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Jean Fritz: Six Revolutionary War Figures

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Ben Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and King George III were all integral in the vivid tale of the American Revolution.

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Elementary
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00:16
Jean Fritz: Six Revolutionary War Figures

Harry the Dirty Dog (English and Spanish Versions)

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A dog named Harry hates bath time so much that he hides his scrubbing brush in the backyard and runs away from home. As Harry roams the city, he discovers lots of ways to get dirty.

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Primary
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00:10
Harry the Dirty Dog (English and Spanish Versions)

Smile for Auntie

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Smile for Auntie is the story of a woman who will do just about anything to get a little baby to smile.

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Primary
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00:05
Smile for Auntie

The Pilgrims of Plimoth

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The arrival of the Pilgrims in the new world is chronicled in this dramatic re-enactment of their daily activities during the first trying years in the colony they called Plimoth.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:26
The Pilgrims of Plimoth

Patrick

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Patrick is a story told without words of a man who buys a violin from a peddler selling all kinds of wares. This violin proves to be a very special instrument indeed.

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Primary
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00:07
Patrick

The Night Before Christmas

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Santa and his eight reindeer visit a family's home on Christmas Eve in this version of Clement Moore's classic poem. Iconographic style with slight animation.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:06
The Night Before Christmas

Morris's Disappearing Bag

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MORRIS’S DISAPPEARING BAG takes place in Christmas morning, when a young child named Morris, his two older sisters, and his older brother open their Christmas presents.

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Primary
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00:07
Morris's Disappearing Bag

Doctor De Soto

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A hungry fox with a toothache begs a mouse dentist to relieve his pain in this modern-day fable. The dentist and his wife come up with a plan to protect themselves from the sly fox.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:10
Doctor De Soto

Stagflation: Why Couldn't We Beat It? (2012)

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1970s America saw a new kind of inflation, based on supply and not demand: "stagflation," caused by Arab oil embargoes and worldwide crop failures. In 1973 President Ford and Fed Chairman Arthur Burns tried to control inflation by choking the money supply. They failed. In the 1990s the U.S.

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High
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00:29
Stagflation: Why Couldn't We Beat It?

Productivity: Can We Get More For Less? (2012)

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In the 1970s, businesses struggled with rising energy costs, newly imposed environmental regulations, and inflation that contributed to the slowing of productivity. By 1980, a new group of economists called "supply-siders" were calling for government deregulation to spur productivity, amidst great objections from Democrats and some economic experts.

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High
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00:29
Productivity: Can We Get More For Less?

Federal Deficits: Can We Live With Them? (2012)

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During WWII, our national debt had more than quadrupled, so government encouraged citizens to buy war bonds and federal stamps to pay some of it off. In 1960 President Eisenhower achieved a surplus and reduced the debt, a feat not repeated until the 1990s.

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High
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00:28
Federal Deficits: Can We Live With Them?

Monetary Policy: How Well Does it Work? (2012)

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Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker pushed us through two deep recessions using monetary policy and increased interest rates to combat inflation in the 1980s. His successor Alan Greenspan used a different tactic in the early 1990s and 2000s: flood the market with liquidity to prevent freezing.

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High
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00:29
Monetary Policy: How Well Does it Work?

Stabilization Policy: Are We Still In Control? (2012)

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Between 1982 and 1985, the Fed tightened the money supply to combat inflation, despite rising unemployment. Also in the 1980s, U.S. citizens began to feel the debilitating effects foreign trade would have on job loss. Paul Volker's monetary policy in the mid-1980s was designed to quell inflation once and for all.

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High
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00:29
Stabilization Policy: Are We Still In Control?

International Trade: For Whose Benefit? (2012)

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The U.S. auto industry lost a lot of mileage in 1973 with the rise of the more efficient Japanese imports. In the 1970s, the "trigger/price mechanism" was developed in order to differentiate between fair and unfair trade practices.

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High
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00:29
International Trade: For Whose Benefit?

Exchange Rates: What in the World is a Dollar Worth? (2012)

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By 1925 Great Britain went off the gold standard, managing to increase exports and lessen imports. The U.S. market was flooded with British goods and U.S. industry suffered. In July, 1944 world economic leaders met in Bretton Woods, NH for a "new world economic order" and soon the dollar became the new standard.

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High
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00:29
Exchange Rates: What in the World is a Dollar Worth?

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