PBS's "Henry Ford"

PBS: "Henry Ford"

Part of the American Experience series on PBS, Henry Ford documents the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, and offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management.

  • John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”: Verbal Pictures

    Created December 17, 2012
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    Students align original FSA photographs from the 1930s and the author’s own journal entries, to trace parallel elements John Steinbeck then incorporated into passages in The Grapes of Wrath.

    President Barack Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts

    Presidential Inaugurations: A Capitol Parade on a Cold Winter's Day

    The cornerstone of the inaugural ceremony is the inaugural address. Each president attempts to outline in the course he hopes to follow over the coming years in just a few short pages.

    Nunnally Johnson, the film maker who wrote the sceenplay for “The Grapes of Wrath,” born

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  • Launchpad: “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” by Mark Twain

    Created December 4, 2012

    Launchpad: “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” by Mark Twain

    Book cover of The Man that Corrupted HadleyburgDirections: This Launchpad, adapted from http://www.whatsoproudlywehail.org/, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Mark Twain’s short story “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg.” After reading the story, you can click on the

    Washington Crossing the Delaware, Emanuel Leutze (1816–1868), 1851

    Emanuel Leutze’s Symbolic Scene of Washington Crossing the Delaware

    On Christmas Night 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware River to attack Britain’s Hessian army at Trenton.

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    Picturing Hawai'i

    Picturing Hawai'i is a new curriculum from the Honolulu Museum of Art. The comprehensive Teachers Resource Book and accompanying six images show how to use works from the museum's collection to supplement lessons in history, fine arts, language arts, math, and science.

    How Teachers Can Make the Most of “The Dust Bowl”

    Related EDSITEment Lesson Plans and other Content for Dust Bowl

    Florence Thompson and her children in pea pickers campConnect to the Dust Bowl through these peer-reviewed lessons and websites from EDSITEment.