Nineteenth Century America in Art and Literature
In the United States, the nineteenth century was a time of tremendous growth and change. The new nation experienced a shift from a farming economy to an industrial one, major westward expansion, displacement of native peoples, rapid advances in technology and transportation, and a civil war. In this lesson, works of art from the nineteenth century are paired with written documents, including literary selections, a letter, and a speech. As budding historians, students can use these primary source
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Unusual Modes of Transportation
Everything from camels, elephants, reed boats, to gasoline powered vehicles, this short video stretches the students' imagination as to what transportation is and how the environment influences it. (1:25)
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The Bracero Program
The government-sponsored Bracero Program was the temporary importation of workers from Mexico to aid the American agricultural economy. This was an important historical event that many Americans are unaware of today. A bracero (from brazo, the Spanish word for arm) was a Mexican worker allowed entry into the United States for a limited time, usually to work on a farm. In 1942, facing an extreme shortage of farm labor workers due to the war, Congress enacted the Emergency Labor Program. It approv
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"The Influence of Shaivism on Pala Buddhism"
Alexis G. J. S. Sanderson is an Indologist and fellow at All Souls College at the University of Oxford. His field is early medieval religion in India and Southeast Asia, focusing on the history of Saivism, its relations with the state, and its influence on Buddhism and Vaishnavism. In the last 26 years, Alexis Sanderson has published over 1,400 pages of articles covering Saiva, Vaishnava, and Buddhist Tantra in South and Southeast Asia.Author(s): The Center for International Studies at the Univer

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Amy Dean: "A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement"
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Samuel Farber: "Cuba 1959: Roads Chosen and Not Chosen"

SAMUEL FARBER was born and raised in Cuba and received his Ph.D. in
Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969. He has
written numerous books and articles on Cuba including Revolution and
Reaction in Cuba, 1933-1960, and most recently, The Origins of the
Cuban Revolution Reconsidered published by the University of North
Carolina Press in 2006. He is currently working on a book on Cuba since
the 1959 Revolution for Haymarket Press. He is a
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"The Flood Disaster in Pakistan: Socio-economic Consequences and Potential Geopolitical Ramification
Imtiaz Gul photoImtiaz Gul is the Executive Director of the Centre for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad. He is the author of three books on the ongoing security concerns in South Asia: The Unholy Nexus, The Al-Qaeda Connection, and The Most Dangerous Place. Gul addresses the longer term political and social consequences of the floods in Pakistan of July of this
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Evaluation of 'Business Enterprise' Module
This report outlines a process of evaluation for a business enterprise module. This exploratory research investigates the impact of 'contextual' based evaluation of enterprise education curricula
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer probes for ideas about how mountains wear down. He asks the student to draw a picture of how the mountain formed. The pictures show the student has the idea of the mountain wearing down and leveling over long periods of time but believes that it was due primarily to biological agents like lichens and mosses.
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"Postwar Japan on the Brink: Militarism, Colonialism, Yasukuni Shrine"
takahashi poster Professor Takahashi's writings, including his 2005 bestseller, The Yasukuni Issue, make unmistakably clear that the role of the Shrine is antithetical to democratic values in Japan and to reconciliation with Asia, which requires acknowledgment of the harms inflicted through colonialism and war. The subject of his lecture is Japan at a crossroads
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Plan B for the euro zone
The lesser of two evils
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Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EEE 370 is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. In a sense, this is the cornerstone course, which is complemented at the end of your program with the capstone business plan course. During this semester, we will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is approached as a way of thinking and acting, a
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EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: The EU's Influence in its Eastern Neighbourhood [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Hiski Haukkala, Dr Petr Kratochwil, Dr Nicu Popescu, Professor Stefan Wolff | This roundtable on 'EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: The EU's Influence in its Eastern Neighbourhood' looks at the impact of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership on the domestic politics of its partner countries, and how this has changed since the Lisbon Treaty. Professor Hiski Haukkala (University of Tampere, Finland); Dr Petr Kratochwil (Institute of International Relatio
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Logo for Digital Is Dangerous (DID) project
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Justice et management : enjeux et défis

Troisième partie de l’Essentiel "Eléments pour une rencontre de la Sociologie et de l’Economie" qui fait suite à la Grande Leçon "La sociologie peut-elle aider à comprendre l'économie ? - Le nouveau management public".

Les auteurs vous proposent de rencontrer Frédéric Schoenaers (sociologue), Joël Ficet (politologue) et David Delvaux (sociologue) pour comprendre quels sont les enjeux liés à l’introduction du référentiel managérial au sein des
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Yochai Benkler: "From Free Software and Wikipedia to a Field of Cooperative Human Systems Design"

YOCHAI BENKLER is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal
Studies at Harvard, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for
Internet and Society. Since the 1990s he has played a central part in
characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized
collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the
networked economy and society. His books include The Wealth of
Networks: How social production transforms markets and f
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International Relations, Spring 2007
This course is designed to acquaint beginning students with some of the fundamental principles of international relations such as realism and idealism. Realism, for example is based on the assumption that the state constitutes the most important actor in the international system. The course will also explore the nature of idealism, which emphasizes the role of international norms and ethics, such as the preservation of human rights, as a means of realizing international justice. The course will
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Ireland faces years of pain
The Irish Government unveils a raft of tough austerity measures aimed at restoring the country's broken finances.
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European Economy: syllabus
Syllabus for a 3rd year module on the European Economy as taught at Robert Gordon University Aberdeen in 2009.
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State and Economy
Student handout for a Level 3 module in State and Economy at LondonMet by William Dixon of London Metropolitan University. Available in Word format.
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