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The Declaration of Independence
Overview:
This podcast describes why the Declaration of Independence was written.  It describes the social and political impact made by the Declaration of Independence.


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Creating Stories: America on the Move Electronic Field Trip, Part 2     
Description: In this electronic field, curators from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History's exhibition America on the Move take students behind-the-scenes to show how they develop individual stories for exhibitions and provide guidance to students who want to create their own family stories by analyzing objects, documents, and other resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: World War I Overview     
Description: Overview of the First World War, taken from news reel footage. Includes the declaration of war and invasion of Belgium by Germany, U Boats and naval warfare, trench warfare, United States entrance and end of war.This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the The Soldiers Experience lesson plan. It was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War , by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: World War II Overview: North Atlantic and North Africa     
Description: This video, an overview of the Allied efforts in the North Atlantic and North Africa, was compiled from original video footage as part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the The Soldiers Experience lesson plan. It was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War , by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Language Arts - Whole Language , Social Studies - United States History , Adult & Family Literacy - English-language Learning , Adult & Family Literacy - Lifeskills , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: Why Is the Liberty Bell Cracked?     
Description: From September 17 through September 23 each year, students around the United States celebrate Constitution Week. Let's reflect on the Constitution by taking a closer look at an iconic symbol of freedom.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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