The Montana Historical Society's NEH-funded DVD, Montana Mosaic: 20th-Century People and Events, has two primary objectives:
1. to expose teachers and students to new primary source material, and
2. To facilitate rigorous intellectual inquiry and discussion of twentieth-century topics.
The DVD's twelve episodes use a combination of historical photographs from the archives of the Montana Historical Society and KUFM-Montana PBS, original footage, and interviews to explore important episodes of Montana's twentieth-century history. The unique stories told in Montana Mosaic reveal Montana's connections to both national and international trends, and each episode explores one or more of the following broad themes: industrialization and deindustrialization, relocation and dislocation, ethnic migration, federalization, environmentalism, and progressivism.
Montana Mosaic is a supplement to the state's curriculum and each story aligns with Montana State Social Studies Standards and the Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians. (Please see the user guides for more specific information.)
Copies of Montana Mosaic: 20th-Century People and Events were sent to every public middle and high school library in Montana. You can download classroom user guides below.