Cities

Art Through Time: The Urban Experience

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For thousands of years cities have been hubs of activity, centers of industry, and places from which new aesthetic trends originate, evolve, and spread. The creative visions of planners, painters, architects, and sculptors have shaped the development of cities around the world. In turn, the urban experience has inspired the creation of artwork depicting aspects of city life.

The Great Fire (Unabridged)

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The Great Fire of 1871 was one of the most colossal disasters in American history - with damage so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise again.

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1130L
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02:31
The Great Fire (Unabridged)

City, Suburb, and Rural Communities (2002)

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People live, work, and have fun together in many different kinds of communities. With the help of three children, students learn about the likes and differences of neighborhoods in the city, suburbs, and rural communities. We join each child as they show us what it is like to live in his/her neighborhood. Schools, stores, and play-time activities are presented in each type of neighborhood.

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Primary
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00:16
City, Suburb, and Rural Communities

Cityscapes, Suburban Sprawl (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on cities in the United States:Boston: Ethnic Mosaic

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High
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00:29
Cityscapes, Suburban Sprawl

The Wheels on the Bus

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With unique and colorful animation, this video brings to life one of the most well-known and classic children’s songs.

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Primary
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00:06
The Wheels on the Bus

The Transforming Industrial Heartland (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Liverpool: A Tale of Two Cities

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High
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00:29
The Transforming Industrial Heartland