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Stephen Colbert Recites the Gettysburg Address

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Watch Stephen Colbert recite the Gettysburg Address as part of Ken Burns' challenge to all Americans to Learn the Address.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech. The collection of recordings housed on this site will continue to grow as more and more people are inspired by the power of history and take the challenge to Learn the Address.

Lewis and Clark's North Dakota: Lewis, Clark and the Native People

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During the Lewis and Clark Expedition the Corps of Discovery met many native peoples. As winter was nearing in 1804 Lewis and Clark were traveling northward on the Missouri River toward the Mandan and Hidatsa villages at the confluence of the Knife and Missouri Rivers.

Nellie Tayloe Ross Day (Grades K-12) | Wyoming Voices

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Students will learn about Nellie Tayloe Ross to observe Nellie Tayloe Ross Day.

Presidents Day | All About the Holidays

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Presidents Day is an opportunity for the country to acknowledge the leaders of its government. See how it evolved from a birthday party for George Washington to an observance for all of the Presidents.

Introducing Amistad National Recreation Area

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Introducing Amistad National Recreation Area

The Story behind Big Bend National Park

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The Story Behind Big Bend

Lawyer

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Investigate the facts about a career in law as you decide if you would like to be a prosecutor, a defense attorney or a judge.

See the Lab Squad kids’ report for this career in Support Materials +

Kids Care

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In this segment from Zoom into Action, students from the Kids Care Club at East Hanover Middle School in New Jersey have created a project called Bags of Love. The club collects and bags donations of clothing, bottles, and other supplies for mothers of infants, and children, who cannot afford these supplies on their own. Angelica believes it is important to do community service, or projects that help local neighborhoods. She says that it is very rewarding to know that you are helping others and making them happy. Community service builds awareness that there are people who need kindness and support.

Elementary School in France: L'école élémentaire

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This media gallery features three videos from the French Ministry of Education on elementary school in France. Click on each image to view each resource.

Texas Statehood and National Parks

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In the United States, public lands belong to different kinds of governments. Some are federal lands owned by the United States government. Some public land is owned by the states. Other public land is owned by counties or cities. Public land can have many different uses. It might hold a courthouse or state capitol building. It might be a city playground or pool. Public land might be the site of a school or a university. Military bases are on public land. National Parks are also public land, owned by the federal government.

Workforce Development Specialist

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Learn about a rewarding career where the #1 job is to is to help others find their perfect job too.

End of Track | Introduction

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End of Track is the story of the Transcontinental Railroad's construction march across southern Wyoming and the growing pains of a state in its infancy. It's a story of incredible engineering achievements, a story of greed and corruption, and a clash cultures. But it's also a story of hope.

Rosemary Wells

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Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of delightful books for youngsters. In this interview, Wells talks about creating books for children and their adult readers that will stand up to being read over and over again. Watch the interview, view the interview transcript, read a short biography on Rosemary Wells, or see a selected list of her children's books.

Texas National Parks

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Introduction to the 16 Texas National Parks.

Hanukkah | All About the Holidays

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Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration, but anyone can find meaning in the holiday. Check out the origins of the tradition, and and how it is observed today.

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