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America's Top Ten-Episode 1- The American Revolution
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This is episode one of a ten part series of ten top eras in American History. The episode details the events leading up to and throughout the American Revolution. The viewers will have a basic understanding of the key players and causes of the war as well as the outcome of key battles leading to the formation of the United States of America.


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America's Top Ten
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Throughout this podcast series, viewers will learn about ten influential eras of American History. The journey begins with the American Revolution and wraps up with President Barack Obama. As the series progresses viewers will relive pivotal events that shaped the United States. They will see the struggles and triumphs of our great country and learn about American Pride.


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


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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 explores Benjamin Franklin's legacy     
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 discusses Benjamin Franklin's contribution to the interplay of technology and democracy in American society.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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