Films by Subject United States

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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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20th Century Presidents - A 17-Part Series

This 17-part all-ages series details the history of the 17 US presidents who served America during the turbulent 20th Century. Each president made a difference in the times in which he served. Each has a unique story to tell, and each a museum where that story is told. Programs from the 20th Century Presidents series are filmed at different presidential libraries and museums around the country, where American youngsters tell the exciting stories of these leaders.
Release
2005
Minutes
9-22
Grade Level
E-S
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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American History for Kids - A Fifteen Part Series

American History for Kids is a 15 part series which reveals some of the most significant developments in our country's past.
Release
1999
Minutes
V
Grade Level
E-1
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter's Chicago, Illinois, USA Responding to a call from Charlie Trotter, one of the most high-profile chefs in the US, chefs Heston Blumenthal and Tetsuya Wakuda crossed oceans to take part in a benefit evening. Chicago's big cheese turned out for this sizzling event serving up a taste of gastronomic vitality, American style.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Michel Richard

Citronelle Washington D.C., USA After 31 years in the United States, Michel Richard has remained more French than any of his colleagues in France. It was his Los Angeles restaurant that introduced gourmet palates to California. Today, his Washington restaurant rules this world capital. Michel Richard's genius and outreach are matched only by his joyful disposition.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Best Chefs: Thomas Henkelmann

Homestead Inn Connecticut – Greenwich, USA Thomas Henkelmann left his home in the Black Forest, to learn his culinary trade from the greatest chefs before settling in New York, where he quickly became one of the leading ambassadors of French cuisine. Working with his wife Thérèse in his magnificent Greenwich inn, he continues to delight Manhattan's most discriminating diners.
Release
2008
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929 At 2:30 a.m. August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Coolidge received word that he was president. By light of a kerosene lamp, his father administered the oath of office.
Release
Minutes
12
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Cold War and Beyond, the - Four-Part Series

For nearly 50 years, a Cold War between the world's mightiest superpowers raged on nearly every continent. Never before has that most dangerous era in our planet's history been examined with such skill, perspective, and insight.
Release
2004
Minutes
30 each
Grade Level
C,S
Format
DVD and VHS

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Fight For Oil - 3 Part Series

The discovery of oil in the Middle East sparked worldwide interest for its acquisition and control. Over the past 100 years, struggles for power and wealth have kept the Middle East at the center of world conflict.
Release
2007
Minutes
3x60
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Fight For Oil - Part 1

Part 1 chronicles the discovery of oil in Persia in 1908; the tumultuous claims placed on Middle East territories and conclude with the British being sent home from Iran in the 1950s. This episode explores the sphere of interest, power politics, oil's role in both World Wars, American influence, the Saudi empire, the exile of Britain, and the Shaw's rise to power and the start of turmoil between the nations of the Middle East.
Release
2007
Minutes
460
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Fight For Oil - Part 3

Part 3 profiles the after effects of the second gulf war. Iraq, which once played a major role in the Middle East oil trade, is struggling to gain stability. Exemplifying this is the city of Kirkuk, one of the two largest oil regions in the country, where oil brought destruction and discrimination against the Kurds. In Iran, controversy surrounds the Sunni and Shiite's and the struggle for everyday life. This episode also shows the disparity between north and south Tehran and the south's disappointment with failed promises by president Ahmadinijhad. In stark contrast lies Kuwait and Saudi Arabia where modernization is far beyond that of Iran and Iraq.
Release
2007
Minutes
55
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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History Of The United States - A Chronology: A Five Part Series

This five-part series provides a chronological look at the development of the United States from the earliest explorers to the present. After settlement and struggles with the Native Americans,America gains its freedom from Britain in the Revolutionary War and creates a new constitution. The Louisiana Purchase and war with Mexico spread the country across the continent, but the issue of slavery threatens to divide the republic. A mighty civil war cannot halt westward expansion; war with Spain is followed by the two world wars. The Cold War and the magnificent achievements of the space age bring us into the 1990s.
Release
2000
Minutes
24
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD and VHS

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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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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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Spirit of Democracy, The: Six Part Series

This six part series portrays the way in which democracy has become the most universally acclaimed system mankind has been able to conceive as a form of government. No one country is entitled to claim credit for developing democracy as a political theory, and no one can say how the story will end. In many parts of the world today democracy is taken for granted, but the road has been both long and hard. Conspiracy, war and revolution have all played a role in its history, a history of heroes, rogues, martyrs and visionary thinkers.
Release
2000
Minutes
6x28
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Travel Thru History

Travel Thru History is an in-depth look at the attractions and the history behind famous cities and towns around the United States.  Presented in the style of other popular, educational programming like Modern Marvels - Travel Thru History is designed  for a teenage audience, and focuses on learning.
Release
2013
Minutes
22
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD

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World, The: A Television History - A Twenty-Six Part Series

The World consists of 26 programs and covers the history of the world from the dawn of mankind to ancient Greece and Rome, the expansion of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the development of the United States through the Great Depression and the Cold War, to the present. Concise, accurate and complete, The World is an excellent resource for all students.
Release
1985
Minutes
26x26
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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