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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.

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Middle
Length: 
0:50
18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1783-1799

New York in the New Nation

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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?

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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.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:30
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

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
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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
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00:11
Escaping Slavery on the Underground Railroad

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

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

A Few Acres of Snow

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A war fought at the edge of two mighty empires. For over one hundred and fifty years Britain and France were locked in a struggle for domination of North America.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
60 min.
A Few Acres of Snow

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?

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
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00:26
The Pilgrims of Plimoth

America: The Story of Us (2010)

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A riveting adventure of how America was invented, AMERICA The Story of Us focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by HISTORY.

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Middle
High
Length: 
09:12
America: The Story of Us

The Founding of America (2008)

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The inspiring early days of America – the personalities, the battles, the bravery, the losses, and even the romance – spring to life in spellbinding detail in this sweeping 14-DVD set from A&E Home Video.

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Middle
High
Length: 
27:14
The Founding of America

The War: 1941-1945 (2006)

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THE WAR, a seven-part documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.

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Middle
High
Length: 
15:00
The War: 1941-1945

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
Length: 
00:17
I Could Do That!

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Unabridged)

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Newbery Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor-recipient Jim Murphy has written numerous stories based on historical events, such as The Boys' War and The Great Fire. In An American Plague, he tells the story of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic.

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1130L
Length: 
03:47
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Unabridged)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of New Jersey (Unabridged)

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New Jersey has a fascinating history. The story of New Jersey spans its time as home to a variety of Native American tribes to an area coveted by the Dutch, Swedes, and English, and finally to its modern-day status as the Garden State.

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01:10
A Primary Source History of the Colony of New Jersey (Unabridged)

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