AmericaThe Story of Us


Subjects: Civics, Digital Literacy, History, Social Studies
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: History Channel

This documentary focuses on the people, ideas, and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of American history from the rigors of linking the continent by wagon trails to the transcontinental railway, the engineering of steel-structured buildings and through to landing on the moon. (1:00) (2 YRS)

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