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Overcoming Tyranny
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A brief summary of the cuases of the American Revolution.


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The Declaration of Independence
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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: History, Social Studies
Title: Who Came to the Boston Tea Party?     
Description: Today in Wonderopolis we take a look at one of the important events that led to the American Revolution!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Science - Agriculture , Science - Biological and Life Sciences , Science - Biology , Science - Earth science , Science - General Science , Science - Zoology , Social Studies - United States History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: Why Should We Remember the Alamo?     
Description: Today's Wonder takes a look back at a famous battle that shaped the future of the western United States.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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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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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Language Arts - Reading , Language Arts - Reading Aloud , Language Arts - Story Telling , Language Arts - Vocabulary , Language Arts - Writing (composition) , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States Constitution , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: Who Wrote the National Anthem?     
Description: Oh, say, can you sing? Even if you can sing, you might not be able to pull off the U.S. national anthem., It's a beautiful, yet difficult song to sing, and it often brings out patriotic emotions in those who hear it. Join us in Wonderopolis today as we learn about the inspiration behind the words that stir the hearts of the free and the brave!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Social Studies - United States Constitution , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: What Is Presidents' Day?     
Description: If you're off work or school for Presidents' Day, you probably feel like celebrating, although you may not know why. Join us as we examine the purpose of this interesting holiday of presidential proportions!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: First Person Account: Lydia Post     
Description: Lydia Minturn Post, a Long Island patriot, expresses her fear that the American Revolution will fail. Ms. Post discusses the disparities between the British and Colonial forces and the true meaning behind the colonists will to fight. This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the General George Washington, Military leader 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: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Podcast: Walter Isaacson at the National Archives (Part 2)     
Description: In this podcast from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, author Walter Isaacson and Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, continue their discussion of Benjamin Franklin and the interplay between technology and democracy.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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