Social Studies

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New York (2004)

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All aboard! Next stop...New York! On this trip, we will explore New York's landforms, taking a trip under Niagara Falls and up into the Catskill Mountains. We will explore the history, industry, natural resources and culture of the state, especially the contributions of immigrants and native peoples.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
New York

The History of Canada (2004)

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Examines the history of Canada including the Inuit and First Nations people, Viking settlements, French and British exploration, the Hudson Bay Company, and the structure and function of Canada's government today.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The History of Canada

The Geography of Canada (2004)

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Discusses how Canada's geography shaped its history and culture. Looks at land formations, rivers, climate, wilderness areas, and natural resources. Examines cities lie Vancouver and Ottowa, and small farming and fishing communities.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Geography of Canada

The Culture of Canada (2004)

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Viewers will learn about traditional Canadian symbols, contributions of Canadians, food, holidays, crafts, folktales, and Canada Day.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Culture of Canada

The History of Mexico (2004)

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Examines the ancient civilizations of the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya; Spanish conquest of the Aztec; the impact of Catholic missionaries; the wars for independence. Looks at Mexican leaders such as Benito Juarez, Father Hidalgo, and General Santa Anna.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The History of Mexico

The Geography of Mexico (2004)

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Looks at how the geography of Mexico has shaped its history, society, and culture. Examines a variety of regions including the Sonoran Desert and the rainforests of Chipas. Discusses major industries like silver mining and tourism.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Geography of Mexico

The Culture of Mexico (2004)

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Viewers will learn about the rich cultural heritage of Mexico. Looks at the influences of indigenous people and Spanish rule in clothing, folktales, foods and holidays. Includes a sample day in the life of a fisherman's son and a young girl in Mexico City. Also looks at Tejano bands, artwork of Diego Rivera, and Talavera pottery.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Culture of Mexico

Daily Pioneer Life (2004)

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"Wagons ho!" Climb aboard your prairie schooner, and get ready to experience America in the 1700s & 1800s! Through reenactments, journal entries and historic imagery, "Pioneer Life for Children" showcases the life and history of American pioneers.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Daily Pioneer Life

The Pioneer Journey Westward (2004)

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"Wagons ho!" Climb aboard your prairie schooner, and get ready to experience America in the 1700s & 1800s! Through reenactments, journal entries and historic imagery, "Pioneer Life for Children" showcases the life and history of American pioneers.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Pioneer Journey Westward

Westward Expansion in the U.S. (2004)

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In the late 1700s to 1800s, the continental U.S. grew in size from only 13 colonies in the East to stretch across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. Join our players in a Pioneer Life adventure game, and follow events and historical figures during the westward expansion. Learn how the Louisiana Purchase and the Gold Rush encouraged the exploration and settlement of the U.S.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Westward Expansion in the U.S.

Fire Station (2006)

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Fire Station explores how firefighters keep the public safe and informed. Young viewers will get a feel for what a local fire station looks like as well as the trucks, uniforms, protective gear and equipment that is found there. From the dispatcher to the fire chief, we'll take a look at the daily lives of the brave people who make the fire station run smoothly in every community.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
Fire Station

Police Station (2006)

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Police Station explores how police officers serve to keep the public safe. Young viewers will get a feel for the different types of jobs police officers do, the busy place where they work and the uniforms and gear that they wear.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
Police Station

School (2006)

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School introduces young viewers to what a typical day at school might be like and the people that you'd find there, such as students, teachers and the principal. Viewers will come to understand that the school can be a big place made up of many different parts like classrooms, the cafeteria and the playground!

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
School

Local Government (2006)

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Viewers take a trip to City Hall. Introduces young viewers to the services that the local government provides, like educating children, keeping the community clean and making laws. Examines the different offices that are often located in city hall, how laws are passed, experience what a typical day is like for city council workers and the mayor.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
Local Government

Local Businesses (2006)

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This program teaches viewers that there are two basic types of businesses: ones that provide goods and ones that provide services. Examines different types of businesses and and discusses their importance in the community because of the goods and services they provide and as a source of employment. Includes Spanish Language track.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
Local Businesses

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