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21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT)
This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to
Author(s): Temin, Peter

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21L.011 The Film Experience (MIT)
This course is an introduction to narrative film, emphasizing the unique properties of the movie house and the motion picture camera, the historical evolution of the film medium, and the intrinsic artistic qualities of individual films. The primary focus is on American cinema, but secondary attention is paid to works drawn from other great national traditions, such as France, Italy, and Japan. The syllabus includes such directors as Griffith, Keaton, Chaplin, Renoir, Ford, Hitchcock, Altman, De
Author(s): Thorburn, David

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STS.036 Technology and Nature in American History (MIT)
This course considers how the visual and material world of "nature" has been reshaped by industrial practices, ideologies, and institutions, particularly in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. Topics include land-use patterns; the changing shape of cities and farms; the redesign of water systems; the construction of roads, dams, bridges, irrigation systems; the creation of national parks; ideas about wilderness; and the role of nature in an industrial world. From small farms to suburbia,
Author(s): Pietruska, Jamie

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14.731 Economic History (MIT)
This course is a survey of world economic history, and it introduces economics students to the subject matter and methodology of economic history. It is designed to expand the range of empirical settings in students' research by drawing upon historical material and long-run data. Topics are chosen to show a wide variety of historical experience and illuminate the process of industrialization. The emphasis will be on questions related to labor markets and economic growth.
Author(s): Hornbeck, Richard A.

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4.696 A Global History of Architecture Writing Seminar (MIT)
This course will study the question of Global Architecture from the point of view of producing a set of lectures on that subject. The course will be run in the form of a writing seminar, except that students will be asked to prepare for the final class an hour-long lecture for an undergraduate survey course. During the semester, students will study the debates about where to locate "the global" and do some comparative analysis of various textbooks. The topic of the final lecture will be worked o
Author(s): Jarzombek, Mark

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STS.330J History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology (MIT)
This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of life, in both medicine and biology. After grounding our conversation in accounts of natural history and medicine that predate the rise of biology as a discipline, we explore modes of theorizing historical and contemporary bioscience. Drawing on the work of historian William Coleman, we examine the forms, functions, and transformations of biological and medical objects of study. Along the way we treat the histor
Author(s): Jones, David,Helmreich, Stefan

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14.71 Economic History of Financial Crises (MIT)
This course gives a historical perspective on financial panics. Topics include the growth of the industrial world, the Great Depression and surrounding events, and more recent topics such as the first oil crisis, Japanese stagnation, and conditions following the financial crisis of 2008.
Author(s): Temin, Peter

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SP.713 Recreate Experiments from History: Inform the Future from the Past: Galileo (MIT)
2010 marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's astonishing sightings of features on the moon, stars, and moons around Jupiter that no one had seen before. Recreate these new ways of seeing and exploring from the materials and techniques Galileo had on hand, while you reflect on the times and works of Galileo. What was it like to improvise new ways of seeing and exploring from the materials and techniques on hand? What do we notice? What surprises us? How can we relate to past experience and ideas
Author(s): Cavicchi, Elizabeth

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4.607 Thinking About Architecture: In History and at Present (MIT)
This class will be constructed as a lecture-discussion, the purpose being to engage important theoretical issues while simultaneously studying their continuing historical significance. To enhance discussion, three debates will be held in class. Each student will be required to participate in one of these debates. Each student will also be required to write three short papers. Class participation is essential and will be factored into the final grade.The course will portray the history of theory
Author(s): Jarzombek, Mark

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21M.380 Music and Technology (Contemporary History and Aesthetics) (MIT)
This course is an investigation into the history and aesthetics of music and technology as deployed in experimental and popular musics from the 19th century to the present. Through original research, creative hands-on projects, readings, and lectures, the following topics will be explored. The history of radio, audio recording, and the recording studio, as well as the development of musique concrète and early electronic instruments. The creation and extension of musical interfaces by composers
Author(s): Ariza, Christopher

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A Brief History of General Francis Marion
Dr. Joseph Stukes, retired Professor of History at Francis Marion University and local historian gives a brief biography of general Francis Marion.
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History of Territorial Expansion of the United States (maps)
History of Territorial Expansion of the United States.  Clip shows multimedia maps of the united states with information about the history of territorial expansion of the United States from 1763 to present.

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An Exploration of Our History (California Gold Rush)
Documentary segment describing how Europeans flocked to California from all over to strike it rich from the gold rush.<br /><br />Written and produced by Doug Harris
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Duck and Cover - Civil Defense Film
In 1951, the American government, in consultation with the National Education Association, created a film instructing young school children what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.  It features a turtle named Bert and includes nuclear-explosion scenes culled from other government films.

Entitled Duck and Cover, the film was seen by millions of children throughout the United States. (9:59)

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The Cove Film: A Call To Action Against Dolphin Killings
A two minute video about the slaughter of dolphins in a small community in Japan. A review of the dramatic video, The Cove. A good introduction and a call to action for students since the entire movie might be too much for younger students. Teachers should emphasis that dolphins do eat fish and that they threaten the fishermen's income. A map of Japan would be good. A good start for a service learning project.
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Computer History
An overview of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The computer has changed everything that we do.  It is the single most important invention since the second half of the 20th century.  (6:51)
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Mythbusters Guys Talk Computer History
Watch this video about the speed of Intel's new Centrino microprocessor on HowStuffWorks. Science gurus Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman race through speed and time to show the explosive wonders of Moore's Law, which is at the core of advances in computer technology. This video was created to celebrate the introduction of Intel Centrino Duo and Intel Centrino Pro processor technology in May 2007, and is presented courtesy of PodTech.net. (1:41)
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The History of the Personal Computer
Project for AP American History documenting the history of the personal computer. The PC has changed society forever. In 1936 the Z1 was created in Germany and did simple tasks.
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History of Computers,Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Apple Microsoft
Short video on the beginning of computers in 1936 to present. (1:16)
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The apple computer history
Macintosh Computer History from 1976 to present.  Pictures and dates-no descriptions or music. (4:21)
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