History

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.

Let's Eat Dinner | Everyday Learning

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It’s fun to try new foods with a friend! Follow our narrator as she tries traditional dinners with families from Kenya, Japan, and Lebanon. This animation teaches students about friends and foods from other world cultures, helping them recognize that diversity exists and that people differ in language, dress, food, and more!

KidVision | Chinese New Year

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Miss Penny and the KidVision Kids visit a Kung Fu school to learn about the Chinese New Year. They find out about the Chinese New Year calendar, learn some Kung Fu moves, put on lion dance costumes, and see a celebratory lion dance performance. Gong Hei Fat Choy!

Colonizing America | Crash Course US History #2

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John Green teaches you about the (English) colonies in what is now the United States. He covers the first permanent English colony at Jamestown, Virginia, the various theocracies in Massachusetts, the feudal kingdom in Maryland, and even a bit about the spooky lost colony at Roanoke Island. What were the English doing in America, anyway? Lots of stuff. In Virginia, the colonists were largely there to make money. In Maryland, the idea was to create a a colony for Catholics who wanted to be serfs of the Lords Baltimore. In Massachusetts, the Pilgrims and Puritans came to America to find a place where they could freely persecute those who didn't share their beliefs. But there was a healthy profit motive in Massachusetts as well. Profits were thin at first, and so were the colonists. Trouble growing food and trouble with the natives kept the early colonies from success.

Rockefeller's Background Information and the Toyota Deal

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Explore how Jay Rockefeller's background enabled him to establish a working relationship with Toyota Manufacturing which had a positive impact on West Virginia's economy.

Dollars & Votes: 2012 Election

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the.News Correspondent Thai da Silva investigates the fundraising landscape during the 2012 Presidential election in light of the most recent Supreme Court actions. Using the supporting language arts lesson plan, students will study campaign fundraising, analyze the development and influence of Super PACs and explain how Super PACS use rhetorical devices and persuasive appeals to persuade American citizens to vote for the candidates that the Super PACs are supporting. In the social studies lesson plan, students will complete activities to help understand the significance and impact of the 2012 Supreme Court Decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

Whose Constitutional Rights?

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This Slavery by Another Name unit focuses on the Reconstruction Amendments and acts enacted after the Civil War to extend rights to blacks, but also examines how these advances were undermined. Students will critically analyze the Thirteenth Amendment and learn how a key loophole within it was exploited for the use of forced labor after the Civil War. Students will also be able to examine the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments and the Civil Rights Act of 1875 and consider how subsequent decisions by the Supreme Court regarding rights for blacks were in direct conflict.

How Transparent Should the Fed Be?

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In this video on Making Sen$e of financial matters, NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman examines the Federal Reserve's attempts to balance the need for public disclosure and secrecy.

Is America on the Wane?

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NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman talks to Yale historian Paul Kennedy about the rise and fall of great economic powers like the United States.

Race Riot of 1906 | Georgia Stories

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How can we avoid repeating our past mistakes? One of the best ways is to understand what happened and why it happened so we can avoid doing the same thing in the future. One such event in Georgia's past was the race riot of 1906. As economic conditions worsened after the Civil War, poor whites joined blacks moving to Atlanta where both groups competed for work. In mid-September, a riot started in Atlanta when violent mobs of whites began randomly attacking black men, beating and killing them.

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