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Introduction to American Studies・アメリカ研究入門 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc A Survey of the Cultural History of the United States Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:20:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 2006-2007 cjarms@gmail.com (Introduction to American Studies・アメリカ研究入門) cjarms@gmail.com (Introduction to American Studies・アメリカ研究入門) 1440 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/usc-graphic1.jpg Introduction to American Studies・アメリカ研究入門 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc 144 144 A Survey of the Cultural History of the US Introduction to American Studies・アメリカ研究入門 Introduction to American Studies・アメリカ研究入門 cjarms@gmail.com no no Listening Test Information (July 8th) http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=795 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:11:40 +0000 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=795 1. Listening Test

A listening test will be held in class on July 8th. A report from VOA Learning English site will be played as you answer questions.

The program is titled “American History: the 1990s.” Click on the title or paste the link below into your browser:

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/nineties-seinfeld-grunge-genome-simpson/1489186.html

voa-listening

Here is a separate link for the sound file:

 

Read the story: American History: the 1990s.

You can listen to the program as often as you like. As you listen, you can read and click on words in the script to find their meaning in English.

2. Workshop: Please bring your research materials and be ready to work on your exam essay.

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Homework for July 1st http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=793 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:30:41 +0000 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=793 (1)  Do research in English on your topic and begin to write the draft of your essay. Also make an outline and a list of English sources. Bring your materials to class next time.

(2) Listen to the VOA radio program for the Listening Test.

(3) Choose a test to re-write on July 1st. (You can pick up Test 9 at my office on Tuesday. Building 14, room 224)

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Podcast 9: An End to Cold War? http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=327 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 03:00:28 +0000 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=327 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, Chapter Thirty-Two: An End to Cold War? The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test. This week’s podcast was prepared by international student Jordan Lambert.

 

Final Exam Essay

Read the model essay and begin working on an outline for your essay. Bring your materials to class next time.

See information about the essay, including additional models and advice about organization. Click on Research and Writing above or click on this link.

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0:00:01 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, Chapter Thirty-Two: An End to Cold War? The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for comple[...] This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, Chapter Thirty-Two: An End to Cold War? The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test. This week’s podcast was prepared by international student Jordan Lambert.   Final Exam Essay Read the model essay and begin working on an outline for your essay. Bring your materials to class next time. See information about the essay, including additional models and advice about organization. Click on Research and Writing above or click on this link. Homework, Podcast cjarms@gmail.com no no
Podcast 8: Black Americans http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=271 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 07:58:15 +0000 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=271 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter twenty-seven, “Black Americans.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test.

Learn More About African American History

1. Paul Robeson,1898-1976: Singer, Actor, and Civil Rights Activist
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: In the 1930s, he was one of the best known and most widely honored black Americans. Later in his life he was condemned for supporting communism and the Soviet Union. First of two parts.

From Voice of America Learning English (Script only)

2. Martin Luther King, Jr., Part 1
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: He led the protest movement to end injustice in the Montgomery, Alabama, city bus system. It marked the beginning of the civil rights movement in the United States. First part of a two-part series.

From Voice of America Learning English (Audio and script)

3. Nina Simone, 1933-2003: Singer was Active in the Civil Rights Movement
Simone wrote the song “Young, Gifted and Black.”

From Voice of America Learning English (Audio and script)

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0:00:01 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter twenty-seven, “Black Americans.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hin[...] This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter twenty-seven, “Black Americans.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test. Learn More About African American History 1. Paul Robeson,1898-1976: Singer, Actor, and Civil Rights Activist On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: In the 1930s, he was one of the best known and most widely honored black Americans. Later in his life he was condemned for supporting communism and the Soviet Union. First of two parts. From Voice of America Learning English (Script only) 2. Martin Luther King, Jr., Part 1 On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: He led the protest movement to end injustice in the Montgomery, Alabama, city bus system. It marked the beginning of the civil rights movement in the United States. First part of a two-part series. From Voice of America Learning English (Audio and script) 3. Nina Simone, 1933-2003: Singer was Active in the Civil Rights Movement Simone wrote the song “Young, Gifted and Black.” From Voice of America Learning English (Audio and script) Podcast cjarms@gmail.com no no
Podcast 7: Cold War and Korea http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=254 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 23:26:28 +0000 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=254 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, Chapter Twenty-Eight: Cold War and Korea. The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test.

Learn More About The Cold War

1. After World War Two, US Reacts to ‘Iron Curtain’ Across Europe
On THE MAKING OF A NATION: The goal was to stop Soviet aggression anywhere in the world. Truman was willing to use military force, but considered it equally important to build up western European nations to defend themselves.

