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Digital collage. Superimposed heads of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson on the bodies of 2 men with arms around each other. Text overlay reads, "B, F, Fs 4 eva." Caption. His best friend was Thomas Jefferson.
60-Second Presidents
Episode 2
1 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Digital collage with James Monroe wrapped in an American flag and a number 1 foam hand that reads, "U, S, A." Black and white image of crowd waving American flags in background. Caption. His presidency was called the Era of Good Feelings.
60-Second Presidents
Episode 4
1 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Digital collage. John Adams' head superimposed on Christmas elf's body standing in front of Massachusetts State House. Speech bubble reads, "Go Sawks!" Caption. Female as narrator. John Adams was a grumpy, frumpy principled lawyer from Boston.
60-Second Presidents
Episode 5
1 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Painting of Thomas Jefferson with an exaggerated head. He stands in a room filled with men, some surrounding a table with books and papers. Speech bubble reads, "Take that King George!" Caption. Tom took the lead on the Declaration of Independence.
60-Second Presidents
Episode 6
1 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Dark frame shows a shadowy figure standing indoors. Text at the bottom of the frame reads, "Reenactment."
54 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man dressed as Abraham Lincoln stands sideways in front of a sunlit window, looking down at a small book. Framed portrait hangs on wall next to window.
25 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Water rushes through rocks in the Fridley creek. Caption: when it's severely icing, it's a hostile environment.
19 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Rectangle with two boxes. One labeled, "Yes," has a check mark and the other labeled, "No" is empty. American flag backdrop. Caption. Voting is a powerful right and important responsibility.
All About the Holidays
Episode 18
1 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Rendering of a tattered Betsy Ross flag with circle of stars in the upper left corner and faded red and white stripes.
All About the Holidays
Episode 19
1 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Sepia toned image of a cemetery lined with rows of blank headstones. Title bar reads, "May 30, 1838."
All About the Holidays
Episode 16
1 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Collaged illustration of Revolutionary War soldiers manning cannons. A map as backdrop. Caption. Male as Narrator. The third Monday in April is Patriot's Day.
All About the Holidays
Episode 28
1 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
2 individuals in uniform face away from camera and salute an image of George Washington. An American flag fills the background. Superimposed title card reads, "1880s."
All About the Holidays
Episode 14
58 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Collage of men and women in military uniform standing below a document titled, "Veteran's Day." Image of Congress in session as backdrop. Caption. To recognize all soldiers who serve in war and peace.
All About the Holidays
Episode 23
1 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Senior woman stands in a crowd of people reaching towards something that is not visible in frame. In the foreground, a woman's hand in a blue latex glove. Caption. Where he learned about morality and economics.
10 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Video of Nate with a chalk frame drawn around it is superimposed on a blackboard background on the left side of the screen, and a statue of a Roman emperor is on the right. Caption. "To put his face on the Roman coin."
Artrageous With Nate
Season 0 / Ep 23
8 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white cartoon of Al Capone in silhouette against an open prison door lined with bars.
Butterfly Effect
Season 2 / Ep 5
25 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Animation of a woman wearing Victorian clothing looking towards the skyline in 1918 London. Caption. Have won the right to vote.
Butterfly Effect
Season 2 / Ep 8
25 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman, man and two children crouch down and huddle together on the ground. Caption. Stay down, stay down.
44 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white frame of judge facing crowded courtroom gallery. Caption. The sooner we get started, the better chance we have.
1 hours 10 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Man wears a dark polo with the word "staff" printed on it. His eyebrows are slightly raised and his mouth is open mid-speech. Caption. Talking about our friends in Signers' Hall.
Constitution Hall Pass
Episode 5
14 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of a man wearing a dark polo. He smiles and speaks to camera. Caption. Out of the government's dollars and cents.
Constitution Hall Pass
Episode 6
22 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman stands in the middle of 3 3D digital buildings representing the U, S, Legislative Branch, Judicial Branch, and Executive Branch.
Constitution Hall Pass
Episode 1
21 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 10
Painting of men creating the U, S Constitution. Some are standing, others are seated, and 1 sits at a table partially covered in papers with a book, inkwell, and quill pen on the other side. Caption. And how they handled those concerns.
