Character Education

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  • 1896 Duryea: The Duryea Brothers produced America's first gasoline-powered automobile which could be built more than one at a time.

  • Aaron Burr and the Deadly Duel: Aaron Burr became America's third Vice President in 1800. He has an interesting history, but not all of it is pleasant!

  • A Beautiful Mind: John Nash, a Nobel-Prize-winning genius who suffered from schizophrenia, died in a tragic car crash on May 23, 2015. He was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the film, "A Beautiful Mind.".

  • Abe Lincoln with His Son Tad: In 1863, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November would be Thanksgiving Day. He issued a turkey reprieve - which we would call a pardon - the next month in light of his son Tad's reque...

  • Abolishing the Slave Trade - William Wilberforce: After trying, for nearly two decades, to abolish the slave trade, William Wilberforce finally convinces Parliament to do the right thing on February 23, 1807.

  • Abolition - A Picture of Slavery for Youth: Abolitionists who wanted children to understand America's system of chattel slavery wrote books to communicate their message. One example is "A Picture of Slavery for Youth."

  • Abraham Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln is known, among other things, as "The Compassionate President."

  • Abraham Lincoln - Humble Beginnings: Born on the 12th of February, in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was America's 16th president. For many people, this man with humble beginnings was the greatest U.S. president. Learn more about him.

  • A Change of Life for Albert Schweitzer: Change of Life

  • A Christmas Carol: The classic story, by Charles Dickens, told in a new way. Read, or hear, this abridged and dramatized version as Ebenezer Scrooge finds a new way to live his life.

  • A FIGHT TO THE DEATH?: Balien of Ibelin leads the Franks against the Muslims in the fight for Jerusalem.

  • Albert Einstein - Role in the Atom Bomb Project: In 1952, Einstein was asked about his role in making atomic bombs. He responded with a short essay, entitled "On My Participation In The Atom Bomb Project."

  • Albert Schweitzer: A virtuous doctor who said: "The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others."

  • Albert Schweitzer and His Hospital in Gabon: Dr. Schweitzer returns to Africa after WWI, but then war comes to Africa.

  • Albert Schweitzer and His Jungle Life: When building materials arrive at Lambarene, Albert Schweitzer designs a new hospital which incorporates its cultural setting and needs.

  • Albert Schweitzer Arrives at Lambarene: Albert and Helene Schweitzer arrive at Lambarene, their new home in Gambon.

  • Albert Schweitzer Goes to Africa: Albert and Helen Schweitzer travel to Africa, reaching the country of Gabon, where the new doctor intends to help relieve the suffering of people.

  • Albert Schweitzer Leaves Europe: With a new wife, Helene Bresslau, at his side, Albert Schweitzer leaves Europe to begin a life of service in Africa.

  • Alexander the Great - Tames Bucephalas: While his father was still alive, Alexander (who was not-yet called "The Great") tamed a beautiful horse, called Bucephalas, whom no one else was able to tame.

  • AMPUTEE DIVER: Completing all the physical tasks required, Brashear becomes the Navy's first amputee diver.

  • A New Beginning for Abe Lincoln: After he turned 21, Abraham Lincoln left his family home to make his own way in the world.

  • AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM: Disregarding death threats due to his race, Brashear graduates from diving school.

  • Anna Coleman Ladd and Her Life-Restoring Masks: For the soldiers whose faces were mutilated in the Great War, Anna Coleman Ladd, was an angel of mercy. Using her artistic skill as a sculptress, she created new faces for the "mutiles," as they were ...

  • Anna Ladd Creates Face Mask for Disfigured Soldier: Anna Ladd, at her studio in Paris, works-on a facial mask intended to help a wounded soldier return to life in the public eye.

  • ANNE SULLIVAN: On March 3, 1887, Helen Keller's life changed. Anne Sullivan, a teacher in the art of "finger spelling," agrees to help the Keller family. Perhaps there is something she can do to aid Helen.

  • Antwone Fisher: Despite growing up in foster care, Antwone Fisher becomes a successful Hollywood writer.

