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Top Three Myths about the Great Depression and the New Deal

Historian Stephen Davies names three persistent myths about the Great Depression. Myth #1: Herbert Hoover was a laissez-faire president, and it was his lack ...

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How is power divided in the United States government?

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-is-power-divided-in-the-united-states-government-belinda-stutzman Article II of the United States Constitution allows for three separate branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial), along with a system of checks and balances should any branch get too powerful. Belinda Stutzman breaks down each branch and its constitutionally-entitled powers.

Lesson by Belinda Stutzman, animation by Johnny Chew.


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Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's curator insight, April 17, 2013 12:08 AM

TED ED is one of the best resources I found for my classes this year. Great way to supplement lessons and content.

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JFK assassination: Many theories, but no 'real evidence' of a conspiracy

JFK assassination: Many theories, but no 'real evidence' of a conspiracy | us history | Scoop.it
The government’s most recent investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy began in 1994. The Oliver Stone movie “JFK” was still fresh in mind, and almost four in five Americans believed in a conspiracy to kill the 35th president.

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The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Dramatic reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's classic poem, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" by cdavid cottrill. History Website: https://sites.google.c...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:17 PM

As a friend of mine said, the ride of Paul Revere and Bunker Hill are great examples of geography shaping history.  To see this map of these events, see the Google Earth file.  

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, April 20, 2013 5:55 AM

Peu connu en France, un héros de la révolution américaine, et son épopée devenue mythique.

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Inside WWII: Interactive Maps

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Go inside World War II and get new insight into the people, battles and events you thought you knew.

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Amy Marques's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:54 PM

This is a great website! It shows never before seen photos from WWII. Something to notice about the photos is the section on Japanese-Americans. It's an eye opener to the way in which Japanese-Americans were treated during WWII. Many americans are almost blind to what the US was trying to end, German expansion in Europe and ending the holocaust, however at the same time, we had our own concentration camps here in CalifornIa.

Al Picozzi's curator insight, July 23, 2013 1:25 PM

Nice quick way to get the user to see some of the key aspects of the War.  Showing the pan-germanism that Hitler esposed when taking the Sudetenland in the former Czechoslovakia to showing the suffering the civilian population of Leningrad.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:53 PM

World War II had a profound impact on so many places; the issues that contributed to these events and complex and inter-related.  This interactive with videos, pictures and commentary is a veritable treasure trove of resources for teachers and students alike.