VOLUME I

1.  Why Should I Study History, and What Is It?
2.  Is There a Pattern to History?

Unit I--Egypt             
3.  Who's Who Of Egyptian Gods
4. The Pyramid Builders                
---- Filmstrip: old Kingdom and Middle  Kingdom Art
5.  The oldest Book in the World
6.  The Artistic Age
7.  Queen Hatshepsut and the Conflict of Ideas
8.  The Wisdom of the Egyptians
9.  Ikhnaten and Tut--the Revolution in Thinking
10.   Rameses II and the Age of Power
-----Filmstrip:  New Kingdom Art
11.  Piankhi, the Black Pharaoh
12.  Cleopatra and Other Greeks

Unit II--India
13.  White Meets Black
-----  Filmstrip: Art of the Indus Valley Civilization
14-15.   The Oneness of Hinduism
16.  Peace and Understanding of the Jains
17.  The Buddha: the Atheist Who Became a God
18.  Music of India
19.  Is It Wrong to be a Soldier?
20.  The Ideal Wife
21.  The Animals Speak
----- Filmstrip: The Golden Age of Indian Art
22.  Kalidasa: The Shakespeare of the East
23.  Aryabhatta: Mathematician for the World
24.  The Philosophy of Love
25.  When India Dominated Southeast Asia Without Trying To
----- Filmstrip: Giant Temple Complexes

Unit III--China
26-27.  Confucius: Goodness Without God
28.  Daoism--The Simple Way of Nature
29.  The First Emperor
30.  The Ladies of Tang
31.  Li Bo, the Drunken Genius
32.  Du Fu, Who Wrote by the Rules
33.  Bo Zhu-yi, Poet of the Peasants
----- Filmstrip: Early Chinese Art
34.  The Lady Who Invented the Novel
35.  Three Systematizers
36.  Kublai Khan and the Struggle for Power
----- Filmstrip: Later Chinese Art
37.  The Small Arts of Good Living

Unit IV--Classical Greece and Rome
38.  The Gods of Mount Olympus
39.  Athletics, Worship with Body and Mind
40.  Pythagoras: The Universal  Harmony of Mathematics
41.  Aesop and Sappho--voices of Slaves and Women
----- Filmstrip: Three Stages of Greek Art
42.  Greek Drama in the Golden Age of Pericles
43.  Socrates and the Search for Wisdom
44.  Plato, Who Believed in the Ideal
45.  Aristotle, the Systematizer of Greek Thought
46.  Alexander and the Spread of Greek Learning
47.  When Africa Almost Conquered Europe
48.  Hail Caesar
-----  Filmstrip: Roman Engineering
49.  Bread and Circus

Unit V--The Arab World
50.  Zoroaster: The Battle Between Good and Evil
51.  The Jewish and Christian Heritage
52.  Queen Zenobia, and the Prophet Mani
-----Filmstrip: Byzantine Art
53.  Antara, the Black Knight of Arabia
54.  Mohammed, Who Welded the Religious Ideas Into one
55.  Tales of the Court of Harun al-Rashid
----- Filmstrip: Islamic Art
56.  A Book of Verses Underneath the Bough
57.   Arab Science and Mathematics
58.  Two Boys from the Same Neighborhood: Averroes and Maimonides
59.  Sa'di and Hafiz: The Last Songs of Autumn
60.  Conquerors of the Shifting Sands
----- Filmstrip: Mugha1 Gardens and Architecture

Unit VI--American Indian Civilization
61. The Idea of Change
----- Filmstrip: Mexican Art and Architecture
62.  The Maya Bible
63.  A Maya Dance-Drama
64.  The Wisdom of Quetzalcoatl
65.  Nezahualcoyotl, Bard of the Americas
66.  The Fall of Montezuma
67.  The Silent Stones of Peru
----- Filmstrip: Peruvian Art and Architecture
68.  Human Emotions and the Organized Society
69.  How Love and Jealousy Destroyed an Empire
70.  Echoes from North American Indians

71. Conclusion: What Does It All Mean?


                            VOLUME II

1.  The Pattern of Western Civilization
2.  Charlemagne, the Forerunner
3.  Vikings--Birthpangs of Western Civilization

Unit I--Medieval
4. St. Francis, Who Lived Like Jesus
---- Filmstrip: The Cathedrals
5.  Romance--The Other Side of Medieval Life
6.  Sweet Success: Abelard and Heloise
7.  An Age of Religious Logic
8.  The Origin of Western Literature
9.  Two Slightly Used Heroes: Joan of Arc and Bluebeard
10.  First Step in the Class Struggle

Unit II--Renaissance
11.  Marsilius of Padua, Who Turned Western Civilization Around
12.  Pushing Back the Frontiers of Ignorance
13.  The Renaissance Man
----- Filmstrip: Renaissance Art
14.  All the World's a Stage--Shakespeare
15.  Machiavelli--The Art of Politics
16.  Erasmus and Luther
17.  The Flamboyant Tudors

Unit III--The Baroque Transition
18. The Bible and the Gun
----- Filmstrip: Baroque Art
19.  Thou Shalt Not Question
-----Tape:  Baroque Music
20. The Rise of the Middle Class

Unit IV--Enlightenment
21.  Voltaire, Who Made People Stop and Think
22.  Thomas Paine, the Revolutionary Believer
23.  Phillis Wheatley, Who Rose Above All Obstacles
24.  The Development of Modern Science
25.  An Age of Elegance and Wit
----- Filmstrip: Rococo and Neoclassic Art
26.  Kings Who Ordered People to Be Free and Happy