Constitution Hall Pass
Episode 2
21 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 10
People with sacks covering their faces and phrases such as "Greed" and "Self Interest" written on their shirts stand next to a person wearing Earth with a face over their head. 1st Earth Day April 22, 1970 Caption: It was the first celebration of Earth Day,
Constitution Hall Pass
Episode 3
27 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 10
Closeup of 1 man speaking to another with a serious, narrow-eyed expression. Caption. Where you'll see how we check a bag of cans.
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 8
26 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Man stands in command hatch of a green army tank among row of tanks. Caption. A war which illustrates how appeasing a bully can fail.
11 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman wearing a white blouse sits on a bench and gazes at camera. Young girl sits next to her and smiles broadly.
1 hours 13 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Black and white cartoon of 2 men and a woman standing in a row before a large hand that holds up a paper that reads, "Ballot" with a check mark beneath.
2 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Tryptic of a coral reef, ice shelf, and seal on a beach. Caption:  Endangered Species Act. Caption: under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
Endangered Ocean
Episode 7
2 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Industrial smokestack releasing pollution into the air as seen from below. Caption: And most people worry about environmental pollution
17 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Korean man dressed in black looking off camera. Caption. Norberg as narrator. In desperation, Dae Sung Kim fled North Korea.
15 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white frame shows a group of men dressed in colonial-era clothing, carrying rifles at their side. Caption. In April of 1775, a small band of colonists called militiamen.
Exploring Our Nation
Episode 6
17 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Closeup of a white protest sign that reads, "Stop Racism Now" in red bold block letters. Caption. Does not mean that the government.
Exploring Our Nation
Episode 3
16 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Nineteenth century black and white photo of a group of Black adults and children standing against a house. Caption. It was ratified in 1868.
Exploring Our Nation
Episode 4
12 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Low shot of several men in American revolutionary-era clothing walking in a group with rifles at their side. Caption. This led to protests.
Exploring Our Nation
Episode 5
10 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
2 men dressed in shirts that read F, B, I Evidence Response Team look through the open trunk of a white sedan. Text overlay reads, "Search and seizure must be reasonable." Caption. And that there can be no action without probable cause.
Exploring Our Nation
Episode 2
16 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of a crowd of dozens of men standing at the factory gates. Caption. American factories worked to capacity to fill the demand.
Economics U$A
Episode 6
28 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Cloeup frame of man in front of black menu board with fuchsia pink writing. Caption. To close, restaurant.
12 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Visualization of the U, S branches of government. Green arrows lead from Legislative to Executive and Judicial. A red arrow leads from the Judicial to Executive. Background is a collage of government terms like, Checks and Balances, and Gridlock.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 1
13 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dr. Andrew Rudalevige faces camera next to text that reads, "Political Action Committee. Noun. An organization that raises money privately to influence elections or legislation."
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 10
12 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Graph shows Government Spending in trillions of U,S dollars. The Y-axis has a scale of 0 to 4. The x-axis has a scale of the years 1800 to 2015. A red line gradually increases from 1800 to W,W,2 but only slightly above 0.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 11
12 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Simple icon of the capitol building next to text that reads, "Testing food, drugs, and other consumer products." The background is a transparent image of a scientist doing lab tests.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 12
15 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dr. Andrew Rudalevige faces camera next to an email message that reads, "To, Bowdoin College. Re, More Founding Principles!" The body of the email is empty and there is a send button at the bottom.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 13
14 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dr. Andrew Rudalevige faces camera and gestures with both hands slightly up and bent at the elbow. The backdrop is a closeup of parchment.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 14
14 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dr. Andrew Rudalevige faces camera and gestures with both hands up and bent at elbow. The backdrop is a collage of old newspapers. The prominent headline reads, "Women win right to vote in suffragette victory. Nineteenth Amendment ratified!"
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 15
11 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Color illustration of a multi-story factory with 3 smokestacks. Text overlay reads, "Refined 98% of sugar sold in U, S." The name E, C Knight is visible at the bottom right corner.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 2
12 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of parchment with cursive writing just barely visible in the top right corner.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 3
11 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dr. Andrew Rudalevige stands in front of a black and white photo backdrop of F, D, R doing a fireside chat and a portrait photo John F. Kennedy that has been placed at the bottom of the frame.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 4
12 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dr. Andrew Rudalevige faces camera with a confused expression on his face. Next to him, a text box reads, "Certiorari. Noun. A writ or order by which a higher court reviews a decision of a lower court."
