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Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

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Henry dreams of a world where his life belongs to him. But when his family is sold, he risks everything for what he knows is right.

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Elementary
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0:12
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

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Those wacky scrambled states are having a talent show. Revel in the madcap adventures and silly antics of this star-studded cast, while learning interesting facts about the states and geography.

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Elementary
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0:20
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Opposing Slavery: The Abolitionist Movement in America (2008)

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This program begins by exploring the development of slavery in America and the conditions under which enslaved people lived and worked.

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Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:13
Opposing Slavery: The Abolitionist Movement in America

Harriet Tubman and Her Escape to Freedom (2008)

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Millions of enslaved African-American men, women and children lived in the United States less that 200 years ago. During that period of American history, many brave men and women attempted an escape to freedom. Harriet Tubman is perhaps the best known of these American heroes.

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Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:14
Harriet Tubman and Her Escape to Freedom

Exploring Borderlands (2003)

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Exploring Borderlands

Chicana writer Gloria Anzaldúa tells us that the border is "una herida abierta [an open wound] where the lifeblood of two worlds is merging to form a third country — a border culture." This program explores the literature of the Chicano borderlands and its beginnings in the literature of Spanish colonization.

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High
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00:28
Exploring Borderlands

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

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Known for his memorable signature at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence, the rest of John Hancock’s life is not as well known to many students and citizens.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:30
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

1960: The Making of the President

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All elections are turning points, but the presidential election of 1960 holds a special place in American history. The 1950s had been a period of unparalleled economic growth and US global power. Richard Nixon served as President Eisenhower's Vice President through most of the period.

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High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
120 min.
1960: The Making of the President

Twilight Struggle

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In 1945, unlikely allies toppled Hitler's war machine, while humanity's most devastating weapons forced the Japanese Empire to its knees in a storm of fire. Where once there stood many great powers, there now stood only two - the United State and the Soviet Union.

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High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
120 min.
Twilight Struggle

10 Days in the USA

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You have 10 Days in the USA touring by plane, car and on foot. Chart you course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

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Elementary
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Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in the USA

Ticket to Ride

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All aboard! Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure. Players collect cards of various types of train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.

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Middle
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Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
45 min.
Ticket to Ride

Cityscapes, Suburban Sprawl (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on cities in the United States:Boston: Ethnic Mosaic

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High
Professional
Length: 
00:29
Cityscapes, Suburban Sprawl

Life of an Enslaved Person in America (2008)

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This program explores the daily life and customs of enslaved children and adults from colonial times through Emancipation. Through these activities students will come to better understand and appreciate the hardships and plight of African Americans living under the institution of slavery.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:13
Life of an Enslaved Person in America

This is Our Country (2002)

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Students discover that the United States of America is where we live. They learn about our country's flag and anthem, and they tour our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. They also learn that America is divided into 50 states and that each state has its own capital and is represented by a flag, bird, and flower.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:24
This is Our Country

U.S. Symbols (1998)

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The symbols of our country help us honor our heritage and think of the U.S. as a country of hope, freedom, and friendship. Learn about the history of our country's symbols and what they mean to Americans. Includes the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, the Bald Eagle, the American Flag, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:17
U.S. Symbols

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career (1939 Classic)

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Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:10
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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