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The Green New Deal

Green New Deal

Long before Congressional Democrats introduced their Green New Deal, President Franklin Roosevelt introduced a bold plan to combat the Great Depression. He called it the New Deal. The mosaic of plans, programs, and reforms put Americans back to work and restored confidence in the US economy. It didn’t break the depression altogether, but it changed

State of the Union

State of the Union

The US President’s State of the Union address has a long and intriguing history. When George Washington delivered the first “annual message to Congress”—as it was known in his day—in January 1790, he was fulfilling his Constitutional duty. Article II. Section. 3. of the nation’s founding document states: [The President] shall from time to time

The Negro Leagues from THE BIG PICTURE

THE BIG PICTURE | The Negro Leagues

Long before Jackie Robinson button-up his Dodger blues, baseball’s historic Negro Leagues was thrilling fans and breaking down barriers to racial integration. Celebrate the opening of MLB’s 2018 season with this inspiring selection from our video collection, THE BIG PICTURE!           Would you like unrestricted access to our full catalog? Streaming

Cold War: History’s Most Explosive Rivalry

Cold War hydrogen bomb test

Learn the history behind the great 20th century confrontation Russian aggression. Trouble on the Korean peninsula. The nuclear arms race. A new “president for life” in China. Spy drama. Cold War intrigue. They say if you wait long enough, everything comes back into fashion. As it goes with bell bottoms and Nehru jackets, so it

The Korean War Redux: Hot Front in a Cold War

Korean War: 3rd platoon of D Co, 2nd Bn, 5th marines muster

June 1950: The Korean War Communist forces of North Korea ignited the Korean War in June 1950 by invading South Korea across the 38th parallel. The attack escalated the Cold War. It challenged the United States and its Western Allies. And it tested the resolve of the newly formed United Nations. The subsequent war was a

Wilson’s Fourteen Points – The Big Picture

Woodrow Wilson in Paris

“God gave us the Ten Commandments, and we broke them. Wilson gives us the Fourteen Points. We shall see.” — Georges Clemenceau Woodrow Wilson and his historic Fourteen Points are highlighted in the latest installment of Media Rich Learning’s  video collection, THE BIG PICTURE. The Fourteen Points outlined the president’s vision for a post-war order that

Happy Presidents’ Day George and Abe (and Harry, James, John, and all the rest of you, too.)

Edward Savage - The Washington Family

With all due respect to presidents Washington and Lincoln, perhaps this Uniform Monday Holiday should be a day to remember all our chief executives—the great, the not-so-great, and the middling? After all, who needs a holiday to remember George and Abe? Perhaps, we should commemorate Handsome Frank or Old Rough and Ready—those guys could use

Looking Back at the Fourteen Points

Woodrow Wilson Fourteen Points Address to Congress

One century ago, on January 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson stood before a joint session of Congress to outline his “Fourteen Points” for a postwar peace. Nine months before, the United States had entered World War I, despite the president’s great efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict. In his address, Wilson presented

Black History for Every Month

black-history-month

Every month is Black History Month in the Streaming Room™. Now we’ve made it easier to find content that is relevant to African-American history and culture. Black History for Every Month provides quick access to both standards-based and background-building video and audio segments. You’ll find content related to Rosa Parks, Dr. King, and other Civil Rights

What is the Big Picture?

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Media Rich Learning very excited to announce the first release in our new video collection, THE BIG PICTURE. What is THE BIG PICTURE? It is the broad view of history—seminal moments that created change, sparked movements, and influenced the course of events. THE BIG PICTURE offers top-notch history in bite-sized portions—informative and inspiring and created

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