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American Experience: Influenza 1918
From pbs.org, produced by PBS
Influenza 1918 is the story of the worst epidemic the United States has ever known. Before it was over, the flu would kill more than 600,000 Americans - more than all the combat deaths of this century combined. (52:53)
February 7, 2011 at 06:51 PM
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  Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty
From free-educational-videos.com
A cartoon explaining the terms of the treaty, where is was held, and the effect of the treaty on the United States in the form of added land are explained. This is a cartoon and it moves rapidly, so teachers would benefit from having a map of the are... [more]
January 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Into the Sea
From snagfilms.com, produced by Courtney Hermann, Karlyn Gibson
This history of the Oregon Coast tells us the dream of building on beach front property can become a nightmare. This brief video could be used in a history class covering the Western US Coastline. Alternately, it could be a useful tool in a geography... [more]
May 10, 2012 at 01:20 PM
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Wright Brothers Test Flight, 1909
From history.com, produced by History Channel
In this clip see history in the making with footage of a 1909 test flight. In the early 20th century, the age of aviation took flight with airplanes invented by Orville and Wilbur Wright. From History Uncut. (1:32)
February 23, 2012 at 08:26 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
Slavery by Another Name: Coal Mining History
From thirteen.org, produced by PBS
Historian Mary Ellen Curtin talks about early coal mining and the industry's reliance on prison labor.  She describes the horrific conditions the workers endured in the late 1800s.  ( 2:17)
February 23, 2012 at 06:54 AM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Gunslingers of the Wild West
From YouTube, produced by Simple History
This video was sponsored by The Magnificent Seven. (05:13)
February 16, 2017 at 05:12 AM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Ellis Island - History of Immigration to the United States (1890-1920)_ Award Winning Documentary
From YouTube, produced by Guggenheim Productions Ince
A 30 minute documentary video about Ellis Island and the history of immigration in America.  (28:26)
February 27, 2014 at 03:58 PM
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"Take Me, O St. Lawrence River"
From YouTube, produced by R. Rawlings
A song of slavery in the pre-Civil-War era, in which an escapee yearns for her freedom. "Take Me, O St. Lawrence River (Freedom)," performed by Jane Foster, soprano, with Jane Weber, pianist, August 5, 2012, for the Unitarian Service at the Hall of P... [more]
June 3, 2015 at 10:42 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Why the U.S. Was Distracted From Tackling the Spanish Flu
From YouTube, produced by Smithsonian Channel
By the summer of 1918, the Spanish Flu was claiming American casualties in the hundreds. But the U.S. government's official position was to not comment. (03:41)
August 28, 2019 at 03:22 AM
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Communist Revolution in America? - The Red Scare 1919
From YouTube, produced by The Great War
The American intervention in the Russian Civil War, the economic hardships of workers and returning veterans and the strikes all over the U.S. in 1919 created a hysteria that we know as Red Scare today. But how realistic was the idea of a Bolshevist ... [more]
August 30, 2019 at 05:07 AM
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