Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Middle (X) - Professional (X) - U.S. History (X)

The Story behind Big Bend National Park

Icon: 
Streaming icon

The Story Behind Big Bend

Florida Footprints | A Feral Land (1704-1845)

Icon: 
Streaming icon

By the 18th and 19th centuries, Florida had been known to the Europeans for hundreds of years, but this area was far from tame.  Spanish, French, British, American & Native Americans fight for control over “A Feral Land” once known as La Florida. In the second documentary of the series, we explore the political, personal & physical battles in the area following the fall of the Spanish missions.

Guilford Courthouse | The Southern Campaign

Icon: 
Streaming icon

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781. This battle decided the outcome for the Carolinas because even though Cornwallis won, technically, he lost 25% of his force.

Great States | Iowa Economy

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Iowa’s natural resources gave rise to its early industries like lumber and coal mining. Discover how the real key to Iowa’s growth as a modern economy was transportation. Stagecoaches, freight wagons, steamboats, and trains were crucial to Iowa’s commercial development. 

Port Canaveral | Central Florida Roadtrip

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In addition to the space industry at Cape Canaveral, is the now growing cruise and cargo industry at Port Canaveral. To many it may seem like the Port has only been around for a few years, but in fact it is now over 60 years old.

War on Cocoa Beach | Central Florida Roadtrip

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Many folks are not aware of the fact that in World War II, the war was not ALL being fought across the Atlantic. There were dangers right here in America, off the coast of Cocoa Beach.

Sanford Old Bob the Horse | Central Florida Roadtrip

Icon: 
Streaming icon

The very first cemetery in Sanford was started by a local undertaker. All the residents that are laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery are human, except one.

Sanford Naval Air Station | Central Florida Roadtrip

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In the early years, the Sanford area was mostly agricultural. But that all changed in the 1940’s, with the threat of war on the horizon.

Miriam McClendon

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Miriam McClendon was 14 years old when she became involved in the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama. In this video segment, McClendon describes how she left school to participate in the Children's Crusade of 1963 and was then arrested and jailed for several days.

Learning to be Nipmuc

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Meet Keely, a young girl who feels that her identity as a Nipmuc Indian is weakened because there is no strong Nipmuc community around her, in these video segments adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: “We Shall Remain.” The video that Keely made as a young girl when she felt discouraged is countered by her positive thoughts about identity and symbolism when she is in high school.

Ben Hall of Sapelo Island

Icon: 
Streaming icon

This video segment from Egg: the arts show presents a glimpse of the last island-based Gullah/Geechee community located on Sapelo Island. The original Gullah/Geechee people were slaves. When slavery was abolished, the island was abandoned to the slaves. Ben Hall of the Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society speaks of his pride for the island and community. We learn the island is made up of some of the most valuable real estate in America, but its inhabitants have resisted the sort of development that has captured the other coastal islands off the shores of Georgia and South Carolina. For more about Sapelo Island, see "Ronald Johnson of Sapelo Island" and "Frankie Quimby of Sapelo Island."

Audrey Hendricks

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In 1963, at the age of nine, Audrey Hendricks left school and joined more than 2,000 students in a Birmingham demonstration that came to beknown as the Children's Crusade. In this interview, Hendricks recalls her participation and arrest.

Segregated Schooling in South Carolina

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In 1950, a group of black parents in Clarendon County, South Carolina filed a lawsuit to equalize education for their children. Encouraged by the NAACP and a local minister, the Reverend Joseph Armstrong De Laine, the case became part of the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. In this video segment, the Reverend De Laine's children, Joseph De Laine Jr. and Ophelia De Laine Gona, recall conditions in their segregated school.

Alice McLean

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Alice McLean was an activist, social service organizer, and key figure in the American Women's Voluntary Services, or AWVS. She worked closely with Eleanor Roosevelt throughout the 1940's.

Jane Delano

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In 1886, Delano graduated from Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing. She practiced during the Spanish American War, recruited & trained nurses during WWI, and helped combat the 1919 influenza outbreak in the U.S. She was a member of the Red Cross and Superintendent of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

Pages