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History In A Nutshell, Episode 5 - The French and Indian War, Part 1

By Andrew Davis

The French And Indian War -The North American Offshoot of the Seven Years War

This second two-part installment of History In A Nutshell is all about the French and Indian War. Not only did the French and Indian War set the stage for America's independence from Great Britain, it also shaped North America as we know it today! The French and Indian War is considered to be the North American offshoot of the Seven Years War - a much larger conflict happening at the same time. Although the French and Indian War and the Seven Years War officially started in 1756, there were engagements happening in North America years prior. 

History In A Nutshell Episode 4 - The Space Race, Part 2

By Andrew Davis

"Earthrise" Photograph Taken By Apollo 8

The second part of the "Space Race" episode outlines NASA's Project Gemini, and the Apollo Program. Project Gemini is the commonly forgotten bridge between Mercury and Apollo. Gemini served as the test-bed for the Apollo program, where astronauts and engineers would learn the skills and tasks needed to make a trip to the moon possible. 

History In A Nutshell, Episode 4 - The Space Race, Part 1

By Andrew Davis

The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Episode four of History In A Nutshell is the first two-part episode! This episode is all about the "Space Race" against the Soviet Union, to the moon! Following World War II, the U.S. was pitted against the Soviet Union in a period known as "The Cold War." The Soviet Union and the U.S. tried to out-perform one another; not just in the realms of political or military influence, but also in scientific achievement, and discovery. 

Countdown To Launch of PBS' "Chasing The Moon" - May Blog

By Andrew Davis

"Chasing The Moon" - A Film By Robert Stone

On July 8, 2019, PBS is proud to unveil Chasing The Moon - a film by Robert Stone, which reimagines the Space Race to the moon for a new generation; upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as an inspiring period of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses, and personal drama.

History In A Nutshell, Episode 3 - Birth Of The Constitution

By Andrew Davis

This episode explains why the Articles of Confederation failed, and how the Constitution came to be!

The third installment of History In A Nutshell is perfect for Constitution Day, or the Fourth of July! After the American Revolutionary War, it was time for the newly formed United States of America to create its own government.  This episode explains the development of the Constitution, and how the previous documents - the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation, tie into the Constitution as we know it today!

History In A Nutshell, Episode 2 - The 1918 Flu Pandemic

By Andrew Davis

The "Spanish Flu" affected mainly young adults, instead of infants or senior citizens!

Episode 2 of History In A Nutshell is about the 1918 Flu Pandemic, and its effects on South Carolina. Commonly referred to as the "Spanish Flu," this deadly strain of H1N1 influenza affected the globe, and claimed more lives than World War I did! What made this strain of flu more bizarre was that the main demographic affected was not infants or senior citizens, but rather, young, healthy adults, between twenty and forty years old! 

History In A Nutshell, Episode 1 - World War I

By Andrew Davis

History In A Nutshell, Episode 1 - World War I

Getting its start on Knowitall.org, "History In A Nutshell" is a series of videos which explains historical events in a short, straightforward, and somewhat quirky manner. The aim of this series is to employ use of animations, memes, and visuals to explain history, in an easy to understand way. Knowitall.org is always expanding its collection of content, and wherever there are gaps in social studies content, this series' goal is to fill those gaps. The series is catered not just for classroom use, but for enjoyment of general audiences, as well!

Countdown To Launch of PBS' "Chasing The Moon" - April Blog

By Andrew Davis

"Chasing The Moon" - A Film By Robert Stone

"That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." -Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of America's victory in the "Space Race" against the Soviet Union. Ever since humanity first existed on earth, humans have looked up into the sky to look at our closest celestial neighbor, in both awe and wonder: the moon. The date of July 20, 1969 will forever be cemented in history as the day when man first stepped foot on another world. Between 1969 and 1972, twelve men total have walked on the surface of the moon.

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