Elementary Social Studies

Col. Nathan Thomas Marches On | Memories of the March

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Understand the incredible journeys required for many Blacks looking to get to the March in this excerpt from Memories of the March. The trip to Washington, D.C. through the South was fraught with perils for many like Col. Nathan Thomas who were looking to join the historic protest.

Lavender Farming | Appalachian Innovators

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Learn how opportunities in lavender farming have impacted the economic future of southern West Virginia.

A Defining Moment for Sala Udin | Memories of the March

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Discover the impact of MLK Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in this short from Memories of the March. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision for America inspired many young activists such as Sala Udin to spend their life fighting for equality.

Visiting the Memorial | Vietnam Veterans Memorial: An Alabama Bicentennial

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Student reporter Luke visits the Alabama Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Mobile which lists 1,213 men from Alabama who gave their lives during the Vietnam War. Then Luke meets student reporter Victoria, veteran Richard Lane, and history teacher Blake Busbin at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

Los cascos urbanos hablan: Guayama (1/3)

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Fundado en el 1736, se le conoce como el pueblo de los brujos.  Su plaza de recreo lleva el mismo nombre desde el 1892. Se le consideró la capital de una de las principales regiones dedicadas a la producción de azúcar en todo Puerto Rico. En este encuentro, Alfonsina Molinari nos lleva a recorrer la plaza de Guayama para conocer el desarrollo inicial de su casco urbano.

Ana Helvia Quintero

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La académica, investigadora y servidora pública Ana Helvia Quintero ha dedicado su experiencia vital y profesional a desarrollar estrategias para que los más desventajados accedan a una instrucción de excelencia y estudien en universidades de prestigio.

La visión educativa de Quintero está basada en descentralizar el sistema educativo, y aprender a enseñar con sentido. Defensora de la Educación Pública del País; sostiene en sus publicaciones, la necesidad de una educación imaginativa, no tradicionalista, con nuevos saberes, incluidas las artes y la tecnología.

Josefina Rivera de Álvarez

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La historiadora, investigadora, catedrática y ensayista Josefina Rivera de Álvarez, dotó al país de la más abarcadora obra de literatura puertorriqueña.

Lesson 8: J. Sterling Morton

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Today, J. Sterling Morton is best known as the co-founder of Arbor Day. Living in Nebraska City, Morton carefully watched the growth of the Nebraska Territory through all its ups and downs. He did not believe Nebraska was a Great American Desert, but quite the opposite. He believed in Nebraska's agriculture, and the honorable work of farmers. It was estimated that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

Native American Boomtown | America by the Numbers: Episode 4

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Learn about the benefits and consequences of an oil boom for a Native American reservation in North Dakota. The Bakken Oil Boom is bringing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to the state. Fort Berthold Reservation has more than 1,000 oil wells, which have brought a significant amount of that money to its Native American community. But it has also brought danger: organized crime, hard drugs and traffic fatalities.

Reflections: Chris Middleton on "Home" | American Creed

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Chris Middleton shares how hard his grandfather worked to help his children graduate high school and his grandson graduate college, even though he had to drop-out of high school during the Great Depression.

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