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U.S. History - 1934-1945

Closeup of black and white photo of molten steel pouring out of a container. Caption. 1929-1941, The Great Depression.
25 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white photo of the midsection of a woman with long, dark hair. Caption. Sarah was also the first American Indian.
A History Of American Indian Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 7
28 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man stands with hands clasped and lips parted mid-speech. Backdrop displays photo collage of Chinese people. Caption. For the Chinese American community.
A History Of Chinese American Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 4
27 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Cropped black and white photo. Midsection of figure wearing leather jacket and knee-high boots while holding on to an airplane propeller.
A History Of Chinese American Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 5
27 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman opens mouth in mid-speech. Painting with mounds of pottery and a figure holding up their fist as backdrop. Caption. It would be against the European mother country of all Hispanics.
A History of Hispanic Achievement in America
Episode 6
27 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Red and white stripes of U, S flag with overlay of the U, S Constitution. Text overlay reads, The Constitution in a Changing World.
A History of the U.S. Constitution
Episode 7
27 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of Japanese-Americans walking along a train platform. Above this, a bridge crowded with people. Caption. To make us as comfortable as we could be.
30 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white image of people walking in a procession with some carrying flags. Caption. African Americans are about to change everything.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 11
43 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Men in green military fatigues and helmets run towards camera with rifles in hands and waves crashing behind them. Caption. The men are left with virtually no cover on the beach.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 10
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Digital map titled "Battle of Britain." Germany and its occupied countries and territories are shaded red with a Nazi flag and text that reads, "Germany." The United Kingdom is shaded beige with a U, K flag below text that reads, "Britain."
Command Decisions
Episode 2
20 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Digital map titled "Battle of Iwo Jima" with 3 red arrows pointing from the Pacific Northwest towards Japan and its occupied territories.
Command Decisions
Episode 7
20 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white photo of military soldiers walking up a hill, tanks and trucks in the distance. Caption. Are ashore all along the coast of Normandy.
9 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Still image from: Desmond Doss: The Medic Who Fought a War Without a Weapon
15 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Black and white photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt in a black fedora sitting in front of his wife Eleanor, who rests her chin on her right hand. They look at something in the distance. Caption. An invaluable asset to her husband's Presidency.
Our Presidents In America's History
Episode 13
10 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 8
Black and white military profile shot of George Herbert Walker Bush. Caption. For now, there was a war to fight... and win.
46 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Black and white image of Douglas MacArthur speaking into microphones at a press briefing. Caption. As we hurled back the invader and decimated his forces.
39 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white image of Charles Coughlin who stands at a podium behind several microphones, raising one hand up in the air. Caption. Their rhetoric grew more strident and rabid.
48 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white frame of a man with outstretched arms between teenage boy and young boy in a field of sparse corn. Caption. Next year the crop will yield more.
26 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Middle-aged Japanese woman sits across camera, hands folded and resting on the table in front of her. Caption. So they very quickly shrouded the whole incarceration.
28 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white photo of men wearing dress military clothing with plumed hats riding horses. Caption. Militarism, wars of conquest.
19 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Senior man with white hair and glasses crosses arms and parts lips in mid-speech. Caption. That people have of the place.
America's National Monuments: The Geologic West
Episode 9
9 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Inside a museum with white walls and pillars. Several different types of aircraft hang from the ceiling on display, including a large passenger jet with an old United Airlines logo on the side.
Museum Access
Season 1 / Ep 1
28 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Large gray World War 2 aircraft carrier sits at dock on a sunny day with calm waters. Multiple airplanes are visible on its deck.
Museum Access
Season 2 / Ep 8
28 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A person opens the door of a 2-story building with white metal siding and green beams and roof. A sign at the top reads, "The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History." There's a tower with a large model of an atom to one side.
Museum Access
Season 3 / Ep 8
26 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Small silver plane with a front propeller and a sealed cockpit sits outside a large warehouse. Text on the plane reads, "Toulouse Nuts."
Museum Access
Season 2 / Ep 1
28 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of 4 military soldiers walking through rocky terrain. Caption. And then three other code talkers were wounded.
