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Grade Level: 7-12

World at War Series (25 Programs)

World at War Series (25 Programs)
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DVD Item#: 24112
Program: Approx. 25 Min. Each
Closed Captioned
Rare newsreel and combat footage from military archives from around the world, gripping narration, and newly produced computer-generated maps and graphics combine to immerse students as never before in the stories behind the major wars of the 20th & 21st centuries.
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Item# 24059, $49.00
The Spanish American War: Birth of a Superpower
"Remember the Maine!" Students will follow American soldiers as they fight for the first time on foreign lands. Actual newsreel and combat footage and newly shot recreations vividly bring to life the people and events students have only read about.

Item# 24063, $49.00
World War I: Part One 1890-1916
Decades have passed since new programs about World War I have been created for the classroom. Produced in 2008, these programs contain over 75% live-action archival footage collected from newsreels and military archives from around the world, as well as newly produced computer graphics and maps. Part One sets the stage for this war of ancient hatreds and new weapons, and terrible human suffering. See also World War I: Part Two 1917-1920.

Item# 24069, $49.00
World War I: Part Two 1917-1920
Decades have passed since new programs about World War I have been created for the classroom. Produced in 2008, these programs contain over 75% live-action archival footage collected from newsreels and military archives from around the world, as well as newly produced computer graphics and maps. Part Two explores America's entrance into and role within the war. See also World War I: Part One 1890-1916.

Item# 24071, $49.00
World War II:  1929-1939 Part One: Roots of War
Decades have passed since new programs about World War II have been created for the classroom. Produced in 2008, these programs contain over 75% live-action archival footage collected from newsreels and military archives from around the world, as well as newly produced computer graphics and maps.

Item# 24073, $49.00
World War II:  1939-1940 Part Two: Axis Power Rising
Decades have passed since new programs about World War II have been created for the classroom. Produced in 2008, these programs contain over 75% live-action archival footage collected from newsreels and military archives from around the world, as well as newly produced computer graphics and maps. See also: World War II: 1929-1939, Part One: Roots of War; World War II: 1940-1941, Part Three: America & Japan; & World War II: 1942-1945, Part Four: A World at War.

Item# 24075, $49.00
World War II: 1940-1941 Part Three: America & Japan
Decades have passed since new programs about World War II have been created for the classroom. Produced in 2008, these programs contain over 75% live-action archival footage collected from newsreels and military archives from around the world, as well as newly produced computer graphics and maps. See also: World War II: 1929-1939, Part One: Roots of War; World War II: 1939-1940, Part Two: Axis Power Rising; & World War II: 1942-1945, Part Four: A World at War.

Item# 24077, $49.00
World War II: 1942-1945 Part Four: A World at War
Decades have passed since new programs about World War II have been created for the classroom. Produced in 2008, these programs contain over 75% live-action archival footage collected from newsreels and military archives from around the world, as well as newly produced computer graphics and maps. See also: World War II: 1929-1939, Part One: Roots of War; World War II: 1939-1940, Part Two: Axis Power Rising; & World War II: 1940-1941, Part Three: America & Japan.

Item# 24027, $49.00
Korean War: Part 1 June-November 1950
North Korean troops invade South Korea, igniting the first hot conflict of the Cold War. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur reverses early U.S.-U.N. losses with the brilliant Inchon landing. Then he pushes so far toward China that he invites a massive Chinese counterattack.

Item# 24029, $49.00
Korean War: Part 2 December 1950 - July 1953
Starved and frozen at Chosin Reservoir, U.S.-U.N. troops are pushed back into South Korea. Even though General Matthew Ridgway restored U.S. losses and Mao Zedong repeated MacArthur's mistake of overextending his troops, fighting drags on for two years, with no formal peace treaty ever signed.

Item# 24031, $49.00
Vietnam War: 1962-75
The U.S. fights to keep South Vietnam from becoming communist because it fears a domino effect that will sweep all Southeast Asia. Despite ten years of viscous fighting, the U.S. cannot stop the motivated, tenacious North Vietnamese from conquering corrupt South Vietnam.

Item# 24033, $49.00
Six Day War: 1967
Seldom-united Arab nations surround Israel with the goal of wiping it off the map, but brilliant preemptive air strikes give the Israelis control of the sky, and the war. Then, in one of the largest battles in the history of armored warfare, Israel devastatingly demonstrates its military might.

Item# 24035, $49.00
Yom Kippur War: 1973
Border conflicts again explode in the Middle East. Egypt and Syria coordinate a surprise attack on Israel, but despite early losses, the Israelis mobilize troops, technology and tactics with speed and precision. Gradually, they again assert their intention and ability to keep their nation intact.

