Films by Subject Social Studies

Displaying films 1 -to- 48 of 48 total films for this view.

1945 - The Year That Changed The World (five part series)

This series documents the struggles of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin in the last year of World War II as each sought to impose his conception of the post-war world on the others. The war would soon be over, but who would win the peace and dominate the world? The US wanted to convert the world to its blend of democracy and capitalism; Britain sought to re-impose the pre-war colonial system and stem the tide of communism; and the USSR sought to create as wide a zone of protection and dominion as possible. This comprehensive set of programs covers the attitudes and actions, the deceptions and double-dealings, the leaders and events that set the stage for the Cold War.
Release
2004
Minutes
5x45
Grade Level
s,c
Format
DVD and VHS

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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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Close Ties

Close Ties provides an intimate look at a rites of passage ceremony that connects teenage boys with male role models.

Release
2012
Minutes
27
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Coal: The American Story

Highlights the pivotal role coal played in fueling America's industrial revolution and arsenal of democracy for two world wars.
Release
2001
Minutes
55
Grade Level
J-S
Format
DVD and VHS

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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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Decisive Moment, A

This video features the often dramatic climaxes of American presidential elections since 1948. One question often asked by people with an interest in politics is whether US presidential elections always have a DECISIVE MOMENT, a statement, a mistake, or an event that decides the race and puts one of the two candidates into the most powerful office in the world.
Release
2002
Minutes
39
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Defusing Human Bombs

Defusing Human Bombs is the incredible story of the Sabaoon School in Pakistan. Through psychology, religious study, vocational training and education, and most importantly through trust, it aims to undo years of Taliban indoctrination in the hearts and minds of young boys. 

Release
2012
Minutes
57
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Destination Art: 5-Part Series

Destination Art travels the world in search of art in all shapes and sizes. Presented by Francine Stock, this series showcases some of the most renowned creative figures at the cutting edge of the world of art. From Tokyo to Mumbai we find both budding and established artists working in a range of materials and styles. Sculpture, oils, photography, installation; it is all covered in this insightful series.
Release
2009
Minutes
26
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Hamas Victory

HAMAS VICTORY investigates the appeal of an officially terrorist organization both in the isolated, more traditionally Islamic oriented Gaza Strip, and in the secularized West Bank. The earlier Palestinian popular support of Yassir Arafat's "Fatah" movement has declined as its corruption and scandals punctuated the failure to achieve peace and prosperity, much less totally expel the Israelis - portrayed as alien and brutal occupiers.
Release
2006
Minutes
22
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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I Love School - A Twenty-Six Part Series

Most children in the world have one thing in common: school. But the similarity often stops there. There are as many different schools as there are countries in the world. However, school is an ideal way of discovering a country, its life-style, its culture. < br >< br > I LOVE SCHOOL takes viewers on a trip around the world to meet kids who us their schools, their environment and their daily activities. This series provides a way to discover the most interesting schools in the world.
Release
1998
Minutes
26x13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD

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Kent State - The Day the War Came Home

May 4, 1970 Kent State University. Sixty-seven shots in 13 seconds. Thirteen horrifying seconds in American history that resulted in the deaths of four students and the wounding of nine others. Some choose to forget. Others fight to keep the bitter lessons alive for new generations. Try as they may, the survivors cannot escape the questions and the accusations that fly as each anniversary comes and goes.
Release
2001
Minutes
47
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Letters From Iran

 

(The voices in this film emerge despite state censorship and repression.

Exceptional in a country living in fear, they tell the chronicle of a forbidden Iran.)
While winds of freedom blow through the Arab world, the Iranian youth waits. They were the first to rise up against their leaders in 2009.

 

Release
2011
Minutes
78
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Maps of the Great Explorers Part 1: Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan

Part 1 - Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan - The earliest maps didn't represent the actual land content of the world. Maps were updated as more of New World was explored. The maps of the Middle Ages, were mostly based on conjecture rather than actual discovery. With the expansion of the spice trade between Asian and Portugal and Spain, the maps began to change once again.
Release
2009
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Maps of the Great Explorers Part 2: Cook, LaPerouse

The earlier explores provided mapmakers with an understanding of the major continents. Part two of this series highlights the voyages of British Explorer James Cook and French explorer Jean Francois de la Perouse. James Cook, an exceptional navigator and cartographer, circumnavigated New Zealand, explored the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, and crossed the Polar Circle being the first to understand the icy nature of Antarctica.
Release
2009
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Maps of the Great Explorers: 2-Part Series

This two-part series gives viewers insight into how maps were drawn and revised based on the voyages of the great explorers. Interviews with historians and cartographers are interspersed with reenactments and the voyages and discoveries.
Release
2009
Minutes
25 each
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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My Dance School at the Paris Opera

10 year old Celine has dreamed of becoming a prima ballerina since she can remember. She auditioned at the age of 8 for this special school. Celine attends morning classes of French, math, geography and history. Lunch is followed by dancing classes.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My Floating School (Caribbean)

An 80-ton tuna ship from Brittany is both home and school to 12 year old Antoin and 9 other young people. Many subjects are learned experientially. He learns to pilot the ship and to interpret weather reports and many other things.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Australia

Boys and girls attend separate classes in this Aborigines school where English is the official language. Today begins with group reading exercises and a composition test.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Brazil

Claudio, who's 10, attends the only circus school in Brazil. Mornings involve the traditional ABCs but the afternoons are devoted to the circus.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Cuba

Havana, capital of Cuba, is home to young Susana, and the location of her school. Each day begins with the “matutino”, a period of 5 minutes where the students talk with their teachers, receive recognition for good work and resolve problems.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Ecuador

