The Industrial Revolution
The innovations that marked the transition of the world from an agricultural community to an industrial one started in 18th century England. The Industrial Revolution quickly spread through Europe and the United States. The people behind the Industrial Revolution were ingenious and clever. They sparked an era of experimentation and creativity that has not yet ceased in modern times. Learn about the struggles and triumphs that led the world t
Spanish Mission System
As the Spanish empire spread over the southern portion of the present-day United States, the mission system was developed to facilitate colonial expansion and to pacify the Indians. Catholic priests and friars ventured into remote areas to build missions where they worked side-by-side with the Indians planting crops, hunting game, and preaching Christianity. The missionaries also taught the Indians about Spanish culture, including language, arts and crafts, and politics.
Each mission typi
This is a video presentation accompanied by text. "The political revolution in the late eighteenth century that resulted in the Articles of Confederation also caused a social revolution. Riots and social conflict marked the Revolutionary era in America. The Revolution brought the concept of equality into mainstream American thought. Many colonists seized the opportunity to introduce social reform as they created their state constitutions.
The spirit of equality was represented in many way
Investigating Wisconsin History-Coming to Wisconsin
Angie explores Wisconsin's diverse ethnic heritage by investigating immigration to Wisconsin. Several phases of immigration are discussed, with attention given to "push/ pull" factors. Wisconsin's first phase of immigration in the early 1800s happened in part because territorial leaders were encouraging immigrants to settle here. Early state leaders continued to recruit settlers after statehood. Also, several groups of American Indians were pushed to Wisconsin from eastern states. The secon
Post Civil War Industrial Expansion - 2nd Industrial Revolution in USA
This video is accompanied by text. "In the final decades of the nineteenth century, the United States experienced an industrial transformation. Over the course of approximately 30 years, America became an industrial and agricultural giant and the world’s greatest economic power. By 1894, the U.S. ranked first among the manufacturing nations of the world. Several factors contributed to this second American Industrial Revolution and the birth of modern America. An abundance of natural resources
The Industrial Revolution: The Steam Engine
By the late 1700s, the coal powered steam engine was widely used in English factories. Its operation, based on valve-piston action, was a great advancement for its time, further increasing industrial productivity. This video does a good job of showing how the steam engine works and its importance in the Industrial Revolution. Best used as part of a study on technology and/or with a drawing of a steam engine as the video is short.
Setting Up the Promethean Board
This will walk you through the steps of connecting your computer with the Promethean Board and getting it going - all in 90 seconds.
Rythms in Poetry-Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream Unit 10
Amidst the chaos following World War I, Ezra Pound urged poets to "Make it New!" This call was heeded by a large range of poets, from T.S. Eliot to Jean Toomer. This episode explores the modernist lyrics of two of these poets: William Carlos Williams and Langston Hughes. What is
modernism? How did these poets start a revolution that continues until
Contested Territories Unit 7
The United States acquired vast territories between the time of the
Revolution and the Civil War, paying a price economically, socially, and politically. This unit examines the forces that drove such rapid
expansion, the settlers moving into these regions, and the impact on the Native Americans already there. (This unit includes a facilitator
guide, video, and online text chapter.)
Taming The American West Unit 13
Western settlers’ assumptions of an endless, bountiful frontier were
tested when they moved to the Great Plains and attempted to cultivate the unfamiliar, arid landscape. This experience led to the rise of populist politics, which championed farmers’ and industrial workers’
critique of political and economic powers.
Global America Unit 21
As the turn of the century approached, the pendulum of American politics and social structures began to swing back toward conservativism. With immigration from Asia and the Americas on the rise, the face of America changed rapidly. This unit examines the competing forces of ethnic and American identity in a world dominated by globalization and one remaining “superpower.
Tim Rockey teaches 12th–grade American government and politics at
Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Rockey reviews the
concept of civil rights, with a focus on women’s rights. Students
evaluate the "reasonableness" standard as set by the court and come to understand where the court has drawn the line for gender–based
decisions. They explore the following questions: Can public taverns
cater only to men? Can females be excluded from contact sp
Chimney Sweeper by William Blake
This is a recitation of the poem Chimney Sweeper by William Blake (November 1757– August 1827). In this poem, Blake depicts the life and mind of a child just after the industrial revolution. The poem is well read, but there is no indication of who did the reading. The poem is rather 'dark', which heightens the age level. There is just one still image during this brief audio.
French Revolution (Part 1)
This is Part 1 of a video series of the French Revolution. The instructor discusses what France was like before the revolution, the Convocation of the Estates General up to the storming of the Bastille. The instructor uses computer software with still images.
French Revolution (Part 2)
This is Part 2 of Khan Academy's discussion of the French Revolution. The instructor explores the following in this video: the royals try to escape, the Champ De Mars Massacre, the Declaration of Pillnitz, and the movement towards becoming a Republic. The instructor uses computer software with still images.
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
The E Pluribus Unum Project
This site examines Americans' attempt to make one from many in three pivotal decades: the 1770s, 1850s, and 1920s. Each decade is framed by an introductory essay with links to key topics and primary documents, including the Declaration of Independence, newspapers, and the rhetoric of the Revolution; reform, cultures of the North and South, religion, and popular movements; and prohibition, Broadway, evangelical Protestantism, and the Roaring Twenties. The exhibits and projects on this site invite
The European Feminist Forum: A Herstory, 2004-2008
This is a book of information gathered through the European Feminist Forum. The book is a compilation of articles on the most important issues facing feminists in the new Europe, including: migration, employment, new organizing and fundraising strategies, the dialogue between different generations of women, and the politics surrounding sexuality and women’s bodily integrity.
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