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"Reporting America at War"

The NEH-funded film by Stephen Ives, Reporting America at War, explores the role of American journalists from San Juan Hill to the Persian Gulf in a three-hour documentary that tells the dramatic and often surprising stories of the reporters who wrote the news from the battlefield.

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Advice from the Experts for Your National History Day Project

Teachers and students ask real questions and hear advice from experts in the fields of documentary filmmaking, websites, exhibitions, performance, and research papers in these engaging one-hour Hangouts led by National History Day, NEH, Smithsonian, and Newseum staff.

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Created Equal

The NEH Created Equal project uses the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The four films that are part of this project tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation.

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The Presidents

"The Presidents," part of the American Experience series on PBS, explores the lives and times of the individuals who have held the highest office in the land. Look at the presidency in the 20th century and through its office see the drama of contemporary America—war, economic hardship, women's rights, race relations, our triumphs and our tragedies. EDSITEment also has a companion feature/index that highlights video segments as they pertain to relevant EDSITEment content.

Ohioana Authors

Ohioana Authors, supported in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, celebrates Ohio’s rich literary and historical heritage and Ohio’s contribution to American culture through the written word.

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Oklahoma Humanities Council Magazine

Since Summer 2012, this triannual magazine has dedicated each issue to thoughtful articles on classroom-worthy subjects from ethics, to African Americans in history, to medicine. Print articles from the magazine; discuss the issues in class; and check out the "Extra" section for classroom discussion questions and more online resources. (Don't forget to consult the "Archives" tab for back issues.)

 

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Songs of America

A new digital resource from the Library of Congress explores American history through song: with maps, recordings, videos, curator talks, a timeline, and more!

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Gilder Lehrman Affliate School Program: Gordon Wood on the Idea of America Webchat

Distinguished historian Gordon Wood, in conversation with President of Gilder Lehrman Jim Basker, discuss the idea of America.

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"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross"

Explore the evolution of the African American people in this six-part documentary presented by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Discover the how they forged their own history, culture, and society against unimaginable odds.

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Founders Online

The National Archives and The University of Virginia Press developed this online resource with historical documents of the founders of the United States of America. Through this website, you will be able to read and search through thousands of records from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and see firsthand the growth of democracy and the birth of the Republic.