World History

Los Cascos Urbanos Hablan: Barranquitas 3/3

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En este tercer segmento se reseña la historia representada a través de estructuras como la casa museo El Cortijo y la casa Alcaldía. Si finaliza presentando varios proyectos de desarrollo y revitalización del casco urbano de Barranquitas.

 

World War II Veteran James Fletcher 
- Staff Sergeant, Army | Georgia Oral History

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James S. Fletcher enlisted in the Army and served with the 121st Infantry, 8th Division, in Burma and India. His time in the impoverished nations opened his eyes to a world he had never seen before. Mr. Fletcher recalls rats as big as cats, a run in with a village of head hunters, and training for a top secret mission.

Kristallnacht | Murals of the Holocaust

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Jamner talks about a mural depicting Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), when Nazis killed Jews and destroyed their property in German and Austrian towns in November 1938. Jammer talks about the Nazi propaganda campaign against Jews and his father’s experiences leading up to that night, and how Kristallnacht prompted his grandmother to take action to save her sons. He reveals how his father was able to go on with his life and discusses resilience. He closes by discussing the quote on the mural from Elie Wiesel: “Hate is contagious, like a cancer.”

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The March Committee | The March

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Meet the six civil rights leaders who formed the core organizing committee for the March on Washington: A Philip Randolph, Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, John Lewis, James Farmer, and Martin Luther King Jr. The inclusion of prominent members from student-based, clerical, and union-oriented groups allowed the March Committee to represent a diverse roster of activists who were integral in shaping the March on Washington.

World War II Veteran Louis Peneguy 
- Corporal, Army Air Corps | Georgia Oral History

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Mr. Louis Peneguy served in the Army in the Army Communication Service. Mr. Peneguy describes his training in Biloxi, Mississippi and the hardship of some of the exercises. Serving in the Pacific theater, Mr. Peneguy was sent to Iwo Jima twenty-five days after the Marines took the island. He remembers the conditions on the island, and how he spent eight hours a day in a twelve foot hole dug into the volcanic ash, while communicating weather conditions and Japanese locations to be used in strategic planning.

History of St. Paul's Cathedral | Time Scanners: St. Paul's Cathedral: Chapter 2

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Explore the basic building tools used to create London's St. Paul's Cathedral in this segment from Time Scanners. In the process of building, Sir Christopher Wren came up against a huge proble: the whole place was sinking. Using laser scanning technology, the team discovers that the structure is slowly sinking and they look for clues as to why this is happening. Was there a flaw in Sir Christopher Wren's design?

North Korea Test-Fires Missile | PBS NewsHour

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North Korea appears to be making progress in developing a nuclear arsenal. On July 4, 2017, the state performed what appears to be its most advanced test in pursuit of a nuclear weapon to date, test-firing a missile that might be capable of reaching Alaska. It is unknown whether or not North Korea is capable of building a nuclear warhead that could survive a journey on a long-range missile and detonate successfully, but President Donald Trump is urging China to put more pressure on North Korea to end their nuclear threats.

July 5, 2017 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

The Value of Life - Eugene Cook | WWII: Words of Wisdom

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Eugene Cook reflects on his time in the war and the lessons he learned from it.

World War II Veteran William Bradfield - 
Army Air Corps | Georgia Oral History

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William E. Bradfield, born February 16, 1921, entered the service as an aviation cadet for the Army Air Corps and retired as a Captain. He discusses flying in South Asia, as well as his observations of the caste system in India.

Ancient Burial Site | Time Scanners: Egypt

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Travel deep beneath a partially collapsed Egyptian pyramid in this clip from Time Scanners. Using laser scan technology, the team discovers how the ancient Egyptians tried to build four sheer walls on the faces of each side of the pyramid to support the enormous weight of the stones. By using a method of corbelling, the ancient Egyptians were able to build a burial chamber within the body of the pyramid.

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