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College of Arts and Letters (OER Hub): HIST 2020: Modern US

OER Materials for Modern U. S. History

Description: The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life - the words you speak, the ideas you share - can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We'll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we'll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind American Scandal, Tides of History, American Innovations and more.

Description: Though American history is relatively short when compared to other nations, it is still packed with so much information and valuable stories! From George Washington to Joe Bide, below are a collection of American history podcasts that cover the politics, military, and societal changes that America has undergone. Some focus exclusively on American History, while others are broader but still have episodes that deal with significant US events. We have everything from the revolution to the cold war and the space race!


Description:This week in history: June 8-14: Serena Williams wins her first French Open singles; Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I drowns in the Saleph River; Mount Pinatubo explosions; historic meeting North and South Korea; 1st transport of prisoners to Auschwitz.

The video above is provided through Alexander Street and is available to students through a subscription provided by Woodward Library. A search for modern history results in access to thousands of videos with captions included. Students will need to authenticate with their library username and password when accessing these titles off-campus. A new tool from ASP called Video Interaction Functionality is now available to faculty members. This functionality promotes student engagement by allowing professors to embed assessment and pedagogical tools within the videos.

Description: As Donald Trump takes office as the forty-fifth president of the United States, this course explores presidential elections in historical perspective, via five case studies. It tells the story of key campaigns in US history, and by doing so it investigates how politics changed over time—and how understanding the past sheds light on the current campaign. From the arrival of "dirty politics" to the impact of the "digital revolution," the course looks at the historical background to some of the key phenomena that shaped the controversy-laden campaign of 2016.

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