Elementary Social Studies

Fernando Picó

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La obra del profesor, investigador, escritor y sacerdote jesuita, Fernando Picó, contiene un pensamiento profundo sobre el acontecer de la sociedad puertorriqueña, que emana del ser humano, en especial del marginado y no la de un pasado idílico, que nos incapacita para comprender el presente. Picó, es uno de los historiadores puertorriqueños más prolíficos y con más diversidad de temas. Su dedicación, compromiso y entrega en la manera de transmitir la historia de la isla y su contribución a nuestro patrimonio cultural es ejemplo para los nuevos historiadores.

Theodore Roosevelt and the Western Experience

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Western Experience examines the 26th president of the United States. TR or Teddy as he has come to be known, balanced his identity of an intellectual from the East with the frontiersman of the West. His love of nature as a boy carried on throughout his life, influencing policy decisions as president that we still see today.  

Robert C. Byrd

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Examine the career of U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd.

Fijian Folkways

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Folkways are considered any informal mores that are followed through imitation and mild social pressure but not strictly enforced or put into law. Dr. Sharyn Jones discusses some Fijian folkways as she narrates a video tour of the town of Liku, a town of about 60 people. It is the most traditional village on the island of Nayau.

"The Innocents Abroad" | Ken Burns: Mark Twain

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In July of 1869, Twain's The Innocents Abroad appeared at last. It was a subscription book sold door-to-door, and it made Mark Twain the most successful writer in the world. Instead of going for a cultivated audience, Twain went for the masses. "Great books are wine," said Twain. "My books are water...but everybody drinks water."

Great States | Minnesota Government

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Learn more about the state and tribal governments of Minnesota, and how they came to be. 

Los Cascos Urbanos Hablan: Ponce 5/6

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Se presentan datos biográficos de la cantaautora puertorriqueña Ruth Fernández. Además, se ofrecen detalles arquitectónicos de la Casa de los Serralles, la Casa Paoli y la Casa Museo Wiechers Villalonga.  En estas estructuras  se refleja la historia social del casco urbano ponceño desde sus inicios hasta nuestros días.

The USS West Virginia

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Explore the reasons for the sinking of the battleship, USS West Virginia.

Last Stop 'til Denver | Colorado Experience

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Built by the Brantner Brothers in 1859, Four Mile House is the oldest standing structure in Denver, with a long history of female entrepreneurialism. In its early days, the house served as a store, restaurant, tavern, and boarding house for travelers headed west along the Smokey Hill Trail. Meet the pioneering women whose hard work and vision brought the stage stop to life.

Miki Conn's Fight for Equality | Memories of the March

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Discover the unique story of a persevering woman who was raised as the lone "black person in an all white community" in this video from Memories of the March. Despite growing up as a child isolated from her white peers, the March on Washington taught Miki Conn that all races could unite behind just causes.

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