U.S. History

Strange Fruit: A Song Born of Protest

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This video segment explores how the song Strange Fruit became one of the best known and most enduring songs of protest. In 1939, the legendary blues singer Billie Holiday performed the song as a daring criticism of the commonplace practice of the lynching of African-Americans. Civil rights groups such as the NAACP had made countless appeals, but it was Holiday’s haunting rendition that made it impossible for white Americans and lawmakers to ignore the widespread crime.

Hajj: Part II | Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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Over two million Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca each year for the Islamic pilgrimage known as Hajj. How does this experience change their lives? This video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly follows American Muslim Abdul Alim Mubarak as he experiences Hajj for the first time.

Know Ohio | Johnny Appleseed

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Johnny Appleseed is an Ohio legend. In the 1770s, he traveled from Massachusetts to the Midwest planting apple and peach trees in exchange for 100 acre tracts of land in the American frontier. Historic markers around Ohio tell the tale of his travels and adventures.

Gospel in Alabama: The Four Eagles Gospel Singers

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Listen to a performance by the Four Eagles Gospel Singers, a quartet who performed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of its ArchiTreats lecture series.

March 14, 2019 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about International Women's Day, the first lady's "Be Best" iniative, voter fraud in North Carolina, Sully the service dog, more Carnival celebrations, Jeff Koons and the world's oldest public art museum, the Geneva Motor Show, emerald ash borers, Bob Ross, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for students. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an Extra Credit report.

Answer this week's opinion question at the News Quiz website. You can also copy this week's quiz to use in Google Classroom.

November 29, 2018 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about the California wildfires, plastic pollution in Asia, the new cybersecurity agency, typhoon recovery in a U.S. territory, staying healthy during holiday travel, Stan Lee, manatee rehabilitation, Santa in Germany, reindeer in Sweden, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for students. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an Extra Credit report.

Answer this week's opinion question at the News Quiz website. You can also copy this week's quiz to use in Google Classroom.

To contact Santa at his German post office, send a letter and your return address to:

An Den Weihnachtsmann
Weihnachtspostfiliale, 16798
Himmelpfort, Germany

Ben, Revolution and Industry | In Their Own Words

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Ben, the Mount Vernon miller, discusses wheat production at Mount Vernon and trade at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.

Soldier & Citizen: Suffrage

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This excerpt from the full length documentary Soldier & Citizen gives a brief historical overview of the woman suffrage movement. Experts include Dr. Carole Bucy, professor of history at Volunteer State Community College and Davidson County Historian; Dr. Lisa M. Budreau, senior curator of military history at the Tennessee State Museum; and Ronald R. Krebs, Ph.D., professor of political science, University of Minnesota.

Inside Appalachia | A WV Broom Maker Legacy

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Learn how a West Virginia broom maker is using traditional methods to make brooms and how he hopes to pass his skills and legacy to a new generation. Engage students in a critical thinking follow-up activity in which they categorize information relating to the program content.

The Address | In the Classroom

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The Gettysburg Address is known as one of the greatest speeches in American History. The compilation lesson gives you the tools to teach this incredibly powerful speech in your own classroom. Utilizing video from Ken Burn's seminal documentary Civil War as well as the 90 minute documentary The Address, this gallery has the tools to demonstrate the speech to your classroom and engage your students with some of the most famous words from one of the nation's most respected leaders.

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