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Great Times in All Kinds of Weather (2006)

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This series features Emily, a dynamic, six year old host, who leads children and adults alike through a new era of discovery utilizing her unique perspective. Using this natural, unscripted format, Emily investigates the world through her own candid comments and questions engaging everyone she meets. The result is an extraordinary show that entertains and teaches.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:30
Great Times in All Kinds of Weather

Energy Resources (2007)

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Hardly a minute goes by without using energy resources. This video program explores the wide range of energy resources including: crude oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear energy, moving water, biomass, solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal energy. The relative advantages and disadvantages of each energy resource are outlined.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
0:20
Energy Resources

Reading Maps (2008)

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In this video, students learn how to understand and use maps. Common maps are illustrated throughout the program. Different types of maps, including ski, bike, road, and topographic maps, are discussed. Map-reading fundamentals, including using a legend and scale, are also highlighted.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Reading Maps

Environmental Problems and Solutions (2008)

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This video introduces students to the important role the environment plays in our everyday lives. Several environmental problems are highlighted, with a focus on pollution and global warming. The video explains how these problems impact the health of our planet and its inhabitants. Finally, the importance of sustainability is discussed.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Environmental Problems and Solutions

Fall (2011)

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Crisp, colorful video footage illustrates the beautiful and fascinating features of the fall season. This video also takes a brief look into what causes the fall season. Concepts and terminology: autumn, foliage, seed dispersal, migration, hibernation, and harvest.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:10
Fall

Investigating Earth's Natural Resources (2008)

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This video makes students aware of the important role natural resources play in our everyday lives. It begins by differentiating between renewable and nonrenewable resources, offering examples of both. It also identifies different types of natural resources, including land, air, and water resources.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Investigating Earth's Natural Resources

18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1783-1799 (2003)

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As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers - the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However, after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
0:50
18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1783-1799

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship

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In celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday in February 2009, we present this story of the unusual friendship between two great American leaders.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:12
Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World

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In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the MARCH ON WASHINGTON, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s sister presents a personal, stirring account of the remarkable day Dr.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:20
March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World

Grandfather's Journey

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Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in the United States and Japan, Allen Say poignantly recounts his family's journey to America.

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Primary
Length: 
0:10
Grandfather's Journey

What To Do About Alice?

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Theodore Roosevelt had a small problem...his daughter Alice! Alice Lee Roosevelt was hungry to go places, meet people, do things. Father called it running riot.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:16
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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.

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

Abraham Lincoln: the Great Emancipator (2008)

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In 1861, the Civil War was a conflict that threatened to permanently divide the United States. Without President Abraham Lincoln's leadership, courage and determination to maintain the Union, our country may have ceased to exist.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:12
Abraham Lincoln: the Great Emancipator

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.

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

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