the Internet today. Through this knowledge, the site aims to promote greater understanding to generate constructive change in our society.This resource highlights teacher-developed lessons for using BlackPast.org in the classroom and links to different sections of the BlackPast.org website.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
World History
Social Science
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Jerry Price
Date Added:
06/10/2020
CFR Backgrounder: Al-Shabab
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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) presents a backgrounder on Al-Shabab; an Islamist insurgent group that remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a decade-long African Union offensive against the Islamist group. CFR Backgrounders provide an in-depth analysis on current political and economic issues.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World Cultures
World History
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson
Reading
Author:
Council on Foreign Relations
Date Added:
01/10/2018
CFR InfoGuide: The Taliban
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The Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) InfoGuide on The Taliban examines the two Talibans, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the consequences for the region. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.

Subject:
World Cultures
World History
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Interactive
Reading
Author:
Council on Foreign Relations
Date Added:
01/16/2018
Canadian History: Post-Confederation - 2nd Edition
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This textbook introduces aspects of the history of Canada since Confederation. “Canada” in this context includes Newfoundland and all the other parts that come to be aggregated into the Dominion after 1867. Much of this text follows thematic lines. Each chapter moves chronologically but with alternative narratives in mind. What Indigenous accounts must we place in the foreground? Which structures (economic or social) determine the range of choices available to human agents of history? What environmental questions need to be raised to gain a more complete understanding of choices made in the past and their ramifications?

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
John Douglas Belshaw
Date Added:
02/02/2021
Canadian History: Pre-Confederation - 2nd Edition
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Canadian History: Pre-Confederation is a survey text that introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. It provides room for Indigenous and European agendas and narratives, explores the connections between the territory that coalesces into the shape of modern Canada and the larger continent and world in which it operates, and engages with emergent issues in the field.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
John Douglas Belshaw
Date Added:
06/07/2021
China's Magical Creatures
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The origin of this book is in conversations I had over the years with several colleagues in the field of Sinology (the study of history, literature and culture of traditional China). The course title did not only attract the attention of the students, but also of people who would like to teach this material, and asked me for the syllabus and even suggested I write a textbook. What meets the eye at first is a set of chapters written by the students who took the course in Spring 2019. The students are not experts at China, they do not know Chinese and thus had to rely on English-language materials available to them through our library and my personal collection. Many are at the start of their journey of learning to write for their college-level peers.

Subject:
World History
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Muhlenberg College
Author:
Tineke D'Haeseleer
Date Added:
09/04/2020
Codex Conquest
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Codex Conquest teaches students to recognize the most important printed books of Western civilization by their nation, century, genre, and current monetary value. Along the way, students learn world history and the scenarios that influence the shape of collections at institutions. Suiting a variety of curricular objectives and student levels, the game can be tailored to fit subject and time specifications and is accessible to students from high school through graduate school. How deeply students engage with the content of Codex Conquest depends on your pedagogy.

Subject:
Literature
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Provider:
University of Iowa
Author:
Amy Hildreth Chen
Edward Raber
Hannah Scates Kettler
Heidi Wiren Bartlett
Michelle Chesner
Serina Sulentic
Date Added:
05/19/2022
The Cold War: Primary Source Workshop
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This workshop includes historical context, digitized primary sources, and follow-up discussion questions. Students are asked to make arguments for and against providing funding to programs and projects proposed to the Commonwealth Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. Taking on the role of program officers during the Cold War and working in small groups, students will read primary sources and articulate why a foundation should or should not provide funding to these proposed ideas. As a whole group, the studentswill participate in a debate as to which of the proposed ideas would be the most effective tool for furthering American Cold War interests. Students are encouraged to use this workshop as a springboard for further research into the role foundations played during the Cold War.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Rockefeller Archive Center
Date Added:
05/02/2021
Confronting Canadian Migration History
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The essays published here speak to the broad range of research being done in Canadian migration history; they also highlight the commitment of their authors to an engaged, public-facing scholarly practice. Read together, we believe they offer a much-needed historical perspective on contemporary Canadian debates around immigration and refuge, questions that cut to the heart of who we are as a society.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Daniel Ross
Marie-Laurence Rho
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Confucianism Explained
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This video explains the teachings of Confucius. Education is the path to moral excellence, which is central to building a harmonious society. Education is a lifelong process and the purpose of learning is to acquire virtues.

Subject:
Philosophy
Religious Studies
World Cultures
History
Ancient History
World History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Anupama Mande
Date Added:
07/09/2020
Conversations with History: A Dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, with Yossi Beilin and Faisel Al Husseini
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In this 1998 interview, Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Faisal Husseini, one of the leading figures in the Palestinian national movement and Yossi Beilin, a leading Israeli political figure, for a discussion of how their mutual dialogue set in motion the Oslo Peace Accord. Both Husseini and Beilin talk about their lives and how their perceptions of the other took an important turn toward peace. (50 min)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World History
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
09/16/2002
Conversations with History: Britain and America and the Making of the Modern World
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Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations for a discussion of the Anglo American maritime system—its origins, development, and impact on the world. The conversation touches on the unique synergy between Protestant religion and capitalism, the consolidation of Anglo American power in the process of transforming the international system, the importance of culture in international politics, and the need for a dialogue of civilizations in the 21st century. (57 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
World Cultures
World History
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
01/07/2007
Conversations with History: Iraq and the Lessons of the Peloponnesian War, with Victor Davis Hanson
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Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian and classicist Victor Davis Hanson for a discussion of the Peloponnesian War and its lessons for today. He compares that conflict with the war in Iraq. He talks about imperial ambition, the conflict between civilizations, and military power as an instrument to achieve democratization in the struggle between modernity and tradition. (53 min)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
06/06/2010
Conversations with History: Money and Power, with Niall Ferguson
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes British historian Niall Ferguson for a discussion of the dynamics of money and power in international politics, the British Empire, and the U.S. role in world affairs. (56 min)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
06/15/2008