  • An Unlikely Hero: The Story of Raoul Wallenberg: Raoul Wallenberg was instrumental in rescuing 100,000 people during World War II. Most people have never heard his story.

  • Apollo 13 Accident: During the Apollo 13 accident, the crew used the three modules of their spacecraft in unplanned ways.

  • ARE YOU KIDDING?!: During his long career, Herblock targets politics and public policy using truth to remind public servants that they serve the people.

  • A VISIT FROM SAINT NICHOLAS: Who is responsible for Santa Claus being fat and jolly? Author Clement Moore and illustrator Thomas Nast get the credit for creating that image of Santa Claus.

  • A WHALE ATTACKS the ESSEX:

  • BACKGROUND of EBENEZER SCROOGE: Creating his famous character, Ebenezer Scrooge, Charles Dickens walks the streets of London during the fall of 1843. He ponders the best way to tell his new story.

  • Battle of Britain - Devastation in Coventry: The SS City of Benares was torpedoed by a German U-boat on in 1940 despite the September cold and a stormy sea Bess Walder Cummings and her brother survived.

  • Becoming a Judge: To be a Judge, one must first be a lawyer. To be a lawyer, one must have a college degree, a graduate degree (in law) and pass the bar exam. These are words about becoming a Judge, presented at the in...

  • Beethoven as a Brilliant Pianist: During his performing heyday, Beethoven was known as more than a brilliant pianist. His ability to improvise was legendary, and he often competed with other skilled musicians who vied for audience fa...

  • Benjamin O. Davis, Jr - Tuskegee Airmen Leader: Colonel Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. was commander of the 332nd Fighter Group, composed entirely of Tuskegee Airmen. The character of Colonel A.J. Bullard, in theRed Tailsfilm, is based on Davis.

  • Black Valley Railroad and Its Path to Destruction: This broadside, from the 1860s and printed in Boston, was created to persuade people, especially young men, of the dangers of alcoholic beverages. It was issued, among others, by the Massachusetts Tem...

  • Bonhoeffer: Martyr of Faith: Statue of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at Westminster Abbey in London.

  • BREAKING THE RULES: The Navy plans to retire Brashear from active duty, but he endorses his own orders to go back to diving school.

  • Brothers Karamazov - Ivan Confronts His Devil: This clip, from a 1968 Soviet-era adaptation of Brothers Karamazov (by Fydor Dostoevsky), depicts the scene (from the novel) in which Ivan Karamazov (who disputes the existence of God) confronts his d...

  • CAPTAIN POLLARD MAKES MISTAKES: George Pollard, a Nantucket-based whaler whose first command was the whaling ship Essex, made a series of mistakes soon after leaving the harbor in August of 1819.

  • Carry Nation and Her Hatchet: On June 7, 1900, Carrie Nation walked into a Kansas saloon and starting smashing bottles of alcoholic drinks. Her first husband was addicted to alcohol. This caused her to start a campaign against alc...

  • Cesar Chavez: Standing Up for Migrant Farm Workers: This story looks at the events in Cesar Chavez's life that led to his life-long fight for equality for migrant workers.

  • Chai Ling: The Girl Who Stood Up for Freedom: This is the true story of how an ordinary young girl challenged a government over her concern for the lack of human rights in her country.

  • Charlotte's Web: A spider spinning a web, and the death of a "precious" pig, inspire Andy (E.B.) White to compose a beloved children's classic.

  • CHILD MINERS: Child miners suffer from horrible conditions and have health problems including stunted growth.

  • CHILD MINERS - THEN and NOW: Today child miners still work in some countries, but laws now protect them in the U.S. and the U.K.

  • CHILD OF THE SILENT NIGHT: Helen learns to communicate through tantrums and violent outbursts.

  • CHRISTMAS in BRITAIN before SCROOGE: To fairly assess the impact of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol," on British culture, we have to examine what Christmas was like, in the UK, before Dickens created Ebenezer Scrooge.

  • Cinderella Man: When Jim Braddock makes one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, Damon Runyon coins the nickname, Cinderella Man.

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