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Westward Expansion

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The Texas Revolution
From YouTube, produced by Matt Beat
Music by Electric Needle Room. Here's the story about how Texas became part of Mexico, then became its own country, and finally became part of the United States. (09:30)
July 30, 2017 at 06:20 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
The Great American West
From Hulu, produced by Hulu
Director Reed Smoot's account of frontier settlement uses excerpts from diaries and letters.  This is an excellent doucumentary hosted by HULU. The opening sequence is in French for dramatic effect. This IS an english language version.Starting with t... [more]
November 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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Pioneers of the American West
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WNET.ORG Properties LLC
In this video segment from Faces of America, we learn about Chef Mario Batali’s Italian ancestors and why they left their Italian homeland in the early 20th century. Nostalgic for the land of his ancestors, Batali is curious as to why they left Italy... [more]
February 18, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Pioneer Spirit: Missionaries and the American West
From videopediaworld.com
This two-minute video deals with the 1800s missionaries who settled in Oregon in order to convert Native Americans to Christianity. A good video for expanding the vision of students about who the pioneers were and what they tried to accomplish.
September 21, 2010 at 11:43 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
American Buffalo
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The construction of the railroad led to the near-extinction of the buffalo, which had sustained native populations for centuries. This three-minute video show how the slaughter of these animals was done for sport and to deny the Native Americans fo... [more]
January 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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Doc Holliday
From havefunwithhistory.com, produced by Stories of the Century
This episode of Stories of the Century has railroad detective Matt Clark tracking down Doc Holliday of the famous O.K. Coral shootout. (26min)
November 13, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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American Pioneer
From havefunwithhistory.com, produced by Have Fun With History
This film covers the pioneer and frontier expansion into the west. (20min)
November 14, 2011 at 12:12 AM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Westward Expansion into the Mountain West
From howstuffworks.com
A three minute video that shows the culture of the Native Americans at the time of western expansion. Would be best if students had a map of the places mentioned and some stories to read that would add depth to the video's images.
October 27, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
A Brief History of Western Expansion
From vimeo.com, produced by Sarah Hunt-Barron
Although the audio and images are somewhat below par, the five minute video does go over the major reasons for expansion. This is best used as a review to help students see what they are going to study.
October 30, 2010 at 03:44 PM
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Native America: Westward Expansion
From howstuffworks.com
The Treaty of 1855 forced the American Indians to move to reservations. This video is a slow loader. An overview of the impact of the government on the Native Americans.
October 30, 2010 at 03:50 PM
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