Last Days of a President: McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901


  • Sep 3 2010 11:18 AM

    Bob Benoit


    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.
    Could be an interesting historical video project perhaps with an English teacher.

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The 28 films in "Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley, 1901" include footage of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; of President William McKinley at his second inauguration, at the Exposition (where he was assassinated), and of McKinley's funeral. The films were produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company which was founded by inventor Thomas Alva Edison. This summary page is designed to help educators make effective use of the collection in their classrooms. From here teachers can access suggestions and ideas for using the collection to teach U.S. history, historical thinking and language arts skills. There are links to relevant background information, related collections and exhibits, resource lists, and search and viewing tips specific to this collection. By clicking on the image at the top of the page, users can access the collection itself. This page is part of the Learning Page section of the American Memory Web site, created by the Library of Congress, providing public access to over five million historical items from more than 90 collections. Less

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    Topics: Sociology, Visual Arts, History & Culture, History-Social Science, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, Film & Video, Electives, Theatre


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