Films by Subject Civics

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44 Daze

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman occurred on February 26, 2012 in the community of Sanford, Florida. The incident caused huge waves throughout the world and raised many questions about the approach that was taken by the city officials of Sanford while investigating the incident. This documentary focuses on the 44 days directly after the shooting and the mounting pressure from around the nation that finally led to the arrest and charging of Zimmerman. The issues of social justice and judicial and municipal efficiency that were raised during this period are examined through in-depth interviews with Sanford city council and law enforcement officials.

Release
2014
Minutes
45
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Ameriquest Kids: "Why We Serve"

Through their AQK daily mission, Sam and Charlie learn what it means to serve by delving into the 5 branches of the United States Armed Forces. Then, they along with a whole cast of colorful characters, share their knowledge and enthusiasm with children from another part of our nation. Together with the viewers, they witness first hand what the United States Armed Forces are all about and that everyone, no matter what age, has the ability to serve by utilizing their talents to help others.
Release
2009
Minutes
24
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD

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Ameriquest Kids: 2-part Series

Ameriquest Kids is an educational yet entertaining program created with the goal of preparing our youth to take an active and heartfelt role in the future of America. We need leaders and active citizens to care and carry on this great Country of ours as have those who have gone on before. Ameriquest Kids has come to life through exciting 3-D animation and corresponding classroom curriculum written and approved by a team of educators. While meeting the required Social Studies TAKS/TEKS/NCSS criteria Ameriquest Kids delves further into education by engaging children in Civic responsibilities instilling a pride of country and 'want-to' as encouraged through the adventures of brothers Sam and Charlie atop the all-wise eagle Archibald and support from the sassy Lady Liberty and so much more!
Release
2009
Minutes
24
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD

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Ameriquest Kids: Your Right to Vote

Sam and Charlie, The Ameriquest Kids, learn about the power and privilege of voting in "Your Right to Vote". Then they, along with the all-wise Archibald and spunky Lady Liberty, share their knowledge and enthusiasm with children from another part of our nation. Together with the viewers, they witness first hand that every vote counts - even their vote in an upcoming classroom election!
Release
2009
Minutes
24
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD

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Bigger Hammer, The

What really happened behind the scenes of the historic 2008 presidential election? The Bigger Hammer tracks the message wars of the Obama-McCain race with the leading strategists and spinners, uncovering how politics, thirty second TV ads, and history shaped the race for the White House. 

Release
2014
Minutes
101
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Debaters, The

The Debaters highlights the concept behind debating, its role in society and how it develops a global discourse for students to discuss important issues. Welcome to the cut-throat world of international school debating where feisty, intelligent teens from across the globe argue their way to the top. At the World School Debating Championships in Wales, we follow the journey of a top debating team and their determined coach as they face off against 36 countries in the battle for world domination.
Release
2008
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Moneyocracy

The 2012 Presidential election was the most costly ever in the U.S. History.  More than $6 billion has been spent by the campaigns and independent groups to get their candidate elected. But for what purpose?

Release
2014
Minutes
54
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Up for Debate

In September 2008, five teenagers, a Qatari, an Iraqi, a Syrian-Armenian, a Pakistani, and an Iranian, journeyed from the Middle East to Washington, DC to join teens from around the world in an intensely competitive annual ritual: the World School Debating Championships. Well aware that their region is associated, in Western minds, with oil, money, and jihad, they are determined to show that they are not closed-minded extremists.
Release
2010
Minutes
60
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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