1.4 Governments and Laws

Starting with Questions (2014)

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A very important part of solving problems is to ask questions. This fascinating program teaches students how to ask relevant and useful questions. Students will also learn how some questions are easier to answer than others.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:10
Starting with Questions

Designing Solutions (2014)

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This program ties together the important process of defining problems, asking questions, conducting investigations, and gathering data to develop solutions. Examples of possible solutions to real-life problems help students comprehend this problem-solving process.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:11
Designing Solutions

Describing Problems (2014)

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An important part of science and engineering involves solving problems. In this program, students will learn what problems are and why people want to solve them. Special focus is given to defining problems in the context of science and engineering.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Describing Problems

Safety First! Rules Have a Reason (2005)

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Using music and realistic scenarios, this program shows children the reasons behind the safety rules adults ask them to obey. It helps to make them aware of the need to respect those rules and the people whose job it is to enforce them.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:16
Safety First! Rules Have a Reason

The United States (2004)

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Join Miguel on his exciting adventure across the United States! From the ancient Appalachian Mountains to a swamp called Okeefenokee, from the Grand Canyon to Little Havana, Miguel's journey takes him from sea to shining sea and everywhere in between. Explore the five U.S. regions and the states within them, along with the U.S. territories and commonwealths.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The United States

Community Rules & Laws (2006)

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This program distinguishes between the rules made by institutions such as schools and laws made for everyone in the community. Provides an introduction to the Bill of Rights and the freedoms it preserves for all Americans. Using women's suffrage as an example, explains that unjust laws can be changed. Stresses that new laws are always necessary, particular with major changes in technology.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Community Rules & Laws

Local Government (2006)

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Viewers take a trip to City Hall. Introduces young viewers to the services that the local government provides, like educating children, keeping the community clean and making laws. Examines the different offices that are often located in city hall, how laws are passed, experience what a typical day is like for city council workers and the mayor.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
Local Government

Founding of our Federal Government (2001)

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While George Washington was leading the Continental Army against the British, Thomas Jefferson was writing a document that would be used to declare America's separation from England - The Declaration of Independence. Students identify some of the people who fought for the rights of Americans. Once free, the planning of a new government began with the writing of our Constitution.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:20
Founding of our Federal Government

Changes, Changes

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Changes, Changes begins with two wooden people building themselves a home with blocks. When one of the blocks catches on fire, the people use the blocks from the house to make a fire truck.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:06
Changes, Changes