North America Videos

Washington, DC (Grades K-5)


Even the youngest of students will appreciate the treasures, history, and beauty that their nation’s capital has to offer. Explore the architecture and artifacts that make Washington fascinating for all to see.

Video length: 24:29 minutes.

Washington, DC (Grades 6-9)

All students will appreciate the treasures, history, and beauty that their nation’s capital has to offer. Explore the architecture and artifacts that make Washington fascinating for all to see.

Video length: 26:35 minutes.

Canada: Coast to Coast

Come along with us as we travel across this diverse country from the Maritime provinces on the Eastern coast, visiting Quebec and Ontario, making our way across the Western provinces and the Pacific coast of British Columbia, ending up in the Arctic North.

Video length: 32:58 minutes

Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada

Canada: Our Northern Neighbor

Learn about our northern neighbor as we go back in time to see how Canada came into being. Next, we’ll explore their style of government and compare it to the U.S. We’ll see what drives their economy, how they celebrate, and which sports they like.  Lastly, we’ll see the symbols that help define Canada, have a look at cultural influences, and test our pop culture knowledge with famous Canadians.

Video length: 36:00 minutes.

National Parks - Wyoming & Utah

Introduce your students to the magnificent landforms throughout the National Parks in Wyoming and Utah. In Wyoming, we’ll gaze in wonder at the drama of the Grand Teton Mountain Range, as we also find out about fault-block mountains.  We’ll contrast that experience with the ever-moving, always-changing landscapes of Yellowstone N.P. including the “Old Faithful” geyser. Moving on to Utah, we’ll compare and contrast 3 National Parks – Bryce, Zion, and Arches National Parks.  We’ll see how erosion and ancient salt beds have created these wondrous sites.

Video length:  22:41 minutes

National Parks - California & Nevada

Come along as we visit Nevada’s one and only National Park – Great Basin.  Then, we move on to visit 5 parks in California, comparing and contrasting along the way. Joshua Tree and Death Valley demonstrate high desert vs. low desert landscapes and conditions.  Sequoia and Redwood NP’s show us the difference between trees that are gigantic in circumference vs. height. Lastly, we visit one of the crown jewels of National Parks – Yosemite N.P.

Video length:  17:19 minutes

National Parks - Alaska & Hawaii

The running theme of this video is “extremes”, and there are many in both Alaska and Hawaii! We explore the beautiful and stark wilderness of the parks in Alaska, learn about glaciers and fjords, see some grizzlies and humpbacks, and end off with the volcanoes of Hawaii. A thrill ride for all!

Video length: 23:20 minutes 

National Parks - Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana & Colorado

Dramatic glacier-covered rugged mountains, a temperate rainforest, craggy rock-towered coastlines, giant sand dunes, ancient cliff dwellings, and steep sheer rock canyons. All of these landscapes, their history, and more are explored in this tour of the National Parks of the northern part of the Western region.

Video length: 27:07 minutes

Ancient Mayans

Let’s hear it for the Mayans and their many accomplishments! They have given us many gifts – an accurate 365-day calendar, their glorious cities that have stood the test of time, a lasting body of knowledge about the night sky, and maybe best of all – chocolate! Step back in time with us as we explore what it meant to live in the time of the Ancient Mayans.

Video length: 22:17 minutes.

Grade 4: Southeast Region of the U.S.


Video Storyline: Take a tour of the Southeastern states as we go back in time to look at this region as the early colonists did. Along the way we’ll look at the geography, history, and economy of the area to help us understand how the people and the many natural resources have helped to shape its development over time.

Video length: 15:22 minutes.

Grade 4 - Northeast Region of the U.S.

Video Storyline:  Let’s take a trip back and forth in time to learn how the Northeast region became the place it is today. Along the way we’ll look at the natural resources, geography, history, and economy of the area to help us understand how the people and the places have developed over time.

Video Length: 37:05 minutes.

Grade 3 - How Government Helps Our Communities

Video Storyline: Introduce your students to the 3 branches of government and the roles performed by each. They will also hear about their state and local governments. Lastlly, they will begin to understand that they are citizens with rights and responsibilities.

Video length: 14:03 minutes.

Grade 3 - How The Country Was Settled

Video Storyline: Explorers like Daniel Boone helped many of the early pioneers move Westward. President Jefferson arranged for the Louisiana Purchase which doubled the size of the new country.  Lewis and Clark mapped the new areas, and with the help of Sacagawea, established the Oregon Trail.  Eventually the transcontinental railroad made migrating westward easier. Other inventions made life easier and created many jobs for the new immigrants and people who moved from the South with the Great Migration.

