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Arapaho Grass Dance

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See an example of Native American dance in this video from Postcards from Buster.

Prosecute Wall Street for the 2008 Financial Crisis?

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This video adapted from FRONTLINE considers the issues involved in deciding whether or not to pursue criminal charges against Wall Street executives in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. While the public demanded and Wall Street feared such charges, the difficulties of criminal prosecution led the US Justice Department to rely instead on civil penalties and more rigorous future regulation of the banking industry. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE collection.

Post Office Field Trip

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Special Delivery! Join Penny and the KidVision VPK kids at a United States Post Office! Learn about addresses, stamps, sorting mail, and mail carriers. This field trip is top priority!

Grizzly Bear Cubs

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In this Building Block video, two grizzly bear cubs step out of a river. One cub stops to shake the water out of his fur, then continues to walk along the riverbank.

Mridangam

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Learn about the Mridangam, an Indian drum, in this video from Postcards from Buster.

Teachable Moment: Why Money Has Value | Fast Forward

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Learn exactly what gives money its value.

Let's Ride the Bus | Everyday Learning

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We all have to follow the rules. This fun, animated poem follows students as they board the bus and head to school, following all of the rules along the way.

Picturing the Past | Everyday Learning

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In this animated video, a child looks at photographs of family members and events, making connections between the images she sees and her own experiences. The video helps young viewers understand and apply the concepts of past, present, and future.

Activity Starter | Native American Boarding Schools

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Learn about Native American boarding schools and complete an interesting activity. This video is part of Activity Starters, which is an animated video series. In each episode an animated character introduces a concept and an activity. 

Visit the Activity Starters website to learn more!

Teachable Moment: Gold Standard | Fast Forward

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Listen to an explanation of what the gold standard is and how it relates to paper currency.

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