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Max’s Diary: Pennies in a Pumpkin | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max uses pennies in his garden and reaps fruitful rewards!

The History of the Iowa Caucuses | Caucus Iowa

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In 1972, the Iowa Caucuses became the first major electoral event for the nomination process for President of the United States. Since that time, the event has drawn increasing media attention and has become a test of candidates’ ability to attract and organize their campaign, and ultimately win the support of their political party for the nomination. This segment from Iowa Public Television’s Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency documentary includes archival footage and contemporary interviews with politicians, campaign staff and journalists of the era.

Junk or Treasure: A Clubhouse Story | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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In this clip from KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, DanBot thinks Dan Wardell’s stuff is useless junk and gets rid of it! Dan teaches DanBot how seemingly useless junk can be repurposed or reused in valuable ways!

Freedom Summer Volunteer Reacts to Murder of Civil Rights Workers in 1960s Mississippi | Iowans Return to Freedom Summer

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In August of 1964, the bodies of three murdered civil rights workers were discovered in Mississippi. The victims were among college students participating in voter registration efforts throughout racially segregated Mississippi. This video segment from Iowans Return to Freedom Summer includes a dramatized news report of the crime and a first-hand account from Patti Miller, who describes her reaction to hearing this news while in Mississippi in 1964.

Read a Good Book: School Library | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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KIDS Clubhouse Adventures kids read and discover more about the school library! In this feature, kids must learn to navigate the school library in order to complete a scavenger hunt. They must find a graphic novel, a book in a different language, a biography and more, and the librarian is always there to help!

Freedom Summer Volunteers Create “Freedom Schools” | Iowans Return to Freedom Summer

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Freedom Summer volunteers set up temporary, free schools for black children and other community members in Mississippi in the summer of 1964. The ages of attendees in the schools ranged from young children to older adults. The schools taught academic skills as well as voter literacy, confidence, political organization, and other topics the students might not encounter in traditional school settings. In this video segment from Iowans Return to Freedom Summer, Marvin Gatch, Marcia Moore, Patti Miller, Lenray Gandy, and Richard Beymer describe their experiences with Freedom Schools in rural Mississippi during the summer of 1964.

DanBot’s Business: A Clubhouse Story | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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In this clip from KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, DanBot wants to make $1 million, but there’s another robot in town giving him some competition. Dan Wardell teaches DanBot the basics of entrepreneurship.

News Correspondent Narrowly Avoids Disaster During Vietnam War | Iowans Remember Vietnam

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A news correspondent tells the story of how an illness may have kept him alive in Vietnam. He was scheduled to accompany soldiers on a combat mission and his illness kept him from going on the deadly trip. This segment from Iowa Public Television's Iowans Remember Vietnam documentary includes archival footage and and a first-person account of experiences during the war. 

What are Fairy Tales? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids about the components of a fairy tale including characters and settings found only in our imaginations.

The Experiences of a U.S. Veteran During the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War | Iowans Remember Vietnam

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In January 1968, communist forces launched the largest offensive of the Vietnam War. Starting on the Vietnamese New Year known as Tet, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attacked more than 100 South Vietnamese cities, catching South Vietnamese and United States forces totally by surprise. Although the Tet Offensive was considered a military failure for the communists, the scope of the conflict led the United States military, public and political leaders to rethink continued support for the war. This segment from Iowa Public Television's Iowans Remember Vietnam includes archival footage and interviews with Iowa veteran Paul Dwyer. Dwyer describes his role as a radio operator during the war, and explains his experiences during the Tet Offensive.

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