Democracy

Thomas Paine and the Power of "Common Sense"

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British-born Thomas Paine came to Philadelphia in 1774. Inspired by the colonists' cries for liberty, Paine captured his own political philosophy and ideals for freedom in a revolutionary pamphlet called Common Sense. This richly illustrated and beautifully designed interactive eBook features video, timelines, maps, and biographies that enhance the story of how Paine helped set the stage for the writing of the Declaration of Independence and how he profoundly influenced the course of our nation's history and ideology.

Thomas Paine and the Power of

Introduction to Government (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
Length: 
00:20
Introduction to Government

Ancient Greek Government

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Perhaps the most important legacy of the ancient Greeks is their invention of the form of government we hold most dear: Democracy. Ancient Greece's various cities and their forms of government, and the birth of government by the people, are presented in simple, straightforward language. An excellent resource on both ancient Greece and the concept of democracy.

Ancient Greek Government

East Looks West (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Berlin: United We Standand

Grade Level: 
High
Professional
Length: 
00:29
East Looks West