American History

Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: The Story of the Gettysburg Address

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Abraham Lincoln was a busy man. He had to run the country, wint the war and look after his family.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:18
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Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection

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In Liberty or Death, one to four players take the roles of one or more Factions in North America: the British attempt to sup- press a distant insurrection throughout a massive region and across the sea; the Patriots try to incite rebellion through the population while fighting the British on thei

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High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
180 min.
Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection

Churchill

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The players in the game take on the roles of Churchill, Roosevelt, or Stalin as they maneuver against each over the course of 10 Conferences that determine who will lead the Allied forces, where those forces will be deployed, and how the Axis will be defeated.

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High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
180 min.
Churchill

The Bomb (2015)

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The Bomb tells the story of the most powerful and destructive device ever invented. Learn how humans harnessed this incredible power and what challenges we have faced living with it since 1945.

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High
Length: 
02:00
The Bomb

Flags of Our Fathers

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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

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Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

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13:19
Flags of Our Fathers

1812: The Invasion of Canada

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The year is 1812. War is raging across Europe and Russia. Napoleon, emperor of France, is seeking to dominate Europe through conquest. France’s enemies, led by England, are engaged in a desperate struggle to defeat Napoleon. England, in dire need of men, is impressing men to serve in its navy.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
90 min.
1812: The Invasion of Canada

Forward, 54th! (2013)

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Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, the play Forward, 54th! was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art in 2013 in honor of the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. The Gallery staged 24 performances between September 2013 and March 2014.

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Middle
Length: 
00:32
Forward, 54th!

Art&

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Curriculum resource for teachers includes:

  • 20 Reproductions
  • Teachers guide to lessons and activities for fifth and sixth graders (book)
  • Teachers guide to lessons and activities for fifth and sixth graders (cd)

The teachers guide includes four lessons designed to teach a subject through works of art. The four subjects are:

What do you know about the American Revolution?

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Uses a question and answer format to teach young readers about the American Revolution, its root causes, and about the soldiers, George Washington, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Also contains information on the Declaration of Independence and the American government which followed.

What do you know about the American Revolution?

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