Posts Tagged: history

Faculty and Instructional Development at Valencia

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Click the image below or this link to view the 2017 Faculty and Instructional Development Graphic. Valencia College has a Teaching and Learning Division which houses Faculty and Instructional Development, the Teaching/Learning Academy for tenure-track faculty, Online Teaching and Learning, and Strategic Learning Initiatives (such as our QEP). The division is led by an Assistant Vice […]

History of Ideas – short podcasts

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BBC animated podcasts, from 90 seconds to 12 minutes in length, can be useful discussion sparks or background reference material for your classes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3vVjcY47k2p5Wsnj3ZFHV5W/a-history-of-ideas

“Is the Way We Lecture Outdated for Today’s Students?” by Matthew Stoltzfus, Ohio State University – YouTube

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I met Dr. Matthew Stolotfus’ during our weekend seminar hosted on the campus of Wagner College, last summer. Lecturing was a necessary educational tool prior to the Gutenberg press, yet many colleges and universities continue to depress engagement of students by continuing in this practice.  With the revolution of engaging practices from business, and needs for […]

“The States”: History and Geography in Action

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Gina Dalle Molle Title: “The States” History and Geography in Action Class: I plan to use mine in my EAP 1500 Speech Class Introduction:  I have an existing group speech project that I do in EAP1500.  I already have the students responsible for creating a power point as part of the speech.  I have been […]

Final Draft Plan: The Black Death

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Andrew Kinsell Title: The Black Death Class: EUH 2000, Western Civilizations I Introduction: The focus of my class on the Black Death is not the disease itself but the societal impacts the Black Death had throughout Europe.  In order to accomplish this goal I will include a short video and a primary source (Boccaccio’s Decameron). […]

Cuban Missile Crisis

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Name:  Nancy Maurer Discipline: History Intro:  Here are the two pieces of media which I will be using in my classes for Fall 2014 on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Image: http://www.juhaliede.com/poster3.html   Video: YouTube video sponsored by the Massachusetts School of Law (3:38) Here is the embed link: 

Threaded Lesson: Is the War on Drugs a War against Minority Communities?

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Heather Bryson Lesson: The War on Drugs Introduction: Is the War on Drugs a War on Minority Communities? Short Lecture: History of the 15th Amendment, the Voting Rights Act, and the War on Drugs Video: Ted-Ed – Bryan Stevenson “We Need  to Talk about an Injustice” http://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice Group analysis(5 or 6 small groups): Analysis of […]

Strange Names for Strange Places

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This is a 4-minute video featuring Mitchell and Webb – 2 British comedians.  The topic covered in the video is exploration, and how newly discovered lands acquired their names: Virginia, the East Indies, New South Wales,  and Greenland.  It can be used in the classroom as an introduction to exploration and colonization – or as […]

Let’s Make A Deal!

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Introduction:  My name is Nancy Maurer and I teach American history, 1492-1877 (AMH 2010.)  This is a lesson plan for Mercantilism. Mercantilism is an economic system used by European nations in the 17th and 18th centuries.  The British implemented mercantilism in the American colonies using a series of acts called the Navigation Acts.  While mercantilism […]

A Great Ted-Ed About the Effects of Massive Incarceration on Minority Communities

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Happy Friday! I just wanted to contribute this important lesson which pertains to the effects of mass incarceration rates on minority communities. The reason that this video grabbed my attention is because a student raised his hand this last semester and asked, “Is the War on Drugs a war on black men?” – I had […]

Blog: History in the Crimea and Ukraine Today

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Understanding the complex relationship between Ukraine and Russia is pivotal to understanding the current unrest that is afflicting the area. In the blog “History in the Crimea and Ukraine Today” Professors Serhii Plokhii and Mark Kramer discuss the economic dependence that Ukraine has on Russia and how the Russian government has exploited that dependence to […]

History of Beer

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Summary:   Students have a hard time making ancient history relevant to their 21st-century lives.  When teaching about the Mesopotamians and Egyptians, two of the worlds oldest civilizations, I like to discuss the history of beer.  It is relevant to the 21st century, and it is informative.  Beer is actually nutritious!  Student learn that humans […]