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Firing an 18th-century cannon
Reenactors fire an eighteenth-century cannon at Alamance Battleground. The cannon is typical of the artillery used by Governor Tryon's troops during the Battle of Alamance in 1771.
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The elements of informational text
In this video, classroom footage and teacher interviews explore the features of nonfiction texts and illustrate how instruction with nonfiction differs from instruction using fictional texts. This video is one in a three-part series about teaching with informational...
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Broad ax and adze
Historical tool demonstration, showing a man using a broad ax and adze to prepare timber for construction.
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Draw knife and shaving horse
Historical woodworking demonstration, showing a man using a drawknife and shaving horse.
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Pitchfork
Video showing construction of a pitchfork or hayfork and describing its use in early farming.
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Civil War reenactment: Firing a musket
Reenactors portraying Union soldiers in the Civil War demonstrate the firing of a musket.
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Bed warmer
Video demonstration of a bed warmer, a tool used by families in the 1700s and 1800s to keep their beds warm.
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Big News of 1941 (newsreel)
This Universal Studios newsreel reviews the "big events of 1941," ending with the U.S. entry into World War II.
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Dialect in Southern cities
Excerpt about Charlotte, North Carolina, and language trends in southern cities from the documentary Voices of North Carolina, produced by Neal Hutcheson and the North Carolina Language and Life Project. This video is one in a series that also...
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Civil War reenactment: Uniforms
A reenactor portraying a Union cavalry officer explains some of the many uniforms worn by soldiers in the Civil War.
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Firing a musket: 18th-century small arms
During Living History Week at Alamance Battleground, reenactor Bill Thompson explains late eighteenth-century small arms, including how a flintlock works and the differences between rifles and muskets, and demonstrates the loading and firing of an English...
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Blacksmith at Alamance Battleground
A reenactor demonstrates and explains the work of a colonial blacksmith and his role in the community.
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Civil War reenactment: A Union cavalry officer
A reenactor portraying a Union cavalry officer explains the weapons and equipment carried by cavalry in the Civil War.
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Writing with a quill pen
A reenactor demonstrates how American colonists wrote, using dip pens and ink.
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Differentiation with real-world perspectives
Using classroom footage and teacher interviews, this video explores the practice of creating assignments based on real-world perspectives. Teachers from elementary, middle, and high school discuss how a variety of populations can benefit from this approach,...
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Inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt, March 4, 1933
Narrator (00:13) 250,000 people are in Washington for the inauguration. But for those unable to get there, Universal Newspaper Newsreel is rushing pictures of the epic ceremony by the fastest air express plane in the country. The speedy plane...
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Lumbee English 2
Second of two sets of excerpts about Lumbee English and Lumbee identity from the documentary film Indian by Birth: The Lumbee Dialect, produced by Neal Hutcheson and the North Carolina Language and Life Project. For more excerpts from Indian...
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Cooking on an open fire
A reenactor demonstrates eighteenth-century methods of cooking and talks about colonial foods and foodways.
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The Cherokee language
Excerpt about the Cherokee language from the documentary Voices of North Carolina, produced by Neal Hutcheson and the North Carolina Language and Life Project. This video is one in a series that also includes: African...
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Learning with the World: Global Languages in North Carolina — Russian
This video on critical language education in North Carolina is part of a series from UNC-TV called "Learning with the World: Global Languages in North Carolina." The episode focuses on Russian immersion and briefly features North Carolina educators and students....
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