U.S. History Series

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7 videos in this collection

African American/Black History Map Rap
"Highly Recommended. This effort by two educators, Howard Shelf II and Phil Garcia, commemorates black history and refocuses the positives in the rap genre." -National Media Review Howard Shelf II…
Robert E. Lee - Beyond the Battles
"Highly Recommended. Using contemporary on-location footage, re-enactors, photographic and portrait stills this production is an excellent look at the man, Robert Edward Lee. One historian has called him "the Marble…
Abraham Lincoln: His Life and His Legacy
April 14th, 1865, just 5 days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth…
Ely Parker (Seneca)
"Highly Recommended. This documentary fills an important gap in American history collections by documenting the life of a person who is not well known today. It is accurate and without…
A Sleepy Hollow Memorial
Sleepy Hollow, a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. Here you will find the…
The Statue of Liberty: Building a Colossus
"Highly Recommended! An exceptional achievement, this is simply the best documentary on the Statue of Liberty ever made. It illuminates the forgotten story of the Statue of Liberty like no…
Up From Slavery: Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915) was born into slavery in Virginia. After emancipation he worked his way through college, attending the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (today, Hampton University)…

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California Missions 12 & 13
  • Class Project - The Making of a Mission Studying the Missions of California is an important part of all children's education in their state - and it's a great U.S. history lesson for children outside of California. This "hands on" program offers two creative class projects presented by 4th grade…
  • Abraham Lincoln: His Life and His Legacy
    Part of the Series: U.S. History Series
    April 14th, 1865, just 5 days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth and would die the next day. This one violent act shocked a nation that for the previous 4 years had…
    Falcon Field (Air Museum); Fighter Combat International
    Part of the Series: Arizona Backroads Series
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    Dogs (and Wolves)
    Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
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    Road to Tokyo
    By late 1944, the worst of World War Two appears to be over. Germany is awaiting defeat after D-Day and Japan has been repulsed from Australia's doorstep. But the conflict in the Pacific is about to hot up and it will be a long road to Tokyo for the Allies...…