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American cannibals

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Archaeologists recently discovered skeletal remains of a 14 year old girl in a cellar of a Jamestown fort. Based off of cut marks on her skull and bones, archaeologists were able to determine that she was eaten after she had died. This proves the theory that cannibalism existed during the starving time in Jamestown, Virginia.

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This is an incredible article because it is living history. Cannibalism during the starving time is an idea that has been thrown around about whether it actually occurred or not, and now with the skeletal evidence from Jane's body archaeologists are able to prove that cannabilism indeed existed. This puts things into perspective about how tough of a time it was in Jamestown for settlers. This is a great article for students to read although it may be a little disturbing because of how gruesome canniabilism is.

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TWO HOURS OF UNCUT 11/22/63 CBS-TV COVERAGE, STARTING AT 1:30 PM EST

This is a compilation of news broadcasting footage from JFK's assassinaton on November 22, 1963. There is 2 hours of uncut CBS footage in this clip.

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This is a great way for students to travel back in time. This shows how news was broadcasted for society. Also, it shows the quality of tvs-black and white, sound and visual quality, etc. Students can close their eyes and pretend they are in their own living room watching their own antiquated television watching the coverage live of the assassination of their president. It is dramatic and moving. Also, it is a great primary source of a different mode. 

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Washington's First Inaugural Address : The Colonial Williamsburg Official History & Citizenship Site

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This is President George Washington's First Inaugural Address, dated April 30, 1789. He is addressing his election as the first President of the United States.

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This is an important speech because it is the first inagural address. Students obviously know who George Washington is from a very young age, but they never really focus on his inagural address. This speech is very dramatic and moving and is important for students to realize the magnitude it had on society and politics. This may be difficult for students to understand because of the use of big words and complex sentences.

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GED Lessons The Three Branches of Government

This is a great quick video about the three branches of government. This is suitable for easy teaching or reviewing in case a student doesn't understand a concept.

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This video would be great to supplement something I am already tecahing about the separation of powers. If they don't understand the textbook or materials/way I've described it, this would be a great simple way for students to understand it further. I don't foresee any issues with this educational clip, other than some students might find it boring. However, it is a short clip so that really shouldn't be a major issue.

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The American Revolution for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series): Janis Herbert: 9781556524561: Amazon.com: Books

The American Revolution for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

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This is a book about the American Revolution specifically for kids. It puts things into simpler terms which is great for students who may be struggling. Also, it includes 21 activites.

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This is a very helpful book for both parents and teachers. A parent or teacher could easily use this for a student who may be having a difficult time understanding material in class. Parents will be able to take what teachers are teaching in class and find a corresponding activity in the book to supplement. Also, a teacher can assign an additional activity from the book as homework to supplement a classroom lesson.

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BBC NEWS | In pictures: The Vietnam War

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These are pictures from the Vietnam War. They illustrate everything ranging from innocent civilians to soldiers in combat. Looks can be deceiving, though. When viewing the photographs, viewers often don't know what happened moments before or after the photograph was taken.

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These pictures are incredibly moving. Looking back at pictures taken during any time of crisis or war is a way to time travel, so to speak. It is a way to imagine yourself in that situation, like you are one of the people in the pictures. These pictures are more relevant for a highschool class just because of how graphic they are in nature. Also, they are a good way to have a student reflect on their own personal biases and perspectives. How do you feel about the picture when you look at it, but what if you knew something about the person in the picture about something terrible they've done just before the picture was taken? Wouldn't that change your mind? Pictures are a great way to illustrate the impact media has on society.

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Featured Document: The Emancipation Proclamation

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This is the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It stated all slaves serving in the Confederate army to be freed.

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This is a remarkable piece of history. Students should become familiar with the Emancipation Proclamation and its impact on history. This document undoubtedly changed history for slaves and African Americans forever, long after Abraham Lincoln's death. Students should undestand the fundmental aspects of the proclamation. However, since this document was written over 150 years ago, students may have difficulty deciphering words and understanding sentences and vocabulary.

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The American Revolution

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This is an article talking about military strategies from battles during the Revolutionary War, in particular the Battle at Saratoga. This is important because the Battle at Saratoga was the turning point for the Revolutionary War.

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This is a good article to read because it clearly describes military strategies from both the British and the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Students will be able to easily follow this article. Also, the article pays particular attention to the Battle at Saratoga which was a crucial turning point during the war. The only issue students may have is keeping track of all the different locations and names of generals of either side.

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Memorial Day

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This is a great educational video about the history of Memorial Day. It helps students put a historical context to a holiday that they celebrate every year but may not really fully understand. This holiday was originially known as Decoration Day and honors all American soldiers.

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This is a great video because its short and to the point. Students celebrate Memorial Day every year but they might not even know the history or origin of it. This video tells them exactly why it started and why we continue to celebrate it today. This holiday is very patriotic and now students can understand why it is so important to us, even after its original celebration as far back as the Revoluationary War.

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Beer Here

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Page from a sales record account book from a beer brewer in New York City who sold beer to British and Continental troops during the American Revolution.

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This is a very different piece of history. Typcally, we think of history in terms of large events or issues that have shaped our nation. Normally, we don't think of minor details of everyday life that happened in the past. This is a cool example of a sales record account book from brewer William D. Faulkner who sold beer to both the British and the Continental Armies in New York City. Its amazing to see small pieces of everyday life when some much larger issue was happening. This may be difficult for students to read just because of the handwriting btu it is cool, nonetheless.

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