U.S. History

Know Ohio | Famous Ohio Veterans

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Today, United States Veterans make up approximately 7% of Ohio's population. Meet three individuals who risked their lives and made sacrifices for their country. African American Robert Madison was segregated and prevented from fighting along with his white counterparts. His all-black unit made significant contributions during World War II. Also during that war, Ohioan Margaret Henry served through the Red Cross and was drawn into the Battle of the Bulge. Vietnam War veteran Thomas Nelson Moe served as an Air Force pilot, was shot down, and imprisoned for five years. These three represent a small portion of the service contributed by Ohio's veterans.

Jazz: Contemporary Music Performance

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Listen to a contemporary performance of "Stand By Me" by Marcus Johnson and the Bay City Brass Band. This presentation was filmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of the ArchiTreats lecture series.

February 21, 2019 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about NASA's Opportunity rover, the Spirit of Our Ancestors Festival in Africatown, U.S. government shutdown updates, vegan trends, the Westminster winner, dog fashion, free solo climbing, a bobblehead hall of fame, exploration in the Indian Ocean, 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.

The Bozeman Trail | Experiencing the Bozeman Trail

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Learn how people traveled to remote mining areas and what life was like on the wagon trains in this segment from the documentary The Bozeman Trail. A guided viewing activity for the video is found in the Support Materials.

Taking Away from Our Culture (Video)

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What is cultural appropriation? Onondaga storyteller Perry Ground addresses the subject head-on with students at Gowana Middle School in Clifton Park, New York, and discusses how cultural appropriation affects contemporary Haudenosaunee life and identity.

Mines, Miners, and Labor | Sifting through Blair Mountain's Past

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Learn about the importance of the Battle of Blair Mountain in West Virginia's coal mining history and the development of organized labor.

DS Award | Moon Memories

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In the early testing of the Lunar Module, a new award was created at NASA. Retired NASA executive, Charlie Mars, tells the humorous story of how he received the award for preventing Astronaut Neil Armstrong from taking a nasty spill.

Minding the Gap | Lesson Plan Clips

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Minding the Gap is a coming of age film by Bing Liu. Starting in high school, Bing begins to make skate videos. What starts as a hobby ends up as a profound exploration of issues that is likely to resonate deeply with students.

The diverse group of participants in the film — Bing, Keire, Zack, and Nina — see and feel the often jarring challenges of life in a small, declining Rust Belt city. Collectively, they experience family violence, substance abuse, economic insecurity, racism, and teen pregnancy, along with the typical struggles of identity formation as teens become adults. To cope, they skate — regulating the speed at which they move through life, attacking obstacles and flipping over platforms, sometimes unsuccessfully. The risks they take are sometimes rewarded and sometimes the source of pain. But they persevere.

The Mayo Clinic: The Evolution of Modern Medicine

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The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, and Science is a documentary from Ken Burns, Erik Ewers, and Christopher Loren Ewers. The film tells the story of William Worrall Mayo, an English immigrant who began practicing medicine with his sons Will and Charlie in Rochester, Minnesota in the late 1800s.

Minnesota Indigenous Food Lab

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Members of the Sioux Chef group and youth from the Dream of Wild Health organization host an Indigenous Food Lab to share information about the importance of healthy traditional food revitalization. The event took place on August 31, 2018 at the Minnesota State Fair.

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