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April 22, 2009

Chapter 13 Review: India and Pakistan

April 9, 2009

Review Video for Exam Two

This music video is based on some of the PowerPoint slides that were used to explore World War II, The Cold War, Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, Rise of Communist China, and the Holocausts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

April 5, 2009

(S5.E15.) Special Interview: Recent Immigrants to the U.S.

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. 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

This podcast episode contains an interview of two Somali immigrants to the U.S. Both of them immigranted while they were young, but still have vivid memories of the experience. One of them traveled and lived in several countries before arriving in the U.S. This is a fact that many in the U.S. do not understand. The transition from other countries can be long, dangerous, and time consuming. These new immigrants are exposed to and become members of a variety of cultures due to the journey to the U.S. This gives them a unique perspective and story to tell.

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(S5.E14.) Special Interview: Trip to China

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. 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

This podcast episode contains an interview of a former Minneosata high school senior who traveled with a delegation led by the Governor to China in 2005. The interview is conducted by Erik from the class as he interviews his sister. In addiition to comments about her trip, the interviewee also provides an insightful overview of contemporary society and politics in China. This provides a nice extension of the last podcast episode that focused on the rise of Communism in China.

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April 4, 2009

(S5. E13.) Chpt 11 Rise of Communist China

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This podcast episode explores the rise of Communist China. There are many similarities with the rise of communism in both Russia and China. This podcast explores those and also the differences. The podcast concludes with music selected by Kristin that features Death Cab for Cutie and Motion City Soundtrack.

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(S5.E12.) Communism and Rise of Soviet Union

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. 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

This podcast episode explores the rise and fall of the Soviet Empire. Within just 70 years the Soviet Empire rise to become a dominate force in the world, competing with the U.S. for world influence. Then, within just a decade it disassembles itself into a group of competing republics that are trying to reestablish their role within the world. The podcast concludes with music selected by Kristin that features Ingrid Michaelson and Punk Goes Acoustic 2.

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April 3, 2009

(S5.E11) Chpt 7 The Cold War

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. 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

This podcast episode explores the dynamic and dangerous relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War Two until the late 1980s. They and their allies nearly plunged the world in a nuclear war on more than one occasion. The podcast concludes with music selected by Kristin that features Danny Rhymez and Matty B followed by Dashboard Confessional who was featured on an earlier podcast during fall 2008.

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(S5.E10.) Chpt 6 World War Two

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. 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

This podcast episode provides a review of World War Two. In many ways, this war was a continuation of conflict that was not resolved from World War One. In fact, the earlier war served as a catalyst for the actions and brutalities of the following war. At the end of the podcast Kristine from the class shares music of Loveless and two of their songs, "Go" and "Beautiful"

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