From Voice of America Learning English (script only)

2. American History: The Cold War
The Cold War got its name because both sides were afraid of fighting each other directly.

From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script)

3. American History: The Space Race
The world’s first satellite was called Sputnik 1. Sputnik was an important propaganda victory for the Soviets in the Cold War with the United States.

From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script)

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0:07:35 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, Chapter Twenty-Eight: Cold War and Korea. The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for comp[...] This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, Chapter Twenty-Eight: Cold War and Korea. The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test. Learn More About The Cold War 1. After World War Two, US Reacts to ‘Iron Curtain’ Across Europe On THE MAKING OF A NATION: The goal was to stop Soviet aggression anywhere in the world. Truman was willing to use military force, but considered it equally important to build up western European nations to defend themselves. From Voice of America Learning English (script only) 2. American History: The Cold War The Cold War got its name because both sides were afraid of fighting each other directly. From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script) 3. American History: The Space Race The world’s first satellite was called Sputnik 1. Sputnik was an important propaganda victory for the Soviets in the Cold War with the United States. From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script) Podcast cjarms@gmail.com no no
Podcast 6: Crash and Depression http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=250 Wed, 03 Nov 2010 07:35:52 +0000 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=250 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter twenty-three: “Crash and Depression.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test.

Learn More About The Great Depression

1. The Great Depression: Fear Took Hold as an Economy Came Apart
On THE MAKING OF A NATION: Following the stock market crash of 1929, a large part of the richest nation on earth learned what it meant to be poor. Thousands lost their homes. Millions lost their jobs.

From Voice of America Learning English (script only)

2. From Great Depression’s Depths, Creativity Reached New Heights
On THE MAKING OF A NATION: Hard times have always offered a rich source of material for artists. For example, the most popular sound in America in the 1930s was a new kind of music — swing.

From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script)

3. Similarities, but also Big Differences, between Today’s Crisis and 1930s
This downturn is bad, but rates of unemployment and bank failures do not compare to the Great Depression.

From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script)

 

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0:10:09 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter twenty-three: “Crash and Depression.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide som[...] This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter twenty-three: “Crash and Depression.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test. Learn More About The Great Depression 1. The Great Depression: Fear Took Hold as an Economy Came Apart On THE MAKING OF A NATION: Following the stock market crash of 1929, a large part of the richest nation on earth learned what it meant to be poor. Thousands lost their homes. Millions lost their jobs. From Voice of America Learning English (script only) 2. From Great Depression’s Depths, Creativity Reached New Heights On THE MAKING OF A NATION: Hard times have always offered a rich source of material for artists. For example, the most popular sound in America in the 1930s was a new kind of music — swing. From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script) 3. Similarities, but also Big Differences, between Today’s Crisis and 1930s This downturn is bad, but rates of unemployment and bank failures do not compare to the Great Depression. From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script)   Podcast cjarms@gmail.com no no
Podcast 5: The American Indians’ Last Stand http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=244 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 01:28:15 +0000 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=244 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter sixteen: “The American Indians’ Last Stand.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test.

Learn More About Native Americans

1. Native Americans Fight Two Wars Over Land Rights
General George Custer and all 200 Army soldiers under his leadership were killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn. It was the worst defeat for the American Army in 100 years.

From Voice of America Learning English (Script only)

2. American History Series: Indian Wars
The Sioux Indian fighter Rain-in-the-Face was one of the most feared and respected Native American warriors of the late 19th century. Some say he killed General George Custer.

From Voice of America Learning English (Audio and script)

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0:08:29 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter sixteen: “The American Indians’ Last Stand.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, an[...] This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter sixteen: “The American Indians’ Last Stand.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test. Learn More About Native Americans 1. Native Americans Fight Two Wars Over Land Rights General George Custer and all 200 Army soldiers under his leadership were killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn. It was the worst defeat for the American Army in 100 years. From Voice of America Learning English (Script only) 2. American History Series: Indian Wars The Sioux Indian fighter Rain-in-the-Face was one of the most feared and respected Native American warriors of the late 19th century. Some say he killed General George Custer. From Voice of America Learning English (Audio and script) Podcast cjarms@gmail.com no no
Podcast 4: Reconstruction http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=239 Mon, 18 Oct 2010 23:45:03 +0000 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=239 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter thirteen: “Reconstruction.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test.

Learn More About The Reconstruction Period

1. Reconstruction: After the Civil War, the American South Rebuilds
This period in United States history was marked by several incidents involving violations of the public trust. But, at the same time, historic changes were made to the Constitution.

From Voice of America Learning English (script only)

2. American History Series: President Lincoln is Shot at Ford’s Theater
Lincoln was murdered less than a week after the North’s victory in the Civil War.

