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Communities Around the World (1999)

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Compare and contrast the everyday lives of people around the globe, and learn that while people may eat different foods and wear different clothes, they all have things in common. Realize that people around the world meet their needs in ways that make sense in their culture.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:20
Communities Around the World

City, Suburb, and Rural Communities (2002)

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People live, work, and have fun together in many different kinds of communities. With the help of three children, students learn about the likes and differences of neighborhoods in the city, suburbs, and rural communities. We join each child as they show us what it is like to live in his/her neighborhood. Schools, stores, and play-time activities are presented in each type of neighborhood.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:16
City, Suburb, and Rural Communities

Neighborhoods: Understanding Where We Live (2001)

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With the help of our local postman, students learn that a neighborhood is a place where families live, play, and work and that schools, police and fire stations, shopping areas, parks, and homes are all located there. He helps us recognize that families live in many kinds of homes and that they all have addresses that have two main parts: a street name and building number.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
Neighborhoods: Understanding Where We Live

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (2003)

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Two students from different ethnic backgrounds are brought together as they learn about the life of America's foremost civil rights leader. This program will grab your students' attention as they learn about Dr. King's contributions to the people of the United States and those living throughout the world.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Presidents' Day: Washington and Lincoln (2003)

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With the help of a colonial Presidential crier children come to understand why we celebrate Presidents' Day and what makes it so special. They learn about George Washington and the important role he played in the formation of our country. Next, they learn about the life of Abraham Lincoln and his resolve to keep our country unified, making him one of our great civic leaders.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Presidents' Day: Washington and Lincoln

Columbus Day (2003)

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With the discovery of an ancient diary, two children learn what drove Columbus to explore the unknown, who helped him in his journey, and what he found once he arrived in the New World. Guided by Columbus himself, the children see how the explorer went from working in his father's weaving shop to accidentally discovering the Americas.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
Columbus Day

Thanksgiving Day: America Celebrates (2003)

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See the story of the Mayflower's passage and the Pilgrims' first year in the New World. Learn about the Wompanoag Indian tribe and a game they may have played during the first harvest celebration—Thanksgiving. Learn many different ways that Americans celebrate this important day. Teacher's Guide available in disk and online: www.schoolvideos.com

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Thanksgiving Day: America Celebrates

Learning About Money (2001)

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With the help of two Friends, students learn that money has value and comes in many denominations (from a penny to a 100-dollar bill). Students will go inside one of our country's mints to discover how coins are made. Lastly, they will learn that every country has its own unique money and see some of the currencies used in different countries today.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:14
Learning About Money

How Our Economy Works (2001)

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In this engaging video students learn that people work to earn money so that they can satisfy their basic needs and wants and that everything we spend money on is either for goods or services. They learn what a job is and the difference between production workers and service workers. They are introduced to the concepts of saving and banks.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:20
How Our Economy Works

The Difference Between Wants and Needs (2003)

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People earn, save, and spend money to satisfy their needs and wants. Making the right choice between the two is not always easy. In this enchanting movie, two friends wake up and find themselves on a desert island where the "Genie of Wise Choices" lives.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:17
The Difference Between Wants and Needs

People of the Woodlands: The First Americans (2005)

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Through live-action video and reenactments your students will explore the history, culture, and legacy of the first People of the Woodlands, including the Iroquois, Cherokee, and Chippewa. Learn how these people adapted to the woodland environment using all its natural resources.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:20
People of the Woodlands: The First Americans

Immigration to the United States (2004)

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Revisit America's history of immigration through the correspondence between young Mai in China, and her Grandfather who lives halfway around the world. Follow the trail of letters as grandfather allays Mai's fear of the unknown. He answers her many questions about America's history of immigration.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:20
Immigration to the United States

Early Explorers: The Age of Discovery (2004)

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Venture into the unknown with young Diego as he follows the footsteps of his ancestors as they explore the New World of the Western Hemisphere. The voyages across the fearsome seas and the arduous treks across the rugged landscapes open a new world to Diego as it is related to him in a letter from another explore, his NASA astronaut father.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:20
Early Explorers: The Age of Discovery

Early Settlers: The Era of Colonization (2003)

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Students witness colonial life in a new land as Annabel Lee Sloan, with the help of her diary, reminisces about the wonderful homecomings she had with her father when he would return from his many travels and reveal to her the fascinating tales of a new and ever-growing nation.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:18
Early Settlers: The Era of Colonization

Native Americans (2004)

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Experience the rich history of the Native Americans through the eyes of young Suzy Redhawk as she recounts the stories told to her by her wise grandmother. From the rocky Northwest Coastline through the desert mesas, across the Great Plains to the Eastern Woodlands, Suzy visits the each magnificent tribal culture as they commune with nature and provide valuable lessons in life.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:20
Native Americans

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