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 5
11 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dr. Andrew Rudalevige stands in front of camera, gesturing out with both hands. Behind him, a black and white collage of a baby crying and another baby looking just off camera.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 6
12 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Mind map chart shows a central circle, labeled Media's Effects, branching off in 3 directions to 3 circles labeled Framing, Agenda Setting, and Priming.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 7
11 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Portrait photos of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney with text on image that reads, "129 million 237 thousand 647 people voted in 2012 U, S Presidential Election."
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 8
15 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dr. Andrew Rudalevige faces camera with a video frame next to him in the shape of a T, V set. The image on the T, V shows several teenagers wearing white blindfolds.
Founding Principles: American Governance in Action
Episode 9
13 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of man with harbor and skyscrapers behind him, speaking. Caption. Hong Kong was leased to Britain as a colony.
19 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Cartoon of a woman holding a stack of history books smiles down at a child who looks back with arms shrugging up to the side. Caption. No girl president? Ever? Grace asked.
11 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 6
Crowds of people fill the front of the Capitol building, as people exit through the front doors. Caption. And in 2000, the presidency of the United States.
22 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Black and white portrait of Thomas Jefferson. Caption. Among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
13 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Cartoon of a man and woman standing behind a podium with the presidential crest, red and blue balloons dropping from the ceiling. Caption. If the President dies or is unable to hold office.
16 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 6
Color illustration. Girl dressed in blue with red ringlets, holding a doll. Caption. When Esther was 8, she watched her mother.
17 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Group of Pacific Islander children. 1 of the older girls wears an American flag bandana on her head and holds a baby to her chest.
59 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman in a suit stands in shadow with hands clasped at waist and lips parted as she speaks. Caption. As governor, it's up to me to decide.
Living News Classroom Discussion Clips
Episode 3
2 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Park ranger stands with his hands clasped at his waist. An American flag hangs in the background. Caption. Of the signing of the Constitution.
Living News Classroom Discussion Clips
Episode 1
3 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Young woman in tie-dyed shirt with sunglasses on her head smiles and holds a box of cigarettes. Caption. I'm like, "Mr. Choplick, how ya doin'?"
Living News Classroom Discussion Clips
Episode 2
2 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 10
3 Asian women smiling with 1 waving. Caption. Toward a better life is undeniable.
16 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Cartoon closeup on an iron archway that reads Dog Farm. At the center is a side view of a black dog, chin raised, tail curling back. Caption. Sound of light jazz music.
23 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 6
Senior man looks slightly off camera in an outdoor setting opening his mouth slightly as if in mid-speech. Caption. Real hurt and real anger.
8 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman in black turtleneck tucks head slightly and purses lips. Caption. Was to hope to push the jury to decide the death penalty.
Aging Out
Season 0 / Ep 6
1 hours 26 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Men wearing militia uniforms stand in a line, rifles by their side pointing up. Caption. The congress also asked colonists to start a militia.
14 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Bearded middle-aged man in a brick-walled room with large steel frame windows. Caption. Acting as a sort of global policeman.
16 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Several privacy booths used for voting in U, S elections are lined up. They have American flags with the word "vote" in blue painted on them. Caption. Our most important right as citizens.
Politics on Point
Episode 5
2 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Earth as seen from space. Caption: (narrator) Planet Earth is awash in renewable energy.
Earth: The Operators' Manual
Episode 2
53 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man wearing a business suit holds a metal rod and faces towards camera. Behind him, a factory floor with a few workers seated at desks. Caption. It is productivity that holds the supply side together.
Economics U$A
Episode 11
28 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Sepia-toned illustration of eighteenth century people working at a printing press. Caption. The invention that arguably began the Information Age.
11 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a teenage boy with short dark hair in a black shirt sitting in a dark room with slits of light peeking through the vertical blinds. Caption. Or the cop will give you a curfew ticket.
Real Life Teens
Episode 9
18 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Closeup of a Black girl in a wide smile standing next to 2 Black boys.
19 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white photo of person walking through a room with a slotted roof, sun shining through the slats. Caption. But what they came to see was.
15 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a pair of hands typing on a computer keyboard. 1 hand has a wedding ring and a wristwatch on it.
Science Nation
Episode 80
2 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Title card on blue background reads, "Communism is a system of social and political organization that calls for a classless society in which all property is owned by the community and everyone is equal."