Video Length: 12:02 minutes 

Grade 3 - The First Americans

Video Storyline: Let’s go back to a time when there were only Native Americans in the U.S. We outline some of the major tribes, their housing, and way of life. We then meet Pocahontas and the first Europeans. Moving forward, we explore early settler life and then the events that led to the Declaration of Independence, and the Birth of the U.S.

Video length: 14:12 minutes. 

Grade 3 - A Country of Cultures

Video Storyline:  The U.S. has a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Some of our heritage comes from the Native Americans. We’ve also been culturally enriched by the immigrants that have moved here. From all these groups we’ve learned about new customs and cultures.

Video length: 18:53 minutes.

Grade 3 - I Am A Consumer

Video Storyline: This video introduces the challenging concepts of early Economics to young learners in a way that can be easily understood.  Vocabulary words like consumer, budget, income, expenses, saving/spending, and opportunity cost are presented with real-life, easily understood examples to make learning connections.

Video length:  6:48 minutes.

Grade 2 - Early Americans


Video Storyline:  Families long ago used to live on farms and grow their own food. Transportation was slow and life was hard. Settlers began to arrive and everyone had to obey the rules of the King of England. People felt he was unfair and decided to fight for their freedom from him. They won, and created a new country with new leaders.

Video length: 7:45 minutes.

Grade 3 - Businesses At Work

Video Storyline: This video introduces the challenging concepts of early Economics to young learners in a way that can be easily understood.  It also pairs with “I Am A Consumer”. Vocabulary words like profit, pricing, supply, demand, human resources, capital resources, factory, assembly line, specialization, import/export, domestic/international trade, and the economy are presented with real-life, easily understood, and highly visual examples to make learning connections.

Video length:  6:29 minutes. 

Grade 2 - Our Government At Work

Video Storyline:  When America was a new country its leaders created a plan called the Constitution. Our leaders, lawmakers, and judges still use this plan today.

Video length: 12:45 minutes.

Grade 3 - The Geography of Our Communities

Video Storyline:  Our communities play many roles in our lives, because this is where we live, play, work, and help out. Communities can differ by their size –  urban, suburban, and rural. Communities are spread around the 5 regions of the U.S,. which have different land forms and types of natural resources.  Humans sometimes adapt themselves or their environments when they have to, but need to exercise care in making changes.

Video length: 17:55 minutes.

Grade 2 - Work and Money


Video Storyline:  We use money to buy both needs and wants. People work to earn money to buy these items. Technology has made work easier over time. There are different types of jobs people can have. Some jobs are called service jobs, and some people called volunteers work for no money at all.

Video length: 8:29 minutes.

Grade 1 - All About Work

Video Storyline:  What is money and what can it buy? We use money to pay for our needs and wants. People have to work to make money, and there are many jobs they can have.

Video length: 6:36 minutes.

Grade 2 - Land and Water Around Us

Video Storyline:  Earth is made up of many types of both land and water. We also find different types of landforms and natural resources. We change the land around us with our building and creating. We also use a lot of our natural resources, but have to learn to protect the ones that can run out.

Video length: 15:16 minutes.

Grade 2 - Living Together

Video Storyline: Families make up the backbone of our society.  They are usually made up of different generations, rules and customs. We live in our different communities, which can be urban, rural or suburban. Together we sometimes have celebrations as we share our cultures.

Video length:  5:10 minutes

Grade 1 - The Earth Around Us

Video Storyline:  People live in communities, where change happens every day. Around us we see a variety of land and water types which have helped to create our natural resources. We can also see changes around us throughout the four seasons.

Video length: 8:08 minutes.

Grade 1 - Families and Neighbors

Video Storyline: Families make up the backbone of our society, and have different customs. We share these customs with others with our celebrations. Many of the people that immigrated here brought many things with them, along with their customs.

Video length: 6:55 minutes.

Grade 1 - Life Long Ago


Video Storyline:  A long time ago a group called the Pilgrims came to America. They settled here among the various native American groups. Other settlers also came to America from other countries. Many came here to be free. Many historical people and symbols have come to mean freedom in the United States.

Video length: 6:21 minutes.

Grade 1 - Let's Learn About Our Government

Video Storyline: As a new country, the United States had to create its own of new rules. We look at some of the important laws and symbols of the country, and what it means to be a citizen.

Video length: 8:11 minutes.

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