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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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Mother’s Day Brunch Kids Can Cook

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Lizzie Marie Cuisine shows kids how they can make a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch. The menu includes Green Eggs and Ham, Marinated Berries, and a Fizzy Fru drink. Lizzie gives us lots of great instructions and information about the products she uses to help us make a special meal for Mom.

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Margaret Thatcher Mash Up

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Some of Lady Thatcher’s most memorable moments. From her victory in 1979 to her last days at 10 Downing Street.

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Houses of History – Parliament and Democracy

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Brought to you by, this video is a visual time line of British democracy with lovely poetic narration. Check out the UKParliament channel on Youtube where you can take a tour of Parliament, learn more about the Houses, and watch lively question and answer sessions in the House of Commons.

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British Political History Condensed

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Take a quick look at the political history of the United Kingdom starting with William the Conqueror and ending with the present day. Fun and entertaining with loads of information on the Magna Carta, Parliament, and Prime Ministers.

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Optical Illusions of The Parthenon

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NOVA | NOVA Short | Optical Tricks of the Parthenon What did the Ancient Greeks know about perception and optical illusion? Take a closer look at the Parthenon and the building techniques of the Ancient Greeks. Brought to you from our friends at NOVA.

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