World History | Documentaries, Videos, Programs| PBS Great Railways of Europe PBS Specials PBS Travel across Europe for a delightful sampling of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in the world. From the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, host Julian Davison guides viewers through breathtaking scenery, providing cultural and historical insights along the way. Continue The British Invasion Finding Your Roots PBS Sally Field learns that she descends from William Bradford, who helped the Puritans establish their new lives in colonial America. The Act of Killing: The History The text in this clip provides the historical background for the film, recounting the 1965 military coup in Indonesia and how the military used local “gangsters” to kill Communists and other opponents. Richard’s Body Double Secrets of the Dead PBS 26-year-old Dominic Smee has the exact kind of scoliosis to the same degree as Richard III. Full Episode Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service PBS Full Episode Preview
54 Teaching and Lesson Plan Ideas for History Teachers #sschat Since I've recently given a set of my curated plans for math teachers, English teachers and general common core standards (see end of this post), I thought I'd share some lessons for history teachers. If you're a history teacher and not following #sschat on Twitter, you should. This is a set of 12 lessons about what it was like for children to live in the second world war. I love this set of lessons because it builds empathy and helps teach the story of world war 2 from a child's perspective. September 11 is coming up. While it is still very hard for many of us to even talk about this day, we have a whole 11+ years of our students who have no memory of this event. The first handout on this page is a good overview of the timeline of 9/11. June 28 is the anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1. If you want to teach about the Olympics, the TES forum out of the UK is where the great content is being uploaded daily. Topical studies are great. I have to bookmark this site just for me. Dr.
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Westward Expansion | Facts Summary Timeline Westward Expansion summary: The story of the United States has always been one of westward expansion, beginning along the East Coast and continuing, often by leaps and bounds, until it reached the Pacific—what Theodore Roosevelt described as "the great leap Westward." The acquisition of Hawaii and Alaska, though not usually included in discussions of Americans expanding their nation westward, continued the practices established under the principle of Manifest Destiny. Even before the American colonies won their independence from Britain in the Revolutionary War, settlers were migrating westward into what are now the states of Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as parts of the Ohio Valley and the Deep South. Westward the Course of Empire The debate over whether the U.S. would continue slavery and expand the area in which it existed or abolish it altogether became increasingly contentious throughout the first half of the 19th century. Timeline of Westward Expansion Manifest Destiny O.K.
American History Stream Histor Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" Ever since Upton Sinclair’s, “The Jungle” first came into print in 1906, it has been has been used by generations as a tool to illustrate the corruption of the beef industry in turn-of-the-20th-Century Chicago. No doubt readers have cringed at the torturous descriptions of wailing animals and the spectacle of filthy, disease ridden disassembly lines producing every product imaginable including lard, sausage, glue, and fertilizer. Even President Theodore Roosevelt was shaken by this story and questioned whether-or-not tainted meat products were responsible for deaths in the Spanish American War. The Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 were the result of The Jungle. And although, the book’s notoriety may have made Sinclair famous, the resulting healthier meat products and increase in the number of vegetarians were unintended consequences. n the book’s effectiveness as a work of propaganda may not have been completely realized. But it did more than that.
13 Vintage Photos of the Dust Bowl By Christopher Surprenant on January 31, 2014 We spent some time browsing the Library of Congress, looking at photos from the Dust Bowl. In the 1930s, overuse of land combined with years of drought combined to create massive dust storms that would literally block out the sun. Dust from these massive weather events, also known as “black blizzards,” reached as far as New York City and Washington, D.C. It also caused a mass migration of farmers, as many fled the arid plains for California, as chronicled in the John Steinbeck novel “The Grapes of Wrath.” A barren West Texas family farm affected by the drought, ca. Dust Bowl farmers of West Texas in Town, ca. One of the pioneer women of the Oklahoma Panhandle Dust Bowl, ca. Furrowing against the wind to check the drift of sand during the Dust Bowl, north of Dalhart, Texas, ca. Dust Bowl farmer raising fence to keep it from being buried under drifting sand in Cimarron, Oklahoma, ca. 1936. Auto camp north of Calipatria, California. Mr. and Mrs.