Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Primary (X)

Causes of the Civil War (2003)

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This compelling program reveals how the interests of the industrial North and the agricultural South (the Cotton Belt) came to clash over critical issues such as plantation slavery, and how these issues eventually led to the secession of the southern states.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:14
Causes of the Civil War

Plymouth Plantation (2001)

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Students blast back in time to the original Plymouth Plantation of 1620, the first colonial settlement in southern New England. Follow along as they learn about daily life and culture, the roles of Pilgrim men and women, the voyage of the Mayflower, and the importance of the Mayflower Compact.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Plymouth Plantation

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

Joey Runs Away

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JOEY RUNS AWAY is the story of a little kangaroo who lives in his mother’s pouch. The pouch is referred to as "Joey’s room," furnished and filled with all of Joey’s belongings.

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Primary
Length: 
00:08
Joey Runs Away

Officer Buckle and Gloria

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Officer Buckle travels from school to school, giving children tips and advice on how to keep safe. The trouble with Officer Buckle’s speeches is that they are just too boring!

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:12
Officer Buckle and Gloria

Daily Pioneer Life (2004)

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"Wagons ho!" Climb aboard your prairie schooner, and get ready to experience America in the 1700s & 1800s! Through reenactments, journal entries and historic imagery, "Pioneer Life for Children" showcases the life and history of American pioneers.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Daily Pioneer Life

The Pioneer Journey Westward (2004)

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"Wagons ho!" Climb aboard your prairie schooner, and get ready to experience America in the 1700s & 1800s! Through reenactments, journal entries and historic imagery, "Pioneer Life for Children" showcases the life and history of American pioneers.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Pioneer Journey Westward

Westward Expansion in the U.S. (2004)

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In the late 1700s to 1800s, the continental U.S. grew in size from only 13 colonies in the East to stretch across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. Join our players in a Pioneer Life adventure game, and follow events and historical figures during the westward expansion. Learn how the Louisiana Purchase and the Gold Rush encouraged the exploration and settlement of the U.S.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Westward Expansion in the U.S.

The Boston Tea Party: The Movie (2004)

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Apprentice reporters Sarah and James witness the Boston Tea Party in this animated Liberty's Kids, featuring the voice of Walter Cronkite as Ben Franklin. From Boston, the children travel to Lexington and Concord to cover the "Minutemen" and the first shot of the American Revolution.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
01:06
The Boston Tea Party: The Movie

The First 4th of July (2004)

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Contains 3 episodes: "The First Fourth of July," "New York, New York," and "One Life To lose." Ben Franklin's young reporters, Sarah and James, sneak into Independence Hall on July 4, 1776, to watch the signing of the Declaration of Independence in this animated Liberty's Kids program, featuring the voices of Walter Cronkite, Annette Benning and Michael Douglas.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
01:06
The First 4th of July

Give Me Liberty (2004)

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Join Sarah and James on their amazing journey through the American Revolution as apprentice reporters in Ben Franklin's print shop. Always in the midst of the action, they cover the remarkable battles, debates and individuals that shaped our nation.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
01:06
Give Me Liberty

Fire Station (2006)

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Fire Station explores how firefighters keep the public safe and informed. Young viewers will get a feel for what a local fire station looks like as well as the trucks, uniforms, protective gear and equipment that is found there. From the dispatcher to the fire chief, we'll take a look at the daily lives of the brave people who make the fire station run smoothly in every community.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
Fire Station

Police Station (2006)

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Police Station explores how police officers serve to keep the public safe. Young viewers will get a feel for the different types of jobs police officers do, the busy place where they work and the uniforms and gear that they wear.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
Police Station

School (2006)

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School introduces young viewers to what a typical day at school might be like and the people that you'd find there, such as students, teachers and the principal. Viewers will come to understand that the school can be a big place made up of many different parts like classrooms, the cafeteria and the playground!

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
School

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

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