Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

American History in Video added to suite of resources

Iowa's Area Education Agencies are pleased to announce the addition of a new online resource entitled: American History in Video. The link for access will be housed on the Iowa AEA Online website and the username/password will remain the same as what you are currently using in your building or district with other Iowa AEA Online resources. 

American History in Video features 2,000 total hours of streaming videos that bring history alive for students. The collection includes hundreds of the documentaries most frequently used in history classrooms, from leading video content producers such as PBS, A+E Television, The History Channel®, California Newsreel, Bullfrog Films, and others. 

Students can learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, understand the scope and legacy of the American Civil War with Ken Burns’s riveting PBS series, or view original news footage of the D-Day invasion of Normandy from Universal Newsreels.

As a biographical resource, American History in Video includes hundreds of profiles of great American leaders and personalities. One suggestion: Compare Kennedy’s rhetorical flair with Nixon’s. 

Tools for teaching and research

American History in Video  is designed specifically for teaching and research. Features include and are not limited to: multiple search options (full-length videos  or clips), browse tools, synchronized transcripts, embed links, customized playlist by theme.

We hope you consider American History in Video to expand student learning/understanding of historical events.

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