Elementary Social Studies

Hamilton Disston - Kissimmee | Central Florida Roadtrip

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After the Civil War, Hamilton Disston contracted with the financially wobbly state of Florida to dredge the Kissimmee River and drain its southern lands, for which he would own half of all the land that he successfully drained. This deal made Disston the largest single landowner in the United States.

Jazz: Mobile Brass Band Traditions

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Listen to a discussion of Mobile Brass Band traditions, presented by Kern Jackson. This presentation was filmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of the ArchiTreats lecture series.

The Bozeman Trail | Who Was John Bozeman?

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Learn who John Bozeman was and what he did through this group of videos, images, and activities.

Careers | Northwest Profiles

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This collection of video and curriculum resources from KSPS's Northwest Profiles series focuses on local careers and working professionals in the Pacific Northwest.

River Rewilding: Grand River Social and Economic Impacts

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This unit examines the social and economic role that the Grand River has played in the Grand Rapids, Michigan community. It begins with the Paleo-Indians and extends to current day. Students will look at primary source readings, artifacts, and summaries of the different time periods. They will examine the role of the River in society and the impacts of humans on the River. Specifically, students will examine how the change in population and uses of the River impacts river quality.

Cedar Trees and Totem Poles of Pacific Northwest Native Americans | Native America: Nature to Nations

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Learn about the spiritual relationship between the Native American people of the Pacific Northwest and the cedar tree. Students will gain an understanding of the spiritual connection between the cedar tree and the people. Students will also examine the potlatch ceremony of the Kwakwaka'wakw tribe is similar to political elections in the way they celebrate leadership and provide a path to the future.

Graven Image | Short Film

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Using over 100 years of archival footage, director Sierra Pettengill explores the history of the largest Confederate monument: Georgia’s Stone Mountain.

Clubhouse Theme: What Are Celebrations? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids about celebrations! When friends, families and communities celebrate in the same way time after time it becomes a tradition! Celebrations can be for achievements, milestones, holidays and other special occasions.

 

Piedmont Region | Regions of Georgia

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Explore the Piedmont region of Georgia, including the region's major cities, climate, physical features, and the various plants and animals that call it home.

This video is a part of GPB Education’s Regions of Georgia virtual field trip, which you can view here.

Know Ohio | Johnny Appleseed

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Johnny Appleseed is an Ohio legend. In the 1770s, he traveled from Massachusetts to the Midwest planting apple and peach trees in exchange for 100 acre tracts of land in the American frontier. Historic markers around Ohio tell the tale of his travels and adventures.

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