"Then and Now" connects events from the past with today's news headlines. Current episodes are history topics from my global culture and history course.
In 2006, the podcast started with students in my introductory global history and culture course at the Univ of Minn. Previous episodes reviewed history topics, special music episodes connecting a country's culture with its music, interviews with voices of students and community members as they were part of historical events, and other topics. Episodes featured independent music artists. Share comments about the podcast with David Arendale, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Bonus) Instructions for History Simulation
(Bonus) This document contains the instructions for the history simulation that applies Gandhi's principles to a contemporary protest issue.
Imperialism, 5 of 5: Apply Gandhi Principles to Today
We apply Gandhi’s protest principles to contemporary issues of interest to the students. The audio provides a brief overview. The PDF document provides all the details about this highly engaging activity that has been done in class and online with equal success.
Imperialism, 4 of 5: Consequences of Imperialism
We examine the consequences of imperialism for the Western countries and countries that were occupied.
(Bonus) Analysis of Imperialism
(Bonus) European colonialism and colonization was the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over other societies and territories, founding a
colony, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. For example, colonial policies, such as the type of rule implemented, the nature of investments, and the identity of the colonizers, are cited as impacting postcolonial states.
(Bonus) Overview of Postcolonialism
(Bonus) Postcolonialism is the critical academic study of the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism, focusing on the human consequences of the control and exploitation of colonized people and their lands. More specifically, it is a critical theory analysis of the history, culture, literature, and discourse of (usually European) imperial power.
(Bonus) Overview to Imperialism
(Bonus) Imperialism is a policy or ideology of extending the rule over peoples and other
countries, for extending political and economic access, power and control, often through employing hard power, especially military force, but also soft power. While related to the concepts of colonialism and empire, imperialism is a distinct concept that can apply to other forms of expansion and many forms of government.