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Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"My death is my apology for my great crime", Korechika Anami wrote in a letter before committing suicide on August 15, 1945. After bombing Hiroshima and still not attaining the surrender from the Japanese, the Allied Forces bombed...
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Lesson 4/4 - Taverns, Politics, Tories, Patriots

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The final segment of this terrific four-part series on the American Revolutionary War offers a unique perspective on the losers of the war. The Tories, who were the colonists who stayed loyal to the British Empire, were ostracized and...
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World War II in Color, Part 5/5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In six months, 600,000 Soviet prisoners of war died. As this number grew, the United States struggled to stay out of Europe's war. On December 7, 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States joined forces with the Allied...
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Lesson 1/3 - Building of a New Republic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is part one of a three-part series on the period following the American Revolutionary War. Topics covered include: a detailed description of the new republican government, the four roles of that government, the foreign diplomacy...
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WWII - The Policy of Appeasement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Observe Hitler's tactics for taking over Austria and eliminating those people deemed undesirable. After occupying Austria, Hitler works to gain Czechoslovakia. In 1938, Arthur Neville Chamberlain signs the Munich Agreement, conceding...
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A Brief History of U.S. Money

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know that each US dollar used to be backed by gold? When Richard Nixon slammed the gold window shut in 1971, US dollars were literally being made out of thin air. Now that our debt is soaring higher than ever before, what can be...
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Ancient Rome: The Fall of Rome - Part 6/6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Alaric grows tired of Atalus, and Honorius agrees to meet with him. On the road to Ravenna, Alaric and his small group of body guards is attacked. Will Alaric make it to Ravenna, or will Alaric head for Rome? What will happen to...
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WWII - Wolf Packs Stalk Allied Shipping

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Making a devastating impact on allied shipping in World War II, German U-boats used a wolf pack tactic to defeat the convoy system, which Britain favored. Learn how the U-boats stalked their prey, and watch the sinking of many British...
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The Collapse of the Soviet Union

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The collapse of the Soviet Union is retold in this illuminating video. The video includes detailed descriptions of what each of the Soviet states were demanding from Gorbachev, and the role of Boris Yeltsin in the formation of the new...
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Birmingham Campaign

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"You've got to keep the whites and blacks separate!" In an attempt to keep students segregated, Bull Connor actually revived the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama. Learn about his efforts, Martin Luther King Junior's responses, and...
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Lesson 2/3 - Liberty and Order in the New Republic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part two of the three-part series on the period following the American Revolutionary War offers insight into this fascinating time in the nation's history. Topics covered are well-documented and include the Napoleonic Wars, the causes of...
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Agricultural and Food Systems

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A variety of agricultural practices are filmed in this interesting and informative video. A lot of attention is paid to the process of procuring apples in apple orchards. Interesting information about the economic realities of growing...
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How Much is a Trillion?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A trillion dollars is a 67.9 mile high stack of 1,000 dollar bills. Pretty incredible, huh? Since so many of today's monetary calculations are in the trillions, it's very important for your learners to realize this grandiose number's...
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American Presidents: James Monroe

For Students 5th - 8th
James Monroe has the distinction of being the most popular president in American history. He was so honest, well-liked, and respected that no one ran against him for his second term! Learn more about the fifth president of the United...
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Lesson 2/4 - The British Empire and the Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is part two of this terrific four-part series on the American Revolutionary War. Concepts covered include trade and the British Empire, the debt from the Seven Years' War, Colonial interests in trade in the East India Company, the...
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Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is part one of a two part series of videos on the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster of 1986. This first segment has excellent computer-generated graphics that show exactly what happened inside the plant and goes on to present live footage...