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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

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.

Grade Level: 
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.

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

Campaign Manager 2008

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A modern U.S. presidential campaign is one of the most amazing organizational endeavors undertaken by man. In 2008, John McCain and Barack Obama collectively spent $2.4 billion dollars on their efforts to be elected President of the United States.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
Campaign Manager 2008

Chicago Express

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America's industrial boom would have been unthinkable without the railroads. It was only possible to open up this huge country by transporting the necessary materials over long distances.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
60 min.
Chicago Express

Founding Fathers

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Your goal in Founding Fathers is to emerge from the Philadelphia Convention acknowledged by all as the true Father of the Constitution due to your outstanding contributions to the final document.

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

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

Escaping Slavery on the Underground Railroad (2008)

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Stirring dramatizations, archival photographs and colorful maps help tell the story of the Underground Railroad.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:11
Escaping Slavery on the Underground Railroad

Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?

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Plymouth Rock is the most solid piece of history the United States has.

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Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?

Jean Fritz: Six Revolutionary War Figures

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Ben Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and King George III were all integral in the vivid tale of the American Revolution.

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Elementary
Length: 
00:16
Jean Fritz: Six Revolutionary War Figures

The Pilgrims of Plimoth

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The arrival of the Pilgrims in the new world is chronicled in this dramatic re-enactment of their daily activities during the first trying years in the colony they called Plimoth.

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Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:26
The Pilgrims of Plimoth

The Colonial Kitchen: The Modern Kitchen of 1750 (2004)

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Travel back in time to Old Deerfield, Massachusetts circa 1750 to get a "kid's-eye" view of a colonial kitchen in New England. Learn about cooking techniques and gadgets from long ago. Compare the similarities and differences of how people prepared the family meal in 1750 to now.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
The Colonial Kitchen: The Modern Kitchen of 1750

The Gilded Age (2005)

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This episode establishes the course themes of American identity, freedom, and equality at the end of Reconstruction, then examines the reasons behind the large scale industrialization in the late 19th century.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
The Gilded Age

The American West (2005)

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An integral part of the changing American landscape in the late 19th century was the transformation of the West. The causes of the changes occurring in the West are explored, and the consequences for people living and moving there are assessed.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
The American West

Moving to the City (2005)

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Millions of immigrants, as well as thousands already in America, moved to the city in the decades following Reconstruction. The living and social conditions of the huddled masses during this era are examined, using the cities of New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
Moving to the City

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