Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Elementary (X) - High (X)

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

Values in Revolutionary America

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The importance of family, social class, religion, and self-government in the American colonies created a unique set of values. This informative program uses historical vignettes to deptict those values on the eve of the Revolution.

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

Iroquois: Indians of the Northeast

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Five warring Native American tribes, also known as the "Five Nations", the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga, the Cayuga, and the Seneca, negotiated the Great Law of Peace or the League of the Iroquois, which influenced American political thinkers. Nonetheless, the American Revolution split the confederation, pitting old friends against each other and signaling the decline of their power.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:17
Iroquois: Indians of the Northeast

10 Days in Africa

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You have 10 Days in Africa touring by airplane, automobile and on foot. Chart you course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in Africa

10 Days in Asia

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You have 10 Days in Asia touring by train, airplane, ship and on foot. Chart you course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in Asia

10 Days in Europe

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You have 10 Days in Europe touring by plane, ship, or on foot. Chart your course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in Europe

10 Days in the USA

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You have 10 Days in the USA touring by plane, car and on foot. Chart you course from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With a little luck and clever planning, you just might outmaneuver your fellow travelers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in the USA

10 Days in the Americas

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Gather your sunglasses, snowshoes and mosquito spray - it's time to travel to new destinations with the 10 Days Series - the Americas!

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
10 Days in the Americas

A History of the Renaissance (2004)

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Investigates the driving forces behind this brilliant period of artistic and scientific achievement. Discover how humanists like Petrarch pioneered the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman culture, sparking an explosion of creativity and innovation. Changes abound in politics and religion as well.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
A History of the Renaissance

Everyday Life in the Renaissance (2004)

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What was it like to live during the Renaissance? This program explores the typical homes, diets, and clothing of the period. Examines how due to a surging economy, many people had more money to spend on new household items, spices, and clothing. Witness the changing roles of work, education, religion, art, and family life over three centuries across Europe.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Everyday Life in the Renaissance

Renaissance Art, Music & Literature (2004)

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Explores the newly discovered uses of realism, mathematics, and perspective in art; the introduction of new musical instruments and changes in musical style; and how literature flourished thanks to the innovation of the printing press. Explores Leonardo, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare, whose works continue to be admired and emulated today. DVD divided into chapters.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Renaissance Art, Music & Literature

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