7 year old Taco is the first of his family to attend school and therefore tries very hard. His first lesson concerns the purification of water. Taco dresses like his Inca ancestors in a hat and poncho. He and his classmates salute the flag like soldiers, even bringing their heels together.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Greece

Corfu is home to 11 year old Kosta. His social studies teacher plans a two-day treasure hunt in the city with clues which reinforce what the students have learned in the classroom.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Holland

Jim bicycles to school. His first class discusses road signs; after recess the students study French, acting out sketches to employ their new-found foreign vocabulary.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in India

Eleven year old Sanders rehearses his multiplication tables to moves of his favorite classic Indian dance, the bharata natyam. He rides to school on a motorized rickshaw hanging on to the outside.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Israel

Yael attends religious school where boys and girls pray separately as they learn the duties of Judaism, as taught in the Torah.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Italy

Linda and her siblings are transported to school in Tuscany by donkeys when the weather is nice. At outdoor art class the students draw various historic sites.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Lebanon

Zena is 11 years old and loves history. Today the 30 members of her 6th grade class begin with French and then study Lebanese crafts.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Mauritania

Mauritania is on the west coast of Africa; 12 year old Hakim lives in a tent and walks a half mile to school. Islam is the official religion of Mauritania. Both Arabic and French are spoken. Boys and girls must share the same classroom because of lack of space but they sit on opposite sides of the room.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Reunion Island

In the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa lies Reunion Island. Fabienne is in the 6th grade and her school is located in the middle of the village with no fences, but no one leaves the school grounds. Today her class is doing a photo study of the village labeling various locations.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Scotland

On Bute Island 10 year old Edward prepares to leave his family's sheep farm to attend a boarding school on another island. Classes begin with geography.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Tanzania

Didai's school was founded by missionaries and is in session 6 days a week. Class begins with geography; Tanzania lies on the east coast of Africa and includes Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Swahili is the official language.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Thailand

12 year old Viron is an apprentice monk who lives in a temple area. Much of his time is devoted to study and meditation.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My School in Trinidad

Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498, Trinidad is in the Antilles Islands in the Caribbean, and home to 8 year old Kemba . Though the school is a public one, the students wear uniforms. Trinidad's population is comprised of Muslims, Catholics, and Anglicans and English is still the official language.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My Steiner School in Switzerland

Celine usually travels by tram to the Steiner school, a private school which is founded on the ideas of Rudolf Steiner and is located in Geneva. The same teacher stays with each group of students from grades 1-8 where classes are taught in French.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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My Tennis School in the United States

Would-be superstars come to the most famous tennis school in the world here in Florida; among them is 11 year old Alejandro from Venezuela. At St. Stephen's Episcopal school mornings comprise various traditional classes and computer studies and are succeeded by afternoons devoted to tennis.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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Oceans of Plastic

The planet's oceans are rapidly becoming the world's trash dump. Every mile of ocean now contains an average of 74,000 pieces of plastic. A "plastic soup” of waste, killing hundreds of thousands of animals every year and as chemicals trickle slowly up the food chain. In California, conservationists are seeing increasing numbers of whales and dolphins die agonizing deaths. Their intestines blocked with plastics and other trash.
Release
2010
Minutes
54
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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On the Trail of Bin Laden

Years after the 9/11 terror attacks, Osama Bin Laden, public enemy number one, is still not in American hands. This film helps us understand how the most wanted man on the planet was able to slip through the net of Western powers. Retrace the trail taken by the leader of Al Qaeda since October 2001, the beginning of the American offensive.
Release
2004
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Team For Peace, A

Touching, passionate and provocative, A Team for Peace follows the riveting journey of a group of preadolescent soccer players, half Palestinian, half Israeli, put together to play on an all star team, The Peace Team, and compete in the world's largest international youth soccer tournament.
Release
2007
Minutes
45
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD

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Teen Depression

Teen Depression - This film takes viewers on a journey through the lives of four teens dealing with depresion. This is intertwined with advice from two experienced mental health professionals: Dr. Moira Rynn, an Associate Psychiatrist at Columbia University and Ernest P.S. Smith, a Psychoanalyst based in New York City, who also counsels troubled youth.
Release
2010
Minutes
37
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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This is Family

What constitutes a family? How is the typical American family defined? How has the notion of gay families evolved over the past decades? Is there such a thing as a typical gay family? This fascinating and sometimes shocking documentary profiles the diversity of gay and transgender households in America today. With the aspirations and diverse ways of life for gay and alternative households changing so quickly, is society adapting fast enough to keep up with them?
Release
2009
Minutes
18-79
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Tomi Ungerer Versus America

"Expect the Unexpected" - The author of this slogan was young French artist Tomi Ungerer. He not only designed this Village Voice campaign and many others, he also published a dozen children's books, created political posters and wrote social satire. It was during a time of Cultural Revolution: the anti-segregation movement, political riots and anti-Vietnam war protests, but also Peace and Love, the Rock revolution and the miniskirt. At the Center of it all, New York, where you could expect the unexpected.
Release
2010
Minutes
57
Grade Level
C
Format
DVD

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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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Warwick History Videos, The: 18-Part Series

This 18 part history series covers significant events from the 16th century through the two world wars, and the accomplishments of Gandhi. Spanning four continents and four centuries, in-depth questions and stimulating solutions are offered by prominent professors and authors, specialists in their fields. These videos will challenge serious students as well as intrigue the general public.
Release
1995
Minutes
18x30
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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