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First Peoples | PBS

About the Program<p><i>First Peoples</i> aired Summer 2015.<p>200,000 years ago we took our first steps on the African savanna. Today there are 7 billion of us …

Anthropology

When Maps Lie

Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled.<p>Maps are big these days. Blogs and news sites (including this one) frequently post maps and those maps often go viral—40 maps that explain the world, the favorite TV shows of each U.S. state, and so on. They’re all over Facebook, Twitter, and …

Maps

40 maps that explain the world

Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to …

The Invention of Gunpowder

Here's a terrific TedEd talk about the invention of gunpowder, just in time for July 4! My thanks to Angelea Lee for the link.

Teaching Islam in the Age of ISIS

(JM Lopez/AFP/Getty) A flag of the Islamic State is photographed on September 11, 2014.Last academic year, students at my college asked me to …

Religion

Why Most Photos You See of Feudal Japan Are Deceptive

Samurai were fascinated by the chemistry of photography, which was seen as a symbol of Western progress.<p>When photography was first brought to Japan by Dutch traders in 1843, few envisioned that the medium would be used to spread exoticised images of the country to a foreign audience.<p>Back then, …

Japan

7 facts about the Hundred Years’ War

The Hundred Years’ War (1337–1453) was a series of conflicts fought between England and France over succession to the French throne. It lasted 116 …

Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tzu: Animated Introductions

August 20, 2015 by George G. Coe<p>Philosopher, Alain de Botton, founded a company in which he surveys some of the great philosophers, socialists, and …

The Forgotten Treasure Of The Sahara Desert

The Sahara wasn’t always a desert — 7,000 years ago it was a savannah where grasslands and animals thrived. Eventually the weather changed; the rain …

Many Gods, One Logic: Animated Hindu Concepts

Here are two terrific animated clips that explain two concepts in Hinduism--the idea of many gods and the idea of Brahman or oneness. One runs less …

Expansion of Early Islamic Empire: Reading Like a Historian

The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) has an excellent lesson on the spread of the early Islamic empire with primary documents. You can see the …

Why did the Ottoman Empire Decline?

Why did the Ottoman Empire decline?<br>This Caspian Report explains that despite failures in some important battles like the Battle of Lapanto and the …

Watch Human Population Grow Through Time

Watch the human population increase overtime starting about 200,000 years ago.<br>In this clip from the Museum of Modern History, you can see the events …

The Caliph: A New 3-part Series about Islam

Teaching Islam? Empire of Faith is a good documentary from PBS that has been the standard for years.<br>But a new three-part series from Al Jazzera …

10 Tips For Middle Leaders

What do middle leaders need to do to be effective? Middle Leadership is one of the most challenging roles within

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