Egalitarian America Unit 20
Brown v. The Board of Education was one of the significant results of
Americans demanding political, social, and economic equality. This call for parity in all walks of life was symptomatic of a growing social and political liberalism, which was fueled by the growing presence of mass media.
The Middle East Conflict
Justin Zimmerman is a sixth-grade teacher at Magnolia School in Joppa, Maryland, about 30 miles north of Baltimore. Mr. Zimmerman explores the claims to land in the Middle East from three major religions — Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. After learning about the geography of the area, the students begin to explore the region’s political unrest and discuss the controversy over control of the land of Israel. Through this lesson, the students begin to make connections that relate their own li
Migration From Latin America
Mavis Weir teaches 10th–grade history at Casa Grande High School in
Petaluma, California. In this lesson, students explore the various
reasons people emigrate from their homeland. The class is broken up into six separate groups, each representing a different Latin American
country with its own set of resources. Using both primary and secondary sources, students examine the economic, political, and environmental circumstances that cause people to emigrate. Each group presen
Wendell Brooks is a teacher at the diverse Berkeley High School in
Berkeley, California. Mr. Brooks' ninth–grade history class focuses on a variety of political ideologies present during the period of World War
I. His class includes lively discussion on capitalism, communism,
totalitarianism, and Nazism, as portrayed by leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini. In his lesson, Mr. Brooks incorporates a Socratic discussion into his lesson, as well as group activities and present
Vietnam War 1
After WWII, USSR bewared of arms warfare against USA because their political viewpoints were dissimilar. America was not successful in educating the Vietnamese’ about Freedom. The lifestyles of two countries were too different - typical character of American culture is liberty, freedom, democracy; typical character of Vietnamese culture is ceremony, ritual, and conservative. It was a civil war in Vietnam; they were just a combatant of the
Vietnam War 2
(Caution: Some scenes
may be disturbing.)After WWII, USSR bewared of arms warfare against USA because their political viewpoints were dissimilar. America was not successful in educating the Vietnamese’ about Freedom. The lifestyles of two countries were too different - typical character of American culture is liberty, freedom, democracy; typical character of Vietnamese culture is ceremony, ritual, and conservative. It was a civil w
Caesar part 1 of 5
Caesar, Part 1. This is the story of Gaius Julius Caesar. Much of Caesar's life is known from his own Commentaries on his military campaigns, and other contemporary sources such as the letters and speeches of his political rival Cicero, the historical writings of Sallust, and the poetry of Catullus.
Gaius Julius Caesar(13 July 100 BC 15 March 44 BC), was a Roman military and political leader. He played a critical role in the
transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empi
Art & Technology: The Future of Interactivity - Johannes Birringer
Johannes Birringer is a German-born performance and media choreographer. He currently resides in Houston (Texas) and London, where he has been working in theatre, dance, performance art and multimedia collaborations. Johannes Birringer is artistic director of AlienNation Co., a Houston-based multimedia ensemble that has collaborated on various site-specific and cross-cultural performance and installation projects since 1993. After directing international workshops on dance and technology in Eng
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr George Nyabuga
Dr George Nyabuga is an award-winning journalist and acclaimed media trainer. He joined Media Convergence Group as Managing Editor earlier this year and has key responsibilities across the Group's multi-media platforms. Dr Nyabuga holds a PhD in Politics, History and Media and a Masters in Online Journalism. Nyabuga brings wide-ranging hands-on experience as a journalist in Kenya, South Africa and the US. He has taught journalism, media and cultural studies at Worcester and Coventry universities
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Adrian Monck
Professor Adrian Monck is Managing Director and Head of Communications and Media at the World Economic Forum. The Forum is an independent, international organisation incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. He was educated at Oxford University and London Business School and went on to be an award-winning broadcast journalist with CBS News, ITN and Sky News. His work at Dunblane and in Bosnia received awards from the Royal Television Society, and on Rwanda won the speci
Digital Dance Partners: Fusing Performance, Technology, Academy Industry- Sita Popat & Scott Palmer
Sita Popat is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, developing her interests in dance performance and choreography in a variety of digital and new media contexts. She has choreographed on dancers, robots and digital sprites, and is fascinated by the interrelationships between performers, operators and computers. She is also the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Scott Palmer is also a lecturer at the University of Leeds and his research
The Election in Numbers - Roger Mortimer, MORI
Dr Roger Mortimore is Director of Political Analysis at Ipsos MORI. He was co-editor of the last two Political Communications studies of British general elections, and co-author of a number of other books on British elections. Here he discusses statistics and polls undertaken throughout this years general election, including how the exit poll managed to predict the result so accurately. To see the slides from this presentation visit http://cutoday.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/election-results-just-
Green shoots of recovery, anyone?
