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Commerce, Agriculture, and Slavery: Crash Course European History

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We’ve been talking a lot about kings, and queens, and wars, and religious upheaval for most of this series, but let’s take a moment to zoom out, and look at the ways that individuals’ lives were changing in the time span we’ve covered so far. Some people’s lives were

The Age of Exploration: Crash Course European History

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The thing about European History is that it tends to leak out of Europe. Europeans haven’t been great at staying put in Europe. As human beings do, the people of Europe were very busy traveling around to trade, to spread religion, and in a lot of cases to try

Social Media: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information

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Today, in our series finale, we’re going to talk about the great white whale of navigating online information: your social media feed. Social media shapes both our online and offline behaviors from how we engage in communities and consume goods and services to influencing our thoughts and opinions. So

Expansion and Consequences: Crash Course European History

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European exploration had a lot of side effects. When the Old World and the New World began to interact, people, wealth, food, animals, and disease began to flow in both directions. In the New World, countless millions were killed by smallpox, measles, and other Old World diseases. Old World

Defense Against the Dark Arts of Influence: Crash Course Business Soft Skills

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***This series is sponsored by Google*** How do con artists manage to scam millions? Why do people choose to follow great leaders, or horrible ones? How do CEOs get better deals in the boardroom? Influence. In this episode of Crash Course Business, Evelyn chats to us about what influence

Reformation and Consequences: Crash Course European History

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The Protestant Reformation didn’t exactly begin with Martin Luther, and it didn’t end with him either. Reformers and monarchs changed the ways that religious and state power were organized throughout the 16th and early 17th centuries. Jean Calvin in France and Switzerland, the Tudors in England, and the Hugenots

Evaluating Photos & Videos: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information

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With the amount of fake and doctored photos and videos out there, how can we know what to trust? Most of us are used to thinking that “seeing is believing” but as technology makes it easier and easier to spread unreliable content online it’s more important than ever for

Broadway Book Musicals: Crash Course Theater

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This is it! We’re going out with a singing, dancing look at the Broadway Book Musical. Oklahoma! On the Town! Annie Get Your Gun! Also, just Annie! Today you’ll learn about the development of the Broadway Book Musical in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and get a

Air Travel and The Space Race: Crash Course History of Science

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Like the Industrial or the Einsteinian Revolution, the Space Race is a trope, or way of organizing historical events into a story that makes sense. In this story, the two great powers that emerged after World War Two—the United States and Soviet Union—competed to send communications satellites, dogs, and

How to Speak With Confidence: Crash Course Business – Soft Skills

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Public speaking isn’t easy for everyone. It can be nerve racking and even scary. But, in this episode of Crash Course Business Soft Skills, Evelyn talks to us about S.U.C.C.E.S and how we can use it to help us be prepared to speak to a group. *** Crash Course