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Native Americans (2004)

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Experience the rich history of the Native Americans through the eyes of young Suzy Redhawk as she recounts the stories told to her by her wise grandmother. From the rocky Northwest Coastline through the desert mesas, across the Great Plains to the Eastern Woodlands, Suzy visits the each magnificent tribal culture as they commune with nature and provide valuable lessons in life.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:20
Native Americans

Pioneers (2003)

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With the help of Lester Conrad, a pioneer scout, students learn who the pioneers were, experience life as a pioneer, and travel along with pioneers as they leave the crowded cities in the East through the frontier for a better life in the West. Relive the journey through the hardships, sacrifices, accomplishments and glory of the pioneers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:18
Pioneers

Understanding & Making Maps: An Introduction (2004)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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

Events Leading up to War: The Revolutionary War (2004)

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What were the key events that brought a divided people together to stand and fight as one? In this engaging production your students will learn about The French and Indian War, Stamp Act, Intolerable Acts, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, and battles at Lexington and Concord.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:20
Events Leading up to War: The Revolutionary War

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

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