Social Studies

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Global Industrialization (2004)

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How was the story of the industrial revolution a global process? Industrialization was and is a global process, not just a European or American story.

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Global Industrialization

People Shape the World (2004)

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What is the impact of the individual in world history? This unit examines the role of individual and collective action in shaping the world through the lives of such diverse figures as Mao Zedong, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo.

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People Shape the World

Imperial Designs (2004)

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What lasting impacts did modern imperialism have on the world? The profound consequences of imperialism are examined in the South African frontier and Brazil, where politics, culture, industrial capitalism, and the environment were shaped and re-shaped. 

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Imperial Designs

Global War and Peace (2004)

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How "global" were the World Wars? This unit examines Japanese imperialism, the Belgian Congo, and twentieth century peace institutions to study how local, national, ethnic, and religious conflicts shaped these wars and their aftermaths.

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Global War and Peace

Globalization and Economics (2004)

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How have the forces of globalization shaped the modern world? This unit travels from the Soviet Union to Sri Lanka and Chile to study the role of technology and the impact of economic and political changes wrought by globalization. 

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Globalization and Economics

Transmissions of Traditions (2004)

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What are traditions and how are they transmitted? Islamic Spain, Korea, and West Africa provide examples of many different modes of transmission, including oral, written, artistic, and architectural.

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Transmissions of Traditions

Global Popular Culture (2004)

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What are the sounds and sights of an emerging global culture? From World Cup soccer to Coca Cola, modern icons reflect the intertwined cultural, political, and commercial dimensions of globalization.

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Global Popular Culture

World History and Identity (2004)

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How have global forces redefined both individual and group identity in the modern world? This unit examines the transnational identity that emerged from the Chinese diaspora, and compares it to a newly re-defined national Chechen identity forged through war with Russia.

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World History and Identity

The Banking System: Why Must it be Protected? (2012)

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The Knickerbocker Bank's failure led to the Bank Panic of 1907, and ultimately inspired a need for a central bank.

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The Banking System: Why Must it be Protected?

Markets: Do They Serve Our Needs? (2012)

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The return of U.S. troops from overseas following World War II created a massive demand for cheap housing. Rising labor and energy costs in the United States in the '60s and '70s forced domestic steel manufacturer NUCOR to find ways to lower production costs.

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Markets: Do They Serve Our Needs?

Supranationalism and Devolution (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Strasbourg: Symbol of a United Europe

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Supranationalism and Devolution

East Looks West (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Berlin: United We Standand

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East Looks West

The Transforming Industrial Heartland (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Liverpool: A Tale of Two Cities

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The Transforming Industrial Heartland

Challenges in the Hinterlands (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Andalucia: Developments in the Hinterlands and 

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Challenges in the Hinterlands

Northwest Contrast (2003)

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Across Russia's many landscapes, geography influences the problems people face and the solutions they are considering since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The case study St.

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Northwest Contrast

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