Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Primary (X)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (2003)

Icon: 
DVD icon

Two students from different ethnic backgrounds are brought together as they learn about the life of America's foremost civil rights leader. This program will grab your students' attention as they learn about Dr. King's contributions to the people of the United States and those living throughout the world.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Presidents' Day: Washington and Lincoln (2003)

Icon: 
DVD icon

With the help of a colonial Presidential crier children come to understand why we celebrate Presidents' Day and what makes it so special. They learn about George Washington and the important role he played in the formation of our country. Next, they learn about the life of Abraham Lincoln and his resolve to keep our country unified, making him one of our great civic leaders.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Presidents' Day: Washington and Lincoln

Columbus Day (2003)

Icon: 
DVD icon

With the discovery of an ancient diary, two children learn what drove Columbus to explore the unknown, who helped him in his journey, and what he found once he arrived in the New World. Guided by Columbus himself, the children see how the explorer went from working in his father's weaving shop to accidentally discovering the Americas.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
Columbus Day

Thanksgiving Day: America Celebrates (2003)

Icon: 
DVD icon

See the story of the Mayflower's passage and the Pilgrims' first year in the New World. Learn about the Wompanoag Indian tribe and a game they may have played during the first harvest celebration—Thanksgiving. Learn many different ways that Americans celebrate this important day. Teacher's Guide available in disk and online: www.schoolvideos.com

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Thanksgiving Day: America Celebrates

Learning About Money (2001)

Icon: 
DVD icon

With the help of two Friends, students learn that money has value and comes in many denominations (from a penny to a 100-dollar bill). Students will go inside one of our country's mints to discover how coins are made. Lastly, they will learn that every country has its own unique money and see some of the currencies used in different countries today.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:14
Learning About Money

How Our Economy Works (2001)

Icon: 
DVD icon

In this engaging video students learn that people work to earn money so that they can satisfy their basic needs and wants and that everything we spend money on is either for goods or services. They learn what a job is and the difference between production workers and service workers. They are introduced to the concepts of saving and banks.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:20
How Our Economy Works

The Difference Between Wants and Needs (2003)

Icon: 
DVD icon

People earn, save, and spend money to satisfy their needs and wants. Making the right choice between the two is not always easy. In this enchanting movie, two friends wake up and find themselves on a desert island where the "Genie of Wise Choices" lives.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:17
The Difference Between Wants and Needs

Understanding & Making Maps: An Introduction (2004)

Icon: 
DVD icon

Combines live action and animation to introduce maps and understand map reading. Describes how maps and globes are drawn to scale to reflect a larger physical geography. Identifies the signs and symbols found on maps and defines key concepts such as scale, relative position, direction, and legends.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:20
Understanding & Making Maps: An Introduction

Using Maps & Globes (2004)

Icon: 
DVD icon

Building on students’ basic understanding of maps and globes, the more complex concepts of latitude and longitude are introduced. The equator, north and south hemispheres, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are defined and located down to minutes and degrees. The prime meridian, east and west hemispheres, time zones, and the international dateline come to life on a world cruise review.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:21
Using Maps & Globes

How Location Affects Life: Different Areas, Climate, Latitude, and Longitude (2006)

Icon: 
DVD icon

Students examine geographical and human factors that affect personal and societal ways of life. Physical components such as climate, landform and relative location are discussed, expanding a learner's understanding of characteristics within northern and southern hemispheres, differing latitudes and longitudes.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
How Location Affects Life: Different Areas, Climate, Latitude, and Longitude

The Five Themes of Geography (2000)

Icon: 
DVD icon

Join five enthusiastic students in their high-tech "Social Studies Lab" to learn about the five themes of geography: Location, Place, Human-Environment Interactions, Movement, and Regions. Visit locations around the world to understand how geographers study the earth and the people who live here.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:18
The Five Themes of Geography

This is Our Country (2002)

Icon: 
DVD icon

Students discover that the United States of America is where we live. They learn about our country's flag and anthem, and they tour our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. They also learn that America is divided into 50 states and that each state has its own capital and is represented by a flag, bird, and flower.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:24
This is Our Country

U.S. Symbols (1998)

Icon: 
DVD icon

The symbols of our country help us honor our heritage and think of the U.S. as a country of hope, freedom, and friendship. Learn about the history of our country's symbols and what they mean to Americans. Includes the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, the Bald Eagle, the American Flag, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:17
U.S. Symbols

United States Expansionism (2001)

Icon: 
DVD icon

Acceptance of Hawaii as our fiftieth state. Includes a look at the formation of the first 13 colonies, the French and Indian War, The Revolutionary War, The Louisiana Purchase, Florida and the Seminole Indians, The Westward Movement, The Mexican-American War, The California Gold Rush, Manifest Destiny, Oregon Territory, Alaska Purchase, and Hawaii.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:22
United States Expansionism

The Oregon Trail (1998)

Icon: 
DVD icon

Discover why thousands of Americans left their homes in the East to endure months of hardship to settle in the West. Describes life on a wagon train. Learn about the special challenges of the trip, as well as the day-to-day routine, via re-enactments of the entire trip between Missouri and the West Coast.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
The Oregon Trail

Pages