1. Jack London's "To Build a Fire": Why is the man nameless?


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    Jack London, like the unnamed man described in the story “To Build a Fire,” lived on the edge. Born in 1876, he died a short forty years later. As a young man, he was a full-fledged participant in the Yukon Gold Rush of 1897. Like many others at the time, London made the incredibly arduous journey by foot and handcrafted boat from Dyea in Alaska over Chilkoot Pass—a three-quarter-mile 45-degree-angled obstacle course—and eventually down the Yukon River into the Northwest Territories. The only gold he brought back, however, was an experience that he would mine for gems of literature for much of his writing life, as evidenced in his well known novels like "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," as well as in “To Build a Fire” (1908), all of which draw on the places he saw and the people he met during those hope-filled and brutal times in the Northwestern Yukon territory. Watch editors Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass converse with guest host William Schambra (Hudson Institute) about the story. For more about Jack London and "To Build a Fire," visit www.whatsoproudlywehail.org.

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    • Bill Moyers Journal: LBJ's Road to War (2009)


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      As President Obama prepares to announce how many more troops he will send to Afghanistan, Bill Moyers remembers the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and the agonizing decisions that escalated America's involvement in Vietnam. Through Johnson's secret tapes of phone calls and conversations, and his own reminiscences, Moyers recalls the events that plunged us ever deeper into war. (Airdate: 11/19/2009)

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      • Pastor Jack looks at the Revival of the Islamic State – Part 1


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        Conflicts involving radical Islam are on the rise worldwide, but is this conflict really new? As a watchman on the wall sounding the alarm, Pastor Jack helps us to understand the origin and truth about this spiritual battle. RLV202

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        • John Adams - Declaration of Independence


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          Congress approves the Declaration of Independence, brilliant scene from John Adams mini-series.

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          • Bill Moyers Journal: Douglas Blackmon


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            Bill talks with Douglas Blackmon about "neo-slavery" in the aftermath of the Civil War and through the 1940s. (Show 211)

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            • Federalists vs. Democratic-Republicans


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              I created this educational short as part of the production team at Cerebellum Corporation in San Francisco, CA for their Fall 2009 A.P. U.S. History DVD. I made the animation and sound effects using a Cerebellum actor's voice-over as a guide. The script was written by a Cerebellum script writer.

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              • Education in One Room: The History of the One-Room Schoolhouse in the United States


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                This vodcast chronicles the history of the one-room schoolhouse in the United States of America. It includes an interview with Mr. Avery Tucker, of Iowa in which he offers his experiences as a student in a one room schoolhouse in Iowa in the 1920s. This vodcast was produced by Erica Hamilton, a doctoral student in teacher education at Michigan State University.

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                • Sally and Tom (The American Way) at the Castillo Theatre 2012


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                  This is the full-length production of Castillo's spring 2012 production of "Sally and Tom (The American Way)" directed by Gabrielle L. Kurlander. Book and lyrics are by Fred Newman; music by Annie Roboff. The production received 5 AUDELCO Awards.

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                  • Crash Course Intro


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                    In order to get John Green to come to SCHS, a strong, student social media campaign is taking place to grab John Green's attention! Our other social media sites include: Twitter: https://twitter.com/JG2SC Instagram: http://instagram.com/johngreen2sc YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCikyf-oDtZfeipVRLtoGHtA Tumblr: http://johngreen2sc.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/jg2sc/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johngreen.toscottcounty Support your fellow nerdfighters by supporting this worthy cause! *This is directly taken from John Green's Crash Course series. It was edited by Asha Mcwilliams. All credit goes to John Green's animation team.

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                    • SS United States Conservancy National Flagship Celebration July 1, 2010


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                      The SS United States Conservancy is pleased to present this 20 minute video of highlights from the National Flagship Celebration and Lenfest Donation Announcement. Apologies for the shaky camera at times! Please note that all content is copyright 2010 The SS United States Conservancy and Big Ship Films, LLC.

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