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August 23, 2015
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“Low And Behold” Looks Like A Great Movie About Hurricane Katrina

The tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is coming up next week, and The Atlantic just wrote an article about what sounds like a great movie about it — called Low and Behold. Interestingly, it was actually made ten years ago.

Here’s the movie’s site, and here is it’s trailer and a clip. According the The Atlantic article, the clip is one of the pivotal scenes in the movie, and I can see why.

I’m adding this info to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans.

While I’m at it, I’m adding these tweets to that list, too:

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August 19, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Hurricane Katrina’s Tenth Anniversary Is Next Week – Here Are Related Resources

August 18, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Women Gain Right To Vote In U.S. 95 Years Ago Today – Here Are Related Resources

The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified 95 years ago today.

You might be interested in The Best Resources For Learning About Women’s Suffrage.

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August 13, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: Here’s A New Video On The Civil War That’s Going To Be Shown In A LOT Of U.S. History Classes

The recent public attention to the Confederate flag has prompted some people, to the amazement of many of us, to claim the Civil War was not caused by slavery.

This new video (which I learned about through Vox) features the head of the History Department at West Point and, for any reasonable person, will be the last word on this subject. You can access the written transcript here.

Interestingly, Prager Univeristy, which puts out this video and others, appears to be an extraordinarily conservative ((based on their other videos) group.

I’m adding the video to The Best Sites For Learning About The American Civil War.

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August 6, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Very Good NY Times Video: “The Cost of Natural Disasters”

This NY Times video is barely over one minute, but it’s a very useful one if you, like we do at our school, teach a unit on Natural Disasters.

Here’s how The Times describes it:

Every year, the United States foots a multi-billion dollar bill for the economic and insured losses incurred from natural disasters. In 2014, the costs reached $25-billion with certain regions of the country more prone to calamity than others. So what disasters are the most common and how much do they cost? This video breaks down the natural disasters by region.

I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Natural Disasters:

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