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Explore several monumental events in American history from the Hindenburg disaster, to the first man on the moon, through September 11, 2001. Each event captivated the American people and journalists covered each story in depth. Without journalists some of these events may have been forgotten in the pages of history.

Review actual publications from each time period as well as famous audio clips from the time period of each event.

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This activity is available in our American History B course

The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.

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