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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.

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Elementary
Middle
High
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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.

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Elementary
Middle
High
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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.

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

Renaissance Science & Invention (2004)

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Explores the people, ideas, and inventions behind the major scientific breakthroughs in astronomy, physics, anatomy, and mathematics. Examines scientific greats including Galileo, Kepler, and Brunelleschi, and discusses how the life of a scientist often conflicted with existing religious beliefs. DVD divided into chapters. Includes discussion questions and Spanish soundtrack option.

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Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Renaissance Science & Invention

Renaissance Travel, Trade & Exploration (2004)

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During the Renaissance, sailors set off into uncharted waters in search of new trade routes and lucrative luxury goods. Advancements in navigational tools, including lateen sails and the astrolabe, aided explorers such as Columbus and da Gama on their journeys.

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Elementary
Middle
High
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00:23
Renaissance Travel, Trade & Exploration

The American Revolution (1996, 2003)

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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.

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Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
The American Revolution

The Era of Colonization 1585-1763 (1996, 2003)

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This program vividly presents the hardships faced by the first European settlers, giving viewers a sense of determination of the Jamestown and Puritan settlers. It traces the impact of the English in the New World, changes to Native American societies, religious diversity and freedom, and the role of the Pennsylvania Quakers.

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Middle
High
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00:30
The Era of Colonization 1585-1763

Islam (2003)

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Islam is one of the great monolithic world religions practiced today. Discover the Islamic culture through the daily life and rituals of Muslims around the world.

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High
Length: 
00:50
Islam

Hinduism (2003)

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Narrated by Academy Award winner, Ben Kingsley, Religions of the World offers insight into the striking similarities and vast differences among the world's major religions as well as the unique perspective of its many individual cultures.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:50
Hinduism

Judaism (2003)

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One of the world's oldest surviving religions, Judaism is both a theology and a way of life for over 12 million followers in the world today. The first religion to be founded upon the principle of monotheism, Judaism has survived despite persecution against its people throughout the ages.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:50
Judaism

Buddhism (2003)

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Narrated by Academy Award winner, Ben Kingsley, Religions of the World offers insight into the striking similarities and vast differences among the world's major religions as well as the unique perspective of its many individual cultures.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:50
Buddhism

Forced to Flee: Famine and Plague (2004)

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Examines natural disasters throughout history, highlighting how some disasters have led to important developments for future generations. Discusses the Potato Famine and the resulting wave of immigration to the U.S. Also looks at how the Bubonic Plague contributed to the end of feudalism in Europe.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:52
Forced to Flee: Famine and Plague

Genocide (2004)

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"Global Issues for Students" provides an in-depth analysis of current world problems. We have entered a new era of globalization - a level of interconnection unprecedented in world history.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:23
Genocide

Human Rights (2004)

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"Global Issues for Students" provides an in-depth analysis of current world problems. We have entered a new era of globalization - a level of interconnection unprecedented in world history.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:23
Human Rights

Global Economic Issues (2004)

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"Global Issues for Students" provides an in-depth analysis of current world problems. We have entered a new era of globalization - a level of interconnection unprecedented in world history.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:23
Global Economic Issues

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