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Stream the video segments from the playlist below, or scroll to the bottom of the page to find downloadable QuickTime versions of the videos. These videos are also used in the lesson plan “They’re Coming to America: Immigrants Past and Present” (grades 5-7). Downloadable QuickTime versions of the video segments: (Note: To download a video, right-click on the video title and click “Save Link As…” or “Save Target As…” On a Mac, press the CTRL key and simultaneously click the mouse, then save the link.)
The NYPD's program of spying on Muslim Americans was excused as necessary for safety -- but it turns out it hasn't generated a single lead. Earlier this summer, Julian Sanchez published an eye-opening argument about liberty and national security. Conventional wisdom suggests that federal officials ought to strike the right balance between these goods, taking care to optimize the difficult tradeoffs that are inevitably involved, he wrote.
This live-action documentary, which was broadcast nationally on PBS' "P.O.V." series, explores the April 1992 Los Angeles riots from the perspective of members of the Korean-American community three months after the event.
“The retired heavyweight boxer "Sailor" Tom Sharkey ran "stags," that is, illegal prizefights for all-male audiences, in the cellar of his saloon at Broadway and 65 th Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side. George Bellows's studio was across the street. An all-around athlete at Ohio State University, Bellows parlayed his knowledge of sports into paintings of boxing that displayed a new and unflinching realism.
Bill Smoot teaches English at the Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California. He is the author of Conversations with Great Teachers.