History Behind the Headlines

History Behind the Headlines

The Why Behind the Wow!

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

February 19, 2018
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 some love. In all seriousness, with the exception of our first five and last five presidents (and a few notable and notorious ones in between) Americans have a hard time recalling the men who sat in the Oval Office.  We’ve documented more than a few

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Looking Back at the Fourteen Points

February 8, 2018
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 a vision of a new world order based on law, equality and what became the League of Nations. At just over twelve hundred words, it was short by presidential standards, but it changed the world. Eight of Wilson’s points addressed territorial issues; the six others spoke

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What is the Big Picture?

January 9, 2018
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 for today’s most discerning classroom audiences. In honor of Black History Month, preview MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT with our compliments. Coming soon: WHEN MARIAN ANDERSON SANG. A full generation before Montgomery, the renowned contralto’s famed Easter Day concert in 1939 laid the groundwork for the peaceful

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