Hear the Story of Frederick Bailey, a Buffalo Soldier, Portrayed by Historical Re-enactor Edwin Bailey
Grades: 6 - 8

Video Description: Hear the story of one buffalo soldier, as told by an historic re-enactor.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: US History-2**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of your study of the American frontier as a lead-in to a student project where they create their own first person re-enactment.
  • Use this video and other videos on the website with this re-enactor in a jigsaw activity as students learn how and why he created the persona he did. How can the insights they learn and share with each other help them in developing their own first person persona in a wax museum exhibit focused on the 19th century or across different periods of history?


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.