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Jessie Little Doe Baird, Linguist | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2010 MacArthur Fellow Jessie Little Doe Baird discusses her journey toward reviving the language of her ancestors and restoring a vital element of cultural heritage to her Native American community. Baird founded the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, an intertribal effort that aims to return fluency to the Wampanoag Nation through workshops and mentorship. Baird’s painstaking research and dedicated teaching is reclaiming the rich linguistic traditions of indigenous peoples and preserving precious links to our nation’s complex past. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

Are You Related to a Pirate? | Genealogy Roadshow

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Researching your genealogy can be tricky if you're descended from a pirate. Find out why, in this clip from season 2 of Genealogy Roadshow.

The History of Boston | Genealogy Roadshow

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As the home of many of our founding fathers, Boston is a city rooted in our country's origins. Learn more about Boston with this clip from season 3 of Genealogy Roadshow.

A Case for the Separation of Powers

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In this video segment adapted from American Experience, historians examine how John Adams advocated for a separation of powers when he wrote the Massachusetts Constitution in 1779. Adams called for a strong executive branch, two legislative branches, and an independent judiciary branch. This state constitution became the model upon which the federal constitution was based.

Massachusetts

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Describes the state of Massachusetts focusing on its plants, animals, people, important dates, famous citizens, branches of government, and industry. Also provides information on the state's flag, seal, map, and state song.

Massachusetts

The Colony of Rhode Island

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Rhode Island is America's smallest state, but its history is far from tiny. This information-rich text takes readers on a journey through Rhode Island's colonial history and the role it played in gaining independence for the American colonies. Students will learn about Rhode Island's religious and social environment, early industry, and key historical figures. Important events such as King Philip's War, Stamp Act protests, and the Revolutionary War are examined through the unique lens of Rhode Island's colonial environment.

The Colony of Rhode Island

The Colony of New Hampshire

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New Hampshire was the ninth state to ratify the U.S. constitution--the deciding vote in accepting the laws our country still uses today. Though important, it's just one small part of this tiny state's colonial history. Readers will travel back in time through New Hampshire's early industry, its urban growth and development, and the key role it played in the American Revolutionary War. This text examines the French and Indian War, taxation dissent, and fight for independence as New Hampshire colonists may have experienced it.

The Colony of New Hampshire

The Colony of Massachusetts

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Welcome to Massachusetts, the colony most associated with the earliest sparks of the American Revolution. In this volume, readers learn about the landing of the Pilgrims, early settlements that grew into famous cities, and important figures in Massachusetts' history. The descriptions of major historical moments, including the Salem Witch Trials, Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere's famous ride, are sure to engage and delight elementary readers.

The Colony of Massachusetts

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

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One If By Land, Two If By Sea
Paul Revere was a respected Boston citizen, an artisan, and a patriot. However, he is best known for his ride through Boston on horseback, warning the citizens to assemble in an effort to ward off the advancing British army. This richly illustrated and beautifully designed interactive eBook presents the story of Revere's life and his midnight ride in a fun and engaging way, with primary source documents, maps, video, timelines, and other interactive elements to enrich the learning experience.

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere