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World History - 1450-1799

Woman raises eyebrows and opens mouth in mid-speech. Painting with mounds of pottery and a figure holding up their fist as backdrop. Caption. That it was a time when the tradition of tolerance.
A History of Hispanic Achievement in America
Episode 1
28 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white image of a swamp with lush trees in the foreground and birds in the background. Caption. But 500 years ago, it was home to swamps.
A History of Hispanic Achievement in America
Episode 2
28 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Portrait of Columbus in a gold frame with map as backdrop. Caption. Probably the only holiday celebrating a big goof-up.
All About the Holidays
Episode 31
1 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Hawa Mahal. Caption: Also known as the Palace of Winds,
Around the World
Episode 23
2 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Tan stone domes, pillars, and arches at top of the Taj Mahal against a gray sky background. Caption. "Of Indian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic influences."
Around the World
Episode 8
2 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Inside of an ornate chapel with carved stone columns, tile floors, and a stone sculpture of 3 people in different poses on display. Caption. "It was created by Michelangelo in the 1520s."
Around the World
Episode 28
2 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Silhouette of a large stone statue of a man wearing armor and a helmet on a rearing horse against a cloudy sky backdrop. Caption with male narrator, "St. Petersburg was the vision of one man."
Around the World
Episode 39
2 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white illustration of an African tribe speaking with white men wearing tricorn hats in a row boat docked at shore. Caption. One of these travelers.
Black American History
Season 0 / Ep 1
47 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Animation of a man standing in front of a table holding a stone tablet. Caption. Manages to unlock the mystery of hieroglyphics.
Butterfly Effect
Season 3 / Ep 9
26 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Animation of a conquistador on horseback surrounded by fire. Caption. The Aztec Empire collapses.
Butterfly Effect
Season 2 / Ep 11
25 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Animation of pagodas and green trees against a partly cloudy sky during Japan's Edo period. Caption. Will lead to a united Japan and 250 years of civil peace.
Butterfly Effect
Season 1 / Ep 9
25 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Butterfly Effect
Season 2 / Ep 3
25 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Animation of a young royal boy standing next to others in an indoor castle setting. Caption. Are on the point of capturing Louis the Fourteenth.
Butterfly Effect
Season 2 / Ep 4
25 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Asian city at night with brightly illuminated neon building signs and crowds of people walking.
Civilization: Is the West History?
Episode 5
47 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Old sepia-toned map shows property lines with parcels numbered and geographic features noted on map.
Civilization: Is the West History?
Episode 3
47 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Etching of a long haired man in night clothes looking through a long telescope supported by a stand. The man is seated behind the scope and the scope extends up to an open window. The room is richly furnished.
Civilization: Is the West History?
Episode 2
47 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Digital map titled "Battle of Rivoli." The "French Republic" is white with a yellow dot by Paris. 1 yellow arrow points northeast from France into red-shaded Germany. "Austrian Empire" with corresponding flag are shaded red. South, a yellow shaded area is labeled "Italian States" with a yellow arrow pointing from the French Republic to the Italian States.
Command Decisions
Episode 13
20 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Muted portrait painting of Christopher Columbus against a red and yellow background. Caption. Not surprising for a boy from Genoa.
Drive Thru History
Episode 1
25 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Mountain top village and fields in the Andes. Caption. Agriculture was extremely difficult in the Andes.
35 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Image collage, including a painting of the Roman Senate and a closeup photo of the mask of KIng Tutankhamun. Caption. Would help to improve human life and reduce society's problems
Exploring Our Nation
Episode 1
12 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Wide shot of the Grand Canyon and surrounding landscape. Caption. Are credited with finding the Grand Canyon.
Famous Explorers
Episode 4
18 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Piece of crumpled paper. Across the middle, text reads, "Geography as Destiny."
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Silhouette of a seventeenth century sailing vessel at sunset. Caption. Hudson's crew worried the voyage might be cursed.
Famous Explorers
Episode 5
23 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Young woman dressed in a costume resembling Anne Boleyn looks off with tears filling her eyes. Caption. But Anne fails to give him a son.
10 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white portrait illustration of a man with a beard and hair slicked back wearing armor and holding a sword. Caption. De Soto was named as governor to Cuba and Florida.
Famous Explorers
Episode 2
21 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Industrial Revolution
8 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Color illustration of bearded man holding on to a mast and extending his arm as he points forward. Spanish caption. Donde hoy se alzan Buenos Aires y Montevideo.
