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Social Studies

Elementary

Being a Good Citizen

Being a Good Citizen

Learn from students what it means to be a good citizen at their school. Students demonstrate how taking responsibility for jobs in the classroom is a privilege! (Grades PreK-2)

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

Learn about the seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter. Why do we have seasons? Learn about how the tilt of the earth affects climate in different parts of the world. (Grades: K-3)

I Wanna See the States

I Wanna See the States

Pop band HelloGoodbye sings about the 50 States of America. All 50 states are mentioned in one song that focuses on the people, culture, or geography of each region. (Grades: 2-6)

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

This interview with civil rights activist Rosa Parks describes her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (Grades: 3-12)

Speaking Out — Arthur

Speaking Out — Arthur

Francine discovers chemicals from lawn fertilizer are causing fish to die, she's determined to raise awareness about the dangers of poisoning the environment. (Grades: PreK-2)

An Artist in the Family

An Artist in the Family

This video segment takes students into Manuela’s home for a close look at her grandmother’s paintings to learn some of her techniques and about life in Columbia. (Grades: PreK-5)

A Letter to My Brother

A Letter to My Brother

Students read a letter written by a soldier during the Civil War about his experiences. Students write a letter of their own to describe a personal experience. (Grades: 4-7)

Communication Innovators

Communication Innovators

Explore the great advances in long-distance communication that resulted from the innovations of Samuel F. B. Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, and Guglielmo Marconi. (Grades: 2-5)

Middle School

Getting the Nomination

Getting the Nomination

There are a lot of people who want to be president. But when we vote, there's only a few names on the ballot. This video helps to understand the nomination process. (Grades: 6-12)

What was "Freedom Summer"?

What was "Freedom Summer"?

This video introduces the events of 1964, when over 700 students, black and white, came to Mississippi to help black citizens combat forms of discrimination. (Grades: 7-12)

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

This interview with civil rights activist Rosa Parks describes her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (Grades: 3-12)

A Letter to My Brother

A Letter to My Brother

Students read a letter written by a soldier during the Civil War about his experiences. Students write a letter of their own to describe a personal experience. (Grades: 4-7)

High School

What was "Freedom Summer"?

What was "Freedom Summer"?

This video introduces the events of 1964, when over 700 students, black and white, came to Mississippi to help black citizens combat forms of discrimination. (Grades: 7-12)

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

This interview with civil rights activist Rosa Parks describes her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (Grades: 3-12)

LBJ and The Great Society

LBJ and The Great Society

Through newsreel footage, photos and interviews, this segment surveys the civil rights & social welfare legislation that President Lyndon Johnson championed. (Grades: 9-12)

Getting the Nomination

There are a lot of people who want to be president. But when we vote, there's only a few names on the ballot. This video helps to understand the nomination process. (Grades: 6-12)