American History

The Progressive Era (2003)

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The Progressive Era—This program explores our history and culture during the early 20th century, when a wave of reforms changed our political system and attempted to remedy the social and economic inequities arising from industrialization and urbanization.

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High
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00:30
The Progressive Era

The Gilded Age (2003)

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This program explores many facets of the Gilded Age, including industrialization and the growth of big business, the urbanization of America, the grueling working conditions many endured, and the influence of Victorian culture on American Society.

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High
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02:00
The Gilded Age

Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003)

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HORATIO'S DRIVE recounts the simultaneously inspirational and hilarious saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, who in 1903—on a visionary whim and a 50-dollar-bet—became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent, heralding the future of the "horseless carriage" as a vehicle destined for more than inner-city travel and as a machine that would transform Am

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02:30
Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip

Thomas Jefferson (1996)

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Revered as the author of the Declaration of Independence, the most sacred document in American history, yet condemned as a lifelong owner of slaves, THOMAS JEFFERSON remains the enigma that is America.

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03:00
Thomas Jefferson

The Declaration of Independence (2004)

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These words grace The Declaration of Independence, written in 1776, which remain as true today as when it was conceived. It is critical for American citizens to understand their importance in defining our freedoms and the foundation of democracy.

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00:53
The Declaration of Independence

Time of Fear (2004)

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In World War II more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes and relocate to military camps dotted across the western United States. TIME OF FEAR tells the story of the 16,000 men, women, and children who were sent to two relocation camps in southeast Arkansas--one of the poorest and most racially segregated places in America.

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01:00
Time of Fear

Liberty! The American Revolution (1997)

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LIBERTY! is an exuberant documentary about the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. This critically acclaimed six-hour series chronicles the events leading up to the declaration of war, and the lasting effects these events had on shaping our country today.

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Middle
Length: 
06:00
Liberty! The American Revolution

The United States Constitution & Bill of Rights (2004)

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Learn the facts about the documents that make America great!

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The United States Constitution & Bill of Rights

Civil Rights (2005)

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Standard Deviants School is an educational and entertaining, lesson-based learning supplement developed from the award-winning Standard Deviants teaching style. Written to meet state educational standards, each module is clearly organized by lesson topic and includes full classroom performance rights.

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Middle
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00:26
Civil Rights

Federalism (2005)

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Standard Deviants School is an educational and entertaining, lesson-based learning supplement developed from the award-winning Standard Deviants teaching style. Written to meet state educational standards, each module is clearly organized by lesson topic and includes full classroom performance rights.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
Federalism

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