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Romero

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"If they kill me, I shall rise in the Salvadoran people." ROMERO is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his country.

This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.

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High
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01:45
Romero

Journey to Nowhere

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It is the spring of 1815, and eleven-year-old Remembrance "Mem" Nye is leaving the comforts of her farm in Hartland, Connecticut, to settle in the wilderness of western New York. Lured by the promise of a better life in the Genesee Country, Mem and her family set off in a covered wagon. Here is the story of Mem's unforgettable journey as she becomes separated from her family and then, after being reunited, almost loses them in a flood.

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770L

Apollo 11: Moonscape (2012)

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Moonscape is a free and freely shareable high-definition documentary about the first manned Moon landing. Funded and produced by space enthusiasts from all over the world, it shows the full Apollo 11 landing and moonwalk, using only the original audio, TV and film footage and the original photographs, rescanned and restored from the best available sources, with full English subtitles.

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Apollo 11: Moonscape

The Watsons Go to Birmingham

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The Watsons are an African-American family that live in Flint, Michigan where they're raising three children in the 1960's. The oldest son, Byron, is hanging with the wrong crowd and his parents want to change his environment. The whole family piles into their old car for a trip to Birmingham, Alabama, where Byron's strict grandmother lives. While traveling in the South, they encounter overt racism and segregation, and a tragic event that will shake their world. They realize that the love of family gives them the strength to endure most anything.

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01:26
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Kids of Kabul

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Since its publication in 2000, hundreds of thousands of children all over the world have read and loved The Breadwinner. By reading the story of eleven-year-old Parvana and her struggles living under the terror of the Taliban, young readers came to know the plight of children in Afghanistan.

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800L
Kids of Kabul

A Typology and Nomenclature for New York Projectile Points

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THIS IS PART OF THE PREHISTORIC IROQUOIS CURRICULUM KIT

An archaeological reference book for identifying various stone projectile points found throughout New York State. Revised in 1971. Original 1961 text can be found online here: New York State Museum

Prehistoric Iroquois

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Students discover how the prehistoric iroquois lived with artifact replicas and in-depth studies of the topology of New York State.

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Prehistoric Iroquois

Erie Canal

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A multitude of items to educate students about the building and history of the Erie Canal.

Kit includes:
1 Large Poster with dates 1825-2000
1 Spiral-bound book of laminated pictures of the Erie Canal
1 Spiral-bound Document-based Teacher Resource Erie Canal: New York's Gift to the Nation
1 Audio CD of Songs about the Erie Canal by George Ward
10 copies of the October 1982 Cobblestone: The History Magazine for Young People The Erie Canal
as well as the media listed in the boxes below:

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Erie Canal

Erie Canal

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The building of the Erie Canal was the engineering marvel that unleashed the growth of the young nation that was the United States. Spearheaded by the vision of Gov. Dewitt Clinton, New York State built the waterway that opened the West to settlement and made New York City the center of finance and commerce. Opened in 1825, the canal proved so commercially viable that construction of an enlarged Erie Canal began just eleven years later. The success of the canal spawned the growth of cities, towns, businesses, and industries along its route in upstate New York.

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The Erie Canal

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The Erie Canal comes to life in this classic children's book, illustrated by award winning artist Peter Spier, to the words of the familiar folk song, "Low Bridge, Everybody down." Enjoy reading and singing this song with your children. Teachers use this book to introduce curriculum subjects and to tell stories about what is happening in the paintings of canal town life. Every child, library and school should have this book.

The Erie Canal

The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal

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This is part of the Erie Canal Curriculum Kit. We have 2 copies of this book inside of this kit.

When De Witt Clinton, a young politician, first dreams of building a canal to connect the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, folks don't believe such a thing can be done. But eight long years after the first shovelful of earth is dug, Clinton realizes his vision at last. The longest uninterrupted canal in history has been built, and it is now possible to travel by water from the American prairie all the way to Europe!

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AD1050L
The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal

Erie Canal: Canoeing America's Great Waterway

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Takes young readers on a canoe trip along one of America's greatest waterways, from its terminus in Buffalo on Lake Erie to Albany, using full-color and historical photographs and text to explore the canal's technological and historical significance.

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Erie Canal: Canoeing America's Great Waterway

A Journey Along the Erie Canal: Dividing Multidigit Numbers by One-Digit Numbers without Remainders

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Describes the construction and history of the Erie Canal and uses the information to illustrate elementary division

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A Journey Along the Erie Canal: Dividing Multidigit Numbers by One-Digit Numbers without Remainders

Native American: Iroquois

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This kit explores the Iroquois Confederation and the 5-6 tribes or nations which comprised the League of the Iroquois. Kit consists mostly of books.

Kit contents are:
3 copies of the September 1990 issue of Faces: The Magazine About People The Iroquois

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Native American: Iroquois

Iroquois Crafts

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Before the intrusion of the White Man, the people of the five tribes or nations (later, six) which comprised the League of the Iroquois controlled much of the lands in the vicinity of Lake Ontario. Sometime in the sixteenth century, the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas founded a lasting confederation which later became an example for the federal Constitution and which persists to the present day. In 1722, the five were joined by the Tuscaroras from the south and became then known as the Six Nations.

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