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America the Story of Us: Heartland

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The Transcontinental Railroad unites the nation and transforms the Heartland. Native American civilizations decline as farmers settle the continent. Cattle replace wild buffalo as king of the Plains, and the cowboy becomes a new American icon. As shown on the History Channel. Part of the “America the Story of Us” series.

Media Details

Runtime: 43 minutes 53 seconds

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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 1
43 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 2
44 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 3
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 4
43 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 5
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 6
43 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 7
44 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 8
43 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 9
44 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 10
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

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    December 18th, 2020 at 11:58 AM

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    January 10th, 2018 at 02:08 PM

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    Jerry M. (Henderson, NV)
    November 24th, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    The Story of Us is an excellent teaching tool for Deaf/HH high school students. The imagery is excellent. Important historical information is presented with biographic background of major and minor individuals that lived during the time period. A great overview for students.

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    William K. (Orlando, FL)
    September 30th, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    5 stars

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    Anonymous (Carnegie, PA)
    September 14th, 2015 at 09:28 AM

    Great Resource. I will absolutely be coming back to DCMP for my History-based content this year.