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The Great Model of St. Paul's Cathedral | Time Scanners: St. Paul's Cathedral: Chapter 3

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Explore the evidence of a 1941 German high explosive bomb that left a gaping hole St. Paul's Cathedral in this segment from Time Scanners. The team uses laser scan technology and an exact model of the cathedral to reveal exactly where the bomb went off during World War II.

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.

Nevada Native American Uses for Plants and Natural Resources | Wild Nevada

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Learning how the Native people of Nevada used the natural materials and resources that were available to them for clothing and shelter helps build an understanding of how resourceful, creative, and inventive Native people of Nevada needed to be for survival. Listen to Leah Brady, Shoshone Historian, describe how Native Americans used the plants that were available to them.

Immigrant Issues in Clarkston, Georgia | America by the Numbers

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Learn about the shifting demographics of Clarkston, Georgia, a refugee resettlement site, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Statistics show unemployment in the city has risen, and over 37 percent of inhabitants live below the poverty line. Find out how immigrants find a place in their new community, participating in daily life both economically and politically.

Hawks Nest Tunnel

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Examine the tragedy associated with the building of the Hawks Nest Tunnel.

How St. Paul's Cathedral Survived the Blitz | Time Scanners: St. Paul's Cathedral: Chapter 4

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Disprove the theory of where a 1941 bomb exploded in St. Paul's Cathedral in this segment from Time Scanners. The team look for evidence on the shrapnel-damaged walls of the Cathedral facade. By scanning the damaged walls, the team can trace the path of the shrapnel through the window to pinpoint exactly where the bomb exploded.

Energy Boom Spurs More Diversity in Rural American West | PBS NewsHour

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See how the energy boom in the Western U.S. has increased the diversity of some of the country’s historically whitest states with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from October 28, 2015.

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.

Surviving Year One | America by the Numbers: Episode 7

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Babies in Rochester, New York, are dying at a rate almost twice the national average. Learn about some of the possible social and economic reasons for that in this full episode of America by the Numbers. The United States ranks 56th lowest in the world for infant mortality, but studies have shown that mothers of color are more than twice as likely as white mothers to lose their babies before their first birthday. Explore some possible explanations for those findings, and witness the programs in Rochester working to reverse those disparities.

Yellowstone Gate | Ken Burns: The National Parks

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Ranger Shelton Johnson talks about the first time he arrived in Yellowstone and what he felt as he read the inscription on the Roosevelt Arch.

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