- ›› Theme : Art, Music and Film
The insignia in the poster featured here, published in 1942, illustrate the numerous jobs assigned to civilian volunteers.
Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) worked for the US government during World War II designing posters such as this one, encouraging patriotism and investment.
The instructional film A Date with Your Family, distributed in 1950 by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, portrays an ideal nuclear family.
In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass describes his arduous journey from slavery to freedom. In doing so, he provides a detailed account about slaves’ everyday lives that enlightens his readers about the realities of slavery. Though there are many passages of note, one that is particularly powerful comes at the end of Chapter 2, when Douglass discusses the slaves’ singing. These few paragraphs correct the common misunderstanding that slaves sang to express their joy, as Douglass stresses...
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Digital storytelling offers a revolutionary new way to engage students in the study of history. Using free, easy-to-use software, you and your students can create professional-looking historical documentaries that can be shown and shared on computer or television screens. These stories weave together images, text, narration, charts and graphs, and a musical soundtrack, just like the documentaries found on PBS or the History Channel.
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