History of Economic Thought
The purpose of this text is to introduce the interested reader to a broad overview of ideas about how the economy is and should be related to society and the individuals who compose that society. The intent is to keep the text short to avoid discouraging readers who are being introduced to the ideas for the first time.
History and Politics Out Loud
HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House. Our aim is to provide an accessible source of audio information to enliven instruction and scholarship in history and politics and to ena
Art Eduction, School of Art and Art History - Seminar Current Issues in Art Education
This course is for students to study and create art which functions as something other than art for art’s sake. As a group we will examine issues through the visual arts related to gender, war, globalization, public health, poverty, fair housing, fair trade, torture, politics, sexism, ageism, immigration, etc. We will discuss identity and artistic agency in the current context of everyday life as a catalyst for change and activism.
The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of an historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paint a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history, available in our online database to scholars, teachers, and the general public. The History Engine project aims to enhance historical education and research for t
Image-ing Our Foremothers: Art as a Means of Connecting with Women's History
This is an 8 week experience for the college student that begins by setting a learning context through using library resources, especially online databases, for locating images and art that reflect a chosen research topic and creating a mural that demonstrates the students’ comprehension of the chosen topic. The experience includes conducting research on 3 significant events or people in women’s US history. The written research will be accompanied by images or art that the student has chosen
Readings in the History of Aesthetics
Anyone with connection to the Internet has access to a vast number of philosophical documents via online etexts. Fortunately, quite a bit of the best work in philosophy is in the public domain, and a few of these readings provide a convenient access for almost anyone seeking information and help in the history of aesthetics. However, many of the historically significant writings in aesthetics are not presently available on the Internet, and this open source text helps somewhat to remedy that nee
Topics in Pre-Modern Japanese History
This book emphasizes a succession of topics rather than strict adherence to the flow of time. The chapters move from earlier periods of time to later periods of time, but their content and organization gives top priority to coverage of topics. While the "mainstream" narrative of politics and institutions is present in these pages, the emphasis is on social and cultural history wherever possible.
Topics in Pre-Modern Chinese History
A goal of this book and the course as a whole is to encourage broad, integrative thinking about history and human affairs. Readers are encouraged to compare Chinese history with the histories of other parts of the world and with contemporary problems and issues. Readers are also encouraged to think about the process of history making (i.e., writing) itself.
Topics in Modern East Asian History
The overall purpose of this textbook is to survey the major events of modern Chinese and Japanese history. Sometimes this survey takes the form of an old-fashioned, straightforward narrative. Whenever possible, however, the author seeks to examine history through topics that rarely receive much attention in standard textbooks. Furthermore, many of the topics discussed in subsequent chapters shed light on matters of broad significance to the study of human affairs.
Topics in Medieval Japanese History
This book differs from many other textbooks in that it contains relatively less political, institutional and military history and relatively more social and cultural history than is typically the case. Within the cultural history of medieval Japan, Buddhism is of the utmost importance. This book therefore contains an introduction to the origin and major teachings of Buddhism. Subsequent chapters expand on this introduction in the context of Japanese history.
Topics in Japanese Cultural History
The book began in 1992 as a hastily-compiled set of visual aids for an introductory course in East Asia at Eastern Washington University. Over the course of eight major revisions at EWU, it gradually developed into its present form: a series of graphically-rich, privately-produced textbooks.
U.S. Air Force History Support Office
This site features historical flight information beginning with the efforts of the Wright brothers in 1903. Other topics include the Tuskegee Airmen, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, and Operation Desert Storm.
Reel American History Project
The general goal of the Reel American History project is to foster critical thinking about a matter of enduring cultural attention, especially where young people are concerned: the formation of our national identity. Reel American History is designed to be a "Collaborative Shared Resource". It aims at being a large, ongoing, cumulative, collaborative project that involves many students and many faculty over a long period of time. We strive to engage students in authentic learning – making st
History of Mathematics : Who Invented the Number Zero?
The number zero was invented in the last 1,000 years to form a transition between positive and negative numbers. Discover the origin of zero with tips from Steve Jones, who uses a white board to aide in his presentation.
History of the Time Line of Mathematics
This lesson by a mathematics istructor explains that the time line of mathematics begins more than 50,000 years ago with the Neanderthal man. The instructor shows and explains a time line of mathematics on a whiteboard.
History of Mathematics : Who Invented Math?
To learn who invented math, first one must define what math is exactly. Learn who invented math from a mathematics instructor. He discusses whether or not the neandarthal man did know about mathematics. Speech of narrarator is shown as text on the bottom of the screen.
History of Mathematics : Who Invented Decimals?
Decimals were invented by the Elanites in Persia about 6,000 years ago. Find out who invented decimals in this interesting lecture which is done using a white board. Also discussed is a time line spanning many centuries and places.
History of Mathematics
This is a brief animated version of the history of mathematics.
History of Mathematics : Famous Black Mathematicians
Two famous black mathematicians are Arlie Petters of Belize and Katherine Okikiolu of Nigeria. Explore these two famous black mathematicians with Steve Jones, who is an experienced high school mathematics and science teacher.
History of Mathematics : The History of Pascal's Triangle
The history of Pascal's triangle has little to do with Pascal himself. Learn the history of Pascal's triangle with tips from a mathematics instructor, Steve Jones, who is an experienced high school mathematics and science teacher.
Filmmaker: Paul Volniansky