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  • 1421: The Year China Discovered America?

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Gavin Menzies, an amateur historian and former submarine commander in the British Navy, poses an argument that could change the way we perceive global history forever -- that Chinese admirals discovered…  » more info

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  • A Desert Sea.

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    The story of Utah's ever-changing Great Salt Lake is told in the nature documentary A Desert Sea. Naturalist and novelist Terry Tempest Williams hosts and narrates the program, which looks at the pristine…  » more info

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  • Africans in America

    • 9-12

    Examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia, the British colonies lay the groundwork for a system of racial…  » more info

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  • Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance.

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Explore the lives of visual artists who made the Harlem Renaissance one of the 20th century's richest artistic moments. Archival footage, newsreels, and photographs recall the influential force of exhibitions,…  » more info

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  • A Home of Her Own: The Beehive and Lion Houses.

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    A Home of Her Own: The Beehive and Lion Houses is the story of America's most dramatic and controversial 19th century family, the family of Brigham Young. It is a story of two homes in one and of the…  » more info

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  • A Lynching in Marion.

    • 9-12

    It was a hot summer evening in 1930 in Marion, IN, when James Cameron and two friends robbed a white couple. News of this robbery and other real and alleged crimes spread. Subsequently, Cameron's two…  » more info

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  • A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Explore the mind-boggling construction of the Panama Canal through historic film footage, rare archival photographs and insightful narration from author David McCullough. Get an unprecedented look at…  » more info

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  • A Matter of Principle: Polygamy in the Mountain West.

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    A Matter of Principle: Polygamy in the Mountain West examines the lifestyles and beliefs of practitioners of plural marriage. Traveling from Utah to Arizona to Montana, the documentary traces the historical…  » more info

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  • America Beyond the Color Line

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    One hundred years ago, the celebrated African-American intellectual, W.E.B. DuBois, famously identified the problem of the 20th century as "the problem of the color line." America has come a long way…  » more info

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  • America Goes To War: The Homefront

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    This episode chronicles the war’s end with the dramatic explosion of two atomic bombs. The massive war industry is shut down, and millions in the armed forces are demobilized. The GI Bill, the…  » more info

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