Social Studies

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Henry's Freedom Box

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A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.

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AD380L

How I Learned Geography

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Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, so when the boy’s father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could.

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AD660L

The Coffins of Pa-debehu-Aset

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Lesson plans and activities from the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester designed for young children to learn about Ancient Egypt in Art, Math, Music, ELA, Science, and Social Studies. Incorporates museum collection into learning.

Colonial Williamsburg

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This web site includes information not only about the village of Colonial Williamsburg, but also American history and what life was like in the colonial and revolutionary times. Interactive games for kids bring history to life!

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

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Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence. But there's so much more to discover.

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780L
Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

Kid's Animated History with Pipo: Disc 1 (2012)

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Kid's Animated History With Pipo presents The Time Compass -- showcasing significant historical events in a humorous and easy to understand style. This delightful series plays out in a book-like format, taking viewers on a journey in time. From Ancient Egypt to Classical Greece and India...

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Primary
Elementary
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01:06
Kid's Animated History with Pipo: Disc 1

Kid's Animated History with Pipo: Disc 2 (2012)

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Kid's Animated History With Pipo presents The Time Compass -- showcasing significant historical events in a humorous and easy to understand style. This delightful series plays out in a book-like format, taking viewers on a journey in time. From Ancient Egypt to Classical Greece and India...

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Primary
Elementary
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01:06
Kid's Animated History with Pipo: Disc 2

Kid's Animated History with Pipo: Disc 3 (2012)

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Kid's Animated History With Pipo presents The Time Compass -- showcasing significant historical events in a humorous and easy to understand style. This delightful series plays out in a book-like format, taking viewers on a journey in time. From Ancient Egypt to Classical Greece and India...

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Primary
Elementary
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00:44
Kid's Animated History with Pipo: Disc 3

Castle: How it Works

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Take a tour of a medieval castle.

Every part of the castle has a function. Walls keep the enemy out. Towers protect the lord and the soldiers. From the moat and portcullis to the great hall and dungeon, see how a castle works as an enemy army tries to storm the walls.

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500L
Castle: How it Works

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

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For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.

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AD720L
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

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Christopher Ludwick is a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent for baking the best gingerbread in Philadelphia. No one goes hungry if he can help it--"Not in my America!" he says. When cries of "Revolution!" begin, Christopher marches off to feed General George Washington and his hungry troops. But Washington never expects his favorite baker to sneak off on a risky secret mission across enemy lines...

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Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a world free of hate, prejudice, and violence. "I have a dream," he said in one of his speeches. "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they won't be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

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680L
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt went from being a sad, shy child to becoming an adult who reached out to people everywhere. She married Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1904. She became America's first lady, while he served as president from 1932-1945. During the years of the Great Depression, she visited towns, cities, and farms all over the country and brought hope to millions of people. She made many speeches, had a radio program, and wrote a newspaper column.

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AD680L
A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality

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When Susan B. Anthony was young, white men had more rights than other people. Susan believed everyone should have equal rights. As an adult, she shared her ideas about equality. She gave many speeches. She started a newspaper. She worked to change laws. In doing so, Susan changed the lives of all Americans.

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620L
Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality

When the Slave Esperanza Garcia Wrote a Letter

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In 1770, the slave Esperança Garcia bravely penned a letter to the governor of Piauí state, in Brazil, describing how she and her children were being mistreated and requesting permission to return to the farm where the rest of her family was living. Before she wrote her letter, Esperança Garcia lived on a cotton farm run by Jesuit priests, where she learned to read and write — a rare opportunity for a woman, especially a slave.

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When the Slave Esperanza Garcia Wrote a Letter

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