History

Dinosaur Exhibit Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids experience the Dinosaurs In Motion exhibit!  They go head to head with Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex, dig for fossils, create a dinosaur skeleton, and see life-size dinosaurs in action. It’s a roaring good time!

Clogging

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Discover music and dance traditions of Kentucky in this video from Postcards from Buster.

Where US Politics Came From | Crash Course US History #9

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John Green teaches you where American politicians come from. In the beginning, George Washington was elected president with no opposition, everything was new and exciting, and everyone just got along. For several months. Then the contentious debate about the nature of the United States began, and it continues to this day. Washington and his lackey/handler Alexander Hamilton pursued an elitist program of federalism. The opposition, creatively known as the anti-federalists, wanted to build some kind of agrarian pseudo-paradise where every (white) man could have his own farm, and live a free, self-reliant life. The founding father who epitomized this view was Thomas Jefferson.

Flag Company Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK kids visit a flag company. They  locate the United States on a map, put the pieces of the American flag together, learn how to fold the flag, and say the Pledge of Allegiance. Watch this field trip and get ready to salute!

Driving a Tractor

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Learn about farm life in Indiana with this video from Postcards from Buster.

Economic Systems

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Economic systems have driven nations to both prosperity and collapse. This video follows these systems, and outlines why each flourished or failed.

Cave Drawings | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Caveman, from KIDS Clubhouse Adventures joins up with his Cave Aunt to tell kids about how cave families told stories before paper was invented. As elders sometimes do, Cave Aunt shares embarrassing stories about when Caveman was just a cave boy.

1,000 Minarets

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Discover unique features of Cairo, Egypt in this video from Postcards from Buster.

The Origin of Banking

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This segment from the PBS documentary The Ascent of Money looks at early Renaissance Italy, when credit came of age, and explores how money lending became the foundation of a new kind of power. Against the backdrop of the powerful Medici family, historian Niall Ferguson describes how credit became a legitimate international business and led to the birth of modern banking.

Learn about Beijing, China | Let's Go Luna!

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Explore Beijing, China with Luna, Andy, Carmen, and Leo in these stories and activities from the PBS KIDS show Let's Go Luna!

In these short videos, find out about traditional Chinese drums, still played in China today.

Check out the support materials tab for fun classroom ideas. Try making your very own rattle drum and Chinese lantern.

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