At the height of the John Birch Society’s activity in the 1960s, critics dismissed its members as a paranoid fringe. After all, “Birchers” believed that a vast communist conspiracy existed in America and posed an existential threat to Christianity, capitalism, and freedom. But as historian Matthew Dallek reveals, the Birch Society’s extremism remade American conservatism. After a discussion with Dallek, Peter and Orlando share some of their thoughts and insights on Birchers, a deeply researched account of the rise of extremism in the United States.
Unlock the power of primary sources in your social studies classroom! In this episode, Lisa Rogers and Rick Parker of Cobb County Schools give teaching tips to improve student curiosity and comprehension.
This expansive, must-see take on hip hop at the half century mark, told in four, one-hour parts never squarely turns its cameras to southern artists and their contributions to the genre. Here's why.
In November, the United States honors and celebrates the customs and legacy of Native Americans.
GPB Education is pleased to announce the launch of our newest virtual learning journey, the National Prisoner of War Museum. Developed in partnership with the Friends of Andersonville, this virtual learning journey explores the nation's only museum solely dedicated to interpreting the American prisoner of war experience.
Host Sea Stachura and editor Keocia Howard look back on the making of "Shots in the Back: Exhuming the 1970 Augusta Riot."
Newly identified keys help unlock the true story of Leo Frank’s 1915 lynching for the murder of Mary Phagan.
History came to life at Lincoln County Middle School last week as a panelist of local community members shared their experiences involving the racial integration of their Lincolnton, GA high schools.
Weekly show about the history missing from conversations around current events, hosted by Rund Abdelfatah & Ramtin Arablouei, debuts February 7.
It may not be possible to take my students to all of the places we learn about in Georgia physically, but I CAN take them there virtually.
With these digital resources, GPB and PBS highlight the past and present accomplishments of African Americans and extend this study to more than a month.
For Virtual Reality, seeing really is believing.
Help your students understand and appreciate the importance of our former and current servicemen and servicewomen by bringing Veterans Day to life in your classroom.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national movement that empowers young people to create an oral history of the contemporary U.S. by recording an interview with an elder.
This virtual collection invites students into an engaging exploration of the Civil Rights Movement.
Looking for a new way to display historical information or allow students to demonstrate their mastery and understanding?
On December 7th at 12:
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, a two-part, four-hour documentary series hosted, executive produced and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will premiere on GPB.
Calling all teachers!