From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script)

3. American History Series: Rebuilding the South
Radical Republicans sent their supporters from the North to organize southern blacks for their party. Southern whites had a name for them: ”carpetbaggers.”

From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script)

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0:16:08 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter thirteen: “Reconstruction.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints fo[...] This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter thirteen: “Reconstruction.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test. Learn More About The Reconstruction Period 1. Reconstruction: After the Civil War, the American South Rebuilds This period in United States history was marked by several incidents involving violations of the public trust. But, at the same time, historic changes were made to the Constitution. From Voice of America Learning English (script only) 2. American History Series: President Lincoln is Shot at Ford’s Theater Lincoln was murdered less than a week after the North’s victory in the Civil War. From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script) 3. American History Series: Rebuilding the South Radical Republicans sent their supporters from the North to organize southern blacks for their party. Southern whites had a name for them: ”carpetbaggers.” From Voice of America Learning English (audio and script) Podcast cjarms@gmail.com no no
Podcast 3: West to the Pacific http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=233 Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:03:21 +0000 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=233 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter ten: “West to the Pacific.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test.

Learn More About America’s Expansion Westward

1. How the Western United States Was Settled

In the late 1800’s, white Americans expanded their settlements in the west. They claimed land from Native Americans. The life of a farmer was hard, but technology proved helpful.

From Voice of America Learning English (script only)

2. A Rolling History of American on the Move
Ships, trains, cars, planes — a look at how transportation systems have helped keep a nation going.

From Voice of America Voice of America Learning English (audio and script)

3. American History: Gold, Land Drives Settlers West
The discovery of gold in California helped to speed development of the western United States.

From Voice of America Voice of America Learning English (audio and script)

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0:08:10 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter ten: “West to the Pacific.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints fo[...] This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter ten: “West to the Pacific.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test. Learn More About America’s Expansion Westward 1. How the Western United States Was Settled In the late 1800’s, white Americans expanded their settlements in the west. They claimed land from Native Americans. The life of a farmer was hard, but technology proved helpful. From Voice of America Learning English (script only) 2. A Rolling History of American on the Move Ships, trains, cars, planes — a look at how transportation systems have helped keep a nation going. From Voice of America Voice of America Learning English (audio and script) 3. American History: Gold, Land Drives Settlers West The discovery of gold in California helped to speed development of the western United States. From Voice of America Voice of America Learning English (audio and script) Podcast cjarms@gmail.com no no
Podcast 2: Colonial Life in America http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=220 Tue, 05 Oct 2010 01:47:40 +0000 http://www.chukyoeibei.org/usc/?p=220 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter five: “Colonial Life in America.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test.

Learn More About Colonial Life in America

1. The Making of a Nation 11: American/British Relations After the French and Indian War
Differences over land ownership and religion led to mistrust between European settlers and Indian tribes. The arrival of diseases from Europe further damaged relations.

From Voice of America Learning English (script only)

2. America’s ‘Lost Colony’: A Story Whose Ending Remains to Be Written

In 1587, more than 100 people from Britain arrived at Roanoke Island. Three years later, they were gone — but to where?

From Voice of America Special English (audio and script)

3. American History Series: Britain Says No to No Taxation Without Representation
The relations between the American colonies and Britain after the French and Indian War about two hundred fifty years ago.

From Voice of America Special English (audio and script)

4. American History Series: The Heart and Spirit of the Constitution
The debate about a constitution for the whole nation.

From Voice of America Special English (audio and script)

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0:08:28 This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter five: “Colonial Life in America.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hi[...] This program deals with the assigned reading from your textbook, chapter five: “Colonial Life in America.” The program will highlight the most important points of the chapter, give you some advice about what to study, and provide some hints for completing the bonus question on this week’s test. Learn More About Colonial Life in America 1. The Making of a Nation 11: American/British Relations After the French and Indian War Differences over land ownership and religion led to mistrust between European settlers and Indian tribes. The arrival of diseases from Europe further damaged relations. From Voice of America Learning English (script only) 2. America’s ‘Lost Colony’: A Story Whose Ending Remains to Be Written In 1587, more than 100 people from Britain arrived at Roanoke Island. Three years later, they were gone — but to where? From Voice of America Special English (audio and script) 3. American History Series: Britain Says No to No Taxation Without Representation The relations between the American colonies and Britain after the French and Indian War about two hundred fifty years ago. From Voice of America Special English (audio and script) 4. American History Series: The Heart and Spirit of the Constitution The debate about a constitution for the whole nation. From Voice of America Special English (audio and script) Podcast cjarms@gmail.com no no