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Please Stand for the National Anthem Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan, to be used with the program The War of 1812, has students explore what Nationalism means as well as the symbolic features of a nation such as a national anthem and a flag. Students will learn the story of Francis Scott Key and create their own anthems.

Looking for Lincoln | All Things Lincoln

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In this video segment, from the PBS documentary Looking for Lincoln, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits the Lincoln Museum to see the iconic “stove pipe” hat firsthand. He then travels to Beverly Hills for a tour of the world’s largest private collection of Lincoln-related artifacts.

Looking for Lincoln | Abraham Lincoln, Attorney at Law

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In this video segment, from the PBS documentay Looking for Lincoln, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin examine Lincoln's years as a "prairie" lawyer on the Illinois circuit, and discuss how they honed and polished Lincoln's confidence, sense of fairness, and social skills.

Welcome (中国欢迎您) from the First Lady

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Join First Lady Michelle Obama as she discusses her upcoming trip to China and invites students to follow her journey.

Great States | Montana Government

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Find out about the way in which the people of Montana are governed. Nearly 60,000 people live on seven federally recognized American Indian Reservations in Montana, governing their own independent territories within the state. The rest of Montana is governed by the state. Montana state government is structured like the Federal government, with three branches: executive, legislative and judicial.

War on Cocoa Beach | Central Florida Roadtrip

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Many folks are not aware of the fact that in World War II, the war was not ALL being fought across the Atlantic. There were dangers right here in America, off the coast of Cocoa Beach.

Great States | Idaho Government

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Idaho's state government and tribal councils have two different ways of governing, each with their own structure and set of rules. Delve into the different government structures and the history of Idaho's path to statehood. 

Important People Foldable Lesson Plan

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A lesson plan to be used with the program The War of 1812. Students will learn about, and be asked to compare and contrast, key figures in the war of 1812. Students are given the option to choose from James Madison, Isaac Brock, Tecumseh, William Henry Harrison, and Laura Secord.

Multiple Perspectives of the War of 1812 Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan, to be used with the program The War of 1812, gives students background information about the diverse perspectives of those groups involved in the war: Americans, British, Canadian Colonists, and First Nations.

Stephanie Murphy - US Congresswoman l Vietnamese Orlando

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Vietnamese immigrant and Central Florida resident, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, shares the story of her path to the American dream.

What Would YOU Save? Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan, to be used with the program The War of 1812, will share with students the story of First Lady Dolley Madison and the burning of the White House during the war. Notions of duty, symbolism, and nationalism will be discussed and related to the students' lives.

Great States | North Dakota Government

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North Dakota’s state and tribal governments make sure that education, law enforcement, and environmental standards are enforced. Find out more about these governments and how they work.