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Family stories are a rich window on the past. These lesson plans and videos which spin off of artifacts and family heirlooms featured in History Detectives episodes offer students opportunities to dig deeper into their own family history.
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Using excerpts from the documentary film Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Civil War Soldier and Spy as a guide, students will: consider how factors such as gender and race shape our understanding of history.
Classrooms can use this resource to conduct an investigation that compares and contrasts the homecoming experiences of soldiers who served in World War II, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.