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How the U.S.A. Grew: 13 Colonies to 50 States (2001)

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This program is designed to give students a clear understanding of the historical events of various land acquisitions that led to the creation of the United States as it exists today. Archival footage combined with lively maps and graphics help tell the story of how the United States grew from 13 colonies to 50 states.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:22
How the U.S.A. Grew: 13 Colonies to 50 States

Colonial Times: Field Trips to Yesterday (2001)

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Students take an educational and entertaining journey back to Colonial America to learn what life was like in the original Thirteen Colonies. Shot at historic restoration in York, ME; Philipsburg Manor, NY; Philadelphia; and Colonial Williamsburg, program interviews "Colonists" at each site so viewers can explore the similarities and differences of lifestyles.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:22
Colonial Times: Field Trips to Yesterday

Creating the Federal Government (2001)

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How our country's founders forged the framework of our government comes to life in this engaging program. Students will learn about James Madison and Alexander Hamilton and their key roles in the creation of the Constitution.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:22
Creating the Federal Government

Civilizations in Conflict: Byzantium, Islam and the Crusades (2001)

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This video explores the world's first Christian state and how the Islamic civilization grew. This video includes: The Byzantine Empire, Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, The Moslem Civilization, The Crusades, The End of the Byzantine Empire, and the Impact of the Crusades.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:19
Civilizations in Conflict: Byzantium, Islam and the Crusades

The Dark Ages: Europe After the Fall of Rome (2001)

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This video features "The Dark Ages: Europe After the Fall of Rome" which explores tremendous political, social, religious and economic transitions brought about by the merging of the classical Roman culture and its new Christian religion with that of the barbarian Germanic tribes.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
The Dark Ages: Europe After the Fall of Rome

Martin Luther (2002)

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Martin Luther's attack on the all-powerful Catholic Church was a knife to the heart of an empire that had endured for over a thousand years. Nailing his treatise to the doors of the Wittenberg Cathedral, this previously obscure German monk changed the world forever, unleashing forces that plunged Europe into war and chaos.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:50
Martin Luther

Richard the Lionheart & Saladin: Holy Warriors (2005)

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This drama-documentary challenges the popular view of Richard the Lionheart and Saladin's epic clash for control of Jerusalem, using the latest research into the original Christian and Muslim ancient sources and the insight of leading experts from both East and West.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:50
Richard the Lionheart & Saladin: Holy Warriors

Islam: Empire of Faith (2000)

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Between the fall of Rome and the European voyages of discovery, few events were more significant than the rise of Islam. Within a few centuries, the Islamic empires blossomed, projecting their power from Africa to the East Indies, and from Spain to India.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
02:40
Islam: Empire of Faith

Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution (2002)

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Two thousand years ago, in the Roman province of Judea, Jesus was crucified by imperial troops. Thousands before him had suffered the same fate. But unlike his predecessors on the cross, Jesus did not disappear from history. Instead, his memory was kept alive by a small band of Jews—men and women who held fast to their conviction that Jesus was the Messiah.

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Middle
High
Length: 
01:50
Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution

Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites (2003)

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Nearly 3000 years ago, a tiny group of tribes in the land of Canaan gave birth to a nation and a religion—a religion that would dare to redefine humanity's relationship with God. KINGDOM OF DAVID: THE SAGA OF THE ISRAELITES tells the epic story of the Israelites and the creation of the world's first and most profoundly influential, monotheistic religion.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
02:40
Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites

Nouns (2003, 2004)

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'People, places and things' emerge as our young editors' theme for the next issue of their literary magazine, launching them on a mission to identify and learn all about nouns. In Nouns, young viewers will enjoy following along with the Wordswork team as they discover that nouns can be common or proper, singular or plural.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Nouns

Verbs (2003, 2004)

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The Wordswork staff decides on an action theme as they prepare the latest issue of their literary magazine, and that can mean only one special group of words: verbs.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Verbs

Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

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Huge portion sizes, fat-filled diets, too much TV/video games and not enough exercise are common choices for a growing number of today’s teens. This timely program helps teens understand the serious health hazards of obesity and explores options for healthier eating and exercise. Program visits the Yale Bright Bodies clinic where teens and parents are learning how to change their lifestyles.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

I Should Have Waited

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Under constant pressure from peers and the media, one of the biggest decisions a teen has to make is whether or not to have sex. Without preaching, this program presents arguments against having sex too early. In drama format, follow Lisa through her first day of high school where she is shocked to find that sex is everyone’s main concern.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
I Should Have Waited

Sentences (2003, 2004)

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The Wordswork staff is on a quest to fill their magazine with those groups of words we all know and love: sentences. Their job sounds simple enough, but little do they know that a sentence isn't just any old group of words. To be considered a sentence, those words must convey a complete thought and contain both a subject and a predicate.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Sentences

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