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Mental Health Help and Stories

May 15, 2019

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Stories of Young People Overcoming Incredible Challenges

Teens101 was created to be a toolbox for today’s teens who may be experiencing personal life challenges or who may know someone in need of help. The video collection of stories shows teens they are not alone and help is available.

Documentary on Eric Carle

May 15, 2019

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Documentary Illustrating Storytelling and Meaning Making with Children

Eric Carle, Picture Writer: The Art of the Picture Book is a 32-minute portrait of Eric Carle, creator of more than 70 books for children, including the bestselling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this documentary, Carle methodically layers a tissue paper collage of the caterpillar, pours over thumbnail sketches, and ruminates on drafts of his books.

Important Children's Books Library of Congress

May 15, 2019

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Collections of Historically Significant Children’s Books

The Library of Congress has launched an online collection of 67 historically significant children’s books published more than 100 years ago. Drawn from the Library’s collection, Children’s Book Selections are digital versions both of classic works still read by children today and of lesser-known treasures.

Evaluate Photographs for Historic Understanding

May 15, 2019

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Assessments for Evaluating Historical Thinking

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.

World War II Podocast

May 15, 2019

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Debates on the Historical Merits of Films Depicting WWII

Service on Celluloid is a captivating podcast of The National WW 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.

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