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Environmental Problems and Solutions (2008)

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This video introduces students to the important role the environment plays in our everyday lives. Several environmental problems are highlighted, with a focus on pollution and global warming. The video explains how these problems impact the health of our planet and its inhabitants. Finally, the importance of sustainability is discussed.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Environmental Problems and Solutions

Investigating Earth's Natural Resources (2008)

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This video makes students aware of the important role natural resources play in our everyday lives. It begins by differentiating between renewable and nonrenewable resources, offering examples of both. It also identifies different types of natural resources, including land, air, and water resources.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Investigating Earth's Natural Resources

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship

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In celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday in February 2009, we present this story of the unusual friendship between two great American leaders.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:12
Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World

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In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the MARCH ON WASHINGTON, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s sister presents a personal, stirring account of the remarkable day Dr.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:20
March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World

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

The Star-Spangled Banner

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This is the story of the American victory during the war of 1812, set to the song created by Francis Scott Key. Detailed illustrations accompany the words of our national anthem.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
The Star-Spangled Banner

Snowflake Bentley

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This Caldecott Medal winning book poetically reveals the life of the photographer and farmer, Wilson Bentley.  From the time he was a small boy, Willie was fascinated by snowflakes.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:20
Snowflake Bentley

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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An unusual and memorable part of the history of the World Trade Center is captured in this exhilarating movie about a man who walked on a tightrope between the two towers.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Players in Pigtails

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People thought Katie Casey was an unusual girl.  She didn’t keep her clothes pressed or her room clean.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
Players in Pigtails

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