Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Elementary (X)

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

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

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

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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Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
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

Jamestown: The Beginning

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This drama presents a historical overview of America's first permenent English settlement, including the Jamestown settler's origins in England and the first quarter century of the colony's existence.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:17
Jamestown: The Beginning

Pioneer Life in Revolutionary America

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The free but difficult life of the first wave of American settlers to cross the Appalachian Mountains is colofully re-created in this program. The impact of the westward-moving frontier on American values is made clear. The program explores the roles and relationships that existed in Colonial times.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:16
Pioneer Life in Revolutionary America

Social Class in Revolutionary America

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Even though the availability of land gave American colonists more self-determination than their European cousins, there were still class divisions. How these differences were overcome as the Revolution approached is explore in this enlightening program. 

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:19
Social Class in Revolutionary America

Family & Work in Revolutionary America

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The relationships of children and parents and of husbands and wives in colonial America are depicted in this engaging program, which clearly shows the role each person played. The program explores the roles and relationships that existed in Colonial times.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:19
Family & Work in Revolutionary America

Roanoke: The Lost Colony

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This live-action program features realistic sixteenth-century reenactments in both Elizabethan England and America at the beginning of European settlement in the New World. Strong acting combined with accurate historical costumes and sets convey the drama of the Roanoke colony's disappearance.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:27
Roanoke: The Lost Colony

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