The War on Drugs: Crash Course Black American History #42

From Crash Course. The War on Drugs is a decades-long United States policy intended to curb illegal drug use and trafficking. Long story short: it has not worked to reduce drug use or trade, and the policy has had devastating effects, especially on communities of color. Today we’ll talk about the history of the War…

The Black Panther Party: Crash Course Black American History #39

From Crash Course. Many organizations have made it their mission to expand the rights of Black Americans. The NAACP and the Urban League are examples of influential organizations with long histories. But a long history or extensive membership isn’t always necessary to have an impact. Today, we’ll learn about the Black Panthers. They were a…

Crash Course Office Hours: Geography

From Crash Course. Welcome to Crash Course Office Hours! Alizé Carrère and April Luginbuhl Mather answer your questions on human and physical geography, including how rocks form, how melting glaciers impact water resources, and what even is geography? Thank you to Flipgrid for sponsoring this series. Check them out here: https://info.flipgrid.com/ Crash Course Study Skills:…

Crash Course Office Hours: Anatomy & Physiology

From Crash Course. Welcome to Crash Course Office Hours! Is the heart an organ? How does the nervous system work? In this livestream, Hank Green and Brandon Jackson answer the questions you submitted and talk about the best ways to study anatomy & physiology. Thank you to Flipgrid for sponsoring this series. Check them out…

Geographies of the Future: Crash Course Geography #50

From Crash Course. In our final episode of Crash Course Geography we’re going to take a look towards the future, and to do that we’ll need to revisit our fundamental geography tools: space, place, and human-environment interactions! We’ll talk about the rise of the digital world and virtual spaces, the continued impacts of globalization and…

Crash Course Anatomy & Physiology Office Hours

From Crash Course. Welcome to Crash Course Anatomy & Physiology Office Hours, where we answer your most pressing A&P questions. Thank you to Flipgrid for sponsoring this series. Check them out here: https://info.flipgrid.com/ Sources: https://openstax.org/details/books/anatomy-and-physiology *** Watch our videos and review your learning with the Crash Course App! Download here for Apple Devices: https://apple.co/3d4eyZo Download…

Biological Polymers: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #49

From Crash Course. You might think a self regulating factory sounds pretty unbelievable, but that’s pretty much exactly how our bodies work! Our bodies are full of regulatory mechanisms that keep all the organic molecules we need to live in balance. In this episode of Crash Course Organic Chemistry, we’ll look at the building blocks…

Sustainable Urban Design: Crash Course Geography #49

From Crash Course. From towering skyscrapers covered in trees to zero carbon smart cities, there are so many ways to imagine what a sustainable city of the future might look like. But what does it really mean to be sustainable anyway? Today, we’re going to look at environmental planning and how it intersects with people…

How did Detroit Become the Motor City? Crash Course Geography #48

From Crash Course. From shipping routes to airplane traffic to even the Internet, transportation planning is all about designing optimal transportation networks to move goods, information, and people around the globe. Today, we’re going to trace the story of the automotive landscape as it formed across the manufacturing belt of the Upper Midwest of the…

What is Urban Planning? Crash Course Geography #47

From Crash Course. Today we’re going to talk about urban planning — which is the design and regulation of space within urban areas. Urban planning helps weave together economic, social, and environmental goals within a region from work, to play, and living, and unsurprisingly, has a tremendous influence on people’s lives! So today, we’re going…

How Are Cities Organized? Crash Course Geography #46

From Crash Course. Today we’re going to take a closer look at cities, examine how these large complex structures are organized, and identify patterns and differences in land use around the world. We’ll begin with a quick recap of Central Place Theory, then we’ll show you how the Concentric Zone Model can approximate the development…

Emmett Till: Crash Course Black American History #34

From Crash Course. In 1955, a 14 year old boy named Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi. The white men who murdered him killed him for being Black. Emmett Till’s mother chose to have an open casket funeral, and show the world what had been done to her son. Despite the killers being…

Mineral Extraction: Crash Course Geography #44

From Crash Course. Today we’re going to take a look at mineral extraction — or the removal of rocks and minerals from the Earths’ crust — and examine how this human activity impacts all aspects of Geography. We’ll focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and take a look at how the mining of…

How Do We Produce Food? Crash Course Geography #43

From Crash Course. Over the millennia, every region on Earth has developed its own successful agricultural ecosystem from flat fields of grain and mountainside rice terraces to coastal fish farms and goat herding. Today, we’re going to break down agricultural systems into three scales: subsistence, small-scale, and industrial agriculture. And we’ll take a look at…

Amines: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #46

From Crash Course. Did you know that the fishier a fish smells, the longer it’s been out of the water? This is due to a chemical called trimethylamine, which is an amine, the class of organic compounds we’re discussing in this episode! Although they tend to be pretty stinky, amines are important in many fields…

Colonialism: Crash Course Geography #39

From Crash Course. Empire, imperialism, and colonialism are all interrelated tactics of geopolitics that are used to achieve similar goals of one state maintaining economic, political, or even cultural dominance over other territories. Today, we’re going to unravel the impacts of colonialism at different times throughout history from Taiwan to Myanmar as we examine the…

World War II: Black American History #31

From Crash Course. Black Americans have long fought in America’s wars, very often fighting for a country that doesn’t always fight for them. Today we’ll learn about the experience of Black Americans in World War II. We’ll look at the ways Black men and women served in the armed services during the war, and look…