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Science and engineering

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Inspire experience> What is climate change?

In this SPEC Inspire experience you can explore the topic of climate change and discover why so many people are protesting

VIDEO> Roman engineering

Like the Industrial or the Einsteinium Revolution, the Space Race is a trope, or way of organising historical events into a story that makes sense. History of Science series from Crash Course

Video> Climate Science

In this episode of Crash Course History of Science, Hank talks to us about where Climate Science started and how it works today.

VIDEO> Science of the Industrial Revolution

You probably know some of the signs of industrialisation in the nineteenth century: Trains connected cities, symbolising progress. But there's a whole lot more to talk about in this episode of History of Science!

History & politics


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Inspire Experience- What was the Industrial revolution?

What was the industrial revolution and what did it mean for the world at that time?

VIDEO> Holocaust, genocides and WW2

You probably know some of the signs of industrialisation in the nineteenth century: Trains connected cities, symbolising progress. But there's a whole lot more to talk about in this episode of History of Science!

Codebreakers are just a little too clever for their own good and Agent Sophie shows off spy gadgets to a French Resistance contact

VIDEO> How did WW1 start?

Much has been written about what exactly caused World War I. As befits a true global war, the reality is that there isn't a single cause. There aren't even three causes. There are a vast array of causes.

VIDEO> capitalism and socialism

Learn how capitalism arose from the industrial revolution, and then gave rise to socialism. Learn about how we got from the British East India Company to iPhones and consumer culture in just a couple of hundred years.

VIDEO> Capitalism and socialism

Reformers like Robert Owen, Charles Fourier, and Auguste Comte proposed radical new ideas, and at the same time, regular people began to stand up and ask for greater equality, and a louder voice in how they were governed. Results were mixed, but a lot of the ideas that emerged during this time are still echoing in our world today.

VIDEO> WW1 oversimplified

Brilliant guide to the key points and understandings of WW1. It's the Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand story and other bits.

VIDEO> WW2 oversimplified

It's WW2 this time from the Oversimplified team. Another great video overview about what happened and how it all started.

VIDEO> China's Revolutions

Like the Industrial or the Einsteinium Revolution, the Space Race is a trope, or way of organising historical events into a story that makes sense. History of Science series from Crash Course

VIDEO> U.S. Government and Politics

It's election time in America. This video gives you an introduction to how it all works over there...

VIDEO> U.S. election basics

How do elections work in America? So as you may have noticed, there are kind of a lot of people in the U.S, and holding individual issues up to a public vote doesn't seem particularly plausible. So to deal with this complexity, we vote for people, not policies, that represent our best interests.

VIDEO> U.S. Gerrymandering

We're going to talk about Gerrymandering - that is the process in which voting districts are redrawn in a way to favor one party during elections.

Geography & the world


Maths matters


Technologies & the digital future


Understanding religion and cultures