Politics

1960: The Making of the President

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All elections are turning points, but the presidential election of 1960 holds a special place in American history. The 1950s had been a period of unparalleled economic growth and US global power. Richard Nixon served as President Eisenhower's Vice President through most of the period.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
120 min.
1960: The Making of the President

The Government of New York

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New York has a complex three-branch system of government that is executed by a group of democratically elected leaders. This fact-filled volume examines the history of this government structure from its earliest roots in the Iroquois constitution to an explanation of the separation of powers. The book is richly formatted with full-color photographs as well as primary source documents that help bring the evolution of New York's government into the spotlight.

The Government of New York

Globalization and Economics (2004)

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How have the forces of globalization shaped the modern world? This unit travels from the Soviet Union to Sri Lanka and Chile to study the role of technology and the impact of economic and political changes wrought by globalization. 

Grade Level: 
High
Professional
Length: 
00:28
Globalization and Economics

Ideas Shape the World (2004)

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How do ideas change the world? This unit traces the impact of European Enlightenment ideals in the American and Haitian revolutions and in South America.

Grade Level: 
High
Professional
Length: 
00:28
Ideas Shape the World

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