Kool Books (Spanish)
Episode 54
13 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 5
Color illustration of a man wearing a brown shirt, pants, and matching hat rowing a canoe through choppy water. Caption. A voyager to the end, Louis Joliet died in 1700.
Famous Explorers
Episode 3
17 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Aerial view of the Met Cloisters, a square building with a red roof, a large courtyard in the middle, and a tall tower in 1 corner. The building is surrounded by green trees and is near a body of water.
Museum Access
Season 1 / Ep 6
28 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white illustration of 3 figures standing around a wooden pole with their arms around one another. Other figures dance in a circle around them. Caption. Chief Powhatan decided he still loved his daughter.
American Tall Tales & Legends
Episode 4
15 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Black and white frame depicts a heavyset man playing Henry VIII. He wears a broad-shouldered robe with round, pleated upper sleeves. Caption. Well, smile while you may.
1 hours 33 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dirt road in Colombia with homes on the left and wood fence on the right. Spanish caption. Tu sabes, palenque está en una bajada.
32 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Clouds roll in over a hilly, forested landscape. Spanish caption. El Infierno Verde.
29 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Illustration using red colors of several men running with wooden spoons raised above their heads down a street lined with pueblo style buildings. Spanish caption. Pero la economía de guerra causa descontento popular.
Revolutions (Spanish)
Season 0 / Ep 3
12 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black, white, and red sketch of several shirtless Haitian men raising guns with bayonets over their heads around 1 non-Haitian man wearing a red uniform and looking serious. Spanish caption. Pero hay más sorpresas en la isla.
Revolutions (Spanish)
Season 0 / Ep 1
11 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white portrait illustration of a man with a thick handlebar mustache. Caption. The queen promoted him to Vice Admiral of her navy.
Famous Explorers
Episode 1
22 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Closeup of a side of the Roman Coliseum against a blue sky. The side has multiple stone levels with arches and other decorative stonework. Caption. What happened to Rome?
Civilization and Ideas
Episode 2
18 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Colorful sculpture of the Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl, depicted as a feathered serpent with wide eyes and large teeth. Caption. Legend said he would return one day.
25 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: The Dancing Plague
7 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Color illustration of the Ottoman-era Turkish army marching in rows along a road past the sultan in his tent.
30 minutes
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Painting of Christopher Columbus giving orders to men on a ship. Caption. Columbus and other European monarchies did not know.
The New World
Episode 1
26 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 10
Men in medieval costumes walk through a forest. Caption. In Alabama, the Spanish encountered great resistance.
The New World
Episode 2
26 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 10
An old globe. Caption: Scientists were coming to their own conclusions
Civilization and Ideas
Episode 3
14 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white frame of Merle Oberon dressed in a dark ruffled gown with a cameo necklace. Caption. Monsieur Chauvelin, the French ambassador.
1 hours 37 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Color illustration showing Muslim invaders climbing ladders to storm a castle. Below this, soldiers fire arrows up and over the castle walls.
24 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Wide shot of Piazza San Marco in Venice looking towards Saint Mark's Basilica and Campanile. Caption. But how did this fairy tale setting come into being.
52 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Color illustration of Spanish ships sailing through choppy water during a storm.
30 minutes
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Wide shot showing the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar with ancient pagodas and stupas stretching high above a dense forest below.
1 hours 30 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Young woman dressed in a costume that resembles Elizabeth the 1st knits by candlelight in a library room. Caption. Here we are, ready for the woman who terrified the world.
Timeblazers
Season 3 / Ep 4
20 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Painting of an ancient Mayan stone building with stacked rows of stone reliefs. Caption. They developed this amazing hieroglyphic writing.
Timeblazers
Season 3 / Ep 13
24 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Young girl walking out of a door. Caption: I'm taking it to the experts-- the post office.
Timeblazers
Season 1 / Ep 12
24 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Man writing with a quill in a candle lit room. Caption: Matter of fact, he studied and studied and studied.
Timeblazers
Season 2 / Ep 13
24 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Painting of a man wearing a long white tunic and white pants walking down a narrow, empty 17th century London street. Caption. Over 3,500 of its citizens lost their lives.
Timeblazers
Season 3 / Ep 12
24 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Rear view shot of 2 men dressed in medieval clothing tilting their heads to the left and looking at a partially built leaning tower of Pisa with scaffolding around it. Caption. You just gotta lean a little to the left.
Timeblazers
Season 3 / Ep 7
24 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Man holding a wooden bucket. Caption: helped spread a terrible plague
Timeblazers
Season 1 / Ep 3
24 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Wide shot of an English castle with several turrets on a hillside. Caption. First, protecting the safety of the people inside the castle.
35 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8