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May 9, 2009

"Inherit the Wind" Play Music Video

This music video captures part of the work of the learning community that involved biology, history, and drama. It includes actual photographs of the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 along with amateur photographs taken by David during the staged reading of the "Inherit the Wind" play. This music video will eventually be remixed and use the images from the professional photographer who documented thiis event. Using those professionally-shot images will provide more closeups of individual students and more comprehensive coverage of all the students who participated in the play. But, until that becomes available, please enjoy this video as a rough draft of what is to come. And from Tina, Jay, and David, have a great summer vacation and we look forward to seeing you back on the campus next fall.

May 8, 2009

(S5.E18.) Music Special: United Kingdom Alternative Pop

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 music of the United Kingdom through Alternative Pop. Music from the UK has been an important influence in the U.S. even before the "British Invasion" led most notably by the Beatles.

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David Arendale and the rest of the Then and Now Podcast Team

(S5.E17.) Chpt 15 The Middle East Today

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 an overview of recent history in the Middle East. This region has been consumed by two major issues: homeland for both Israel and Palestine and conflict within the Muslim World between the Shias and the Sunnis. The conflict within this region spills over into the rest of the world due to its strategic location, relationships of those countries with the superpowers, and the impact of oil prices and supply. It is difficult to ever read a newspaper and not find a headline from the Middle East.

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Chapter 15 Review: The Middle East Today

(S5.E16.) Chpt 14 Emerging Africa

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 an overview of recent history in Africa. Due to the late independence of many countries in the early to mid 1900s, many have experienced extreme birth pains as they have sought their own identity. The Rwandan genocide was a tragic result of many history factors, including the introduction of new ideas of race and superiority by some European countries.

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David Arendale and the rest of the Then and Now Podcast Team

Chapter 14 Review: Recent History in Emerging Africa

(S5.E15) Chpt 13 South and SE Asia

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 an overview of recent history in south and southeast Asia. The major focus during class was with events in India and Pakistan. The choices that were made in India through the influence of the United Nations led to great social upheaval and a genocide as last brewing animosity among the groups broke out when Pakistan was carved out of India.

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