Social Studies Video Vocab
Episode 3
2 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Title card on blue background reads, "Confederal government. System of government in which power is shared by a central government and local and state governments, but little power is granted to the central government."
Social Studies Video Vocab
Episode 14
3 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Black and white still of Tiananmen Gate hung with a portrait of Mao Zedong. Title bar reads, "Chinese Revolution." Caption. After the Chinese revolution in 1949.
Social Studies Video Vocab
Episode 15
2 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Title card on blue background reads, "Federal government. System of government in which a strong central government shares power with state and local governments. Powers are divided and balanced."
Social Studies Video Vocab
Episode 16
3 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Closeup of the Union Jack. Caption. The United Kingdom is an example of a constitutional monarchy.
Social Studies Video Vocab
Episode 17
2 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Title card on blue background reads, "Unitary government. System of government in which 1 central government holds most of the power."
Social Studies Video Vocab
Episode 18
2 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Young men in robes face away from camera and write on a small chalkboard. Caption. Man as narrator. Way, way, way back, the ancient Greeks.
Standard Deviants School: American Government
Episode 1
23 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Title card on striated prismatic background reads, "The making of the president." Caption. The making of the president.
Standard Deviants School: American Government
Episode 8
18 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Medium shot of a smiling middle aged man wearing glasses. Caption. Looking at the branch's creation might help us understand.
Standard Deviants School: American Government
Episode 10
22 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white still of 3 young men in colonial costumes. Title bar reads, "Taxation ruling. Toll free. 1-800-238-9669. www.StandardDeviants.com. Caption. Slang for money.
Standard Deviants School: American Government
Episode 6
20 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Young woman touches fingertips together in front of her and parts lips as if speaking. Text over black and white images behind her reads, "Basic principles of the Constitution." Caption. Look at the articles it contains.
Standard Deviants School: American Government
Episode 2
17 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of what appears to be a legal document from the mid-1800s. Paper is aged and handwriting is written in black ink using cursive style from that era. Caption. He used to be recognized as a citizen.
Supreme Court Spotlight
Episode 2
1 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of a woman looking directly at camera as she smiles broadly. Behind her is a background that appears to be a glassed-in entry to a school hallway. Caption. As the Court ruled in 1986.
Supreme Court Spotlight
Episode 1
2 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white photo of a group of people. A man holds a boy in the foreground next to a woman shielding her eyes. Caption. It showed a whole generation a wider world.
The Supreme Court
Season 0 / Ep 3
54 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Grainy black and white photo of men in suits and various hats. Caption. Were wounded or got killed.
The Supreme Court
Season 0 / Ep 2
54 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a crowd of people carrying banners and signs at a demonstration. Caption. Before the Civil War, the issues were slavery.
The Supreme Court
Season 0 / Ep 1
55 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of a man in a suit and black frame glasses. Caption. The assistant attorney general, William H. Rehnquist.
The Supreme Court
Season 0 / Ep 4
55 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Coastal bay with a docked boat. Caption: The New Zealand people have a strong connection to the sea,
15 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Cropped image of women in headscarves entering a building labeled, "Baltimore Resettlement Center."
1 hours 31 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man wearing a black jacket, white shirt and pocket square, leans against Westminster Bridge with the Palace of Westminster in the background. Caption. Smith followed them closely and wrote about them in detail.
10 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
2 women next to each other with man standing behind them. Caption. Narrator. Bingo! What's that again?
16 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Close up of a young girl looking down and facing a senior person in a headscarf whose back faces camera. Caption. And if he was, all you have to do.
22 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man wearing a collared shirt and dark blazer speaks towards camera, standing in a busy outdoor marketplace in a plaza. Caption. They want to produce, buy, and sell things.
The Ultimate Resource
Episode 2
12 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Chinese woman wearing a white blazer and oval glasses sits in a modern lobby. She's looking just off camera like she is in an interview. Caption. Sun Yan Yan as narrator. We provide a kind of platform-like facility.
The Ultimate Resource
Episode 4
12 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
3 young Black men standing in formation wear blue Civil War era Union Army costumes. A horse and other figures are out of focus in background. Caption. Refused African-American soldiers.
22 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Teenage girl looks at camera, speaking. Caption. From government power.
16 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white closeup of a right hand holding a pencil while the left hand holds down a piece of paper with lots of lines and text printed on it. Caption. You need to find a loophole.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 19
9 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12