History Detectives: Hero in Hawaii, Civil War Cannon, Stuntman Pioneer | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Thursday, September 29, 2 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of History Detectives. After watching, dive deeper with resources about the work of historians and field researchers on PBS LearningMedia.

In “Hero in Hawaii, Civil War Cannon, Stuntman Pioneer”, mysterious airplane engine parts lead Eduardo Pagan to a heroic story on a forbidden Hawaiian island. Then, Elyse Luray tries to match metal shavings to the right Civil War cannon and Wes Cowan connects a rodeo saddle to a star who changed Hollywood movie-making.

PBS LearningMedia

Before We Travel, We Research | History Detectives

Grades 6-12
One of the most important rules historians doing field research can remember is to do as much research as possible before going out into the field. Without this diligent research, the historian may miss vital clues, may overlook telling facts, and may not even have a solid idea of what to be looking for. In this lesson plan, students will research a historical site in order to determine that site’s historical significance to their community.

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