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Bridging World History
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Bridging World History is a multimedia course for secondary school and college ...

Bridging World History is a multimedia course for secondary school and college teachers that looks at global patterns through time, seeing history as an integrated whole. Topics are studied in a general chronological order, but each is examined through a thematic lens, showing how people and societies experience both integration and differences. The course consists of 26 units (half-hour video, interactive Web activities, and print materials) that can be explored at either introductory levels or as more advanced study. The course videos feature interviews with leading world history textbook authors and nationally known historians. The Web site includes an archive of over 1000 primary source documents and artifacts, journal articles from the Journal of World History and other publications, and a thematic interactive activity on interrelationships across time and place.

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Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
Education
World History
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Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Energy and Environment in American History: 1705-2005, Fall 2006
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A survey of how America has become the world's largest consumer of ...

A survey of how America has become the world's largest consumer of energy. Explores American history from the perspective of energy and its relationship to politics, diplomacy, the economy, science and technology, labor, culture, and the environment. Topics include muscle and water power in early America, coal and the Industrial Revolution, electrification, energy consumption in the home, oil and US foreign policy, automobiles and suburbanization, nuclear power, OPEC and the 70's energy crisis, global warming, and possible paths for the future.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Economics
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M.I.T.
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Shulman, Peter
Harvey Goldberg Lectures Between 1975 & 1983
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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.

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Arts and Humanities
Economics
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The Brecht Forum
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Harvey Goldberg
Primary Sources: Workshops in American History
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In this workshop, 12 high school history teachers explore the use of ...

In this workshop, 12 high school history teachers explore the use of primary-source documents in the research and interpretation of American history. The programs feature informal lectures by prominent historians on pivotal events from the settlement of Jamestown to the Korean conflict and the Cold War. The teachers are led in discussions, debates, interviews, and role-playing as they investigate the original documents that transmit the voices of America's past. Teachers will find that the activities in this workshop can be adapted and used in their own classrooms.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Annenberg Learner
Reading Like a Historian, Unit 5: Civil War and Reconstruction
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In the Civil War and Reconstruction unit, students engage in contentious historiographic ...

In the Civil War and Reconstruction unit, students engage in contentious historiographic debates about the period--Was Lincoln a racist? Was Reconstruction a success or failure? Was John Brown a "misguided fanatic"? Did Lincoln free the slaves, or did the slaves free themselves? The unit includes two Structured Academic Controversy lessons, an Opening Up the Textbook lesson on sharecropping, and a look at Thomas Nast's political cartoons.

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Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
U.S. History
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Stanford History Education Group
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Reading Like a Historian
Introduction to the History and Theory of Architecture, Spring 2012
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This course is a global-oriented survey of the history of architecture, from ...

This course is a global-oriented survey of the history of architecture, from the prehistoric to the sixteenth century. It treats buildings and environments, including cities, in the context of the cultural and civilizational history. It offers an introduction to design principles and analysis. Being global, it aims to give the student perspective on the larger pushes and pulls that influence architecture and its meanings, whether these be economic, political, religious or climatic.

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Architecture and Design
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Internet Scout Project
M.I.T.
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Internet Scout Project
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mark Jarzombek
Modern Middle East and Southwest Asia
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This course will introduce the student to the history of the nations ...

This course will introduce the student to the history of the nations and peoples of the Middle East and Southwest Asia from 1919 to the present. The course covers the major political, economic, and social changes that took place throughout the region during this 100-year period. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Identify and explain major political, social and economic trends, events, and people in history of the Middle East and Southwest Asia from the beginning of the 20th century to the present; Explain how the countries of the region have overcome significant social, economic, and political problems as they have grown from weak former colonies into modern nation-states; Identify and explain the emergence of nationalist movements following World War I, European political and economic imperialism during the first half of the 20th century, the creation of the nation of Israel, regional economic development, and the impact of secular and religious trends on Middle Eastern society and culture during the second half of the 20th century; Identify and explain the important economic, political, and social developments in the Middle East and Southwest Asia during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; Analyze and interpret primary source documents from the 20th and 21st centuries that illustrate important overarching political, economic, and social themes. (History 232)

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Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
World Cultures
World History
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The Saylor Foundation
A Biography of America
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A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of ...

