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Thank you Dr. Snyder! And thank the folks @yale who are helping you get this class online. The sound and image was great.

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On my historical channel "Daniel Poirot", my videos are composed in the form of a presentation. Maybe you would be interested to visit it.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbdFqJdpdyGwwMwJsjNDQLw

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Sep 6, 2022·edited Sep 6, 2022

Thank you (and Yale) so much for sharing this syllabus and class! What huge benefit to those of us who until recently have been remiss in learning about Ukraine's fascinating history and culture. I'm ashamed it took a brutal war and genocide to get my attention. Around the time of the Iraq war I remember reading somewhere that invasions and wars are how Americans learn geography. Sadly true. Much gratitude to you for sharing your incredible knowledge of Ukraine, its history and people, with us. There is no one better to be learning it from!

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If you would be interested, you can visit my YT channel "Daniel Poirot" about the history of Ukraine and the Ukrainian language:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbdFqJdpdyGwwMwJsjNDQLw

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Hi Dr Snyder, is it possible for you to post the map quizz?

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I have now watched the first 4 classes (all of them twice) and felt young again! I especially liked Class 3 and 4, but as an educator myself, I also marveled at the ease and humor with which Professor Snyder is delivering his lectures. Wonderfully informative and never bogged down in detail while providing a rich tapestry of history and why it is important to understand the past to make intelligent decisions about the future in the present. It's been a privilege and it continues to be. Thank you Professor Snyder and thank you Yale!

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If you would be interested, you can visit my YT channel "Daniel Poirot" too :)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbdFqJdpdyGwwMwJsjNDQLw

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It would be very helpful to see the map test and other geographic resources. Thanks

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Thank you Dr. Snyder. Going back to school has never been better!

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If you would be interested, you can visit my YT channel "Daniel Poirot" to feel like you are in a new school :)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbdFqJdpdyGwwMwJsjNDQLw

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You consistently spam this thread of comments. Boo.

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Should I keep going? Boo. :)

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Is it possible to get the outlines and other class handouts?

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We're on lecture #19, and yes, I would love to have the outlines, handouts, and maps. But, in all gratitude, thank you, thank you, thank you Professor Snyder (and Yale and YouTube!)

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I've been to Ukraine several times and still find the following tough: https://www.geoguessr.com/seterra/en/vgp/3205 ... but then I would fail on a map of NY State counties also. In lecture 1 the prof said the map test would be based on the readings so if you read everything assigned for the first 3 lectures and looked up each 'place' on a map then you'd be ready for whatever he threw at you. And also be able to sketch out the 6 countries that have Black Sea borders, or the 7 having borders with Ukraine. Have fun!

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Well now, it took me three tries to pass! And then only 53%. But my competitive spirit is aroused, and I will keep coming back to this great quiz on the Ukraine regions until I get them all right…

Thankyou for this very helpful link.

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I've been doing it once a week or so for a few months and now expect to score in the high 80s. It's kind of like driving - every time you do it you remember something a little bit better. I know that someday my neurons will automatically know where Kirovhradska is!

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This is a wonderful gift thank you Dr Snyder and Yale. Now back to your reading list

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Just finished watching all the available lectures. Thank you so much for sharing them!

While watching, listening and studying, I thought that it would be great if more and more people around the world could watch them. Including Ukrainians. Dr. Snyder, have you thought about adding Ukrainian subtitles to the YouTube videos? As a native speaker, I would be happy to volunteer to prepare them.

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Ok, folks already doing subbing. YouTube recommended me this > https://youtu.be/VgnYVTe-L5Q (2 lectures so far are done)

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Thank you! Will you also post the map quiz and exam questions?

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Oct 19, 2022·edited Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Snyder, thank you for giving access to your lectures on YouTube. I am on lecture 8 and learning so much. I am listening to your lectures and reading the books so I can understand how nations are formed (and to be more interesting at parties). I am finding my way to achieving both of those goals. I also want you to know that I do laugh out loud, alone in my office, at the jokes you make during class.

In gratitude

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I feel so excited!!! I found the first class quite by accident - while checking on YouTube for any newer presentations/lectures/etc. And there was the class. You read my mind - I was thinking - how about a syllabus? And here it is! I wish you could post the map quiz actually. I was looking at a geography site the other day and found a map game based on the Oblasts of Ukraine! I actually managed to get a few of them correctly placed! And ...fortunately I have a good number of the books on your list. PDF's of articles would be great in addition. Thanks so much for making this material available to your readers.

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I, too, would enjoy seeing and taking the map quiz. A historical atlas I have found useful for studying Eastern Europe [apparently the preferred term today is Central, or East Central, Europe] is the "Historical Atlas of Central Europe," by Paul Robert Magocsi, [University of Washington Press, rev. edition paperback 2002]. Magocsi teaches at the University of Toronto and is of Ukrainian descent.

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Thank you, Dr. Snyder, for sharing the syllabus and the recording of the first class. I found it fascinating and am looking forward to revisiting and learning a history of my country from the point of view of now. The war puts a different lens on it, connects the dots... I am reading Bloodlands and I think it's a must read for everyone.

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Thanks for the class. My wife and I have watched every one of them. Is there any reference for the content in your map quiz? We would like to study it. Thanks!

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