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Exploring the Past
Video Segments

Stream the video segments from the playlist below, or scroll to the bottom of the page to find downloadable QuickTime versions of the videos. These videos are also used in the lesson plan “Exploring the Past” (grades 2-4).

Downloadable QuickTime versions of the video segments:
(Note: To download a video, right-click on the video title and click “Save Link As…” or “Save Target As…” On a Mac, press the CTRL key and simultaneously click the mouse, then save the link.)

Clip 1: Yamaguchi Photos
Kristi learns about her father’s parents through photos.

Clip 2: Journey from Jamaica
Poet Elizabeth Alexander learns how her grandfather came to the US from Jamaica.

Clip 3: Ma Family History
This segment explores Yo-Yo Ma’s family history and how it was preserved.


Lesson plans for FACES OF AMERICA were created by the LAB@Thirteen, Thirteen’s Community and Educational Outreach Department.

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