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The Star-Spangled Banner

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This is the story of the American victory during the war of 1812, set to the song created by Francis Scott Key. Detailed illustrations accompany the words of our national anthem.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
The Star-Spangled Banner

Snowflake Bentley

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This Caldecott Medal winning book poetically reveals the life of the photographer and farmer, Wilson Bentley.  From the time he was a small boy, Willie was fascinated by snowflakes.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:20
Snowflake Bentley

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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An unusual and memorable part of the history of the World Trade Center is captured in this exhilarating movie about a man who walked on a tightrope between the two towers.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Players in Pigtails

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People thought Katie Casey was an unusual girl.  She didn’t keep her clothes pressed or her room clean.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
Players in Pigtails

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

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Kwanzaa is a seven day festival during which time millions of families of African American descent rejoice in their ancestral values.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

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A greedy lord captures the drake to enjoy its beautiful plumage, separating a pair of inseparable mandarin ducks.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

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.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
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
Length: 
00:12
John, Paul, George and Ben

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

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Based on one of the most well-known spirituals in America, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands is a visually rich depiction of the diversity and beauty of the world.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:07
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

George Washington's Mother

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This is the true story of Mary Washington. When she wasn't worring about being poor, she was poking her nose in George's business, baking gingerbread, and smoking a pipe.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:20
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Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: The Story of the Gettysburg Address

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Abraham Lincoln was a busy man. He had to run the country, wint the war and look after his family.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:18
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Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

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Two friends, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation. They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:07
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