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A new way to explore American history.

As you well know, American history is so much more than dates and documents--it's the dynamic story of the real men and women, immigrants and Native Americans, who together built our country. Disney's The American Presidents is a fresh and relevant narrative (developed with a former producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report) about the men who led this country through change and the lives they affected, from an early idea of democracy to our first African American President.

The series includes four volumes, two of which were released in the spring and two of which will release this fall. The first volume in the series covers the first 11 presidents from 1754 to 1861 and the second covers the 12th-25th presidents from 1850 to 1900. The Fall 2010 volumes will explore the emergency of modern America and The Great Depression and WWII, as well as postwar United States and contemporary United States. Each DVD is 45 minutes in length.

Each DVD includes short form Presidential biographies, era overviews for historical context, and thematic segments such as "The Making of the Presidency" and "We the People." The DVD content is based on National Curriculum Standards and features interviews with political luminaries such as Mo Rocca, Sam Donaldson, Wesley Clark, Paul Begala, Melissa Harris-Lacewell and many more.

Try the interactive whiteboard content on every DVD--it's an exciting, competitive game that uses video clips, photographs and quotes to test students' understanding of the Presidents, their political positions, and why they matter in the American story.

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Title Annotation:Grades 3-8
Publication:Curriculum Review
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2010
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