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Valley Stories: Reflections from the Past, Dick Swisher: Life Improvement
Overview:
Interview with Dick Swisher, Tennessee Valley resident, on the coming of the TVA. In a land ravaged by flood, the people of the Tennessee Valley found their salvation in water. In the depths of the Depression, they built a foundation for prosperity. In the shadow of the past, they ushered in the Atomic Age. This is the story of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), that has touched the lives of so many people- and generations to come. Told through the eyes and experience of the people themselves, Built for the People is the story of a grand vision for the Valley. A vision made possible by a region of people who gave their souls to make that vision a reality. Today, the Valley as we know it- all its magnificence, all its vitality and all its prosperity- stands as a testament to what can be achieved when men and women dedicate their lives to change the course of history. This is part of the Currents of Change program. For additional resources, search ALEX for "Currents of Change" or go to http://currentsofchange.net/.


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America's Top Ten
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Throughout this podcast series, viewers will learn about ten influential eras of American History. The journey begins with the American Revolution and wraps up with President Barack Obama. As the series progresses viewers will relive pivotal events that shaped the United States. They will see the struggles and triumphs of our great country and learn about American Pride.


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1918 Influenza Pandemic Survivor Interview: Mr. Garfield Johnson
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Mr. Johnson, a 93-year old resident of Coffee County, reminds us of our inability to imagine the devastation that resulted from the pandemic of 1918.


Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Podcast: Norma Miller swings at the Savoy     
Description: In this podcast from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Norma Miller talks firsthand about the beginnings of the Lindy-hop, an innovative swing dance that originated in Harlem's Savoy Ballroom.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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