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Chanukah with Veronica Monica

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Visit 165 B.C.E. with Veronica Monica as she gives an eyewitness account of the story of Chanukah. Her entertaining report starts with the revolt against the Syrian King and ends with the miracle of the oil.

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Her Star Still Shines

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Filled with pictures, video, quotes and sound clips, this commemorative video of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Eleanor Roosevelt captures the strength, courage and power of this influential woman.

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The Revolutions of 1989

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The dramatic fall of communism across Eastern Europe cannot be traced to one event, one decision, or one person. Get a brief overview of the landmark events from Lech Walesa in Poland to the execution of Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu in this informative video.

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Horrible Histories Pilgrim Rap

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Take a few minutes to watch this fun and educational rap video brought to us by Horrible Histories, an educational television series from Great Britain.

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Plimoth Plantation Virtual Tour

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Come along on this virtual tour of Plimouth Plantation! Pilgrim reenactors give first person narratives about life on the plantation. Learn about the tools they used to settle and build their homes, what they grew in their gardens and see the inside of their homes.

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Paul McCartney Interview

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A young Paul McCartney is interviewed by David Frost on May 18, 1964. Paul answers questions about his music, the future and being one of The Beatles.

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Paul McCartney Teaches Bass

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Paul McCartney teaches us how to play the baseline from one of his songs in this quick excerpt. It is designed for people who already know how to play the bass, but it is still fun to watch Paul jam for those of us who don’t.

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Berlin Wall Erected

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Did you ever wonder how a city could be cut in two? Filled with great footage from 1961, this video shows the first sections of the wall being laid with brick and mortar. There would be many modifications to the wall over the next 28 years, but this is how it started.

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A GPS Berlin Wall

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Are you planning a trip to Berlin? Since very little of the Berlin wall is still standing, this GPS guided tour is a neat way to see exactly where the wall stood.

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Walled In!

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A second wall, erected in 1962, ran parallel to the original Berlin Wall and created what is known as the Death Strip. Using computer generated graphics, this video reviews the tactics used by East Germany to prevent citizens from fleeing to West Germany.

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