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The Fightinest Marine - Dan Daly

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dan Daly was the quintessential Marine, best known for his military exploits spanning multiple military conflicts. Daly's video biography discusses these adventures and points out his character and unassuming personality.
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Australian General John Monash

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is unlikely Americans have heard of Australian General John Monash. Despite that, he played a key role in the leadership of Allied forces during World War I. Young historians learn of the less famous warrior of the Great War,...
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Crown Prince Rupprecht and Erich Ludendorff - Westerner vs. Easterner

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How to take on the Allied forces during World War I? Crown Prince Rupprecht and Erich Ludendorff used specific strategies and tactics to answer the question during the Great War. Despite their differences in tactics, both men were...
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The Teotihuacan Fire Ceremony

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fire and light play an almost universal role in world religions, and the predecessors for the Aztecs were no exception. Using an animation, the enlightening video recreates the Teotichuacan Fire Ceremony with rich details and features...
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Franz Joseph I - The Father of Austria-Hungary

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do personal tragedies affect the political decisions of leaders? Franz Joseph I, the increasingly isolated emperor of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, faced several traumatic events that likely influenced his decisions in the war....
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Serbian Field Marshal Stepa Stepanovic

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Stepa Stepanovic is hardly a household name, but an intriguing video biography demonstrates the role he played in shaping Serbia's history and entry into the war. Stepanovic is well known in Serbia as an advocate for his troops. Covered...
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Reinventing Cavalry in WW1 - Bulgarian General Ivan Kolev

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
He was once erased from the history books because he was considered by communist-controlled Bulgaria, as a dangerous influence. But Bulgarian General Ivan Kolev made his mark by using horses in a time of tanks.  Use Kolev's story to help...
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Hero or Burden? - King Constantine I of Greece

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was King Constantine I the savior of Greece? A soldier before a king? A German sympathizer? A supporter of neutrality? King Constantine I—twice installed upon Greece's throne—reflects his small country's struggles during the Great War....
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Franklin, Master Diplomat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While many often associate Ben Franklin with his kite electricity experiments, budding historians find out he contributed much more. They discover Franklin's political savvy by examining primary sources in the informative installment of...
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The Comanche and the Horse

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There was a time when the Comanche controlled an empire in North America, and the heart and soul of that empire was the horse. Scholars use the installment of the larger Native American Sacred Stories series to explore how the Spanish...
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The Hopi Origin Story

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Help learners connect with the idea of being centered as they explore the Hopi origin story. The Hopi people believe their Creator called them up out of the earth and told them to journey until they found a center space they could call...
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Maria Bochkareva and the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A woman in a man's war, Maria Bochkareva led a battalion of females who pledged to fight for Russia unto the death. An informative video highlights the ways her international celebrity inspired other countrymen and women to sacrifice...
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Georges Guynemer - The Flying Icon of France

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Georges Guynemer's legend lives on in statues, street names, and even a Twilight Zone Episode, but few American learners have ever heard of the French national hero. Considered the ace of aces, Guynemer was part of the rock star elite of...
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Lenin and Trotsky - Their Rise To Power

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Textbooks often mention the Man of Steel and his nemesis, but seldom do they investigate in-depth the inner workings of Russia before it established a separate peace and ended its involvement in World War I. Exploring the intricacies of...
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King George V in World War 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
King George V ascended to the throne after the long-storied Victorian era. However, as an instructive video shows, he wrestled with defining his role in the context of a world war and complex relationships with the ruling family of...
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Henry Johnson And The Harlem Hellfighters

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Although Americans identify the concepts of democracy and freedom as the motivation for the country's entry into World War I, they often don't associate that period with racism and racial segregation. The 369th Infantry Regiment from...
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Creating An American Army - John J. Pershing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
General John J. Pershing wasn't as charismatic as other military leaders during World War I, but he was probably the most significant in shaping America's entry into the conflict. While focusing on his personal role, a discussion of...
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The Godfather of Modern Espionage - Sidney Reilly

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
So shadowy a figure that photographs do not even exist, Sidney Reilly is known as the Godfather of Modern Espionage. While historians do not have a photo of him, reports of his secretive adventures influenced the creator of the James...
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Rasputin - The Man Behind The Tsarina

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Master of the occult? Glutton and debaucher? Puppet master of the Russian royal family? Accidental instigator of the Russian Revolution? Historians debate the role of Rasputin, the advisor to Tsarina Alexandra, wife of the last czar of...
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Luigi Cadorna - The Generalissimo

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Luigi Cadorna inspired both cult-like devotion and derisive pop culture commentary. Using part of the Who did What in WW1? series, scholars examine Cardona's leadership style as the Italian chief of staff for the army during World War I....
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Champion for Democracy? - Woodrow Wilson

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Racist? Man of his time? Master statesman? Naive idealist? Historians still question the political legacy of Woodrow Wilson. Encourage your scholars to engage in the debate by using a biography that traces Wilson's academic and political...
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The Hero Of Tannenberg - Paul von Hindenburg

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
He's often remembered as the man who died and left Hitler in power, but Paul von Hindenburg's military career before becoming president of Germany sheds light on his meteoric rise. Part of the Who did What in WW1? series, the engaging...
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Free Verse Poetry Rubric

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Follow poetry instruction with a four-category rubric designed to guide budding poets' writing of free verse poetry. 
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Social Media Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
It's gameplan time! Journalism scholars create a social media plan based upon work completed in previous lessons. The activity, fifth in a 16-part Social Media Toolbox series, focuses on using data and consensus to create an effective...