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Prairie Churches | Count Berthold von Imhoff (Part 2 of 2)

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Learn about a Roman Catholic, Berthold von Imhoff who painted for churches of many denominations, often donating his work and making each unique. 

Prairie Churches | Buildings are Total Sensory Experiences

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Hear how NDSU Architectural Historian Ronald L. M. Ramsay explains that some prairie churches are lean and spare, some ornate, but all are influenced by their immigrant congregations’ old country traditions. The story of St. Joachim Catholic Church, La Broquerie, Manitoba, illustrates the point.

Prairie Churches | Hope and Prayer

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Learn about the Viking Lutheran Church in Maddock, North Dakota. Dedicated in 1909 it was at that time the largest Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church between the Twin Cities and Seattle.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | Saint John’s Pottery Program

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Learn about the people and concepts involved in the development of the pottery program, and the unique clay used, at Saint John's University.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | Glazing and Design Traditions

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This video clip explains how the eco-consciousness and farming roots of Master Potter Richard Bresnahan influence the creation of the glazes and pottery designs he chooses.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | The Johanna Kiln

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Learn about the unusual naming of the kiln at Saint John's University. The unique and complex kiln used to fire the pottery is named after Sister Johanna Becker, OSB, a guiding force at Saint John's University.

Indian Pride, Health: Part 4

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 The Turtle Mountain Metis Fiddlers perform. The fiddlers are from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota.

Indian Pride, Heroes: Part 4

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JuniKae Randall introduces Quintanya Claw of the Navajo Nation of Arizona who shares songs from a wooden flute.

 

 

Making a Street Artist | Artrageous

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Street Art—you see it everywhere, on buildings, buses, bridges, overpasses, in the alley behind your house. But what divides graffiti and street tags from graphic illustration and mural art?

Indian Pride, Economic Development: Part 5

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Joe Garcia, a member of the San Juan Pueblo of New Mexico and president of the National Congress of American Indians, sings a traditional lullaby. 

Germans from Russia in South America | Music

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One of the art forms deeply connected with church was music. German music is still strong and present, especially during celebrations.

Wheeling's Independence Hall

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Examine the history of West Virginia Statehood and the importance of Wheeling's Independence Hall, and learn how this building is being used today.

Spokane's 21st Century Fox | Local Landmark

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Spokane's Fox Theater has been "The Place to Go" since it opened in 1931. Lines formed around the block to view the latest feature and famous performers graced its stage. Even during its decline, the theater has retained its vestiges of elegance in its faded murals and dusty chandeliers. 

Threatened by demolition, the Fox survived the wrecking ball thanks to the efforts of the Spokane community. The KSPS documentary Spokane’s 21st Century Fox explores the history of the Fox Theater, from its grand opening in 1931 to the renovation process that led to the grand-reopening of the theater in 2007.

These video segments and accompanying learning guide will help students define and analyze “city” vocabulary words, research local historical landmarks, and examine the history of the Fox Theater, a significant cultural landmark in Spokane, Washington. Visit KSPS Education for additional educator resources.

"The Young Prince" | Iowa State Fair 2016

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State fairs showcase a wide variety of crafts, skills and even art. Take a close look at this metal sculpture created by S. W. Huffman for the Iowa State Fair. What does it look like? What is it made of?

The History of the Capitol | Our Nation's Capitol

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Join student reporters as they learn more about the Capitol Building and the history that surrounds it.

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