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Indian Relay

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The Indian Relay National Championship finds multiple teams, each consisting of one jockey on three different horses, racing for the win.

Great States | Iowa

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Explore the state named for the Ioway People, one of many American Indian groups that lived in the area. Learn how these groups were forcibly removed by European fortune seekers, paving the way for the expansion of Iowa’s railroads and farming. Transportation proved key to Iowa’s economic development. Learn how religious tolerance and a welcoming attitude to refugees and immigrants have created a rich Iowa culture today.

Great States | Iowa Government

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Why was Iowa’s original Constitution replaced? And why did the State capital move three times? Learn about how Iowa grew as a State and how Iowa is governed today.

Breaking the Gender Barrier in Little League, 1974

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Ten-year-old Janine Cinseruli, her mother, her brother, and some neighborhood boys answer questions about whether girls should be allowed to play Little League baseball in this 1974 archival news footage from the WCVB Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Janine says most boys don’t care if girls play baseball as long as they’re good at it. The boys interviewed say they agree but express concerns about physical contact with female players. Janine’s mother, who helped Janine file a complaint that ultimately led to a court case, says her daughter has been practicing with boys for years and should be allowed to play.

This video is primary source footage and is presented as originally recorded.

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.

Lewis and Clark Minutes | Interpretive Center

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The exhibits at the Lewis and Clark Center explore Lewis and Clark's time spent in North Dakota and Sakakawea's role in the expedition's success.

Cameron Argetsinger

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Argetsinger was the architect of American Road Racing having organized the first road race in Watkins Glen, NY. The race through the streets became an annual event, drawing a crowd as large as 200,000 in 1950.

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman

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Sarah Rosetta Wakeman used the name Lyons Wakeman and pretended to be a man as she enlisted in the Union Army in 1862. She wrote to her family detailing the boredom of everyday camp life, the fears of never seeing them again, and the hardships of combat.

Glenn Curtiss

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In 1907, Curtiss earned the title 'Fastest Man on Earth,' when he rode his V-8 powered motorcycle at a rate of speed over 136 miles an hour. It wasn't long before he set his sights on powered flight. Glenn Curtiss helped to develop some of the most important advances of manned flight.

Sanford History | Central Florida Roadtrip

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Known as the "Historic Waterfront Gateway City," Sanford sits on the southern shore of Lake Monroe, a major port on the St. Johns River and has played a major role in helping shape Central and South Florida's history.

Chester Arthur - Kissimmee | Central Florida Roadtrip

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The first president to visit Kissimmee was Chester A. Arthur, who claimed to have found the best fishing spot in the world right here in Osceola County.

The Blizzard of '49 | Operation Haylift & Snowbound

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The Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of 49 is a WyomingPBS documentary.  This documentary tells the story of the worst series of storms in Wyoming's history.  But for all the tragedy and loss, suffering, and death, there was hope and heroism, unselfish sacrifice, and generosity. Students will learn about the Blizzard of 1949 and the emergency actions taken by the United States government in response.

The resource videos are based on this documentary and include associated lesson plans.  There are two video clips. Clip one starts at the beginning and ends at 3:25 minutes, Clip two begins at 3:40 minutes and ends at 8:02 minutes. 

 

 

Students will learn about the Blizzard of 1949 and the emergency actions taken by the United States government in response.

Mills 50: Tien Hung Market l Vietnamese Orlando

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In the heart of Central Orlando is the Vietnamese Business District at Mills 50. One of the cornerstones is the Tien Hung Market, run by three generations of the Phan family. Explore how cultural traditions bind this community since fleeing Vietnam.  

Cocoa Beach History | Central Florida Roadtrip

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Cocoa Beach was known as “Missiletown USA” in the 50’s and 60’s because of its proximity to the space center. In the mid-20the century, Cocoa Beach was built around one industry, the American space program, but settlers have actually lived there since the late 1500’s.

Washington Booker, III

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In May of 1963, black elementary, middle, and high school students inBirmingham left school to participate in a four-day civil rightsdemonstration. Washington Booker was among approximately 2,000 studentswho were arrested and jailed for their part in what came to be known asthe Children's Crusade. In this interview, Booker describes his experience.

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