Length: 15-35 min.
Kindegarten, 1, 2
Scholastic ETV Consortium
Scholastic American History Series
These programs take students back to the days of Paul Revere and the Revolutionary War and lead them through the writing of the Constitution.
Programs also vividly display other major events in our American History with clarity and with interesting and engaging performances.
1. And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? — Paul Revere comes to life in this meticulously detailed story of what he did before, between and after his patriotic adventures. (23:36)
2. Jean Fritz: Six Revolutionary War Figures — Illustrated with pictures from six of her popular biographies for young readers, Jean Fritz weaves together the lives of Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry, Sam Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and King George, and dramatizes their roles in the formation of the United States as a nation. (15:21) Study Guide
3. Just A Few Words, Mr. Lincoln — Abraham Lincoln had to run the country, win the war and look after his family. When he was asked to honor the soliders who died in the great battle of Gettysburg, he made time to say a few words about them too. (20:52)Study Guide
4. Pilgrims of Plimoth — The arrival of the pilgrims in the new world is chronicled in this dramatic re-enactment of their daily activities during those first trying years in the colony they called Plimoth. (25:17) Study Guide
5. Scrambled States of America — Disenchanted with their fixed places on the map, the states swap spots in hopes that each can get to see a different part of the country and do something different for a change. (16:16) Study Guide
6. Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution — Jean Fritz introduces elementary and middle school students to the delegates at the 1887 summer convention in Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, and many others traveled there to draft a plan that would unify their states, while preserving their sovereignty. (30:23) Study Guide
7. What’s the Big Idea Ben Franklin? — A new idea always in his mind, Ben Franklin’s joy of living, his humor and genius will capture children’s attention and spark their interest in American history. (30:04) Study Guide
8. Where Do You Think You’re Going Christopher Columbus? — Fritz depicts Christopher Columbus as the man who sailed the seas to “learn the secrets of the world.” (30:11) Study Guide
9. Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock? — The First Comers, or Pilgrims, as they are called today, didn’t carve their initials on the big rock, the first place they stepped when the MAYFLOWER came ashore in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. In fact, no one even made a record of their landing there at all. (22:28) Study Guide
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Assignment: The World has been discontinued by the producer and is no longer available for broadcast.
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