A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians -- Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Douglas Brinkley, and Virginia Scharff -- present America's story as something that is best understood from a variety of perspectives. Thought-provoking debates and lectures encourage critical analysis of the forces that have shaped America. First-person narratives, photos, film footage, and documents reveal the human side of American history -- how historical figures affected events, and the impact of these events on citizens' lives. A video instructional series on American history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs, coordinated books, and Web site.

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Arts and Humanities
Education
U.S. History
Economics
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Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Common Misconceptions About Fossils and the History of the Polar Regions
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This article describes common misconceptions held by elementary students about the history ...

This article describes common misconceptions held by elementary students about the history of the polar regions, fossils, and geologic time. The article provides ideas for formative assessment, teaching strategies, and the National Science Education Standards.

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Engineering
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Lesson Plan
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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Jessica Fries-Gaither
Technology and Nature in American History, Spring 2008
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Subject considers how the visual and material world of "nature" has been ...

Subject considers how the visual and material world of "nature" has been reshaped by industrial practices, beliefs, structures, and activities. Readings in historical geography, aesthetics, American history, environmental and ecological history, architecture, city planning, and landscape studies. Several field trips planned to visit local industrial landscapes. Assignments involve weekly short, written responses to the readings, and discussion-leading. Final project is a photo-essay on the student's choice of industrial site (photographic experience not necessary).

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U.S. History
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Pietruska, Jamie
American History to 1865, Fall 2010
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This course provides a basic history of American social, economic, and political ...

This course provides a basic history of American social, economic, and political development from the colonial period through the Civil War. It examines the colonial heritages of Spanish and British America; the American Revolution and its impact; the establishment and growth of the new nation; and the Civil War, its background, character, and impact. Readings include writings of the period by J. Winthrop, T. Paine, T. Jefferson, J. Madison, W. H. Garrison, G. Fitzhugh, H. B. Stowe, and A. Lincoln.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Homework/Assignment
Reading
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Maier, Pauline
World History in the Early Modern and Modern Eras (1600-Present)
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This course will present a comparative overview of world history from the ...

This course will present a comparative overview of world history from the 17th century to the present era. The student will examine the origins of major economic, political, social, cultural, and technological trends of the past 400 years and explore the impact of these trends on world societies. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Think critically about world history in the early modern and modern eras; Assess how global trade networks shaped the economic development of Asia, Europe, and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries; Identify the origins of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in Europe and assess the social and political consequences of these movements for the peoples of Europe; Identify the origins of the Enlightenment in Europe and assess how Enlightenment ideas led to political and social revolutions in Europe and the Americas; Identify the origins of the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions in Europe and assess how these intellectual and economic movements altered social, political, and economic life across the globe in the 18th and 19th centuries; Compare and contrast how European imperialism affected the states and peoples of Asia, Africa, and the Americas in the 19th century; Identify the origins of World War I and analyze how the war's outcome altered economic and political balances of power throughout the world; Identify the origins of totalitarian political movements across the globe in the 1920s and 1930s and assess how these movements led to World War II; Analyze how World War II reshaped power balances throughout the world and led to the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as global superpowers; Assess how decolonization movements in the 1950s and 1960s altered political, economic, and social relationships between the United States, the nations of Europe, and developing countries throughout the world; Assess how the end of the Cold War led to political and economic realignments throughout the world and encouraged the growth of new global markets and systems of trade and information exchange; Analyze and interpret primary source documents from the 17th century through the present, using historical research methods. (History 103)

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World History
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The Saylor Foundation
Americas History in the Making
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This course for middle and high school teachers uses video, online text, ...