Unit V--Romanticism
27. William Blake: Emotion is Good
----- Filmstrip: Romantic Art
28.  Two Revolutionaries: Marie Antoinette and Robespierre
29.  Napoleon and Faust: The Hero In Fact and Fiction
30.  Dreamers of Dreams and Tellers of Tales
----- Tape: Romantic Music
31.  Emerson: Trust Thyself
32.  Thoreau, Who Lived His Ideals
33.  Proletarian Revolts and Democratic Kings

Unit VI--The Victorian Transition
34. Darwin, Who Shook the Family Tree
----- Filmstrip: Victorian Art and Music
35. Karl Marx, Who Predicted the Rise of the Lower Classes

Unit VII--Realism
36. Hopes and Ideals for Sale
----- Filmstrip: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art
37.  Telling the Ugly Truth
38.  The War to End All Wars
39.  Sigmund Freud: A Practical Use for Personal History
----- Tape: Realist Music
40.  World War II: The Dehumanization of Man
41.  Science, the Test of Truth

Unit VIII--Existentialism
42.  Sartre and Borchert: You Are In Control of Your Life
43.  The Politics of Personal Protest--Martin Luther King
44.  When Scientific Logic Is Not Enough
----- Filmstrip: Directions in Modern Art
45.  Conservative Internationalists: Corporations and Fundamentalists
46.  Write the Next Chapter Yourself


                            V0LUME III

Unit I--Africa
11. Mansa Musa of Timbuktu
---- Filmstrip: African Art
12.  Amda Sion: The Power of Confidence
13.  The Swahili Poets of East Africa
14.  Slavery
15.  Nation Builders: Dingiswayo, Shaka, and Mizilikazi
16.  From the Great Trek to Apartheid
17.  Their Own Way--Nkrumah, Kenyatta, and Haile Selassie
18.  The Voice of New Africa
19.  Additional Topics
    a.  Dr. Livingstone
    b.  Cecil Rhodes
    c.  Dr. Schweitzer
    d.  The Zanzibar War

Unit II--Latin America
21.  Tupac Amaru: The Indians Lead the Way
22.  The Liberators, San Martin and Bolivar
23.  Splitting Into Banana Republics
24.  Dom Pedro I and Dom Pedro II
25.  The Three Black Emperors of Haiti
26.  The United States Plays at Empire Building
27.  The Other American Literature
28.  Communist Experimenters--Castro, Guevara, Allende, Ortega
29.  Additional Topics
    a.  The Last Colonies
    b.  William Walker
    c.  Marti and Hostos
    d.  The Christ of the Andes

Unit III--Mexico and Canada
31.  Priests Lead the Rabble: Hidalgo and Morelos
32.  Iturbide—Revolution to Keep Things the Same
33.  Santa Anna, Jack-in-the-box President
34.  Good Guys on Both Sides--Maximilian and Juarez
35.  Porfirio Diaz—Modernizer or Monster?
36.  The Real Mexican Revolution--Madero and Carranza
37.  Bandido Patriots: Zapata and Pancho Villa
---- Filmstrip: Mexican Art
38.  Cardenas: The Promise Fulfilled
39.  Canada, the Quiet Neighbor
    a.  The Acadians
    b.  Maski-pitoon
    c.  Sir John A. Macdonald
    d.  The Riel Rebellions
    e.  Sir Wilfred Laurier
    f.  The Doukhobors
    g.  Grey Owl
    h.  W. L. Mackenzie King
    i.  Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Unit IV--The Communist Experiment
41.  Kerensky and Lenin: The Two Russian Revolutions
42.  The Conservative Dictatorship of Stalin
43.  Beware the Bewhiskered Bolsheviks
44.  Russian Satellites Try to Break Free
45.  The Chinese Republic that Failed
46.  Mao Tse-tung: Keeping the Revolution Young
47.  Vietnam--One Nation or Two?
48.  Gorbachev and Yeltsin: End of the Experiment
49.  Additional Topics
    a.  The Paris Commune
    b.  Rasputin
    c.  Rosa Luxemburg
    d.  Henry Pu-yi

Unit V--Southeast Asia and Pacific
51.  The South Seas: Organizing Paradise into Empires
52.  The Eight Kings of Hawaii
53.  Australian Aborigines: The Biggest Manhunt In History
54.  Japan Becomes a Western Power In a Hurry
55.  Three Colonies Become Island Nations
56.  How a Religion is Born
57.  Gandhi, Who Awakened the Conscience of the World
58.  The Fruits of Dissension: Pakistan and Bangladesh
59.  Additional Topics
    a.  The Himalayan Kingdoms
    b.  The Rani of Jhansi
    c.  Mongkut and Chulalongkorn
    d.  The Tasaday

Unit VI--The Middle East
61.  The Reawakening: Mohammed Ali and the Mahdi
62.  Abd al-Kader, Who Taught Europeans a Lesson in Honor
63.  Husein, Abdullah, and Faisal--A Family of Liberators
64.  Ataturk: Reform at-the Heart of Turkey
65.  Kahlil Gibran, Who Merged Beauty, Love and Wisdom
66.  Israel, the Promised Land
67.  Arab Unity--Oasis or Mirage?
68.  Oil to Grease the Palm
69.  Additional Topics
    a.  Bahai Faith
    b. Cyprus
    c.  Sir Richard Burton
    d.  Lawrence of Arabia

70.  Conclusion: What Next?

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