Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Primary (X)

Teacher (2006)

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A Grade Two teacher explains why she loves teaching and observing the changes in her students over the course of the year. Her students return the compliment, explaining why they love her and how she helps them learn.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Teacher

Why People Work (2006)

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In answering the question, "Why do people work," introduces key economic concepts such as wants, needs, money, economy, goods, services, importing, exporting, etc. Provides a contrast between manufacturing and agricultural communities and the representative jobs in each. Explains that Detroit is a typical manufacturing community that exports manufactured products all over the world.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Why People Work

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

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Kwanzaa is a seven day festival during which time millions of families of African American descent rejoice in their ancestral values.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

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A greedy lord captures the drake to enjoy its beautiful plumage, separating a pair of inseparable mandarin ducks.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

A Weekend with Wendell

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Spending a weekend with Wendell is anything but fun and games until Sophie asserts herself and shows Wendell that sometimes she has to be boss too.

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Primary
Length: 
00:10
A Weekend with Wendell

Greater Washington, D.C. National Parks: For the People (2005)

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Examines some of the attractions of Washington D.C., looking at things to see and do outside the metropolitan area, exploring the history of the national parks surrounding the city, touring some of the capital's major monuments and memorials, and describing alternative entertainments

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:20
Greater Washington, D.C. National Parks: For the People

The Colonial Kitchen: The Modern Kitchen of 1750 (2004)

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Travel back in time to Old Deerfield, Massachusetts circa 1750 to get a "kid's-eye" view of a colonial kitchen in New England. Learn about cooking techniques and gadgets from long ago. Compare the similarities and differences of how people prepared the family meal in 1750 to now.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
The Colonial Kitchen: The Modern Kitchen of 1750

The United States (2004)

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Join Miguel on his exciting adventure across the United States! From the ancient Appalachian Mountains to a swamp called Okeefenokee, from the Grand Canyon to Little Havana, Miguel's journey takes him from sea to shining sea and everywhere in between. Explore the five U.S. regions and the states within them, along with the U.S. territories and commonwealths.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The United States

Maps & Globes (2004)

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What is a map? What is a globe? And what are the differences? Maps & Globes teaches students to understand and identify the different parts of maps and globes from lines of latitude and longitude, to hemispheres and poles. Students will also learn the significance of location.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Maps & Globes

Democracy it is! (2004)

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These programs feature character education in action for students in grade 2 through grade 4. Program themes include the rules, rights, and responsibilities of both youth and adult citizens. Through real-life examples of student activism and participation in communities across the nation, students will learn that democracy is many things to many people.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
01:00
Democracy it is!

The Expedition of Lewis and Clark 1804-1806 (2001)

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Witness Lewis and Clark's exploration of the West, complete with diary excerpts, encounters with Native Americans, the beautiful and threatening landscape, and a summary of their objectives and accomplishments. Teacher's Guide available in disk and online: www.schoolvideos.com

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
The Expedition of Lewis and Clark 1804-1806

I Could Do That!

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At a young age, Esther Morris began to do things that her parents and others doubted that she could do.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:17
I Could Do That!

John, Paul, George and Ben

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According to the author, John (Hancock), Paul (Revere), George (Washington), Ben (Franklin), and Independent Tom (Jefferson) were always getting into trouble together as boys before getting into bi

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
John, Paul, George and Ben

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

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Based on one of the most well-known spirituals in America, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands is a visually rich depiction of the diversity and beauty of the world.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:07
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

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Based on the book by Jean Fritz. This is a humorous and factual account of the personality and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:30
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

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