Item# 24039, $49.00
Iran-Iraq War: 1980-88
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein orders troops into Iran, expecting an easy victory and dominance of the oil-rich Persian Gulf. Despite huge losses on both sides, the Iranians rally, and aided by their much-larger population and fervor inspired by Ayatollah Khomeini, eventually push out the invaders.

Item# 24041, $49.00
Lebanon War: 1982
Based in Lebanon, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), along with thousands of refugees, begins attacking Israels northern regions with Syrian support. The Israelis mount a counterattack all the way to Beirut, and eventually expel the PLO and Syrians from Lebanon.

Item# 24037, $49.00
Russian-Afghanistan War: 1979-89
The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan to prevent the spread of Islamic fundamentalism but soon found that its heavy armaments were no match for the determined Afghan guerrillas. When the Soviet army finally left, the Afghans were left to rebuild their destroyed villages.

Item# 24043, $49.00
Persian Gulf War: 1990-91
Saddam Hussein, having bankrupted Iraq in the Iran War, now invades tiny Kuwait. Most Arab nations unite against him. The United States' overwhelming technological and strategic superiority plays a primary role in defeating Iraq. Hussein remains in control of his devastated country.

Item# 24049, $49.00
Biochemical Weapons: A Modern Threat
Biochemical weapons have existed since the 14th century. They are difficult to control because they are produced from natural substances that are often readily available. Explore how these increasingly deadly weapons have been used and preventative actions such as the Domestic Preparedness Act.

Item# 24045, $49.00
Origins of Modern Special Forces
Britain's SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) were WWII prototypes of contemporary Special Forces developed elsewhere. Witness the organization, training, and feats of such forces as the Soviet Spetsnaz and U.S. Delta Force.

Item# 24047, $49.00
Origins of Modern Terrorism
Terrorism is the defining issue of our times. Identify two main categories of terrorist groups and examine how the nature and tactics of terrorism have evolved with this program. Also covered are the efforts by counter-terrorist security forces to protect citizens.

Item# 24051, $49.00
The Day the Towers Fell
This Emmy-nominated documentary contains dramatic still photographs and powerful video of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The indelible images and stirring accounts of acts of heroism are a testament to the human spirit, and how the worst of times can bring out the best in people.

Item# 24055, $49.00
America's Black Soliders
It was a war without bullets and bombs, one that was silent and invisible to most Americans. This program reveals the story of black Americans' long battle for the right to serve as equals in the U.S. military. Rare combat and newsreel footage captures their inspiring and triumphant struggle, and provides students a rich insight into social history.

Item# 24057, $49.00
Japanese Americans & WWII: Going For Broke
In the wake of Pearl Harbor, how did Japanese-Americans overcome vicious racial hatred, loss of Constitutional rights, and forced imprisonment? This is the powerful untold story of the Japanese-American soldiers who valiantly fought for freedom around the world while battling racial prejudice at home.

Item# 24053, $49.00
True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers
In the 19th century, the United States government forced the Navajo nation onto a small reservation and demanded they abandon their native language for English. But the Navajo secretly kept their language alive, and in World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps recruited young Navajo men to transmit military messages in Navajo code.

Item# 24060, $59.00
Theatrical Newsreels of World War II
During the war years, the newsreel reached the height of its popularity. Both the motion picture industry and the American public took the newsreel to heart as spectacular war footage became the largest source of pictorial news. In the days before television, newsreels brought the war home in a way no newspaper or magazine could.
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World at War Series (25 Programs)

Social Studies     U.S. History     World History

Provides background and overview of the major wars of the 20th century and at the beginning of the 21st century. Explore how warfare’s strategies and tactics have continued evolving into new forms of conflict and response, such as Terrorism and Special Forces. The series covers major wars from the Spanish American War through 9/11 and terrorism, and includes six newly produced programs focusing on World War I and World War II.  The series also includes programs covering the contribution of African Americans, Native Americans, and Japanese Americans in America's military history.

 
   Key Benefits:
  • All content meticulously correlated to state and Canadian standards
  • Reveals the evolution of warfare technologies and strategies, from 19th century horse cavalries to 21st century terrorist tactics
  • Powerful visual, audio, and other teaching/learning methods make historical developments compelling to students
  • Geographically orients students to the countries and regions involved in the conflicts
  • Shows the impact of these global conflicts on the United States as it evolved into the world's premier superpower