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American Experience: The Kennedys
From pbs.org, produced by PBS
This professionally-made video from PBS gives you an indepth look at the saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy that occurred within the Kennedy family. From Joseph Kennedy's rise on Wall Street, through John, Robert and Edward... [more]
February 9, 2011 at 07:25 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
American Experience: Roberto Clemente
From pbs.org, produced by PBS
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE from PBS presents Roberto Clemente. Born in Puerto Rico, Clemente was an exceptional baseball player and humanitarian whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change. He would die in a tr... [more]
February 9, 2011 at 07:19 PM
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William Lloyd Garrison on Vimeo
From vimeo.com, produced by Katherine Krudys
This student created video provides a biography of William Lloyd Garrison who was a leader of the Quakers, and the Anti- Slavery society.  He was the first abolitionist to want the complete end of slavery.  It provides some good insights into his pas... [more]
June 13, 2012 at 09:38 AM
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Julia Child
From YouTube, produced by Biography
This video explains how Julia Child became interested in food and how she followed her dream. The video explains how her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was a first and it resulted in a cooking show, The French Chef. A motivating video enc... [more]
June 26, 2012 at 09:57 AM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Samuel Gompers and the AFL-CIO
From c-spanvideo.org, produced by C-Span
This 42 minute long video is about the life of Samuel Gompers and his impact on public policy and our society. Mr. Gompers was one of the earliest labor leaders with the AFL-CIO and is considered the father of the modern labor movement. This is done ... [more]
March 10, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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The Fall of William Durant
From classroomclips.org, produced by A Moment in Time
This four minute video shows how Durant used his insights and experiences to create an automobile company called General Motors. He lost control of GM so he started another company, Chevrolet. This is a good video to show how a depression ruined him ... [more]
July 17, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Phoebe Snetsinger - Bird-Watcher
From YouTube, produced by Rajamanickam Antonimuthu
Phoebe Snetsinger was an American birder famous for having seen over 8,398 species by the time of her death, at the time more than anyone else in history. As the daughter of advertising magnate Leo Burnett, she inherited a small fortune which she use... [more]
June 9, 2016 at 08:04 AM
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Learning about the Cotton Gin
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A volunteer at the Smithsonian Museum of American History describes the history and operation of the Cotton Gin and its inventor Eli Whitney. (03:31)
December 10, 2011 at 08:04 PM
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The Enduring Legacy of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Laureate
From youtube.com, produced by PBS News Hour
Elie Wiesel was a Nobel laureate who spent decades teaching tolerance and and whose writing illuminated the horrors of the Holocaust. Sara Bloomfield, Director of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, joins Hari Sreenivasan by phone to discuss... [more]
July 3, 2016 at 12:49 PM
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Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor
From biography.com, produced by Biography
This two minute video is about what caused Arnold to be treated as a traitor despite his outstanding record in defense of the colonies. The video does not tell what caused him to give the British information or the way he was treated by George Washin... [more]
March 6, 2011 at 08:05 PM
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