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U.S. History Field Trips

Road to Revolution: Historic Boston (#105)

In "Historic Boston," students discover how events in the city set the colonies on the road to revolution and independence. [24 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: This series is designed to take students on virtual field trips to the locations of the diverse Native American cultures, the Colonial era's important settings, the two cities that were instrumental in the movement toward the American Revolution, the evolution of political parties in choosing the American President, and how the Civil Rights movement started.

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  • Native American Regional Cultures (#101)

    Beginning with archaeological discoveries of the migrations of Native Americans across the Aleutian land bridge, this program describes the culture of the major groups: Native peoples of the Great Plains, the Woodlands, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest. [23 minutes]

  • How The USA Grew: 13 Colonies to 50 States (#102)

    This program is designed to give students a clear understanding of the historical events of various land acquisitions that led to the creation of the United States as it exists today. [27 minutes]

  • Hail to the Chief: Presidential Election (#103)

    Presidential Elections bring the electoral process to life. Students will learn about political "platforms" and party "tickets," as well as fascinating facts about former presidents that will stimulate classroom discussion. [20 minutes]

  • Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement (#104)

    This program captures the feeling for the times Rosa Parks lived in--from the days of Jim Crow laws which allowed for segregation in schools, on buses and trains--to her involvement as officer of the National Associations for the Advancement of Colored People. [24 minutes]

  • Road to Revolution: Historic Philadelphia (#106)

    "Benjamin Franklin" describes what really went on "behind closed doors" as our founding fathers hammered out the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. [19 minutes]

  • Plymouth Plantation (#107)

    This program takes students on an adventurous journey back to 1620 and Plymouth Plantation to see life as it was lived by the Pilgrims who settled there. [24 minutes]

  • Colonial Times (#108)

    Take an educational and entertaining journey back to Colonial America to learn what life was like in the original thirteen colonies. [21 minutes]

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