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February 19, 2010

(S7.E12.) Chpt 5 Between World War One and World War Two

Between World War One and World War Two

This chapter bridges between World War One and World War Two. The first war serves as a catalyst for the conflict that occurs during the three decades between the two wars. All the major history forces are at work: geography, politics, migration, economics, new ideas, and the like. The reemergence of old countries occurs as the losers of World War One rearm themselves for continued combat.

ou can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S7.E12.) Chpt 5 Between WWI and WWII.m4a

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February 18, 2010

(S7.E11.) Podcast Rebroadcast, America Called to War Again

WWII: America Called to War Again

This podcast was originally aired on radio December 15, 1941. It was the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights for the U.S. Constitution. It was also one week after the attack of Japan on Pearl Harbor that started World War Two for the U.S., even though the war had been raging for many years in other parts of the world. To motivate the U.S. citizens to once again take up arms in battle, a special radio broadcast explained that the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the American way of life was at risk. To deliver this message, the greatest stars of Hollywood put together a drama that reminded the listeners of what was at stake and why they must take action. The radio broadcast ends with a moving speech by President Roosevelt.

The podcast "Journey into American History" kindly granted permission to a rebroadcast of their podcast episode. Their podcast is composed of other episodes from a radio program in the later 1930s and early 1940s that celebrates U.S. history. The podcast can be subscribed to through iTunes. The web site for the podcast is http://www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory/History/American-History/Journeys-Into-American-History-Podcast/23108

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S7.E11.) Podcast Rebroadcast, Calling America to War Again.m4a

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February 17, 2010

(S7.E10.) Chpt 5 Lecture Rewind, Between WWI and WWII

Between World War I and World War II. To download the music video, click on the following web link: (S7.E10.) Chpt 5 Lecture Rewind Between the Wars.mp4

(S7.E9.) Podcast Rebroadcast, WWI: Battle of the Meuse

WWI: The Battle of the Meuse

This special episode is a rebroadcast of one created by Prof. Bob Packett of "History according to Bob" podcast. Prof. Packett's podcast is one of the most popular independent shows. We are grateful that he provided permission to rebroadcast these two episodes that focus on the Battle of the Meuse. Towards the end of WWI, the battle featured the U.S. troops. You are encouraged to subscribe to Prof. Packett's podcast through iTunes. His main web site is http://www.summahistorica.com/ He also has a website devoted to more information about World War One at http://ww1accordingtobob.com

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S7.E9.) Chpt 4 Podcast Rebroadcast, Battle of the Meuse.m4a

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(S7.E8.) Chpt 4 Lecture Rewind, Communist Revolution

The Communist Revolution. To download this music video, click on the following web link: (S7.E8.) Chpt 4 Lecture Rewind Communist Revolution.mp4

(S7.E7.) Chpt 4 Lecture Rewind World War One

World War One Lecture Rewind. To donwload the music video, click on the following web link. (S7.E7.) Chpt 4 Lecture Rewind WWI.mp4

February 16, 2010

(S7.E6.) Chpt 4 World War One and the Communist Revolution

Worl War One and the Communist Revolution

This chapter bridges the Industrial Revolution of chapter one with chapter four focusing on World War One and the Communist Revolution. The 1800s and early 1900s was a time of intense competition among the Europeans and the U.S. for expansion of power, acquisition of raw resources needed for each country's industrial growth, and desire to expand economic markets. The economic competition from economic imperialism will eventually lead to growing political tensions and a desire to settle matters through military action rather than diplomacy. There was a naive belief that a new war would be quick, decisive, and a victory. The Communist Revolution in Russia uses the catalyst of the terrible consequences of World War One to support dramatic change.

ou can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S7.E6.) Chpt 4, World War I & Communist Revolution.m4a

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(S7.E5.) Chpt 2 Lecture Rewind, High Tide of Imperialism

High Tide of Imperialism Lecture Rewind. To download the music video, click on the following link: (S7.E5.) Chpt 2 Lecture Rewind Imperialism.mp4

(S7.E4.) Chpt 2: The High Tide of Imperialism

The High Tide of Imperialism

This podcast episode focuses on the competition among the Europeans and the U.S. to extend their economic desires through expanding colonies around the world. Part of the justification was to gain needed raw resources to fuel the Industrial Revolution, partly to gain new markets to sell goods, opportunities to share the best of their culture and encourage others to adopt them, and finally, to complete among the nations due to nationalistic desires. This chapter serves as a bridge between the Industrial Revolution in chapter one and World War One in chapter four.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S7.E3.) Chpt 2 High Tide of Imperialism.m4a

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(S7.E3.) Chpt 1 Industrial Revolution, Lecture Rewind

Industrial Revolution Lecture Rewind. Download the music video by clicking on the following. (S7.E3.) Chpt 1 Lecture Rewind.mp4

February 14, 2010

(S7.E2.) Chpt 1: The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

The course begins with the Industrial Revolution in Europe. Why did this event occur in Europe when other cultures in the world predate modern European culture by more than 10,000 years? What factors permitted the Europeans to quickly develop their economic power and exert it throughout much of the world? Finally, how did the Industrial Revolution and the ensuing economic competition indireclty lead to World War One? These are the questions that we seek to answer through this chapter and our class discussion.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S7.E2. Chpt 1 Industrial Revolution.m4a

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(S7.E1.) Season Seven Introduction

Season Seven Introduction

Welcome to another season of "Then and Now: Global History and Culture of the Past 100 Years." This is the seventh season for the podcast with more student-created content that before. A dozen of the students have volunteered to create special podcasts that focus on music from different countries and how the culture and history of the nation are exprerssed through it. Other students in this group are conducting interviews with local community and family members to share first-hand knowledge of historical events.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S7.E1.) Season 7 Introduction.m4a

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