History

Rodeo Barrel Racing

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Discover traditional rodeo events in this video from Postcards from Buster.

The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies | Crash Course US History #4

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John Green teaches you about some of the colonies that were not in Virginia or Massachusetts. Old New York was once New Amsterdam. Before the English got there though, the colony was full of Dutch people who treated women pretty fairly, and allowed free black people to hold jobs. John also discusses Penn's Woods, also known as Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania was (briefly) a haven of religious freedom, and William Penn dealt relatively fairly with the natives his colony displaced. We venture as far south as the Carolina colonies, where the slave labor economy was taking shape. John also takes on the idea of the classless society in America, and the beginning of the idea of the American dream.

KidVision | Arch Creek Archaeology

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Miss Penny and the KidVision Kids visit Arch Creek Park and learn about archaeology. 

Conjunto Music

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Learn about Conjunto Music in this video from Postcards from Buster.

Capitalism and Socialism | Crash Course World History

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John Green teaches you about capitalism and socialism in a way that is sure to please commenters from both sides of the debate. Learn how capitalism arose from the industrial revolution, and then gave rise to socialism. Learn about how we got from the British East India Company to iPhones and consumer culture in just a couple of hundred years. Stops along the way include the rise of industrial capitalism, mass production, disgruntled workers, Karl Marx, and the Socialist Beard. The socialist reactions to the ills of capitalism are covered as well, and John discusses some of the ideas of Karl Marx, and how they've been implemented or ignored in various socialist states. Plus, there are robots!

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.

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