HRP 23: America in Wartime

Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
Sample Video 69: Military 11: Veterans Day 2015–Vietnam
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Hear two military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of the Vietnam War as they describe their tours of duty...
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Herman Harris joined the Army as the Vietnam War was coming to an end and continued serving for 20 years.  In this video he recounts being a paratroop...
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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World War II veteran Tom Mohan recounts tales of his service in the Pacific Theater, serving at Guadalcanal, targeting Japanese freighters and battles...
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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In this interview Carter Holt recounts his service removing IEDs during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Vietnam Veteran shares why he joined the military, his service in helicopters, what it was like to fight in Vietnam, injuries suffered, and returning ...
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Korean War veteran Philip Kempland shares his memories of the war, why he joined the military, benefits of his military service, and answers additiona...
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Iraq veteran Nick Kundert shares his experiences serving in the conflict, why he chose to join the Marines, and answers additional student questions a...
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Richard Gearhart shares his experiences serving in World War, including his time as a prisoner of war.
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Richard Wake shares his experiences during the Iraq conflict as a military policeman.
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Harrison Ochs shares his memories of the attack on Pearl Harbor, his desire to join the military after, and his experiences on a Coast Guard cutter du...
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Claire Minie served in the Women’s Marine Reserves during the Korean War.  Learn why she chose to join, what it was like to be a woman serving i...
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Veteran Michael Moore shares his memories of the Vietnam War serving on board a US Navy vessel.
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Dennis McHawes shares his experiences on the front lines of the Persian Gulf War as it shifted from Desert Shield to Desert Storm.
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Veteran Dennis Longhibler shares his experiences protecting American troops from IEDs during the Iraq War as well as his thoughts on the value of mili...
Grades: k-4, 5-8, 9-12
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Richard Gearhart shares his experiences serving in World War, including his time as a prisoner of war.
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
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Bestselling author David Von Drehle talks about the eight years he spent researching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War for his book Rise to Greatness:...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- This archived program focuses on three major areas related to passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. First, we look at Lincoln’s motives for the amen...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Vietnam veterans answer the question.
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Vietnam veterans answer the question.
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear five military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, t...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear five military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, t...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Without a doubt, the Presidential election of 1860 was an historic one. America was living in turbulent times. The debate over slavery was consta...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Without a doubt, the Presidential election of 1860 was an historic one. America was living in turbulent times. The debate over slavery was consta...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Experience the power of primary sources as you hear from a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor and others who remember the day as they saw the a...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Use the power of primary sources to go back in time and go inside some of the people, places, and events of America's Civil War.
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Use the power of primary sources to go back in time and go inside some of the people, places, and events of America's Civil War.
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Go back in time as you meet and learn from men and women who served during the Korean War. Learn what it was like to fight in combat, face the phy...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Go back in time as you meet and learn from men and women who served during the Korean War. Learn what it was like to fight in combat, face the phy...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear three military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of World War II and the Battle of the Bulge as th...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear male and female military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice as they describe their tours of duty and their return to civili...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear four military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq conf...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear four military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of World War II, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf ...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear two military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of the Vietnam War and more recent conflicts as they...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear two military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of the Vietnam War as they describe their tours of d...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear two military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of World War II and the Vietnam War as they describ...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear two military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of the World War II and recent conflicts in Iraq and...
Grades: 5-8, 9-12
- Hear male and female military veterans share their stories of service and sacrifice and learn some history of the Vietnam War and recent military c...

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