Debates on the Historical Merits of Films Depicting WWII
Service on Celluloidis a captivating podcast of The NationalWW II Museum that takes a deep look at depictions of World War II on film over the last 70-plus years. In-house experts at the museum, along with special guests, hold lively debates on the historical merits of treasured classics and smaller films alike. Films highlighted in this series include Fury, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, The Great Escape, and Twelve O’Clock High. This entertaining series examines Hollywood’s portrayals—good and bad—of the twentieth century’s most dramatic event. Listen online and subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Stitcher.
The Olympics Protest is a new assessment from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) that gauges whether students can identify the historical event depicted in an iconic photograph and evaluate its historical significance. Successful students will draw on their knowledge of the past to identify American track athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their fists to protest racial injustice while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics and then explain how the event was historically significant.
In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The firstcolor photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen?
Women Who Changed the World, an iOS app by education developer Learny Land, takes students on a journey through history alongside 15 brilliant and brave women—from aviators to scientists, artists to civil rights activists.