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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
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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
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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
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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.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:12
The Colonial Kitchen: The Modern Kitchen of 1750

I Could Do That!

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At a young age, Esther Morris began to do things that her parents and others doubted that she could do.

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
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00:17
I Could Do That!

John, Paul, George and Ben

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According to the author, John (Hancock), Paul (Revere), George (Washington), Ben (Franklin), and Independent Tom (Jefferson) were always getting into trouble together as boys before getting into bi

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Primary
Elementary
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00:12
John, Paul, George and Ben

The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence has been around through every stage of American History and its journey is followed through pivotal points in U.S.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:30
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

The Secret Project

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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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The Secret Project

Hajj: Part II | Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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Over two million Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca each year for the Islamic pilgrimage known as Hajj. How does this experience change their lives? This video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly follows American Muslim Abdul Alim Mubarak as he experiences Hajj for the first time.

Water Water

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Learn about the great distances water travels in order to enter the Berkeley Springs, West Virginia International Water Tasting competition, the qualities judges are looking for in the winning entries, and the impact winning can have on the entrants.

Average Practice Time

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In this video segment from TV 411, world champion figure skaters, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner, are interviewed. They demonstrate some of their routines and talk about their practice schedule. Then they help a fan figure out the average number of hours they practice each day.

Gospel Train | The Civil War Era

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In this video, students learn about "Gospel Train". “Gospel Train” is a code-word song used in the Underground Railroad by slaves, often sung just before an escape in an attempt to let all who wished to go know that the time was near. In this segment, folk singers Rhonda and Sparky Rucker perform the piece on harmonica and guitar.

 

Flag Day | All About the Holidays

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We all know the American flag, but how did it come about? Explore the origins of the flag and the history of why we celebrate it on Flag Day with this fun, short video.

Duke

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This video segment from Weston Woods presents the story of Duke by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney, and is about Duke Ellington, one of the founding fathers of jazz. When Duke Ellington was young, his parents wanted him to learn to play the piano. Although he began lessons, he was soon lured away by his love of baseball. Later, as a teenager he heard the new musical style called "ragtime" and he was inspired once again to learn to play piano. Soon, he created his own style of music using "hops" and "slides" on the piano. He became a popular entertainer with a flair that attracted many fans.

ArtQuest: Discovering Symbols

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Coastie and Dajiah find symbols around them

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