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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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History Of The Berlin Wall

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This very informative World History class project tells the story of the Berlin Wall from the beginning to the end.

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What Is the Declaration of Independence?

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A quick review of the events and people that created the Declaration of Independence. Great for young learners and educators, this video is a great starting place for those interested in learning more about American History.

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National Archives: Declaration of Independence

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The original Declaration of Independence is on display in the Rotunda of the National Archives. In this Inside the Vaults video short, we learn about the efforts to conserve it as well as a fun history mystery ‘printed’ on the lower left corner.

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Teaching History: Declaration of Independence

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This video is for educators. It is an interview with Cliff Gold about a lesson plan for teaching the Declaration of Independence to eighth graders. He discusses some strategies and overall goals for the lesson that you can use when creating your own educational material.

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Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

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Take a hit song, give it some historical lyrics and you’ve got yourself a fun, creative way to learn history. This video takes ‘Apologize’ by OneRepublic and turns it into a quick lesson about the Declaration of Independence.

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Breaking Through The Clouds

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This quick video promotes Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women’s National Air Derby, a documentary about the 20 women who flew in the 1929 race across the United States. They flew from Santa Monica, California to Cleveland, Ohio. Amelia Earhart was one of the contestants, finishing in third place.

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Amelia Earhart Interview

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Here is an interesting video of Amelia Earhart describing her flight across the Atlantic Ocean. It is really neat to hear her voice as she describes some of the events of her monumental flight.

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Jamestown: Against All Odds

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Follow the failures and successes that went into the making of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.

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