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Ages: 9 - 18
The Voyage of Zheng He I
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by Paladin Invision
In 2002, retired submarine commander Gavin Menzies presented a lecture in which he claimed a Chinese fleet under Admiral Zheng He began a series of voyages in 1421 that would ultimately discover the North American continent. Menzies’s theory threaten... [more]
April 2, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
The Voyage of Zheng He II
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by Paladin Invision
In this video segment adapted from 1421: The Year the Chinese Discovered America? Gavin Menzies claims the Chinese during the Ming Dynasty successfully made global naval expeditions around the world and discovered the North American continent prior t... [more]
April 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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The New World
From havefunwithhistory.com
[NOTE:  Some of this information is outdated, but it is nonetheless useful to see how the information was presented 40 years ago.]  Europeans begin to travel to North America, "The New World," to claim its vast riches and establish colonies. Over tim... [more]
September 8, 2010 at 07:48 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Spanish Empire in the New World (en español)
From havefunwithhistory.com, produced by Have Fun With History
This documentary traces the history of the Spanish Empire in North America from Columbus through the 1800s. Although not available in english, the visuals are intriguing enough to keep interest and it's not too hard to follow along. (español - Spanis... [more]
November 17, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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