Politics

The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation)

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The founding fathers argued about when to fight the English. They argued about how to fight the English. They tussled over taxes. They disagreed about foreign affairs. They fought each other in private. They fought each other in public. They used essays. They used whispers. One of them even used a pistol.

Some of the fights were settled in their own time. Some of them are still being fought in ours.

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920L
The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation)

Rise Up: The Game of People & Power

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Lead a march of thousands of people. Write a protest song that goes viral. Fight for what you believe in. Rise Up is a cooperative board game about building people power and taking on oppressive systems to create change.

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Middle
High
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Social Studies
Family/Consumer Science
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60 min.
Rise Up: The Game of People & Power

Aaron and Alexander

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Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both orphaned at a young age, and they both became successful lawyers. They both fought in the Revolutionary War. But the politics of the young United States of America put these Founding Fathers in constant conflict. Theirs is a story of passion, patriotism, and pride, which culminates in the most famous duel in American history. Despite their similarities, it seemed the world was not big enough for both Aaron and Alexander, yet the outcome of their rivalry forever links their names.

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890L
Aaron and Alexander

New York State Senate Districts

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Map of the New York State Senate Districts.

Benjamin Franklin: Science and Politics (2014)

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Taking advantage of the latest digital animation techniques, Science Gossip summarizes the careers of important figures from the History of Science. Although scientific rigor is respected, the point of view is more light hearted and amusing so that viewers receive short, dynamic doses of interesting information about each scientist, complemented by curios anecdotes.

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Elementary
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00:07
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Politics

14 Women: They're Women. They're Powerful. They're Senators. (2008)

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When the historic 109th Congress convened, the number of women in the Senate increased to an unprecedented 14. Now, their struggle to balance family and politics is chronicled in this heartwarming look at the most powerful women in America. A story of perseverance and poise, 14 Women will inspire and uplift audiences of all ages!

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Middle
High
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01:10
14 Women: They're Women. They're Powerful. They're Senators.

Ancient Roman Daily Life

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The family was central to life in ancient Rome. Explore the roles of women, children, slaves, and the all-powerful paterfamilias, or head of the family. Find out what that Romans enjoyed doing in their free time and learn what their food, clothing, and homes were like. Readers will be fascinated (even if some are slightly nauseated by the fact that the Romans considered peacock brains an exotic delicacy).

Ancient Roman Daily Life

The Exiled Queen: A Seven Realms Novel (Unabridged)

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New York Times best-selling author Cinda Williams Chima has been crafting riveting novels since her days in middle school. In The Exiled Queen, 17-year-old ex-Ragmarket street lord Han Alister is pursuing an education in magical arts.

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HL740L
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17:49
The Exiled Queen: A Seven Realms Novel (Unabridged)

Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?

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2001: The “American Century” had closed with a single Cold War superpower standing and a pause in conflict that some at the time dubbed “The End of History”. It wasn’t.

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High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
180 min.
Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?

Campaign Manager 2008

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A modern U.S. presidential campaign is one of the most amazing organizational endeavors undertaken by man. In 2008, John McCain and Barack Obama collectively spent $2.4 billion dollars on their efforts to be elected President of the United States.

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Middle
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Social Studies
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30 min.
Campaign Manager 2008

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