US History 88: The Power of Story in Historical Re-enactment


What is the process to take your historic research and use that information to inhabit a figure from history?  Explore that question and more as you learn from Stan Prater of the 8th Missouri US Re-enactors in his role as General Ulysses S. Grant.  In the first part of the program, Mr. Prater speaks and answers student questions in the persona of General Grant.   For the program’s second part, Mr. Prater speaks directly about his research and writing process.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tool 736: Program Guide for The Power of Story with Stan Prater

Download this document to find more information about our November 14, 2019 live program "The Power of Story with Stan Prater." Included is the following: program description, program objectives, program format, pre-program activity suggestions, supplemental website resources related to the program, and national standards related to the program.