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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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A Defense of the Electoral College

Americans elect a president through the state-by-state mechanism of the Electoral College rather than direct nationwide popular vote. Today, all but two states award all of their electoral votes to the statewide winner.

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Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

This film charts the life of Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of Los Angeles, who broke racial barriers and fostered urban development. Common Core-aligned curriculum guides for eleventh and twelfth grade government classes are also available.

Mayor Tom Bradley

Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

This film charts the life of Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of Los Angeles, who broke racial barriers and fostered urban development. Common Core-aligned curriculum guides for eleventh and twelfth grade government classes are also available.

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Electing America’s Presidents

Every four years American citizens make one of their most serious choices as a people when they vote for president. EDSITEment has lessons about some of the most important and dramatic presidential elections in the early decades of the republic. These lessons not only give students opportunities to read significant primary sources authored by the candidates and others but also the path to a better understanding of the historical context of these races.

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Jazz Appreciation Month 2016: Benny Carter and Democracy

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was created by the National Museum of American History in 2002 to celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. Each year the museum picks a major musician to commemorate.

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Tupperware!

Using interviews with Tupperware executives and dealers from the early days and wonderful, little-seen footage of Tupperware Jubilees, this funny, probing American Experience documentary and its supplementary website examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.

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"Last Days in Vietnam"

From American Experience, a film about the desperate attempt by heroic Americans to save as many people as possible at the 11th hour. Also on iTunes.