Category Archives: video

A Biography of America

A Biography of America is a video instructional series on American history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners — 26 half-hour video programs, coordinated books, and Web site — Produced by WGBH Boston in cooperation with the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration. Especially appropriate for The Class… Read More »

Violence: An American Tradition

Violence: An American Tradition is a peaceCENTER favorite teaching video, no longer distributed. What a gift that it is now online! In six parts, an “exploration of the tradition of violence in America, drawing on the history of invading settlers and native peoples, frontier outlaws and modern-day murderers, racist violence, the urban underclass, and domestic… Read More »

Howard Zinn: Three Holy Wars

On the 100th anniversary of Progressive Magazine, Howard Zinn, author of The People’s History of the United States, gave a talk about three holy wars. Not religious wars, he explained, but rather America’s “sacred” wars that are considered to be just and beyond criticism. They are the American Revolution, the Civil War and World War… Read More »

Harvard’s very popular course on justice now available to you online

From their Web site:  Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. Now it’s your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world. In this twelve part series, [Michael] Sandel challenges us with difficult moral dilemmas… Read More »

What Bystanders Do When They Witness Violence

What Bystanders Do When They Witness Violence Facing History and Ourselves used a “Talk of the Nation” episode as the centerpiece for a lesson plan about bystanders to violence.  We typically discuss this in the first session of the Class of Nonviolence and come around to it again towards the end.   Another good resource… Read More »

Conflict Revolution

View more presentations from Victoria Pynchon. This slide show is from Victoria Pynchon’s Settle It Now Negotiation Blog, and is based on a presentation by Dr. Ken Cloke, Conflict Revolution: Mediating Evil, War, Injustice and Terrorism. (I recommend expanding the slide show to full screen to view it properly.) In Lesson 5 of the Class… Read More »