Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Primary (X)

I Stink!

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Ever wonder what it's like to be a garbage truck? Lie through a night in the life of a New York City garbage truck in this raucous and stinky video.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:09
I Stink!

Rosa

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On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery, Alabama city bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man, an act that ignited a movement that changed modern history.

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
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00:14
Rosa

Tales of Wonder I and II: Traditional Native American Stories for Children (2004)

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Replaced VHS copy with this DVD. Tales of Wonder I and II is a two hour enchanting collection of Indian stories and legends handed down from generation to generation. Entertainment for the whole family. 18 stories in all!

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
01:20
Tales of Wonder I and II: Traditional Native American Stories for Children

What's on Your Plate? (2009)

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What's On Your Plate? is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multiracial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain.

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
01:16
What's on Your Plate?

Connecting with our World, Part II (2004)

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The five 6 minute segments in Connecting With Our World - Part II are:

1) THIS IS DANIEL COOK ON A TALL SHIP - Daniel boards a historic tall ship and learns how to tie a knot and let the sails out. Daniel assumes the role of acting Captain and directs the ship to open waters.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:30
Connecting with our World, Part II

What is a Community? (2006)

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This program defines community in a global context that includes all countries of the world as well as city and country populations. Stresses that diversity is the fundamental strength of all communities. Gives examples of the services, population, occupations, businesses, and methods of transportation that are available in urban, rural, and suburban communities.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
What is a Community?

Let's Eat!

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Copies: 7

What we eat says a lot about who we are and where we come from. The five children in this book live in very different countries, and they each have their own ideas about what tastes good. But they have lots in common, too: they all go food shopping and help with the cooking, share mealtimes with their families, eat special foods to celebrate, and have things they love to eat and things they definitely don't.

Let's Eat!

Our World of Water

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Copies: 7

Wherever we live in this world—whether our country is rich or poor—water is vital to our survival on this planet. This book follows the daily lives of children in Peru,Mauritania, the United States, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Tajikistan, and explores what water means to them.Where does it come from? How do they use it?

With the growing threat of climate change affecting all our lives, this book invites discussion on the ways different countries and cultures value this most precious of our planet’s natural resources.

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890L
Our World of Water

If You Lived Here, Houses of the World

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Copies: 7

Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived.

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890L
If You Lived Here, Houses of the World

Around the World Through Holidays

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Around The World Through Holidays: Cross Curricular Readers Theatre includes scripts for twelve plays adaptable for any of the reading or performance methods of Readers Theatre presentation. Each play introduces students to a specific world culture by looking at holidays celebrated in that culture. The structure of the book introduces holidays chronologically throughout a calendar year—one play per month. The focus is on literacy and social studies, so the book is not tied to the traditional nine-month school calendar.

Around the World Through Holidays

A Boy Called Slow (Unabridged)

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His father had earned the name Returns Again to Strike the Enemy, his uncle Four Horns - good, strong names. But the boy, born many winters ago to the Hunkpapa band of the Lakota Sioux, was called Slow.

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AD690L
Length: 
00:12
A Boy Called Slow (Unabridged)

Samuel Eaton's Day

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Copies: 25

Samuel Eaton is a young boy living in an early American settlement in the year 1627, and today is the day he will help with his first rye harvest! If he can prove to his father he's up to the task, he will be able to help with all of the harvest. But harvesting rye is even more difficult than he expected. Was he foolish to think he could do a man's work?

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AD590L
Samuel Eaton's Day

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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A huge earthquake rocked the West Coast on April 18, 1906. Worst hit was the city of San Francisco, where buildings collapsed and fires raged for days. Thousands of people died, and many more were left homeless. The disaster was just one of a long series of earthquakes triggered by the San Andreas Fault. It taught scientists valuable lessons about preparing for earthquakes.

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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

Liberty's Kids Disc One (2002)

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Caught on opposite sides of the revolution, Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters—American colonist James and young Englishwoman Sarah—confront the real, physical dangers of combat. Forced to choose between their friendship and allegiance to their countries, the kids find that their understanding of good and evil is challenged by the moral dilemmas of war.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
02:41
Liberty's Kids Disc One

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