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This War of Mine

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This War Of Mine: The Board Game is the tabletop adaptation of the award-winning video game that pictures the drama of civilians trapped in a war-torn city.

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

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis (2013)

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The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players claim the league has covered up football's connection to long-term brain injuries.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:00

Rise Up: The Game of People & Power

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Lead a march of thousands of people. Write a protest song that goes viral. Fight for what you believe in. Rise Up is a cooperative board game about building people power and taking on oppressive systems to create change.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
60 min.

The Bomb (2015)

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The Bomb tells the story of the most powerful and destructive device ever invented. Learn how humans harnessed this incredible power and what challenges we have faced living with it since 1945.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:00

Nuclear Meltdown Disaster (2015)

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NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis—the one you know about, and the one you likely don't; the perilously close call at the other Fukushima nuclear power plant a few miles away from the meltdowns.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:00

Flags of Our Fathers

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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

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Flags of Our Fathers

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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

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Length: 
13:19

War Horse

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THIS IS A KINDLE WHISPERSYNC EBOOK/AUDIOBOOK COMBINATION

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Lexile: 
580L
Length: 
04:00

The March Against Fear

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Copies: 6

MISSISSIPPI. 1966. On a hot June afternoon, a black man set out to walk across his home state of Mississippi. He walked to confront racial fears, discrimination, and hate. He walked to make a statement. But two days into his journey, James Meredith was shot and wounded in a roadside attack. Leaders of the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr., and Stokely Carmichael, rushed to take up his cause. What started as one man's mission became the March Against Fear.

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Lexile: 
1140L

Happy Farm

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In Happy Farm, players are to collect wooden pieces of pigs, chickens, and cows into families of two. The players throw a die to move across the board and collect animals; when they reach one of the two farmhouses, they may exchange the animals with each other.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Content Area: 
Math
Social Studies
Play Time: 
15 min.

Article 27: The United Nations Security Council Game

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Article 27: The United Nations Security Council Game gets its title from – yes, you guessed it – Article 27 of the United Nations Charter, which includes these two provisions:

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.

1812: The Invasion of Canada

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The year is 1812. War is raging across Europe and Russia. Napoleon, emperor of France, is seeking to dominate Europe through conquest. France’s enemies, led by England, are engaged in a desperate struggle to defeat Napoleon. England, in dire need of men, is impressing men to serve in its navy.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
90 min.

Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies

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Copies: 6

"They came from around the world to live the American dream. Instead, they walked into the worst nightmare--the Civil War.

Catherine Burkhart, a 16-year-old immigrant from Germany. Mary Ryan, age 18, from Ireland. Kate Horan, a 25-year-old mother of four small children. They, along with hundreds of other poor girls and women, found work in the arsenals making small-arms cartridges. They toiled up to 72 hours a week making sure that the armies of the North and South never ran out of bullets.

Lexile: 
1050L

A Storm Too Soon

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Copies: 8

On May 22, 2007, three veteran sailors set out on an epic voyage from Florida to France. But the trip of a lifetime soon turns into a nightmare when their forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears along the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm. The three weary passengers are left behind and struggle to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves eighty feet tall.

Lexile: 
1090L

Vietnam: A History of the War

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Copies: 6

In this enthralling book, Newbery Medalist Russell Freeman provides a succinct account of perhaps the most puzzling and controversial of America's wars. Describing how a superpower caught up in 1950s cold war politics became increasingly enmeshed in a conflict over 8,000 miles away, he then explains why twenty years later and exit was so difficult. In words and photographs, he chronicles the unfolding events in Vietnam and at home as increasing numbers of young men were sent into the jungles to fight.

Lexile: 
1220L

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