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Grace Hopper on Letterman

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Enjoy the amazing Grace Murray Hopper on Late Night with David Letterman.

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Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat

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Turn your little ones into Pilgrims with this fun family craft idea.

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Turkey Wings

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Cut and glue colorful feathers onto a poster board base to make a set of wearable turkey wings this Thanksgiving.

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Scaredy Squirrel’s Tips for Halloween Safety

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Scaredy Squirrel shares his top 3 safety tips for trick-or-treating.

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The Stamp Act of 1765

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The Stamp Act of 1765 was a tax on all printed materials in Great Britain and the original 13 colonies. However, the colonists hated this tax so much that it was repealed just one year later. To find out why, watch this great video.

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Hula is a very important part of Hawaiian culture. Hula dancing was forced underground in the 60s because of missionaries, but, today, more and more people are learning the art.

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The Gold Rush

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What was California like before the Gold Rush and what was it like afterwards? This neat video gives a good overview of the Gold Rush of 1849, with especially interesting tid-bits about the travel options available at that time.

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The Search for the Names of Holocaust Victims

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Six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, yet the names of close to 2 million remain anonymous. Since the 1950s, Yad Vashem has worked tirelessly to name all the victims of the Holocaust.

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Yad Vashem

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Yad Vashem: Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future Containing the world’s largest repository of information on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is a leader in Holocaust education, commemoration, research and documentation.

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Inaugural Speech Clips

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See and hear past presidents in this great video, featuring an inaugural speech snippet for each president from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton.

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