Elementary Social Studies

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.

Harold Middlebrook Joins the March | Memories of the March

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Learn why the 1963 March for Freedom was the perfect chance to for equal rights activists to stand up against discrimination in this excerpt from Memories of the March. One Tuesday August 27, 1963, civil rights groups such as SCLC and SNCC came together with labor unions, church groups, and others to show the government that they would no longer allow the treatment of Blacks as second-class citizens.

Bella Vista: An Unseen View of WWII | Internment of Italian Civilians at Fort Missoula

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Bella Vista was a World War II internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana and home to more than 1,000 Italian civilians. Seized eight months before Pearl Harbor, these men effectively became the United States' first-and perhaps the luckiest-causalities of war.

With these video and curriculum resources, students will define vocabulary words related to internment and analyze the impact of the United States’ wartime policies directed at Italian civilians and other cultural groups during WWII. 

Los cascos urbanos hablan: Guayama (2/3)

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En este segmento, el Padre Henry reseña la construcción y leyenda de la catedral de Guayama, dedicada a San Antonio de Padua. Además, se presentan datos históricos de la Logia Masónica, la Casa Cautiño, La Casa Domínguez, la Oficina de Turismo y el Centro de Bellas Artes.

Isabel Gutiérrez del Arroyo

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Isabel Gutiérrez del Arroyo abandonó su vocación musical por su sentir patriótico. Se destacó como historiadora, profesora, investigadora y escritora. Ocupa un lugar destacado entre los investigadores e historiadores del país, por definir los perfiles de la historia puertorriqueña con rigor científico y una interpretación crítica y completa.  La obra de Gutiérrez del Arroyo, publicada en libros y revistas, es parte, no sólo de nuestro patrimonio cultural y civilizador sino de toda Hispanoamérica. Sus investigaciones sobre el desarrollo de la nacionalidad puertorriqueña y de Pedro Albizu Campos, abrieron nuevos horizontes historiográficos de mucho valor.

Los cascos urbanos hablan: Introducción (1/3)

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La serie "Los cascos urbanos hablan" refleja como evolucionaron los pueblos resaltando el valor histórico y significado de toda ciudad. En cada programa, la primerísima actriz Johanna Rosaly - quién está a cargo de la conducción de la serie, comparte con historiadores de los municipios quienes destacan la historia reflejada en sus estructuras, espacios y personajes representativos de cada centro histórico. En este primer segmento introductorio se presentan datos sobre los requisitos para la formación de los tres primeros pueblos de Puerto Rico y las regulaciones para el desarrollo y planificación urbana.

Paint Creek and the Mine Wars

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Examine the labor struggles that lead to the Paint Creek Mine War and its impact on West Virginia labor history.

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