BackStory Classroom Connections
Our BackStory podcast uses current events in America to take a deep dive into our past. Hosted by noted U.S. historians, each episode provides listeners with different perspectives on a particular theme or subject – giving you all sides to the story and then some.
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, more than a dozen BackStory episodes include lesson plans, handouts, and more resources for teachers.
Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America
Harvest of Empire is a documentary film that provides a rare and powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely-noted triumphs of our nation’s growing Latino community. The film features present day immigrant stories, rarely seen archival material, as well as interviews with such respected figures as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Díaz, Mexican historian Dr. Lorenzo Meyer, journalists María Hinojosa and Geraldo Rivera, Grammy award-winning singer Luis Enrique, and poet Martín Espada.
With Good Reason – Voices of Vietnam
In an eight-part special series, our With Good Reason radio program explored the unresolved tensions in our understanding of the Vietnam War and the perspectives and people it forever changed. Thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, each episode includes lesson plans and other resources to help teach students about the Vietnam War.