World History

Los Cascos Urbanos Hablan: Lares 1/3

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En este primer segmento se presentan datos geográficos e históricos sobre la fundación de la ciudad del grito, Lares.  Es a través de la Plaza de este centro urbano que se revive la historia del famoso Grito de Lares. 

World War II Veteran George Aigen - 
Corporal, Army | Georgia Oral History

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Mr. George Aigen, born October 9, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, was drafted into the Army during World War II. In his interview, Mr. Aigen remembers walking through a minefield, capturing over two thousand German soldiers, and seeing the inside of Dachau concentration camp.

Red Tails - Norris Connelly | WWII: Europe

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Norris Connelly recounts his time as a member of the Red Tails, a popular aerial escort group.

This Way Up

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This Way Up follows the lives of people in and around a nursing home near the Israeli security barrier in East Jerusalem. Classrooms can use this resource group to examine the impact of the security barrier on everyday life and to deepen their understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

World War II Veteran Robert Weed 
- Staff Sergeant, Army Air Corps | Georgia Oral History

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Mr. Robert Eugene Weed, born in Chattahoochee County, Georgia on September 6, 1922, was a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corp who served as a waist gunner flying missions out of England. Mr. Weed describes missions to eliminate manufacturing and industrial sites in Germany. The mission that he recalls as his most unnerving was flying through flack on the way to Berlin when his #2 tank was hit and rendered useless. Mr. Weed's other stories include missions bombing bridges and railroads in France.

Inside Roman Architecture | Time Scanners: Colosseum

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Investigate the complex infrastructure of Rome's Colosseum in this clip from Time Scanners. Ravaged by time and earthquakes, only parts of the Colosseum remain. The team travels 150 miles from Rome to Pozzuoli to explore another amphitheatre, with a hypogeum similar to Colosseum's.

A Token and a Turning Point | The Nazi Games: Berlin 1936

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As violence and government sanctioned discrimination against Jews increased in Nazi Germany, the US Jewish community organized to boycott the Berlin games. Germany allowed a token Jewish woman on to the fencing team to prevent countries from pulling out of the games. Ultimately, the United States decided to participate, and many countries followed their lead.

Two Uniforms | Murals of the Holocaust

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Jamner explores contrasts as he examines a mural depicting two uniforms of the Third Reich: a striped uniform worn by Jews in concentration camps and a Nazi military uniform. He begins by telling the students about the Kol Nidre, a prayer sung the night before Yom Kippur that asks God’s forgiveness for vows that could not be kept. He describes what the song meant to his mother by sharing her memory of a moving moment of solidarity and resistance among the Jews when she was in Auschwitz. He describes the contrasting ways in which his mother and grandmother dealt with their old concentration camp uniforms.

Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

Barrio de Paz | Global Oneness Project

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Students watch a short film, Barrio de Paz by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, which tells the story of peace worker Nelsa Libertad Curbelo and the city's gang youth, who have left behind a life of crime to come together and provide services to their struggling community. Loved like a mother, Nelsa has helped the gangs channel their need for unity, structure, and love into the power to participate in society.

In this lesson, students explore how respect, trust, and love can transform youth violence. Through classroom discussion, students examine reasons why young people join gangs and ways those instincts can become the foundation for creative participation in society. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

 

 

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.

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