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Education | At Home Learning - 9th - 12th - November 9

Week of November 9

Monday, November 9

12:00pm Reconstruction: America After the Civil War Part 1

Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for this exploration of the transformative years following the Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change.

Watch the show here:

Part 1: https://www.pbs.org/video/reconstruction-part-1-hour-1-n0g1em/ (Passport Required)

Part 2: https://www.pbs.org/video/reconstruction-part-1-hour-2-lpuaph/ (Passport Required)

Tuesday, November 10

12:00pm Reconstruction: America After the Civil War Part 2

Explore the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction's legal and political legacy, and see how African Americans fought back using artistic expression to put forward a "New Negro" for a new century.

Watch the show here:

Part 1: https://www.pbs.org/video/reconstruction-part-2-hour-1-ektoum/ (Passport Required)

Part 2: https://www.pbs.org/video/reconstruction-part-2-hour-2-tvskio/ (Passport Required)

Wednesday, November 11

12:00pm American Experience “Mine Wars”

Go inside the bitter battle to unionize coal miners at the dawn of the 20th century. The struggle over the power that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone.

Show not available online

Watch the preview and find other information here: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/theminewars/

Thursday, November 12

12:00pm The Statue of Liberty

This 1985 Ken Burns film chronicles the creation and history of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans. Narrated by David McCullough, the film traces the development of the monument--from its conception, to its complicated and often controversial construction, to its final dedication--and offers interviews with a wide range of Americans to explore the meaning of the Statue of Liberty.

Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/statue-liberty-statue-liberty/ (Passport Required)

1:00pm Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy’s Ride to the White House

This is the exciting story of a physically challenged young man from Harvard who came to the western frontier in 1883. Theodore Roosevelt bought a ranch, learned how to ride, shoot, hunt and acquired the skills that would make him a war hero and American President. It was in the Badlands of Dakota where young Roosevelt became a cowboy and learned about democracy and the American West. Filmed on location at the Roosevelt ranches in the heart of the beautiful and wild Badlands of North Dakota, the growing of age life experiences of the nation's 26th President, brought to life by nationally acclaimed historians H. W. Brands, Douglas Brinkley, Clay Jenkinson, and great-grandson Tweed Roosevelt.

Show not available online

Watch the preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=flj5k6yzskE&feature=emb_logo

Friday, November 13

12:00pm American Experience: McCarthy (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

Explore the rise and fall of the notorious senator who led a Cold War crusade against Communists. His zealous campaign to root out those he viewed as enemies of the state would test the limits of American decency and democracy.

Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/mccarthy-9wui76/ (Passport Required)