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8 Memorable Films About Slavery: What They Got Right and What They Got Wrong

8 Memorable Films About Slavery: What They Got Right and What They Got Wrong | US History | Scoop.it
12 Years a Slave Director Steve McQueen’s award-winning film 12 Years a Slave (2013) has been hailed as one of the greatest movies about slavery ever. The 
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Presidents undoing their predecessor's legacy: an American tradition

Presidents undoing their predecessor's legacy: an American tradition | US History | Scoop.it
Obama must hand power to a man who has vowed to destroy much of what the president has built. But history shows such efforts are not always easy
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Jamestown Colonists Resorted to Cannibalism

Jamestown Colonists Resorted to Cannibalism | US History | Scoop.it
Starving colonists resorted to cannibalism to survive harsh winter of 1609, according to a recent find.
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A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary | US History | Scoop.it
Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives. Watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi.
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Saints in America

Saints in America | US History | Scoop.it
During his visit, Pope Francis' canonization of controversial friar Junipero Serra is the first on U.S. soil; 11 saints with a connection to the U.S. have been canonized by the Vatican
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner | US History | Scoop.it
"Booker T. Washington, the well known negro educator and President of the Tuskegee, Ala. institute , was a guest of President Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt at dinner at the white house tonight." It ...
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Read this article and answer the Progressive Presidents and the Race Question worksheet.

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Before Ebola, Ellis Island’s terrifying medical inspections | PBS NewsHour

Before Ebola, Ellis Island’s terrifying medical inspections | PBS NewsHour | US History | Scoop.it
Oct. 15, 1966 marked the day that Ellis Island (along with Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty) was officially listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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Answer the questions on this article on your worksheet and also attempt the research questions.

 

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Timeline of Emigration – Uncover the history of your ancestors! | germany.travel/GermanOriginality

Travel back in time and reveal the most momentous points in German-American history in the past 400 years. From the first German to discover the New World ...
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6 Shocking Facts About Slavery, Natives and African Americans

6 Shocking Facts About Slavery, Natives and African Americans | US History | Scoop.it
At "1619: The Making of America" Native and non-Native speakers discussed slavery and Native Americans in 17th century colonial America.
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Baby Names - Republicans and Democrats Pick Different Names - Town & Country Magazine

Baby Names - Republicans and Democrats Pick Different Names - Town & Country Magazine | US History | Scoop.it
Republicans and Democrats tend to pick different names for their kids.
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25 Interesting Things You Didn't Know About George Washington

Did you know that before fighting against the British he actually fought for the British? These are 25 interesting things you didn't know about George Washin...
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Watch this video and study the other sources within this site on Washington. If you had to write an essay on Washington's career, how would each sources prove useful? Also note a weakness in each source? Finally research one other sources and explain why you would use it.

 

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George Washington -- Fighting for Slavery - Huffington Post

George Washington -- Fighting for Slavery - Huffington Post | US History | Scoop.it
George Washington -- Fighting for Slavery Huffington Post Perhaps most astonishing to me, in a book filled with astonishing facts, was the revelation that George Washington, (and other 'Founding Fathers'), whilst fighting so eloquently for...
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How godless capitalism made America multicultural

How godless capitalism made America multicultural | US History | Scoop.it
A hunger for growth and wealth has triumphed over exclusion in the long run. There's no going back.
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Hamilton to stay on $10; Tubman replacing Jackson

Hamilton to stay on $10; Tubman replacing Jackson | US History | Scoop.it
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday will announce a decision to keep Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill and put leaders of the movement to give women the right to vote on the back of the bill, sources tell POLITICO.
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The myth of Ronald Reagan: pragmatic moderate or radical conservative?

The myth of Ronald Reagan: pragmatic moderate or radical conservative? | US History | Scoop.it
Republican candidates and even Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been quoting the 40th president lately but his legacy is filled with complexities
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Native Americans Give Other Groups A Taste Of Casual Sports Team Racism

Native Americans Give Other Groups A Taste Of Casual Sports Team Racism | US History | Scoop.it
An ad from The National Congress of American Indians doesn't mince words, or horribly racist images, to make a point about retrograde sports mascots.
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow . Jim Crow Stories . The Birth of a Nation | PBS

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow . Jim Crow Stories . The Birth of a Nation | PBS | US History | Scoop.it
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Read this article  on Woodrow Wilson and answer the questions on the "Progressive Presidents and the Race question".

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Declaration of Independence - Text Transcript

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Read through the Declaration of Independence in advance of an our next class activity. Note any words that you do not understand and look up their definitions in an online dictionary.

 

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Scotch-Irish Emigration To America

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Scan this webpage to locate four push factors and two pull factors influencing Scotch-Irish Emigration to the Colonies during the 17th Century

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Battles of the French and Indian War

Battles of the French and Indian War | US History | Scoop.it
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The French and Indian War (1754–1763) is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years' War. The war was fought primarily between the colonies of British Ame...
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Follow the interactive F & I war map and scan through the text to answer the following questions. (In your notes)

1.  Which later American hero was heavily involved as a young British officer in the early stages of the war?

2. Which type of fortification is of great importance in the early stages of the war? Why was this so common?

3. From your study of the text and using your geographical knowledge of the Colonies why do you think the British won the war?

4. Note two consequences of Britain's victory in the war.

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Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS

Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS | US History | Scoop.it

"GIS has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost." 


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Todd Pollard's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:34 PM

I really like this interactive map application.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, August 28, 2014 1:13 PM

unit 1

Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 3:14 PM

Just another of the millions of uses for GIS...

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George Washington nominated as the Commander of the Continental Army

George Washington was nominated by John Adams as the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army(in HBO miniseries John Adams) I reserve no rights to this vid...
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