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Teaching History with HBO's The Soul of America
5.0 (4 Reviews)
March 23, 2021

Teaching History with HBO's The Soul of America


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Teaching History with HBO's The Soul of America


March 23, 2021




Grade Level Grades 6-12, Professional Development

About This Webinar

Join us for this interactive webinar with filmmakers and educators, and learn about the free and accessible resources that have been designed to support teaching the historical case studies in American History, social studies, and civics classrooms.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Now Available on Demand



The Soul of America [HBO, 2020], follows writer, journalist, historian and prolific presidential biographer Jon Meacham as he offers his timely and invaluable insights into the United States’ current political and historical moment by examining its past.

Based on Meacham’s 2018 bestseller, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, the film illuminates our current fraught political reality by exploring historical challenges of the past, such as the

  • Women’s suffrage movement;
  • The incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II; 
  • McCarthyism, and; 
  • The struggle to pass Civil Rights legislation in the 1960s -- all instances in which “our better angels” battled against the forces of hatred and division that are recurring themes in American life.

The film also chronicles Meacham’s life and career as a journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian as he shares his insights into America’s past and present.


Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements. Step 1: Upon completion of the Share My Lesson webinar, download your PD certificate of completion. Step 2: CompleteCTLE certificate. Step 3: Send both your CTLE certificate AND Share My Lesson PD certificate of completion to [email protected].

Professional Credit

One-hour PD Credit




March 23, 2021
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Lesson Plan
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TMT (POV Pt 3) .pptx

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TMT POV Pt4.pptx

Lesson Plan
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4 Reviews
conceição Nunes
March 24, 2021
This is an excellent resource for teaching the truth about this country's history and helping students understand how it relates to current affairs. It also provides insights on the assault on individual and collective cultures throughout history.
March 23, 2021
so interesting and powerful!
March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021