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United States Expansionism (2001)

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Acceptance of Hawaii as our fiftieth state. Includes a look at the formation of the first 13 colonies, the French and Indian War, The Revolutionary War, The Louisiana Purchase, Florida and the Seminole Indians, The Westward Movement, The Mexican-American War, The California Gold Rush, Manifest Destiny, Oregon Territory, Alaska Purchase, and Hawaii.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:22
United States Expansionism

U.S. Symbols (1998)

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The symbols of our country help us honor our heritage and think of the U.S. as a country of hope, freedom, and friendship. Learn about the history of our country's symbols and what they mean to Americans. Includes the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, the Bald Eagle, the American Flag, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:17
U.S. Symbols

This is Our Country (2002)

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Students discover that the United States of America is where we live. They learn about our country's flag and anthem, and they tour our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. They also learn that America is divided into 50 states and that each state has its own capital and is represented by a flag, bird, and flower.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:24
This is Our Country

The Five Themes of Geography (2000)

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Join five enthusiastic students in their high-tech "Social Studies Lab" to learn about the five themes of geography: Location, Place, Human-Environment Interactions, Movement, and Regions. Visit locations around the world to understand how geographers study the earth and the people who live here.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:18
The Five Themes of Geography

How Location Affects Life: Different Areas, Climate, Latitude, and Longitude (2006)

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Students examine geographical and human factors that affect personal and societal ways of life. Physical components such as climate, landform and relative location are discussed, expanding a learner's understanding of characteristics within northern and southern hemispheres, differing latitudes and longitudes.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
How Location Affects Life: Different Areas, Climate, Latitude, and Longitude

Using Maps & Globes (2004)

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Building on students’ basic understanding of maps and globes, the more complex concepts of latitude and longitude are introduced. The equator, north and south hemispheres, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are defined and located down to minutes and degrees. The prime meridian, east and west hemispheres, time zones, and the international dateline come to life on a world cruise review.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:21
Using Maps & Globes

Understanding & Making Maps: An Introduction (2004)

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Combines live action and animation to introduce maps and understand map reading. Describes how maps and globes are drawn to scale to reflect a larger physical geography. Identifies the signs and symbols found on maps and defines key concepts such as scale, relative position, direction, and legends.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:20
Understanding & Making Maps: An Introduction

Pioneers (2003)

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With the help of Lester Conrad, a pioneer scout, students learn who the pioneers were, experience life as a pioneer, and travel along with pioneers as they leave the crowded cities in the East through the frontier for a better life in the West. Relive the journey through the hardships, sacrifices, accomplishments and glory of the pioneers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:18
Pioneers

Native Americans (2004)

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Experience the rich history of the Native Americans through the eyes of young Suzy Redhawk as she recounts the stories told to her by her wise grandmother. From the rocky Northwest Coastline through the desert mesas, across the Great Plains to the Eastern Woodlands, Suzy visits the each magnificent tribal culture as they commune with nature and provide valuable lessons in life.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:20
Native Americans

Early Settlers: The Era of Colonization (2003)

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Students witness colonial life in a new land as Annabel Lee Sloan, with the help of her diary, reminisces about the wonderful homecomings she had with her father when he would return from his many travels and reveal to her the fascinating tales of a new and ever-growing nation.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:18
Early Settlers: The Era of Colonization

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