This course for middle and high school teachers uses video, online text, classroom activities, and Web-based activities to explore American history from the Pre-Columbian era through Reconstruction. The video programs are divided into three segments: Historical Perspectives, an overview of the historical era; Faces of America, in which biographies of individuals illustrate larger events; and Hands-on History, a behind-the-scenes look at how history is studied, documented, and presented. Additional units introduce methods to strengthen teachers' knowledge of American history, while reviewing content. The online text, facilitator guide, and Web site supplement the video content.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Art of the Islamic World
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This course serves as an introduction to the pre-modern Islamic artistic traditions ...

This course serves as an introduction to the pre-modern Islamic artistic traditions of the Mediterranean, Near East, and Central and South Asia. It surveys core Islamic beliefs, the basic characteristics of Islamic art and architecture, and art and architecture created under each dynasty and ruling party. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify the core beliefs of Islam, the major characteristics of Islamic art, and the major forms of Islamic architecture; identify major pre-modern Islamic works of art and monuments from the Middle East, Northern Africa, Spain, and South Asia; explain how the core beliefs of Islam contributed to the basic characteristics of Islamic art and architecture and the secular art works and architecture of the Islamic world; identify the succeeding dynasties that ruled the Islamic world; explain the important role that the patronage of art and architecture had played in definitions of kingship. (Art History 303)

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Art History
World Cultures
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The Saylor Foundation
Cultural History of Technology, Spring 2005
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The subject of this course is the historical process by which the ...

The subject of this course is the historical process by which the meaning of "technology" has been constructed. Although the word itself is traceable to the ancient Greek root teckhne (meaning art), it did not enter the English language until the 17th century, and did not acquire its current meaning until after World War I. The aim of the course, then, is to explore various sectors of industrializing 19th and 20th century Western society and culture with a view to explaining and assessing the emergence of technology as a pivotal word (and concept) in contemporary (especially Anglo-American) thought and expression.

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Engineering
World Cultures
Manufacturing
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Full Course
Textbook
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Marx, Leo
Williams, Rosalind
Art Through Time: A Global View
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Take a trip across the world and back through the ages to ...

Take a trip across the world and back through the ages to experience the art of many cultures and historical periods. Thirteen themes encompass hundreds of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos, and works in non-traditional media in this vibrant approach to the study and appreciation of art. International artists, scholars and curators from major museums and specialized collections guide the viewer through the millennia of human thought and expression while contemporary artists and their work bring the forms into the present day. An extensive Web site includes sortable images of more than 250 works, as well as online text helping viewers to explore the works and topics in greater depth. The series, text, and Web resources can be used to supplement art history courses, or for individual learning and enrichment. A course for high school, college, and adult learners, including 13 half-hour video programs, a Web site with art images, accompanying text, and course guide.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Education
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Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, Future, Fall 2010
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This course covers the history of American foreign policy since 1914, current ...

This course covers the history of American foreign policy since 1914, current policy questions, and the future of U.S. Policy. We focus on policy evaluation. What consequences did these policies produce for the U.S. and for other countries? Were/are these consequences good or bad?

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Van Evera, Stephen
The Gilded and the Gritty, America 1870-1912: Primary Sources
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The National Humanities center presents reading guides with primary source materials for ...

The National Humanities center presents reading guides with primary source materials for the study of America in 1870 - 1912: The Gilded and the Gritty. Primary source materials include poems, paintings, essays, stories, articles, speeches, court cases, cartoons, and more. Resources are divided into the topics: Memory, Progress, People, Power, and Empire.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Reading
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National Humanities Center
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America In Class
Getting an Education
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This video segment, adapted from NOVA, chronicles the education of leading chemist ...

This video segment, adapted from NOVA, chronicles the education of leading chemist Percy Julian. Although Julian began his elementary school years in the Deep South under Jim Crow laws, he became one of the few African Americans of his time to earn a Ph.D.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Lecture
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PBS LearningMedia
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PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
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The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
The Perseus Digital Library
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Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and ...

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. We anticipate that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Languages
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Archaeology
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
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Internet Scout Project
Tufts University
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Internet Scout Project