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The Kennedy Half Century (Coursera)

When John F. Kennedy entered the presidential limousine at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, he began his ride into history. That journey continues even today and we call it the Kennedy legacy. This course will explore the Presidency, assassination, and lasting legacy of President John [...]
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Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History (Coursera)

Learners will deepen their understanding and appreciation of ways in which race, ethnicity and cultural diversity have shaped American institutions, ideology, law, and social relationships from the colonial era to the present. Race and ethnicity are ideological and cultural categories that include all groups and individuals. Hence, this course [...]
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American Deaf Culture (Coursera)

Sep 6th 2021
American Deaf Culture (Coursera)
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This is a six-week course providing a historical overview of the American Deaf community and its evolving culture. Theoretical frameworks from sociology are explored. Deafness as a culture and not a disability is explained as participants are guided into the world of Deaf culture.
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Patrick Henry: Forgotten Founder (Coursera)

“Give me liberty, or give me death:” Remembering Patrick Henry, the Forgotten Founder. Patrick Henry was enormously popular during the American Revolution. Even Thomas Jefferson, who over time developed a deep loathing of Henry (some would say jealousy), had to admit that “it is not now easy to say [...]
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America Through Foreign Eyes (Coursera)

The United States has always been a source of fascination — both attraction and repulsion — for the people of France, Mexico, China, and African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, and Sudan. "America Through Foreign Eyes" is a rich, interdisciplinary, international course that features Rice University faculty from [...]
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American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice (Coursera)

Aug 30th 2021
American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice (Coursera)
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Discover what shapes how we talk about schools today by exploring the history of U.S. education reform. Engage with the main actors, key decisions, and major turning points in this history. See how social forces drive reform. Learn about how the critical tensions embedded in U.S. education policy and [...]
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Seeking Women’s Rights: Colonial Period to the Civil War (edX)

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Seeking Women’s Rights: Colonial Period to the Civil War (edX)
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Learn about the emergence of women's history and its impact on the study of history as a whole. Then, examine the experiences of women in Colonial America. We will learn the ways that women struggled to loosen the constraints of family by proclaiming that they, like men, possessed individual [...]
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The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850-1861: A House Divided (edX)

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The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850-1861: A House Divided (edX)
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Discover how the issue of slavery came to dominate American politics, and how political leaders struggled and failed to resolve the growing crisis in the nation. A House Divided: The Road to Civil War, 1850-1861 begins by examining how generations of historians have explained the crisis of the Union. [...]
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Teaching Historical Inquiry with Objects (edX)

This course will give middle and high school history teachers new techniques to engage and motivate students with an inquiry-based approach to learning. How can you help your students to see history as a living, breathing record of the past? How can you motivate students to ask probing questions [...]
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Smithsonian's Objects That Define America (edX)

Explore the history of America through the view of key historic objects, inventions, and exhibits in the Smithsonian collections. This course, produced with The Great Courses, will look at four key themes in the History of America as presented by Dr. Richard Kurin, Undersecretary for History, Art and Culture [...]
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