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Recent Events in the U.S. (2000-Present)

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Ages: 6 - 18
The Bombing of the Twin Towers: A Tribute
From kewego.com
This five minute video shows footage of the terrorist attack. Excellent shots. A great video to show to enable students to remember what happened.
October 10, 2010 at 01:20 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
9-11 Tribute Video
From teachertube.com
A three minute review of the events.  Very dramatic. Not for younger children. Preview first! Many lessons here depending on the subject taught. Shows courage, sacrifice, and spirit among other important human qualities. Perhaps best used as the titl... [more]
August 3, 2010 at 08:22 PM
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Ages: 10 - 16
President Bush Responds to Jena 6
From YouTube, produced by CSpan
President Bush discusses Jena 6 on CNN. At a White House news conference Thursday morning, President Bush said the events in Jena had "saddened" him.
July 31, 2009 at 02:01 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Prime Minister Gordon Brown Address to Congress (2009)
From YouTube, produced by CSpan
British Prime Minister Brown addressed a joint meeting of Congress. Discusses the current status and future of America and the world.  (34:18)
March 26, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed
From ted.com, produced by TED Talks
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.  His story i... [more]
April 30, 2011 at 06:15 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
The Last Moments of the Columbia Astronauts
From awesomestories.com, produced by NASA
This ten minute video is the only video recovered after Columbia disintegrated during re-entry.  It depicts the crew during their final preparations, before landing. The tape ends four minutes before the first failure.  The rest of the video was dest... [more]
February 18, 2011 at 12:49 AM
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Ages: 8 - 18
The World Trade Center Attack
From answers.com, produced by Answer.com
This three minute video deals with the construction of the World Trade Center and how they were destroyed in the September 11 attacks by Muslim terrorists. There are a lot of statistics on those that were killed in the attack. This is a good overview... [more]
June 12, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Challenger Disaster: A Space Flight Tragedy
From answers.com, produced by WatchMojo
This 2:32 video is the background of one of the most heartbreaking moments in American space travel came on January 28, 1986, when the Challenger Space Shuttle broke apart and killed its crew. Christa McAuliffe, America's selected Teacher in Space, w... [more]
May 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Four ways we're still fighting the Civil War
From cnn.com
A slide show with a printed script that compares the events of the Civil War with actions today. For more advanced students and ideal for a debate. There isn't a narration so the video script must be shown slowly as it does not go with the images.
April 14, 2011 at 01:47 AM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Obama formally ends Iraq combat mission
From msnbc.msn.com, produced by Today Show
This video shows President Obama indicating that it is now time to end the United States' war in Iraq by turning the page. He reviews some of the reason for this decision.
September 6, 2010 at 02:53 PM
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