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The Great Depression and the 1930s Video Series

This video series covers every aspect of the 1930s, from the causes of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and even cultural aspects such as radio and movies.  This includes topics such as Franklin Roosevelt, the New Deal, the demagogues, radio programs, and more!...

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The 1970s & 1980s have finally arrived!

Reading Through History is pleased to present The 1970s & The 1980s. It includes 161 pages of student activities related to the major figures and events of American history from the election of Richard Nixon in 1968 up to the signing of NAFTA in 1992. The 1970s...

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Christmas Video Series

This video series covers every aspect of Christmas from its religious and secular origins, up through modern Christmas celebrations and traditions.  This includes topics such as Christmas Cards, caroling, traditional Christmas foods, Christmas trees, and more! The...

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Thanksgiving Video Series

This video series covers every aspect of Thanksgiving from the voyage of the Mayflower, up through modern Thanksgiving celebrations.  This includes topics such as the Pilgrims, Squanto, traditional Thanksgiving foods, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more! The...

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The Cold War Video Series

This video series covers the entire Cold War from the rise of communism, up through the collapse of the Soviet Union.  This includes events such as the Berlin Airlift, the Korean Conflict, the Red Scare, the Kitchen Debate, the U-2 incident, the Space Race and more!...

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Free Assignments

Reading Through History has many different assignments available for free!  Download any or all of these free lessons straight off our website, and use them with your classes today! Check out these free lessons which are from Reading Through History's teacher's...

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Jake Henderson

Jake Henderson

Writer, Author, Instructor

If there was a Mount Rushmore for Reading Through History, Jake would have to be George Washington… the founding father, if you will. Jake Henderson was born and raised in Enid, OK, where he lived until attending college. He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK where he earned a BA in History Education. He also has a Master’s Degree in History Education from SWOSU, which he earned in 2004. He has taught US History, World History, AP Government, US Government, Geography, Oklahoma History, and Psychology at the High School level for more than ten years, and he currently lives and teaches in Woodward, OK. Jake does much of the research for the Reading Through History team, as well as writing historical fiction.

Robert Marshall

Robert Marshall

Writer, Author, Instructor

If Jake is the George Washington on Reading Through History’s Mount Rushmore, then Robert must be Thomas Jefferson. Just as Jefferson helped mold and shape the nation we live in, Robert has helped mold and shape the vision of Reading Through History. Robert was raised in Butler, OK. He graduated from SWOSU where he earned a BA in History Education. He has taught U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government, Geography, Oklahoma History, World Studies, Art, and Music Appreciation at the middle and high school levels since 1999. He currently teaches at Blanche Thomas High School in Sentinel, Oklahoma. Robert does research for Reading Through History, fact-checking & editing. He writes historical fiction, proofreads, edits some more, and manages the Reading Through History Blog, as well as our Facebook content. You might call him a jack-of-all-trades.

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