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(S2.E14.) Panel: Policy Impact on Social Change

Panel Discussion on the Impact of Policies on Social Change in the U.S. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link Download file

The podcast explores the impact of policies on social change in the U.S. These policies may have come from private agencies or from the government. Sometimes these policy decisions led to big changes within U.S. society. This panel discussion explores the Orphan Trains of the late 1800s, birth control, and Huricane Katrina. Issues of gender, race, and class also cut across each of these topics and helped to make connections among them and with deeper connections to change within U.S. society.

This podcast is based on a student panel discussion in one of the history courses this semester. Each of the students had completed a paper on a history topic of their choice for a writing course which was paired with this world history course. I grouped the students into small groups of three to five students on a similar topic. The goal was to share highlights from their papers and to develop connections among the papers and with the larger context of U.S. history in which they took place.

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