New York Up Close 5-Pack DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC903450
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 137

Alt Formats:
Teacher's Guide
Free Resources
Marc Record

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From the easternmost tip of Long Island to the Canadian border, New York State has been the scene of many of America's most important moments. Explore the rich history of the Empire State from the Indians who first lived there to the immigrants who still arrive today seeking the promise of a better life. Includes:
  • Native Americans: New York State is home to one of the world's earliest democracies, formed by five tribal nations long before Europeans began settling the Americas. Explore the history, government, and culture of the Iroquois Confederacy and see how European conflict in North America divided these peoples.
  • Colonial and Revolutionary New York: From Henry Hudson's quest for the Northwest Passage to the founding of New Netherland to the first New York State Constitution, investigate New York's growth from prosperous colony to leader in the quest for American independence.
  • Immigration and the Industrial Revolution: Millions of immigrants streamed into the United States during the 19th century. Many of them arrived in New York and decided to stay there, changing the state in countless ways. See how immigration and American ingenuity shaped New York City, New York State, and the world.
  • Modern-Day New York: Examine how events of the past century have affected New York's population and role in the U.S. and world economy.
  • New York Today: New York is one of the most diverse states in the country. From culinary delights to artistic talents, introduce students to New York's diverse people and cultures.

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