American History

18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1736-1766 (2003)

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As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers - the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However, after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans.

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Middle
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00:50
18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1736-1766

Escaping Slavery on the Underground Railroad (2008)

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Stirring dramatizations, archival photographs and colorful maps help tell the story of the Underground Railroad.

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Middle
High
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00:11
Escaping Slavery on the Underground Railroad

Life of an Enslaved Person in America (2008)

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This program explores the daily life and customs of enslaved children and adults from colonial times through Emancipation. Through these activities students will come to better understand and appreciate the hardships and plight of African Americans living under the institution of slavery.

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Middle
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00:13
Life of an Enslaved Person in America

Automobile

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Automobile is a 3-5 player game that bears a modern setting when compared to most of Wallace’s releases. Players are competing in the U.S.

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High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
120 min.
Automobile

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

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Known for his memorable signature at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence, the rest of John Hancock’s life is not as well known to many students and citizens.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:30
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

New York in the New Nation

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After the American Revolution, New York played a major role in the development of the newly formed United States. Not only was New York City the first capitol of the new nation, but many influential local writers, inventors, and leaders provided valuable contributions to the newly forming American government, economy, and culture. This engaging book provides information, supported by primary sources from the period, on the people and events that made New York such an invaluable part of the early history of the United States.

New York in the New Nation

Postwar Tension and Triumph (2008)

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After World War II, the United States experienced domestic prosperity through a huge baby boom, suburban migration, and advances in science and medicine. In the midst of this prosperity, many Americans were denied the same opportunities to attain the American Dream.

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High
Professional
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00:28
Postwar Tension and Triumph

By the People, For the People (2008)

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The Great Depression drew attention to problems with the United States economy that needed government regulation.

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High
Professional
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00:28
By the People, For the People

A Growing Global Power (2008)

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Through imperial ambitions and the mobilization for World War I, businesses and the government established a new relationship to bolster American business interests and build the United States military.

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High
Professional
Length: 
00:29
A Growing Global Power

The Progressives (2008)

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By the early 1900s, many Americans had left rural areas and moved to cities to take jobs in factories and offices.

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High
Professional
Length: 
00:28
The Progressives

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