France falls to Hitler’s armies

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Father and son in dust storm

Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

This PBS documentary by Ken Burns chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. Survivors share their memories of those years of suffering and perseverance.

Planting the flag on Iwo Jima

Ken Burns' "The War" on PBS

"Only the soldier really lives the war." The journalist does not. This PBS series by Ken Burns follows the journeys of different veterans of World War II in their own words. There is a section available for educators.

Surviving the Dust Bowl

"Surviving the Dust Bowl"

From PBS's American Experience, "Surviving the Dust Bowl" is the story of the farmers who came to the Southern Plains of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas dreaming of prosperity, and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.

Planting the flag on Iwo Jima

"The War" on PBS

"The War," directed by Ken Burns, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns.

Portrait of Elli Friedaman as a child in Hungary

Coming of Age in the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now

A free, interactive curriculum for middle and high-school students and their educators that features individual testimonies of thirteen people who were adolescents during the Holocaust.

Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle leads 16 B-25s on bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan

Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and the air war in World War II
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Congress makes “Star Spangled Banner” official national anthem

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The novel “Native Son” by Richard Wright published

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Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Eisenhower

Electing America's President

EDSITEment looks at the history of American presidential elections from George Washington to the present.