Elementary Social Studies

Know Ohio | Women in Aviation

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Ohio is the birthplace of aviation, home to the International Air and Space Museum, and many pioneering women aviators. Ohioans served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in the WWII experimental military training program designed to train women to fly military aircraft. In more modern times, Ohio women have participated in NASA space initiatives and flights.

Titans of Idaho Industry: Harry Magnuson | Idaho Experience

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The town of Wallace has seen it all—and survived. But its biggest threat came in the 1970s. We’ll look at how Harry Magnuson fought to save Wallace. It’s a powerful tale of surprising heroes and deep love of one’s hometown.

Please refer to the accompanying Facilitator Guide (found in the Support Materials section) for the Idaho Content Standards associated with this resource.

Ben, Revolution and Industry | In Their Own Words

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Ben, the Mount Vernon miller, discusses wheat production at Mount Vernon and trade at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.

Maintaining Traditions: The Blackfoot Confederacy and Their Horses

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Learn how members of the Blackfoot Confederacy, a group of tribes in North America, maintain and adapt their warrior traditions in this video from NATURE: Equus – Story of the Horse. Allison Red Crow, great-grandson of the legendary Blackfoot Chief Red Crow, leads a racing team that connects to warrior traditions through their relationship with horses. Support materials are available, including discussion questions and teaching tips.

The Girls of the Leesburg Stockade | Civil Rights Movement

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In 1963 in Americus, Georgia, 15 girls between the ages of 12 and 14 were jailed in a one room stockade with no running water for 45 days for their roles in Civil Rights Movement protests. After they were released, the women didn't speak of their ordeal for over 50 years.

America's Landlocked Navy | Farragut's WWII Memories

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In 1941, The U.S. government selected a stretch of land on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille to build a new naval base during World War II. Crews poured their hearts, sweat and patriotism into building Farragut Naval Training Station. 

America's Landlocked Navy: Farragut's WWI Memories, a documentary produced by KSPS Public Television, retraces the development of the Farragut Naval Base and explores its impact during WWII.

Indian Relay Did you know?

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Carrol Murray explains the importance of the horse to her people. Students examine the histories of three nations and that of the horses in America to determine if they can support Carol's statement.

Why is Saturn Important to Saturn Elementary? | Your Space Place

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From the Saturn V rocket to the planet, Saturn Elementary has tried to teach its students about the importance of space exploration. Saturn Elementary is one of the many schools in Brevard County with a space-related name.

Know Ohio | Poetry Inspired By Ohio

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Many famous American poets found inspiration in the culture and landscape of Ohio. Examine the connections in poetry written by Carl Sandburg, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and James Wright.

Know Ohio | Garrett Morgan

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Ohio's African American inventor Garrett Morgan was a mechanical genius who not only engineered innovative and life-saving devices that we still used today -- but he did it all while fighting racism and prejudice. This biographical sketch points out that while he is best known for inventing the traffic signal, he is also responsible for pop can tab and the gas mask that keeps workers safe in mining and fire safety.

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