Family life

Grandpa's Drum | MOLLY OF DENALI

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Explore Alaska Native history and culture using the 11-minute story “Grandpa’s Drum," the first of three video segments in this episode from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI. (Move the cursor over the video progress bar to locate the story at 01:00.) An old photograph sends Molly and friend Tooey on a mission to find out why Grandpa Nat no longer sings or plays his drum. As they uncover Grandpa’s past, using visual clues and the internet, they understand more about their own heritage and the importance of cultural identity. As students explore the importance of diverse cultures and honoring traditions, as well as Alaska Native lives then and now, they also learn about finding and using informational texts.

Find out more about MOLLY OF DENALI on the series website.

River Rewilding: History and Economy of the Grand River

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This four-minute video describes the role the Grand River has played in the economy and culture of the people who settled along its banks. A description of the Grand River Revitalization Project is also provided.

Old Ranches and New Development | America's Heartland

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Travel to Gardnerville, Nevada, and meet two ranchers who are deciding whether to maintain their rural lifestyles or sell out to encroaching housing developments.

Harley Run | Outdoor Nevada

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In this episode, host John Burke takes a ride across the desert with a motorcycle club to learn about an historical location.

Historic Mining in Tonopah | Outdoor Nevada

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In this episode host John Burke reveals an old mining site in Tonopah and spends the night at the mysterious Mizpah Hotel.

Deidre Prevett: American Dreams in the Creek Nation | American Creed

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Deidre Prevett believes that being an American means having the freedom to learn about each other’s histories, especially through education.

Reflections: Tegan Griffith on "A Family Bond" | American Creed

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Tegan Griffith believes that being an American means serving others, whether through military service or other types of advocacy.

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. 

Documenting After Disaster | Genealogy Roadshow

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Can you recreate historical documents that were lost to disaster? Find out how genealogists can recover items that help people put their stories back together. Churches, city halls and other organizations might hold copies of photos, records or other items that help people preserve their history.

Utah's Family History Library | Genealogy Roadshow

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Find out about the Family History Library in Utah, in this clip from season 2 of Genealogy Roadshow. Known as a great place for genealogists to research a family tree, the library is home to vast research collections.

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