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The Strike: Rethinking Labor History in an Era of Economic Inequality (webinar resources)

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The United States is presently seeing a surge in union activity at corporations such as Amazon, Starbucks, Apple, and REI, plus at universities and among teachers. Meanwhile, we are living in an era of unprecedented economic inequality and attacks on unions. Unionization rates are the lowest in a century. This webinar will help educators gain an understanding of US labor history, using the idea of the strike as a way to provide an entry point to students on this complex issue. By the end of the seminar, teachers will have a greater understanding of how workers fought for economic democracy through organizing strikes, how ideologies of race and gender often led to strikes that undermined solidarity in the working class through workers fighting for race and gender exclusive workplaces, and how we can explain to students the complexity of economic history through examining the strike.

Material Type: Reading

Author: NHC Education

Islam in America: A Cultural History Clip #1—Introduction to Islam in America

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Clip 1/5. This webinar will pose the question, "What does it mean to be a Muslim American?” by addressing local and global, national and transnational identities. Through an introduction of a brief history of Islam in America, teachers will gain foundational knowledge necessary for understanding the contemporary cultural life of Muslim Americans.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Ellen Anne McLarney

Islam in America: A Cultural History Clip #3—Immigration from the Ottoman Empire

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Clip 3/5. This webinar will pose the question, "What does it mean to be a Muslim American?” by addressing local and global, national and transnational identities. Through an introduction of a brief history of Islam in America, teachers will gain foundational knowledge necessary for understanding the contemporary cultural life of Muslim Americans.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Ellen Anne McLarney

Islam in America: A Cultural History Clip #4—Nation of Islam and Black Muslims

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Clip 4/5. This webinar will pose the question, "What does it mean to be a Muslim American?” by addressing local and global, national and transnational identities. Through an introduction of a brief history of Islam in America, teachers will gain foundational knowledge necessary for understanding the contemporary cultural life of Muslim Americans.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Ellen Anne McLarney

Islam in America: A Cultural History Clip #5—A Diverse Population

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Clip 5/5. This webinar will pose the question, "What does it mean to be a Muslim American?” by addressing local and global, national and transnational identities. Through an introduction of a brief history of Islam in America, teachers will gain foundational knowledge necessary for understanding the contemporary cultural life of Muslim Americans.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Ellen Anne McLarney

Rock and Roll and American Fiction of the 1950s Clip #1—Introduction

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Clip 1/5. This webinar is designed as an introduction to the NHC conference called ""Novel Sounds: American Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll.” The conference provides a forum for examining rock and roll as a literary form of expression crucially shaping our national heritage, and the webinar focuses on O'Connor's influential story to give participants an in-depth view of this relation. Participants will examine the surprising reciprocity between the apparently irreverent form of rock and roll and serious literature, a relationship that has been developing since the emergence of the ballad form itself. We will also feature and model best-practice pedagogical strategies and tools that provide students with a inquiry-based approach to this compelling connection between music and text."

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Florence Dore

Rock and Roll and American Fiction of the 1950s Clip #2—Avant Garde and Kitsch

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Clip 2/5. This webinar is designed as an introduction to the NHC conference called ""Novel Sounds: American Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll.” The conference provides a forum for examining rock and roll as a literary form of expression crucially shaping our national heritage, and the webinar focuses on O'Connor's influential story to give participants an in-depth view of this relation. Participants will examine the surprising reciprocity between the apparently irreverent form of rock and roll and serious literature, a relationship that has been developing since the emergence of the ballad form itself. We will also feature and model best-practice pedagogical strategies and tools that provide students with a inquiry-based approach to this compelling connection between music and text."

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Florence Dore

Rock and Roll and American Fiction of the 1950s Clip #3—Understanding Poetry

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Clip 3/5. This webinar is designed as an introduction to the NHC conference called ""Novel Sounds: American Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll.” The conference provides a forum for examining rock and roll as a literary form of expression crucially shaping our national heritage, and the webinar focuses on O'Connor's influential story to give participants an in-depth view of this relation. Participants will examine the surprising reciprocity between the apparently irreverent form of rock and roll and serious literature, a relationship that has been developing since the emergence of the ballad form itself. We will also feature and model best-practice pedagogical strategies and tools that provide students with a inquiry-based approach to this compelling connection between music and text."

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Florence Dore

Rock and Roll and American Fiction of the 1950s Clip #4—A Good Man is Hard to Find

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Clip 4/5. This webinar is designed as an introduction to the NHC conference called ""Novel Sounds: American Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll.” The conference provides a forum for examining rock and roll as a literary form of expression crucially shaping our national heritage, and the webinar focuses on O'Connor's influential story to give participants an in-depth view of this relation. Participants will examine the surprising reciprocity between the apparently irreverent form of rock and roll and serious literature, a relationship that has been developing since the emergence of the ballad form itself. We will also feature and model best-practice pedagogical strategies and tools that provide students with a inquiry-based approach to this compelling connection between music and text."

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Florence Dore

Rock and Roll and American Fiction of the 1950s Clip #5—Part 2 and Conclusion

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Clip 5/5. This webinar is designed as an introduction to the NHC conference called ""Novel Sounds: American Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll.” The conference provides a forum for examining rock and roll as a literary form of expression crucially shaping our national heritage, and the webinar focuses on O'Connor's influential story to give participants an in-depth view of this relation. Participants will examine the surprising reciprocity between the apparently irreverent form of rock and roll and serious literature, a relationship that has been developing since the emergence of the ballad form itself. We will also feature and model best-practice pedagogical strategies and tools that provide students with a inquiry-based approach to this compelling connection between music and text."

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Florence Dore