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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

Minoans: Public Peace & Ritual Violence

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The Minoans, a prosperous, peaceful island people in the Mediterranean region, influenced the Greeks, as seen in the Greek Minotaur and Theseus myth. Minoan art suggests a peaceful life without war, with violence sublimated in their bull-worship rituals. Females seem to have been more influential here than anywhere else in the Ancient World.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:15
Minoans: Public Peace & Ritual Violence

Telestrations

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Telestrations is designed for 4 to 8 players. As with the classic game "Telephone," the bigger the group, the more confusing -- and funny -- things can get. Gameplay requires little more than the included erasable markers and sketch books.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Special Education
ELA
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
10 min.
Telestrations

Rory's Story Cubes

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Rory’s Story Cubes are a remarkably simple and effective means for inspiring creative thinking and problem solving in all of us. Simply toss all the dice, examine each of the nine face-up images and let them guide your imagination through a story that begins with “Once upon a time…”.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Special Education
ELA
Play Time: 
10 min.
Rory's Story Cubes

Long Live the King

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The king is dying! Historically, in less civilized kingdoms, the reigning monarch had to worry about surviving first, and naming an heir second. However, in larger and more civilized kingdoms, power was often distributed among court nobles and the monarch was fairly stable.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
120 min.
Long Live the King

Quiddler

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The challenge is to arrange your entire hand into words. Draw and discard in turn. Try to use those high point letters, but don't get caught with them uncombined.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
Quiddler

My Word!

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Quickly search for words while single and double letter cards are dealt on to the table. The first player to call out a word using at least three cards, wins those cards.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
My Word!

Once Upon a Time

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Once Upon a Time is a game in which players create a story using the cards that show important elements from fairy tales. One player is the storyteller and creates a story using the ingredients on their cards, trying to guide the plot to their own ending.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
Once Upon a Time

Time's Up! Title Recall!

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Based on the popular game Time's Up! Time's Up: Title Recall challenges players to guess the titles of books, films, songs, and more. Players try to get other players to guess the same set of titles over three rounds.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
Time's Up! Title Recall!

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