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Elementary Math Escape Experience

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The Chinese Cultural Museum is looking for volunteers to work at their prestigious institution. To help narrow down the competition, the museum has put together a series of puzzles and obstacles that interested applicants have to make their way through.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Content Area: 
Math
Social Studies
Play Time: 
60 min.
Elementary Math Escape Experience

Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection

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In Liberty or Death, one to four players take the roles of one or more Factions in North America: the British attempt to sup- press a distant insurrection throughout a massive region and across the sea; the Patriots try to incite rebellion through the population while fighting the British on thei

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
180 min.
Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection

Churchill

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The players in the game take on the roles of Churchill, Roosevelt, or Stalin as they maneuver against each over the course of 10 Conferences that determine who will lead the Allied forces, where those forces will be deployed, and how the Axis will be defeated.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
180 min.
Churchill

A Distant Plain

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A Distant Plain is a 1- to 4-player board game depicting insurgent and counterinsurgent (COIN) conflict in modern Afghanistan.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
180 min.
A Distant Plain

The 46ers: Can You Hear Them Calling? (2017)

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The 46ers is a one-hour documentary feature about the men and women who hike all 46 High Peaks (the peaks over 4,000 feet in elevation) in the Adirondack Mounts of upstate New York.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
0:55
The 46ers: Can You Hear Them Calling?

Erie: The Canal That Made America (2017)

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The Erie Canal, one of the earliest transcendent tales of the American experience, became the nation's first great technical innovation and a gateway to prominence.
This documentary by the Syracuse PBS station, WCNY Connected, marks the bicentennial of the start of construction of the Erie Canal.

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0:55
Erie: The Canal That Made America

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

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Copies: 6

In the wooded heart of Pennsylvania, a house perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune echoes through its sunlight-dappled rooms, and the facade blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, an architectural masterpiece born from the marriage of meticulous research and unbounded imagination, the legacy of the lauded American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lexile: 
620L
Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

Magnetic Town Maze

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Here little traffic police are needed; they can guide the balls with the magnetic rod into the parking lots that match by color, move the turning disk thus regulating the traffic flow or block a street with the pushing block.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Science
Computer Science
Play Time: 
5 min.
Magnetic Town Maze

Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
Health/Phys. Ed.
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
ELL
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

One-Handed Catch

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When he loses his hand in an accident at his family's butcher shop, eleven-year-old Norm, living in 1946 New York, works to find success at his first two loves--baseball and art.

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Length: 
367 minutes
One-Handed Catch

Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

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Copies: 6

"Bertha, Richard, and Eugen pushed a strange machine out of the shop and into the alley. They were sneaking away with Papa's invention!"

Bertha Benz is no ordinary woman. She's determined to show the world a revolutionary invention: the automobile.

With her two young boys, Bertha defies Germany's law against motor vehicles and sets out to drive nearly sixty miles in her husband's Benz Motorwagen. The vehicle hits many bumps in the road, but nothing can stop Bertha - she's fearless and resourceful, and a savvy hands-on mechanic.

Lexile: 
NC940L
Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

Higher Steeper Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies

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Copies: 6

Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history.

Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early twentieth century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds, but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight.

Lexile: 
1150L
Higher Steeper Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies

Moto and Me: My Years as a Wildcat's Foster Mom

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Copies: 6

Moto and Me tells the remarkable firsthand story of wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas’s care for an orphaned baby serval—a small, spotted wildcat—in Kenya. When a grass fire separates the serval from his family, a ranger asks Suzi, who is living in a bush camp and is skilled with animals, to be the serval’s foster mom.

Lexile: 
860L
Moto and Me: My Years as a Wildcat's Foster Mom

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R. B. G. vs Inequality

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Copies: 6

When Ruth Bader was growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and 1040s, women were not encouraged to work outside the home or go to college. But Ruth loved to read and learn. She went to Cornell University, where men outnumbered women four to one. There she found her calling as a lawyer, a job where she felt she could make a difference in the world.

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Lexile: 
900L
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R. B. G. vs Inequality

The Secret Project

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Copies: 6

Mother-son team Jonah and Jeanette Winter bring to life one of the most secretive scientific projects in history—the creation of the atomic bomb—in this powerful and moving picture book.

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Lexile: 
NC790L
The Secret Project

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