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The Banking System: Why Must it be Protected? (2012)

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The Knickerbocker Bank's failure led to the Bank Panic of 1907, and ultimately inspired a need for a central bank.

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00:28
The Banking System: Why Must it be Protected?

One Earth, Many Scales (2003)

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The programs in this introductory unit raise two questions that are central to geographic understanding: (1) What insight can geography provide regarding the unity and division that pervades the contemporary world?, and (2) What are the concepts of geography that help us analyze characteristics o

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Middle
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00:29
One Earth, Many Scales

Markets: Do They Serve Our Needs? (2012)

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The return of U.S. troops from overseas following World War II created a massive demand for cheap housing. Rising labor and energy costs in the United States in the '60s and '70s forced domestic steel manufacturer NUCOR to find ways to lower production costs.

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00:28
Markets: Do They Serve Our Needs?

Boundaries and Borderlands (2003)

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This program, Boundaries and Borderlands, introduces the case study approach of the cours

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Boundaries and Borderlands

The Star-Spangled Banner

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This is the story of the American victory during the war of 1812, set to the song created by Francis Scott Key. Detailed illustrations accompany the words of our national anthem.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:12
The Star-Spangled Banner

Supranationalism and Devolution (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Strasbourg: Symbol of a United Europe

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00:29
Supranationalism and Devolution

East Looks West (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Berlin: United We Standand

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High
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00:29
East Looks West

The Transforming Industrial Heartland (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Liverpool: A Tale of Two Cities

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High
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00:29
The Transforming Industrial Heartland

Giggle, Giggle, Quack

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In this hilarious sequel to Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type, Farmer Brown’s animals pull their old tricks on Farmer Brown’s brother, Bob.

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Primary
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00:09
Giggle, Giggle, Quack

The Wheels on the Bus

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With unique and colorful animation, this video brings to life one of the most well-known and classic children’s songs.

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Primary
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00:06
The Wheels on the Bus

Snowflake Bentley

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This Caldecott Medal winning book poetically reveals the life of the photographer and farmer, Wilson Bentley.  From the time he was a small boy, Willie was fascinated by snowflakes.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:20
Snowflake Bentley

No Roses for Harry!

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Harry (Harry the Dirty Dog) is back and more fashion-conscious than ever. After receiving a comfy, but rose-covered, sweater from Grandma, Harry determines to lose it.

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Primary
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00:10
No Roses for Harry!

Dot the Fire Dog

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Dot is a Dalmatian who lives in a fire station. Sometimes she plays catch with one of her firefighter friends, while others play games, read a book, or cook spaghetti.

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Primary
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00:10
Dot the Fire Dog

New York in the American Revolution

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Uniquely presented here is the New York experience of the American Revolution. New York was the site of several important battles and many New Yorkers were major contributors in the war effort. Budding historians learn about the early stirrings of dissatisfaction with British rule, and how this conflict escalated into the development of a new country. This volume contains political cartoons, paintings, and other primary source documents.

New York in the American Revolution

The Colony of New York

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New York was one of the thirteen original British colonies. During those early days, New York began to establish itself as a land of valuable resources and innovative, free-thinking individuals. This book chronicles the history of early New York, how it became a British colony, and what life was like in colonial New York. The facts are richly supplemented with detailed maps and primary source documents from the era.

The Colony of New York

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