Steven Spielberg’s new film reshape’s America’s image of President Lincoln, credits him with the passage of the 13th Amendment, and examines the politics of the House of Representatives. Read a full review in Social Education.
Cincinnati Congressman George Pendleton represented his German and Irish and conservative constituents from 1856 through the Civil War. He was also a chief opponent of the Republican-sponsored 13th Amendment as featured in the new movie Lincoln. Read More in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Duke and Kentucky clashed in their quest to attend the dance in 1992. This contest’s status as the greatest or worst game depends on who you rooted for. I recall watching the final two seconds on campus in Lexington before dodging flying bottles and entering a depression. The bout between the two great programs lives on in Gene Wojciechowski’s The Last Great Game.
If you haven’t shown one of the campaign documentaries to your class that have come out over the past twenty years, consider doing so. This review of six behind-the-scenes films and suggested activities from the September issue of Social Education may be helpful.