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1. Susan B. Anthony by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Did you know that not too long ago, many Americans didn't have the right to vote? If you were a woman living in the United States before the early 1900s, it would have been illegal for you to cast a ballot -- and doing so could have landed you in jail! One great American fought long and hard for the right for all of us to vote, and in Susan B. Anthony, kids will get an up-close look at the life of this pioneering voice in the struggle for equal rights. See how her lifelong dedication to the fight for equality changed the lives of women in America forever. Availability: No items available:

2. Cesar Chavez by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Cesar Chavez overcame huge obstacles, including extreme poverty and the prejudice that he experienced as a Hispanic American and a migrant farmer, to achieve his goal of helping to organize the first successful union for America's farm workers. As a union activist, he promoted the use of nonviolent strikes, boycotts and protests to help farm workers obtain better pay and working conditions, and forever changed the relationship between farm owners and workers. In this fascinating portrait, kids will examine the life of this dedicated labor leader, whose determination to help others gave thousands a voice and the power to change things for the better in this country. Availability: No items available:

3. Amelia Earhart by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , At a time before hopping on a plane was a common form of travel, this adventurous woman took to the air, proving that in the big blue skies, there was room for both men and women to make history! In Amelia Earhart, kids will examine the life of this pioneering aviator, whose daring flights set records and amazed the world. From her youthful introduction to airplanes to her record-setting flights and her mysterious disappearance while attempting to fly around the world, this exciting program documents Earhart's life and accomplishments through a lively mix of archival images and newsreel footage. Availability: No items available:

4. Benjamin Franklin by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in + 1 teacher's guide. , Benjamin Franklin explores the life and contributions of America's first great inventor. Students will see that Franklin was a practical man who felt a great obligation to make the world a better place, inventing many useful things that helped improve people's everyday lives, including the lightning rod, the 'Franklin stove' and bifocal lenses. Driven by his patriotism and supported by his skills as a diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also helped create what might be the greatest of all his inventions -- the United States of America! Availability: No items available:

5. Thomas Jefferson by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , He lived during a time of great conflict and war -- but he is most famous for fighting battles with a pen rather than a sword. In Thomas Jefferson, kids will examine the life of the statesman who wrote one of the world's greatest documents -- the Declaration of Independence -- and, in turn, helped form the United States of America. From his days in colonial Virginia to his election as president of the United States, kids will discover Jefferson's many contributions to American society, including the development of the Library of Congress, the capital of our nation, Washington D.C., and the great western expanse of North America that he felt compelled to explore. Availability: No items available:

6. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Martin Luther King, Jr., born in Atlanta, was the son of a preacher and a church musician. He became a minister himself, inspired by his father's associate, Benjamin Mays, and by the teachings of Gandhi, whose nonviolent approach to social change he adopted. With Rosa Parks's arrest in 1955, King's desegregation efforts began in earnest. He formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and motivated lunch counter sit-ins, the Freedom Riders and the removal of "For Colored Only" signs. In 1964, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and became a pivotal force in the passing of the voting rights law. Availability: No items available:

7. Abraham Lincoln by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Beginning in 1861, the Civil War divided the country, pitting "brother against brother" in a conflict that threatened to permanently divide the union. If not for the dedication and firm resolve of Abraham Lincoln to maintain the Union during this difficult time, the United States might have ceased to exist. In Abraham Lincoln, kids will examine the life of this country boy from Kentucky, who rose to become President of the United States and guided his country through one of its darkest hours while speaking out against slavery at a time when many were too afraid to take a stand. Availability: No items available:

8. Revolutionary War heroes by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , The Revolutionary War created many heroes, including the men who would go down in history as the Founding Fathers of a new country. Yet, there were many other men, women and children whose names you might not know, but whose acts of courage helped win the war against the British. Revolutionary War Heroes focuses on the daring acts of patriotism from people such as Nathan Hale, Sybil Ludington and Molly Pitcher, and the brave military feats of Colonel Francis Marion, Captain John Paul Jones and the Black Rhode Island Regiment. Kids will see how these ordinary citizens accomplished extraordinary things, rising to the challenge when they were needed to ensure independence for the fledgling nation. Availability: No items available:

9. Eleanor Roosevelt by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Born into a life of wealth and opportunity, Eleanor Roosevelt chose to devote herself to those who were less fortunate. Human rights, poverty, world peace -- no problem was too large for her to tackle. Through archival footage and stills, kids will examine the life of this passionate activist, who grew from a shy, self-conscious girl into a strong, outspoken woman admired by people all over the world. Availability: No items available:

10. Sacagawea by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Discover Sacagawea, the young woman who joined America's legendary explorers -- Lewis & Clark -- on a world-famous expedition through the American West. Serving as a translator and sometimes even as a guide, Sacagawea's skills in finding food often saved the group from starvation. Kids will discover that throughout this famed expedition, the tremendous courage and bravery that she demonstrated was second to none, and that without her help, one of the greatest adventures in American history might have ended in failure. Availability: No items available:

11. Harriet Tubman by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Less than 200 years ago, thousands of African-American men, women and children were enslaved right here in the United States of America. One brave woman not only dared to escape, but also even risked her own life time and time again in order to free hundreds of others. In Harriet Tubman, kids will get an up-close look at the life of this famed conductor on the Underground Railroad while learning about the daily life of enslaved people and the dangers faced by those who fought to free them. Availability: No items available: