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American History Series: Interactive Lesson Plan with DVD

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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 29
  • Run Time: 44 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Video
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History at your fingertips - and on your screen! The History Channel Multimedia Classroom is a set of exciting new social studies teaching tools drawn from its award-winning program content. These comprehensive lesson plans, correlated to individual state and national curriculum standards, are easy to use for both teachers and students.

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  • History at your fingertips -- and on your screen! The History Channel Multimedia Classroom is a set of exciting new social studies teaching tools drawn from its award-winning program content. These comprehensive lesson plans, correlated to individual state and national curriculum standards, are easy to use for both teachers and students.

    Each unit contains the following:

    • Short video segments that bring history topics to life
    • Maps and other visual materials
    • Discussion and review questions
    • Easily printable primary source documents
    • Classroom activities and Internet-based activity links

    A look at the people and events responsible for the birth of our nation.


    Includes:

    The American Revolution: This program chronicles the journey from a set of disjointed colonies under British rule to the founding of a republic and a democracy which has stood the test of time. Makes use of core documents to capture the essence of revolutionary momentum in its most critical moments. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD. Run time: 25 mins.

    The Early Republic: Founding Brothers (Part 1): As the Revolutionary War drew to a close and the United States became a separate nation, George Washington was elected as President of the new nation. This program details how Washington, Adams, Burr, Madison, Jefferson, Hamilton and Franklin - men with different political beliefs - grapple with the task of building a democracy. 1 CD-ROM, 2 DVDs. Run time: 90 minutes.

    The Early Republic: Founding Brothers (Part 2): From the formation of political parties to the crucial presidency of Thomas Jefferson to the famous duel between Hamilton and Burr, this program details the post-Washington era and explores how America persevered through its growing pains. 1 CD-ROM, 2 DVDs. Run time: 90 minutes.

    Benjamin Franklin: Perhaps it is Benjamin Franklin who most exemplifies the definition of an American renaissance man: a writer, scientist, politician, ruthless competitor, diplomat and a founding father of this great nation. This program explores his key inventions, writings, and political contributions. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD. Run time: 100 minutes.

    Lewis and Clark: This documentary uses journals and firsthand sources in a colorful exploration of the classic westward journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD. Run time: 50 minutes.

    The War of 1812: Just 30 years after independence, a new nation would test its resolve, principles, and ideals as the British burned Washington and struggled to regain control of the United States. This program investigates the pivotal turning points and battles through which America endured. 1 CD-ROM, 2 DVDs. Run time: 280 minutes + extras.

    Remember the Alamo: The battle at the Alamo in 1836 between Mexicans and Texans holds many secrets, myths and legends. This program uncovers new facts and draws upon key documents to reveal the gripping history of the battle to control Texas. 1 CD-Rom, 2 DVDs. approx. 240 minutes + extras.

    The Real West: Rush for Gold: The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in California unleashed a frenzy that remade the American West. With first-person testimonies and colorful maps, this program depicts life in mining towns and the effects of the Gold Rush as '49ers struggled to strike it rich and start life anew. 1 CD-Rom, 1 DVD approx. 60 minutes.

    The Underground Railroad: The long path from slavery to freedom was both symbolic and grippingly real – nowhere more so than along the Underground Railroad. Through historical documents, the compelling words of descendants and scholars as well as the rich music of the period, learn about the risk takers who put their lives on the line for freedom. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD. Run time: 150 minutes.

    Days of Darkness: The Gettysburg Civilians: Thrust into the gray of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, the people of Gettysburg, PA were changed forever. This program is a moving examination of the personal costs and consequences of the Civil War. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD. Run time: 50 minutes.

    April 1865: This program covers the critical final weeks of the Civil War, from Lincoln's second inauguration through the final laying down of arms by the Confederacy. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD. Run time: 100 minutes.

    Ellis Island: First-person accounts from immigrants - what America meant to them, what or who they left behind, what they brought in their lone wicker suitcase as they crossed into an unknown future - are the foundation of this compelling documentary on the nation's largest 20th century immigration portal. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD approx. 150 minutes + extras.

