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Mark Twain | Storyteller, Novelist, and Humorist Video

Mark Twain, often considered the “father of American literature,” was the first American writer to tell his stories in an emerging American vernacular--the speech of [More]

Early Elementary | Upper Elementary | Middle School

History & Social Studies | English Language Arts | US History

African American History: Lunch Counter Closed | History Detectives

Students examine period images and news footage in order to learn about the use of sit-ins and nonviolence in the Civil Rights Movement and analyze [More]

Upper Elementary | Middle School | High School

History & Social Studies | Professional Development | US History

Atomic Bomb

The decision to drop the atomic bomb caused political, social, and environmental changes that had unintended consequences for years to come. World War II veterans [More]

Upper Elementary | Middle School | High School

Science | History & Social Studies | Engineering & Technology | US History

Myth of the West: The Battle of the Washita | History Detectives

In this lesson, students watch excerpts from the episode Chief Black Kettle, to learn about The Battle of the Washita, part of the Indian Wars.

Upper Elementary | Middle School | High School

History & Social Studies | Professional Development | US History

Abraham Lincoln: Man versus Legend | History Detectives

Students examine elements of Abraham Lincoln's life in this lesson based on the PBS series History Detectives. Using primary source documents, students should have a [More]

Upper Elementary | Middle School | High School

History & Social Studies | US History

Lt. Col. Herbert Carter

Lt. Col. Herbert Carter was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen. Listen as he explains how he and other Tuskegee students broke through barriers to [More]

Middle School | High School

History & Social Studies | US History