Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Middle (X) - American Revolution (X)

Long Knives

Icon: 
Streaming icon

George Rogers Clark was only 26 when he led a daring raid during the Revolutionary War to capture British forts and neutralize their efforts on the frontier west of the Alleghenies. His victories helped bring Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and other Midwest states into the U.S. after the war.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:26
Long Knives

New York in the American Revolution

Icon: 
ebook icon

Uniquely presented here is the New York experience of the American Revolution. New York was the site of several important battles and many New Yorkers were major contributors in the war effort. Budding historians learn about the early stirrings of dissatisfaction with British rule, and how this conflict escalated into the development of a new country. This volume contains political cartoons, paintings, and other primary source documents.

New York in the American Revolution

New York's Economic Growth

Icon: 
ebook icon

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, New York State truly came into its own as a center for industry and economy. Businessmen like Jay Gould of the railroad industry and oil tycoon JD Rockefeller helped make New York prosperous, while many local inventors, engineers, and architects helped create new and valuable ideas. From the beauty and strength of the Brooklyn Bridge to the innovations of Corning Glass Works, New York's past and present are ripe with fascinating tales of economic growth and innovation.

New York's Economic Growth

Leaders in Colonial New York

Icon: 
ebook icon

New York would not be the state it is today without the many strong leaders of its past. This fascinating resource examines some of the most influential men and women in New York's early history, including Peter Minuit, Sybil Ludington, Peter Stuyvesant, Red Jacket, and George Clinton. Entertaining biographical information is woven into the narrative of New York history and is presented along with primary source documents and paintings supporting the contributions of these early luminaries.

Leaders in Colonial New York

New York in the New Nation

Icon: 
ebook icon

After the American Revolution, New York played a major role in the development of the newly formed United States. Not only was New York City the first capitol of the new nation, but many influential local writers, inventors, and leaders provided valuable contributions to the newly forming American government, economy, and culture. This engaging book provides information, supported by primary sources from the period, on the people and events that made New York such an invaluable part of the early history of the United States.

New York in the New Nation

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

Icon: 
DVD icon
Icon: 
Streaming icon

Known for his memorable signature at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence, the rest of John Hancock’s life is not as well known to many students and citizens.

Author: 
Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:30
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1736-1766 (2003)

Icon: 
DVD icon

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
High
Length: 
00:50
18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1736-1766

The American Revolution (1996, 2003)

Icon: 
DVD icon

This exciting program uncovers the seeds of the American Revolution and explains that the causes were rooted in England's imperial policies. It introduces the resistance leaders, Patriots and Loyalists, and the events leading to the Boston Massacre. See how the Coercive Acts, passed in response to the Boston Tea Party, helped unite the colonies.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
The American Revolution

The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

Icon: 
DVD icon
Icon: 
Streaming icon

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

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

A Primary Source History of the Colony of Massachusetts (Unabridged)

Icon: 
ipod icon

The Massachusetts colony would be the first to organize and unite with other colonies, and one of the first to take a stand when troubles developed with England, thereby leading the cause for independence. It was John Hancock of Massachusetts who would propose the Bill of Rights that still protects and guarantees the basic freedoms of Americans.

Author: 
Grade Level: 
Length: 
01:08
A Primary Source History of the Colony of Massachusetts (Unabridged)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of Georgia (Unabridged)

Icon: 
ipod icon

Take a step back and discover the 13 colonies of Colonial America. From European exploration through the American Revolution, witness the unique history and character of each colony. Trace the role of each colony in the American Revolution and that colony's impact on the formation of our Constitution.

Author: 
Grade Level: 
Length: 
01:12
A Primary Source History of the Colony of Georgia (Unabridged)

The Three Documents That Made America (Unabridged)

Icon: 
ipod icon

For the first time ever, the complete founding documents of the United States of America are here in one unabridged recording. Sam Fink, award-winning author of the highly acclaimed illustrated book of The Declaration of Independence, provides concise introductions.

Author: 
Grade Level: 
Length: 
01:27
The Three Documents That Made America (Unabridged)

Liberty! The American Revolution (1997)

Icon: 
DVD icon

LIBERTY! is an exuberant documentary about the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. This critically acclaimed six-hour series chronicles the events leading up to the declaration of war, and the lasting effects these events had on shaping our country today.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
06:00
Liberty! The American Revolution

Mission US: For Crown or Colony?

“For Crown or Colony?” puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. They encounter both Patriots and Loyalists, and when rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie.

1775: The American Revolution

Icon: 
game icon

In 1775: Rebellion, players take the roles of the American Continental Army and Patriots against the British Army and the Loyalists. Each side tries to control the colonies, provinces and territories.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
90 min.
1775: The American Revolution

Pages