    Henry Ford: With the invention of the efficient Model T and the assembly line, Henry Ford transformed the modern world irrevocably. This program traces the rise of the Ford Motor Company and the man who helped make the car a quintessential feature of American cultural and economic life. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD approx. 50 minutes.

    TR: An American Lion: This program is a comprehensive and dramatic examination of the life and times of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president, from his childhood in New York City to his start in politics to his service in the Spanish American War to his time in office as governor of New York and President of the United States. 1 CD-ROM, 2 DVDs approx. 200 minutes + extras.

    DEAR HOME: Letters from World War I: With 15 nations and around 65 million soldiers fighting, World War I was not like anything anyone had ever seen. This documentary captures The Great War through the letters American soldiers wrote home. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD approx. 100 minutes.

    The Great Depression: The crash of the stock market shocked Americans, and thrust the nation into the biggest economic crisis in years. This documentary brings together stories of the leaders, cultural outlets, and community efforts which lead the nation through the Great Depression. 1 CD-ROM, 2 DVDs approx. 200 minutes.

    FDR: A Presidency Revealed: Using previously unreleased pictures, oral histories, home videos, secret White House recordings and a cousin's diary, this program explores the character of the man who stood at the epicenter of American politics for 12 of the most turbulent years in the nation's history. 1 CD-ROM, 2 DVDs approx. 200 minutes + extras.

    Memories of World War II: American soldiers in World War II showed supreme bravery in their definitive defeat of fascism. Hear them tell their own tales of daring, trepidation, and triumph through this documentary featuring first-person testimonies of World War II veterans. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD approx. 30 minutes.

    JFK: A Presidency Revealed: Using primary sources, audiotapes and first-hand accounts from staff and family, this program follows the life of the nation's magnetic 35th president from the Cuban Missile Crisis through his tragic assassination in 1963. 1 CD-ROM, 2 DVDs approx. 300 minutes.

    October Fury: In October 1962, President Kennedy and President Khrushchev were locked in a stalemate that would eventually scare the world to the brink of nuclear war. This program follows the dramatic diplomatic resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD approx. 50 minutes.

    Voices of Civil rights: The Civil Rights Movement challenged racial inequality and pushed the United States to stand up to its creed. This moving documentary gathers the personal narratives of the everyday people who lived through this transformative era, from bus boycotts at Birmingham through the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD approx. 50 minutes.

    The History Channel Multimedia Classroom is a set of exciting new social studies teaching tools drawn from its award-winning program content. These comprehensive lesson plans, correlated to individual state and national curriculum standards, are easy to use for both teachers and students.

    Each unit contains the following:

    • Short video segments that bring history topics to life.
    • Maps and other visual materials.
    • Discussion and review questions.
    • Easily printable primary source documents.
    • Classroom activities and Internet-based activity links

    Suitable for Middle School through Junior College.

    For PC and MAC users system requirements, click here.

    Every lesson is designed to offer maximum flexibility. Teachers can select entire plans or only the elements they need, allowing them to individually tailor each lesson. Each multimedia lesson is available in CD-ROM format (both PC & Mac compatible) and is accompanied by full-length award-winning programs on DVD from The History Channel®.

    Minimum system requirements for PC users:

    • Intel Pentium III Processor or higher
    • Windows 2000 or Windows XP
    • 256 MB RAM minimum, 512 MB RAM recommended
    • 550 MB Available Hard Disk Space
    • 800x600, 16-bit (thousands of colors) color display or better
    • CD-ROM drive
    • Mouse
    • PCI Sound Card and Speakers
    • Printer recommended

    Minimum system requirements for MAC users:

    • Mac® OS 10.3
    • iMac or G3 350 MHz or faster processor
    • 256 MB RAM minimum, 512 MB RAM recommended
    • 550 MB Available Hard Disk Space
    • 800x600 16-bit (thousands of colors) color display or better
    • CD-ROM drive
    • Mouse
    • Sound Card and Speakers
    • Printer recommended

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