• Course Walkthrough – The U.S. Constitution & Black History
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    Course Walkthrough – The U.S. Constitution & Black History

    Today we’re going to explore our first interactive, online course, The U.S. Constitution and Black History. If you’re starting on the izzit.org homepage, you can find it by clicking courses on the menu bar. There are two types of platforms for you to use this course in your classroom. The first is to use it directly online through Teachable.com. You’ll notice there is a “Closed Structure Couse” and an “Open Structured Couse.” The content of both of these is exactly the same. The only difference is that in the “Open” course, you can move around from lecture to lecture freely. That’s especially helpful if you want to preview this before…

  • Your Natural Rights: Locke, Jefferson, St. Aquinas, Maqasid
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    Your Natural Rights: Locke, Jefferson, St. Aquinas, Maqasid

    think back to that first day you know the day you were born were you born with any rights and why is it that human beings if we are truly born with rights natural rights inalienable rights like life liberty and not to be tortured then why is it for the last 200 thousand plus years we have not had those rights or people have been fighting even today millions upon millions of people you may know even on social media around the world are struggling for those rights let’s explore those questions together stay tuned this is has Imperius timeless wisdom the joy of history author of timeless wisdom…

  • Native Peoples of Oklahoma – Modern Creek (Musical) Confederations – 5.6.7
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    Native Peoples of Oklahoma – Modern Creek (Musical) Confederations – 5.6.7

    >>Dr. Joshua Nelson: Dan, we’ve covered a lot of ground, so, you know, we started in some ways with Momaday’s Pulitzer Prize winning work, and we we headed quickly up into the future here. All of a sudden we’re looking at Sci-Fi animations by Joseph Erb or we’re looking at graphic novels. We’re looking at comics by Arigon Starr, the work of Emily Bowen Cohen.>>Dr. Daniel C. Swan: Mmhmm.>>Dr. Joshua Nelson: What do you see happening here in terms of innovation in the field of expressive culture?>>Dr. Daniel C. Swan: I see an amazingly exciting collision –>>Dr. Joshua Nelson: Yeah.>>Dr. Daniel C. Swan: — of tradition and popular culture here.…

  • Angelina visits Universal Studios, Hollywood – On the go with EF #72
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    Angelina visits Universal Studios, Hollywood – On the go with EF #72

    Hi everybody! Last week you could see me exploring Hollywood Boulevard. Today, I’m going to visit another famous place related to the movies. I’m going to Universal Studios. Guys, I’m inside the park and I know that they have something here called the Harry Potter World. And for me, who absolutely loved the books and the movies, this is going to be so exciting. I don’t even know where to start looking. There is so much to look at. Look at these buildings! Everything is so detailed. It looks like a real small town. Oh, there’s Despicable Me, Minion Mayhem. But I really want to find Harry Potter World! I…

  • Law and Justice – Roman Constitution – 11.4 Debate: When is Political Violence Justified?
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    Law and Justice – Roman Constitution – 11.4 Debate: When is Political Violence Justified?

    >>>>Sic semper tyrannis — “Thus always to tyrants.” It’s a slogan that’s been used by those like John Wilkes Booth, who committed acts of political violence that they believed were carried out in the name of protecting liberty. The assassins of Tiberius Gracchus believe that they were acting to preserve the Republic, that they were simply killing a dangerous demagogue who had risen to power by promising to confiscate land and redistribute property to the poor, and was willing to violate fundamental tenants of the Roman Republican Constitution to do so. And so it raises perennial questions. When, if ever, is political violence justified? Was the murder of Tiberius Gracchus…

  • Law and Justice – Roman Constitution – 11.3 Land Reform
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    Law and Justice – Roman Constitution – 11.3 Land Reform

    >>>>The expansion of the Roman Republic in the 2nd century BC brought in its train enormous social transformations that would have unintended political consequences. We’ve seen how the Bacchanalian conspiracy, the anxiety about this kind of religious movement, underground religious movement, is part of this gradual change in Roman society. The consuls, in a sense fear what they can’t control in this urban environment, where there are nighttime religious festivals that have allegedly foreign influences come from Greece. That’s part of the social changes–religion is one dimension. We want to consider the economic dimensions of the transformations in 2nd century Rome, and the consequences of economic change for the political…

  • Native Peoples of Oklahoma – Modern Creek (Musical) Confederations – 5.6.1 Native American Flute
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    Native Peoples of Oklahoma – Modern Creek (Musical) Confederations – 5.6.1 Native American Flute

    >>Dr. Joshua Nelson: Let’s shift gears a little bit and talk a bit about the the flute. Could you tell us a little bit about the traditions of the flute. Where does it come from?>>Dr. Paula Conlon: Well, the when I was doing my Masters thesis on Native American flute, I was going back to the origin stories. So the origin stories go I could trace them back further in the Plains area, but lots around Great Lakes as well. And the stories would focus on a young man who was in love with a young lady and wanted to be worthy of her, and, you know, so you have…

  • The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1
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    The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

    Hi I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History! No, Stan. That’s not gonna work, actually. I mean, we’re talking about the 16th century today, when this was neither united nor states. By the way, this globe reflects the fact that I believe that Alaskan statehood is illegitimate! In fact, we’re going to call this whole show “U.S. History” but inevitably it is going to involve other parts of the world and also, not to brag, a small part of the moon. Sorry, we can be a little bit self-aggrandizing sometimes, here in America. So to begin U.S. history, we’re not going to talk about the United states…

  • Civil Rights and Liberties
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    Civil Rights and Liberties

    [music plays]>>Dr. Wert: There are few TV shows in America as iconic as Law & Order. We know the arch. In the first half of the show, the police get their man, the district attorney charges him, and then celebrates with a scotch. But then a knock at the door, and over the next half hour a legal motion recasts a seemingly easy case as implicating some of the most important rights guaranteed by the Constitution: freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, or an improper search or seizure. In this class we’ll not only read, analyze, and explain the cases that make Law & Order such a compelling drama,…

  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties – The Strange Case of Incorporation
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    Civil Rights and Civil Liberties – The Strange Case of Incorporation

    >>Incorporation, which is the process of applying provisions of the Bill of Rights against the states in the same way that they have always applied against the national government, is a central feature of the larger story of the development of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties in the United States. We have to remember that the Bill of Rights starts off with “Congress shall make no law,” implying that the subsequent rights limit the national, not the state governments. As we’ll see in these sections, the ideas of Incorporation of the Bill of Rights start off in the early republic but are uniformly rejected. Chief Justice John Marshall, as you’ll…