Professor Paul Bookbinder describes the “noble experiment” of democracy in the Weimar Republic.
History teacher Brittany Burns' class at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, Massachusetts, studies the fall of Weimar Germany.
Alfons Heck recalls how he became a high-ranking member of the Hitler Youth. He talks about the importance of peer pressure and propaganda to Hitler's ability to recruit eight million German children to participate in the "war effort."
Novelists, as well as the actress Mary Badham, who played To Kill a Mockingbird's narrator, Scout, reflect on this character and the ways in which she addresses issues of gender, race relations, and growing up in the South.
James McBride and Rick Bragg read passages from To Kill a Mockingbird on how historical realities of Southern life affect the characters in the novel.
Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, and others recall their memories and impressions from reading To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time.
Novelists and Southerners discuss Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and the bravery of the novel for addressing issues of segregation and racism in the South.
Students consider the impact of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, and share the scenes that resonate most with them.
Teachers at Animo Jackie Robinson Charter High School use our Holocaust and Human Behavior resource and journey of discovery about oneself and others ("Scope and Sequence") to help students think critically about history and make informed choices.
Leon Bass describes his encounters with racism when he joined for the U.S. Army in 1943.
This documentary uses diary entries of youth who lived during the Holocaust and powerful images to teach a new generation about the pain of the past and hope for the future.