The Great Depression
This four minute video focuses on the effects of the Great Depression. There isn't any narration and the video simply stresses the statistics and the impact of the Depression.
21A.470J Gender and Representation of Asian Women (MIT)
This course explores stereotypes associated with Asian women in colonial, nationalist, state-authoritarian, and global/diasporic narratives about gender and power. Students will read ethnography, cultural studies, and history, and view films to examine the politics and circumstances that create and perpetuate the representation of Asian women as dragon ladies, lotus blossoms, despotic tyrants, desexualized servants, and docile subordinates. Students are introduced to the debates about Orientalis
The Economic Meltdown: What Have We Learned, if Anything?
The U.S. has had more than 70 years to come to terms with the Great Depression, and we really thought we knew how to avoid another one, says Paul Krugman. “It wasn’t supposed to be possible. Then came the current crisis.”
So how to explain the Great Recession of 2008? Krugman suggests a combination of factors: Fi
A gracious host, the Governor's Palace met the needs of nine governors and the Continental Army. Tom Spear details the venerable building's past.
Wealth on the Shelf
When a single book cost half a year's wages, tomes were rare treasures. Bruce Plumley describes the bookbinding trade.
Forty-six pages from Thomas Paine's pen whip discontent into outright rebellion. Public Sites Interpreter Alex Clark details the transformation.
Anthropologist to the Past
Distinguished Visiting Professor Rhys Isaac's 1970 encounter with Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area set the course for his career.
Chapters in the Soil
Staff Archaeologist Meredith Poole explains how each layer of soil yields subtle clues.
Despite its 14-year lead, many don't know that Jamestown was settled before Plymouth. James Axtell's article, "Historical Rivalry," explores the reasons why.
Journeyman cook Jim Gay explains that Americans' love of chocolate dates back to the beginning.
The Will of the People
What did the founders really intend for our democracy? Political Science Professor Quentin Kidd talks about how the government was built and how Americans have adapted it.
World History 1900-1909
This gives some important historical events that occured during the period 1900-1909. Theres isn't any narration and the 2:33 video does not offer any depth. Essentially an illustrated timeline.
Jewish Parties and Movements in Interwar Vilna: Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Holocaust survivors from Vilna speak about Jewish parties and youth movements in Vilna before the Holocaust: activities, friendship and Zionist ideology. This Video is part of the exhibition "The Story of the Jewish Community in Vilna", click here to enter: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/vilna/before/movements_and_parties.asp
International Development Projects-Case Method
This course aims at introducing practical approaches to development projects. Traditional teaching in the classroom based on lectures and exams, often do not address the need for practical, problem-solving skills. The important and crucial ability for effective project management is the ability to think, analyze, discuss, and develop solutions to problems as professionals may encounter in the field. The case method is an effective approach to strengthening these skills.
"Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi--The Pick of the Week from 60 second Recap®
In this video, teenage students will be introduced to "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. Summary--Those who make their homes in the West might have a hard time identifying Iran as much more than a nuclear threat—let alone a beloved homeland. Well, prepare to have your eyes opened. In this startling—and startlingly beautiful—graphic novel, you'll discover a complex society that has seen more than its fare share of oppression, brutality, and dramatic upheaval. Marjane—the nar
Georgia Tech Diversity Symposium 2011
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Feeding on Dreams
A live conversation with Ariel Dorfman from Duke University's Perkins Library.
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