50 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Black and white closeup of Sam Tucker, civil rights activist. Caption. To end legalized racism in the United States.
40 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: Past Present: Giving Stories New Life With Lesa Cline-Ransome-- "Finding Langston"
Past Present: Giving Past Stories New Life With Lesa Cline-Ransome
Episode 2
6 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Black and white photo of a sinking battleship. Caption. Eighteen other ships are sunk.
11 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Black and white closeup of an astronaut in a space suit hovering above cratered terrain. Spanish caption. La carrera espacial llevó a los Estados Unidos.
Social Studies Video Vocab (Spanish)
Episode 11
3 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Title card on blue background reads, "The Great Depression was a time period during the 1930's when there was a worldwide economic crisis and mass unemployment."
Social Studies Video Vocab
Episode 19
3 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Black and white image of an old bank building on a busy city street crowded with people and cars. Spanish caption. Los bancos cerraron causando pánico en todo el país.
Social Studies Video Vocab (Spanish)
Episode 19
3 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Title card on rusty light brown background reads, "World War 2 was a military conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945 and involved 2 alliances that opposed each other."
Social Studies Video Vocab
Episode 13
3 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Black and white photo of a large war ship labeled, "U, S 282." Spanish caption. Con la participación de los Estados Unidos en la guerra.
Social Studies Video Vocab (Spanish)
Episode 13
3 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
World War 2 map of the Philippines showing the islands of Corregidor, Luzon, Mindoro and Leyte.  A red dot for the capital, Manilla, appears on Luzon. A U, S, flag image appears over southern islands. Text on screen reads, "Philippines."
Talking Maps
Episode 2
14 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Closeup of a person's hands touching a handmade crocheted blanket in variegated colors of white, pink, and taupe laying on a table in front of them.
Teen Kids News
Episode 1614
21 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Color illustration. Young girl seated in a chair with knees pulled in, looking down at an open book in front of her. Caption. Daybreak to dusky dark if Mama would allow.
11 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Black and white image with bird's eye view of figures in white milling about a field. Caption. In India, the Crown could not maintain its respect.
100 Years, 100 Events
Episode 4
1 hours 31 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Colorized image of men in army green fatigues and helmets milling about on the beach. Equipment and supply bags are piled around and jeeps in background. Caption. D-day, the beginning of the end.
100 Years, 100 Events
Episode 5
1 hours 47 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Title card over black and white photo. Text reads, "'There's no way we sold our tires, because we didn't have any to sell. The only ones we had were on the Hudson and we drove off in them. I don't believe Lange was lying, I just think she had one story mixed up with another.' Troy Owens."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 9
10 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white frame of senior woman looking down and working with her hands, surrounded by others. Caption. As Steinbeck was writing it, people were living it.
26 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: The Great Depression
11 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Black and white photo of people planting in a park. Caption. He wanted to provide those who could work.
11 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of a factory worker standing next to a classic car. Caption. The Model A was the first car built at the Rouge.
46 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white photo of a crowd of people carrying luggage from a ship in the background. Caption. 25 million people will touch our shores.
The Story Of America
Episode 3
58 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 11
Still image from: Uniform of the American G.I. on D-Day
6 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Men in military uniform sit amongst civilians in a crowd of people. Caption. Man 2 as narrator. That at Iwo Jima, all those who fought.
20 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: What Was "The Thing"? (The Cold War)
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: What Was the Most Decorated U.S. Combat Unit in WWII?
14 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Angled side view of a man with gray hair looking at a glowing computer screen. Caption. He's searching for the remains of the legendary P, T 109.
Wild Chronicles
Season 1 / Ep 118
5 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
The Hindenburg zeppelin airship crashed on the ground, engulfed in flames. Caption. It's bursting into flames and falling on the mooring pad!
53 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Side view of rows of British and American soldiers in uniform smiling for a photo while holding up an American flag, a British flag, and a solid red flag. Huge crowds are visible in the distance behind them.
World War II
Season 0 / Ep 2
25 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Historical wartime photo of a palm tree lined beach. Several soldiers are dead at the water's edge, others are seated or walking along the beach.
30 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Yamato: Super Battleship--Largest Battleship in History
9 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12