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Intro to Everest: Man vs. Mountain

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's man versus mountain here! Can a group of British mountaineers be the first military group to successfully climb the West Ridge of Mt. Everest? Watch the beginning of their ascent.
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Making History - Agriculture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
An impressively produced video recreates scenes from ancient civilizations portraying how humans first began to cultivate crops. An archaeological dig is also filmed which gives further clues into the techniques used by the early farmers.
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American Presidents: John Adams

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The first president to live in the White House, John Adams was not particularly popular. He took a lot of flack from his supporters when he refused to go to war with France. Although he could be responsible for the western United States,...
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How Money is Created?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How much money exists if banks and governments can create it whenever needed? Truth be told, this number is constantly changing. This resource will support your learners' understanding of money circulation with its cartoon...
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WWII - America Builds Military

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A "sleeping giant" through the many German invasions in Europe, America slowly starts participating in the war. First, America sells aircraft to Britain, makes its naval presence known in the Caribbean, and builds its artillery. This...
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The Freedom Rides

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"We're going on to New Orleans. No matter what happens, we're dedicated to this. We'll take hitting; we'll take beating. We're willing to accept death." In 1960, a group of students, both black and white, journeyed across the south and...
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WWII - Hitler's New Germany

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How did Hitler rise to power? Take a look at how Adolf Hitler manipulated the government, the German masses, and his own Nazi leaders to take power of Germany post WWI. An interesting video to introduce your class to Adolf Hitler and his...
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WWII - US to Arm Allies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before joining World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the military policy to lend-lease, meaning that the US would distribute artillery without requiring immediate payment. What are the benefits to changing this policy? What are the...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 5/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A holy war ensues after the senate attempts to murder Constantine. Then, after neither side secures victory, a seven year-long stretch of peace follows. Still furious and unwilling to accept this change in religious intent, Licentious...
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WWII - Soviets Launch Counter Attack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Used to the harsh conditions, the Soviet Union's military pushes the German troops back, securing faith for the Soviet people. With German troops freezing and their tanks becoming immobilized, the German troops fell back to take on the...
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Money Creation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How is money created? Watch this simple visual representation to give beginning economics learners a basis of understanding before moving to more complex topics.
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World War II in Color, Part 2/5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Hail the F�hrer! Learn about German support for Adolf Hitler before and during World War II. Actual letters expressing the viewpoints of the time are read. This is part two of a five part series.
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The Fed & Money Creation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know that all dollars are loaned into existence? Despite seeming unconstitutional, the Federal Reserve has the option to create money whenever it deems necessary. Introduce your classroom to our current debt problems with this...
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WWII - Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"...December 7, 1941-a day that will live in infamy." After Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States jumped full force into World War II, declaring war on Japan.
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 6/6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Tired, and nearly broken, Licinius barely makes it home from the war. Although Constantine and his army succeed, Licinius is able to retire with his family to Greece, leaving Constantine as the sole emperor. Learn what happens to...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 4/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What drives Constantine towards Christianity? How does the Roman senate respond? How do the Roman people respond? Constantine chooses to take money allocated for pagan temples and use it for Christian temples. How does this affect Roman...