National Geographic Channel - The 80's: The Decade That Made Us
It’s, like, totally tubular. The 80’s: The Decade that Made Us isn’t about nostalgia; it’s about the history of our modern world that spawned political, technological, cultural and social revolutions that began in the U.S. and went on to dominate the world. This cultural programming event is the defining biography of a generation. It’s about a decade of people, decisions and inventions that changed our future, told from the perspective of the unknowing history makers who lived these iconic moments. This three-night documentary event begins Sunday, April 14 on National Geographic Channel and is narrated by an original member of the “Brat Pack,” Rob Lowe. Teachers may access free education resources beginning April 7, 2013.
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Timed to the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, National Geographic Channel has created several projects which offer a fresh take on the history for today’s student. The free standard-based activities and reference materials are provided for teachers to help students (grades: 9-12th) understand the global context and impact of one of the last century’s major historical events.
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Educators can visit National Geographic Channel to access free education resources, including program clips and activities that can be used in the classroom.