Top History & Social Studies movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Learn World Geography on DVD Learn World Geography
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In this installment from the popular Standard Deviants learning series, viewers get to journey around the globe to explore different cultures and countries. Episodes include "North America, Ho!," "Safari, So Good," "Russian Around Europe" and more.
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Rent Getting Ahead: U.S. History on DVD Getting Ahead: U.S. History
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Through archival film, historical reenactments and dramatic narration, this four-disc series tells the story of America. By chronicling the country's 43 presidents, the program paints a picture of the eras in which they served and the figures who shaped the country's history. Fifth to eighth graders will feel as if they're witnessing history as it happens in this presentation that ranges from Colonial America to the terrorist attack of 9/11.
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Children & Family, Education & Guidance, Ages 11-12, Homework Help, History & Social Studies
Rent 16th & 17th Century on DVD 16th & 17th Century
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Chronicled in this series are key events that happened during the 200 years leading up to the United States of America's formation. Beginning with Spanish conquistadors exploring the southeastern U.S. and concluding with 12 self-governed English colonies established along the Atlantic seaboard, this program also examines the important contributions of historical figures such as Ponce de León, John Smith, Pocahontas and William Penn.
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Special Interest, History & Social Studies, Homework Help, Historical Documentaries
Rent Just the Facts: Executive Branch of Govt. on DVD Just the Facts: Executive Branch of Govt.
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Get a close-up look at the most powerful branch of American government -- the executive branch. This fascinating program analyzes the powers of the president from a legal and historical point of view in a fast-paced, fun way. You'll see how past presidents had varying opinions on the exact scope and parameters of their own power -- and how a few overstepped those bounds, including Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Richard Nixon.
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