Reel American History - Resources - Historical Films List There are many, many films that can be said to depict eras or aspects of American history, but for the purposes of the Reel American History project, and following the lead of Robert Brent Toplin and Kenneth M. Cameron, we focus on feature films based on "real people and actual events." In doing so, for instance, we necessarily and regrettably subordinate some classic films like, say, The Grapes of Wrath, which captures the spirit of the Great Depression, because we are primarily interested in studying what film-makers do with a very specific historical record. In this respect the advice to students about selecting individual film projects might be helpful in identifying the kinds of films we feel are most appropriate for our archive.
Teaching With Documents Skip Navigation. Teachers Home > Teachers' Resources > Teaching With Documents Lessons by Era More Lesson Plan Resources Famous Black Activists Game Show Host, Reality Television Star, Film Actor/Film Actress (1972–) Jenny McCarthy was named Playboy's 1994 Playmate of the Year and hosted MTV's 'Singled Out' from 1995 to… Author, Philanthropist (1811–1896) World History for Us All: Key Theme Home > The Three Essential Questions The Seven Key Themes 100 Incredible YouTube Channels for History Buffs If you love history, or just want to learn more about it, YouTube has exactly what you need. Always up to the challege of providing thorough, accurate information, YouTube delivers channels from leading names in historical studies, from The Smithsonian to the Discovery Channel. You’re sure to find just the right information you need for your lecture, lesson plan, or perhaps just your personal viewing pleasure. General History
How All 50 States Got Their Names Alabama Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of a Native American tribe called – drum roll, please – the Alabama (Albaamaha in their own tribal language). The river and the state both take their names from the tribe, that's clear enough, but the meaning of the name was another matter. Despite a wealth of recorded encounters with the tribe – Hernando de Soto was the first to make contact with them, followed by other Spanish, French and British explorers and settlers (who referred to the tribe, variously, as the Albama, Alebamon, Alibama, Alibamou, Alibamon, Alabamu, Allibamou, Alibamo and Alibamu) – there are no explanations of the name's meaning in the accounts of early explorers, so if the Europeans asked, they don't appear to have gotten an answer. An un-bylined article in the July 27, 1842 edition of the Jacksonville Republican put forth the idea that the word meant “here we rest.”
Civil Rights: How Far Have We Come? On August 28, 1993, more than 100,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. They went there to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. The 1963 march has been called "the most magnificent demonstration of interracial unity that this nation had ever seen." 101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class 1.) The Library of Congress is a great source to find historical documents, photos, art, maps, audio and video, artifacts and other items. The American Memory section organizes items based on topics, time periods and places of American history.
Forty Remarkable Native American Portraits by Frank A. Rinehart from 1899. - Flashbak Flashbak Frank Albert Rinehart was born in Lodi, Illinois in 1861. At some point in the 1870s he and his brother moved to Colorado and started working at a photography studio in Denver. When he was about twenty, Frank and his brother formed a partnership with the famous Western photographer William Henry Jackson. It was under Jackson that Rinehart perfected his, not inconsiderable professional photography skills.
The Fight for Equal Rights Continues By John Shabe "I have a dream that one day our nation will. . .live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal." With those words, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. summed up what many black Americans were hoping for in 1963: equality. What is the State of the Union speech? 23 January 2011Last updated at 15:14 Woodrow Wilson revived the practice, begun by George Washington, of a spoken address The annual State of the Union address is the keynote speech by the president to Congress in which he sets out his agenda for the next year, highlights his accomplishments to the American people and shapes a political message. It is a requirement of the US constitution that the president "shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient".