Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Primary (X)

Players in Pigtails

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People thought Katie Casey was an unusual girl.  She didn’t keep her clothes pressed or her room clean.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:12
Players in Pigtails

Ella the Elegant Elephant

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Ella is the littlest elephant in Little Village.  She has moved to a new neighborhood and will soon be starting at a brand new school.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:10
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Beatrice's Goat

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More than anything, Beatrice wants to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:14
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New York (2004)

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All aboard! Next stop...New York! On this trip, we will explore New York's landforms, taking a trip under Niagara Falls and up into the Catskill Mountains. We will explore the history, industry, natural resources and culture of the state, especially the contributions of immigrants and native peoples.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
New York

The History of Canada (2004)

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Examines the history of Canada including the Inuit and First Nations people, Viking settlements, French and British exploration, the Hudson Bay Company, and the structure and function of Canada's government today.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The History of Canada

The Geography of Canada (2004)

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Discusses how Canada's geography shaped its history and culture. Looks at land formations, rivers, climate, wilderness areas, and natural resources. Examines cities lie Vancouver and Ottowa, and small farming and fishing communities.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Geography of Canada

The Culture of Canada (2004)

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Viewers will learn about traditional Canadian symbols, contributions of Canadians, food, holidays, crafts, folktales, and Canada Day.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:23
The Culture of Canada

The History of Mexico (2004)

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Examines the ancient civilizations of the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya; Spanish conquest of the Aztec; the impact of Catholic missionaries; the wars for independence. Looks at Mexican leaders such as Benito Juarez, Father Hidalgo, and General Santa Anna.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The History of Mexico

The Geography of Mexico (2004)

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Looks at how the geography of Mexico has shaped its history, society, and culture. Examines a variety of regions including the Sonoran Desert and the rainforests of Chipas. Discusses major industries like silver mining and tourism.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Geography of Mexico

All the Colors of the Earth

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ALL THE COLORS OF THE EARTH celebrates the diversity of children everywhere.

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Primary
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00:07
All the Colors of the Earth

The Culture of Mexico (2004)

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Viewers will learn about the rich cultural heritage of Mexico. Looks at the influences of indigenous people and Spanish rule in clothing, folktales, foods and holidays. Includes a sample day in the life of a fisherman's son and a young girl in Mexico City. Also looks at Tejano bands, artwork of Diego Rivera, and Talavera pottery.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Culture of Mexico

Giving Thanks

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This story is based on the “Thanksgiving Address,” a Native American message of peace and thankfulness for all the blessings of the earth.

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Primary
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00:08
Giving Thanks

Communities Around the World (1999)

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Compare and contrast the everyday lives of people around the globe, and learn that while people may eat different foods and wear different clothes, they all have things in common. Realize that people around the world meet their needs in ways that make sense in their culture.

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Primary
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00:20
Communities Around the World

City, Suburb, and Rural Communities (2002)

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People live, work, and have fun together in many different kinds of communities. With the help of three children, students learn about the likes and differences of neighborhoods in the city, suburbs, and rural communities. We join each child as they show us what it is like to live in his/her neighborhood. Schools, stores, and play-time activities are presented in each type of neighborhood.

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Primary
Length: 
00:16
City, Suburb, and Rural Communities

Neighborhoods: Understanding Where We Live (2001)

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With the help of our local postman, students learn that a neighborhood is a place where families live, play, and work and that schools, police and fire stations, shopping areas, parks, and homes are all located there. He helps us recognize that families live in many kinds of homes and that they all have addresses that have two main parts: a street name and building number.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
Neighborhoods: Understanding Where We Live

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