Elementary Social Studies

Caroline, War Comes to Mount Vernon | In Their Own Words

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Caroline, an enslaved house worker, discusses her grave concerns about how the war might affect the General and Mrs. Washington, and consequently her own family.

Tales of The Natural State: Of Truth and Belief

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Arkansas is a unique place. The Natural State is a melting pot of sharecropper storytelling, myths of the Wild West and tall tales from deep in the hollers of the Ozarks. These forces have created a catalog of uniquely Arkansan folklore, which has been handed down for generations, shaping the way we see our state and the lands just outside our borders. Tales of the Natural State takes a creative look at some of the more powerful stories, to find out just what a tale needs to have a lasting impact.

The Relationship between Humans and Nature | Native America: Nature to Nations

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Learn about the relationship Native Americans have with the environment and what lessons people of the U.S. government could still learn. Students will examine the close relationship Native American have with the environment and how the framers of the Constitution learned some, but not all, of the principles of living at peace with the land.

Old Ranches and New Development | America's Heartland

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Travel to Gardnerville, Nevada, and meet two ranchers who are deciding whether to maintain their rural lifestyles or sell out to encroaching housing developments.

A Clever Endeavor? Endeavour Elementary Thinks So! | Your Space Place

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Have you ever met an astronaut? Students at Endeavour Elementary School have! Check out how the school remembers the Endeavour space shuttle.

Stone Mountain | Physical Features of Georgia

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Learn about Stone Mountain, the largest piece of exposed granite east of the Mississippi River.

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.

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