Social Studies

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FEMA Offices

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In this Building Block video, the camera begins on a close-up of the Department of Homeland Security seal, then pulls back to show the exterior of the FEMA building.

Soldiers

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This Building Block video features black and white footage of soldiers walking past a registration desk.

Piles of Coal Drop

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In this Building Block video, a train drives over a bridge and dumps coal to the ground below, causing a haze of dust and blocking out the blue sky beyond.

What's Your Opinion

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The findings in public opinion polls are a fixture in the news media, with pollsters measuring the public's thoughts on politicians, public policy and pop culture. But how does polling work? And how accurate is it?

The White House

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In this Building Block video, the camera moves in for a medium shot of the White House North Portico on a bright day.

Paul Revere Statue

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This Building Block video shows the Paul Revere Statue in Boston framed by trees. The camera zooms out to show tourists standing at the base of the statue.

Remote Controller

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In this Building Block video, batteries are inserted into a remote controller and the cover is replaced. A thumb then moves the joystick on the controller as something out-of-focus moves in the background.

Gas Pump

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In this Building Block video, a woman's arm places a gas pump in the gas tank of a car.

Nellie Tayloe Ross Day (Grades K-12) | Wyoming Voices

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Students will learn about Nellie Tayloe Ross to observe Nellie Tayloe Ross Day.

Lawyer

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Investigate the facts about a career in law as you decide if you would like to be a prosecutor, a defense attorney or a judge.

See the Lab Squad kids’ report for this career in Support Materials +

War on Cocoa Beach | Central Florida Roadtrip

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Many folks are not aware of the fact that in World War II, the war was not ALL being fought across the Atlantic. There were dangers right here in America, off the coast of Cocoa Beach.

Miriam McClendon

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Miriam McClendon was 14 years old when she became involved in the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama. In this video segment, McClendon describes how she left school to participate in the Children's Crusade of 1963 and was then arrested and jailed for several days.

Audrey Hendricks

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In 1963, at the age of nine, Audrey Hendricks left school and joined more than 2,000 students in a Birmingham demonstration that came to beknown as the Children's Crusade. In this interview, Hendricks recalls her participation and arrest.

Segregated Schooling in South Carolina

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In 1950, a group of black parents in Clarendon County, South Carolina filed a lawsuit to equalize education for their children. Encouraged by the NAACP and a local minister, the Reverend Joseph Armstrong De Laine, the case became part of the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. In this video segment, the Reverend De Laine's children, Joseph De Laine Jr. and Ophelia De Laine Gona, recall conditions in their segregated school.

Elementary School in France: L'école élémentaire

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This media gallery features three videos from the French Ministry of Education on elementary school in France. Click on each image to view each resource.

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