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Family History with History Detectives
Lion TV

Family History with History Detectives

Lesson plans asking students to dig deeper into their own family history.

Rebel: Loretta Velasquez: Civil War Soldier and Spy
Latino Public Broadcasting

Rebel: Loretta Velasquez: Civil War Soldier and Spy

Students consider how factors like gender and race shape our understanding of history.

The Way We Get By: Coming Home from War
POV

The Way We Get By: Coming Home from War

Compare and contrast the homecoming experiences of soldiers from various wars.

Veteran Experiences of Pearl Harbor
KACV

Veteran Experiences of Pearl Harbor

Learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor using video interviews, a handout and more.

Our Neighbors' Stories

Dixie Perry 1
Our Neighbors’ Stories

Dixie Perry 1

Dixie's friends were missing from school, they had been sent to internment camps.

Les Amundson 11
Our Neighbors’ Stories

Les Amundson 11

That B-17 was well built, if you’ve ever been in one, it looked like a flying beer can.

Lester Bishop 5
Our Neighbors’ Stories

Lester Bishop 5

We set the stage for the whole convoy; our ship did, because it was the slowest.

Les Amundson 5
Our Neighbors’ Stories

Les Amundson 5

all four of us were captured at the same time, handcuffed, and taken up by a Gestapo agent

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