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World History - 1946-1999

Closeup of bronze medal with words National Geographic Society, 1888, appearing around a world globe. Caption. 1945-1989, The Cold War.
25 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
4 people, 3 men and 1 woman, stand next to each other on a city street looking off in one direction.
56 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
3 men stand in front of a household appliance in an appliance store. A sign with the brand, Sanyo, in English and Japanese is visible in the background.
55 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white photo of a crowd of young people holding signs on a city street, yelling and pointing at 2 police officers standing above them on a platform.
56 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Group of young boys and girls standing together and looking at camera. Some of the boys are not wearing any clothes.
55 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A pastor standing in front of a white church and holding a red hardcover book. He looks slightly up and away from camera, sun shining on his face.
56 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man holding a microphone lays on his side on a stage looking towards camera. Behind him, a few men play musical instruments.
57 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Aerial shot of a crowd of people moving down a hallway, some holding suitcases above their heads.
56 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
3 Navy ships in the ocean moving in the same direction. Caption. One of the most powerful military forces on earth.
57 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Animation of an area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Leafless trees, homes, and power lines beneath an overcast sky. Caption. Everything is polluted and highly radioactive.
Butterfly Effect
Season 1 / Ep 8
25 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A T V screen displays men walking on the moon. Caption: On the evening of July 31, 1969, the world is watching the T V.
Butterfly Effect
Season 1 / Ep 3
25 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
3 Russian children, 2 boys and a girl, sit at their desks in a classroom, crossing arms and smiling up at the camera.
33 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A group of people bow forward on their knees. Caption. Are catalysts for breeding terrorism.
54 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Map of Iraq and labeled adjoining countries, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran and Kuwait. The capital, Baghdad, is also labeled on the country of Iraq.
Command Decisions
Episode 3
20 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Digital map titled "Battle of Inchon." North Korea and South Korea are labeled and shaded in red and the tip of South Korea is beige. A blue dot on the map is labeled, "Seoul."
Command Decisions
Episode 1
21 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Digital map titled "Six Day War." Closeup view of 1967 Israel highlighted in blue with surrounding North African and Middle East countries.
Command Decisions
Episode 15
20 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Digital map titled "Tet Offensive." Closeup of southeast Asia with China, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam shaded in red. A yellow star appears on North Vietnam. To the west, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Burma are shaded in beige.
Command Decisions
Episode 16
21 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
British flag flying outdoors at night. Caption. The moment becomes one of the best-known photographs.
10 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Black and white photo of South African tribe members in traditional clothing. Caption. It was an idyllic childhood but suddenly cut short.
28 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Side profile shot of Chairman Mao clapping his hands at a gathering. Caption. Chairman Mao sent a lot of the high class, advanced engineers.
21 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Forklift with a pallet carrying bags of Tidy Cat in a warehouse full of similar pallets. Caption: Soon he's exporting Kitty Litter all around the world.
Inventions That Shook The World
Season 1 / Ep 5
43 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white photograph of a rocket-like object on its side in an industrial area. Caption: Sputnik heads for the launchpad,
Inventions That Shook The World
Season 1 / Ep 6
41 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Person with a complex arrangement of wires and electronics partially assembled. Caption: Next, Ralph constructs an actual game box,
Inventions That Shook The World
Season 1 / Ep 7
44 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Two people getting into the passenger and driver side of a black vehicle. Caption: (narrator) He's built a hybrid gas/electric vehicle
Inventions That Shook The World
Season 1 / Ep 8
42 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Map of the United States with locations highlighted on the east and west coasts as well as the area directly between. Caption: It's a primitive forerunner to the Internet.
Inventions That Shook The World
Season 1 / Ep 9
44 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Two people in lab coats. Caption: His electrode is doing exactly the job it's supposed to.
Inventions That Shook The World
Season 1 / Ep 10
44 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev looking just off camera. Caption. And that would be the end of any reform in the country.
44 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Side profile shot of an older Elkin Llano walking down a street. Spanish caption. Mucho antes de que se declarara el puerto libre.
48 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Cartoon of a crowd of people yelling and raising their fists against a background with strips of yellow and shades of orange. Spanish caption. Frente el abuso imperialista y a la ineficiencia de los manchú.
Revolutions (Spanish)
Season 0 / Ep 7
14 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black background with a few small red and gray stars and a black and white photo of Fidel Castro talking into a microphone. Spanish caption. Castro entra en Santiago de Cuba y forma un gobierno revolucionario.
Revolutions (Spanish)
Season 0 / Ep 6
14 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
2 images with a sketch on the right of Ayatollah Khomeini with a long white beard wearing a brown turban and tunic. Above and to the left, is the eye portion of the Khomeini sketch overlaid with 2 vertical black bars. Text on screen reads, "Profesión. Ayatolá, rango más alto del clero islámico."
Revolutions (Spanish)
Season 0 / Ep 8
14 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 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
Mount Everest covered in patches of snow with fluffy clouds and blue sky in background. Caption. The 29th of May, the day of reaching the top."
100 Years, 100 Events
Episode 6
1 hours 22 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of the moon, shadowed at the bottom. Caption. The goal, the moon.
100 Years, 100 Events
Episode 7
1 hours 39 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Film still of man in suit walking with a large briefcase. People in background follow with film cameras and other people crowding frame. Caption. That Nixon had to release the tapes.
100 Years, 100 Events
Episode 8
1 hours 22 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial film still of people crowding a dark street, some holding banners. Tall buildings at right and streetlights in background illuminate scene. Caption. Narrator. The revolution proceeded peacefully.
100 Years, 100 Events
Episode 9
1 hours 22 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
3 men in military fatigues and blue helmets standing in front of a rope that separates them from throngs of people in background. Caption. Narrator. Pictures from the camp shocked the world.
100 Years, 100 Events
Episode 10
1 hours 24 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup on a page from the Dead Sea Scrolls written in Hebrew using black ink on papyrus. Caption. The scrolls yield intriguing clues.
8 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Wide shot of a military vehicle at night with a large explosion in the distant background. Caption. The war in the Persian Gulf.
3 hours 54 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Black and white photo of a panel of men below a photograph of Theodor Herzl. 2 Stars of David on banners to the sides of the photo. Caption. Of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel, a State of Israel.
29 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Blurry photo of a group of people huddled and crouched down on the ground, surrounded by people standing above them. Caption. And positioned 500 tanks on the east bank.
17 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12