If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences: the maxim of the 'self fulfilling prophecy'. Forecasts that are sufficiently believed, cause people to act in ways that make the prediction come true. Forecasts about the economy can have this self-fulfilling character. Prognostications of popular media commentators on the economy form a large part of the basis of everyone's beliefs about future economic circumstances; if 2009 turns out to be a dreadful year for the economy,
Asian Security Seminar - The Economic-Security Nexus and East Asian Regionalism
East Asia is becoming more regionalized. But it is doing so in fits and starts: two steps forward and one step back. At present, few Asian governments are bonded through an overarching regional vision; many are highly distrustful of one another; and the region evinces little of the sustained political leadership and conviction necessary to create the robust institutions that might deepen and regularize state-to-state cooperation across a range of complex issues. Yet even with its many halts and
Asian Security Seminar - The Geopolitics of Energy
The purpose of this seminar is, first, to remind ourselves of the importance of economic change and policies to geopolitics; and, second, to note various new dimensions to energy issues that I refer to as the 'new' geopolitics of energy. The reality that oil and natural gas are strategic commodities, as the US rejection, largely on nationalist and security grounds of the Chinese oil company (CNOOC)'s bid for Unocal, reminds us, is by no means new though it now has a new intensity. We have increa
Does China play by our rules: and how much does it matter?
The arrest of Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu, and more recently China's cancellation of a ministerial visit over Canberra's decision to grant a visa to Uighur figurehead Rebiya Kadeer has put Australia-China relations sharply in focus. Relations between these key trading partners appears rocky at a time many would have envisioned ties to be getting warmer. China's behaviour has prompted many to look at China's internal politics and rule of law, as well as the price paid for dealing with China and
Afghanistan's Elections: Can Straw be Spun into Gold?
Afghanistan's presidential election on 20 August has triggered a storm of complaints, and widespread apprehension on the part of international commentators. Yet the question of how to move forward constructively is on the desk of foreign ministries in many major capitals. In this lecture Professor Maley, who was an accredited international observer for the election, offers an account of the forces that have brought Afghanistan to this pass, and some suggestions about what might be required to av
Asian Security Seminar: G2 but no EU? What a China-US Strategic Partnership Would Mean for Europe
Dr Gudrun Wacker is a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin, where she specialises in China's foreign and security policy and domestic development. Her current areas of research focus include EU-China relations; China in the Asia-Pacific region and the role of the US; challenges to China's modernisation and sustainable development; and China in the international order. She has co-authored numerous books, academic articles and working papers, includin
War 2.0: Political Violence & New Media: 02 Traditional Voices - Responding to New Toys, New Challen
Today, war is conducted not only by the dispatch of Tomahawks in the air or Kalashnikovs and suicide attacks on the ground but also by means of bytes, tweets, digital images, and social networking forums. (New) media technology, in other words, has become a medium of war and diplomacy. This multidisciplinary two-day symposium on 7-8 October hosted by the Department of International Relations at the ANU will map the shifting arena of war, conflict, terrorism, and violence in an intensely mediated
The global food crisis: How can we free the hungry billions?
The international community is facing the most pressing humanitarian and development challenges in global history which include the fate of an estimated one billion people who exist on less than $1.25 per day. Such challenges require all development actors to embrace a spirit of innovation and renewal and to think again about their approaches to human development. There is widespread support for overseas development assistance amongst the Australian public with some recent surveys suggesting tha