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Ken Burns 

For over thirty years, Ken Burns has been creating historical documentaries using personal interviews, the narration of primary source documents, and archival photographs and footage to tell America's stories. 

For more information on Ken Burns, visit: https://whut.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/ken-burns-teaching/

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Above the Law? Athletes in Trouble
Like Jack Johnson, other athletes ride their fame with a flamboyancy and freedom that sometimes leads to trouble with the law. Their behavior gives...
The War - African Americans in WWII
The Double Victory - Double V - campaign, begun by the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper in 1942, helped to address this issue. It encouraged African...
National Parks: See America
  • Social Studies
  • High School
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the United States was experiencing unprecedented growth and prosperity. An unlikely alliance developed...
Frank Llyod Wright- Architecture for the Masses
  • Social Studies
  • High School
In this lesson, students will learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy of architecture and will relate this philosophy to a discussion of the role...
Traveling in the 1800's
Ken Burns 
Updated: 
2019
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
This is a small group activity that allows students to understand the process of traveling in the 1800's.
Art and Propaganda
Ken Burns 
Updated: 
2016
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This lesson plan is structured as an online lesson to be conducted with the use of a computer. Since some classrooms are not equipped to provide...
Thomas Hart Benton: Americana in Art
  • Arts
  • MS, HS
A major leader of the American Regionalism art movement, Thomas Hart Benton became famous for his murals that brought America to life. Benton...
The Morse Code- Lewis & Clark
  • Social Studies
  • High School
The students will learn how travelers communicate by using The Morse Code. Students will be able to send messages to other students and see if they...
Artful Deceptions
Ken Burns 
Updated: 
2019
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In this video clip viewing activity, you will review several classic examples of cheating in the Major Leagues. Sometimes sportscasters and...
Bases Divided
Ken Burns 
Updated: 
2016
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In this video clip viewing activity, you will review several classic examples of cheating in the Major Leagues. Sometimes sportscasters and...