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Global Popular Culture (2004)

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What are the sounds and sights of an emerging global culture? From World Cup soccer to Coca Cola, modern icons reflect the intertwined cultural, political, and commercial dimensions of globalization.

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00:28
Global Popular Culture

World History and Identity (2004)

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How have global forces redefined both individual and group identity in the modern world? This unit examines the transnational identity that emerged from the Chinese diaspora, and compares it to a newly re-defined national Chechen identity forged through war with Russia.

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00:28
World History and Identity

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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00:29
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
Length: 
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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High
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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
Professional
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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
Professional
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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.

Grade Level: 
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.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
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

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