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Series Info

Episodes: 5

Length: 20 min.

Grade Levels:
6, 7, 8, 9

Subjects:
Social Studies

Biographies of Famous People

A new 5 part humanities series featuring famous people from divergent walks of life and geographic regions of North America who have made a recognized and significant contribution to history and the arts.

Not Closed Captioned

Episode Guide

1. Chief Sitting Bull — Chief Sitting Bull naturally defended his people and their promised land. His mystical visions proved true both in victory at Little Big Horn and in his death at Standing Rock. Witness the courageous life of this famous yet unfamiliar man who was a loving father, a composer of songs, an artist, and a loyal friend.

2. Amelia Earhart — Amelia Earhart amazed the world with her aviating prowess during a time in America when the Stock Market crashed, the Great Depression erupted, and women were painfully restricted. Nicknamed “Lady Lindy”, Amelia’s adventurous spirit led her to become the first woman to fly alone over the Atlantic Ocean. However, on her flight around the world, Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, left Miami, Florida and with 7,000 miles left on a 29,000 mile flight they were never heard from again. Today the theories abound and the mystery remains.

3. Barbara Jordan — As a Texas politician, lawyer, and educator Jordan became the first African American woman from a southern state to serve in the U.S. Congress. Jordan’s rise to prominence had taken her from Houston’s impoverished inner city neighborhoods to the enshrined halls of Washington’s U.S. Capitol Building. An inspiration to us all, Jordan’s courage and fortitude enabled her to successfully manage her notable career and multiple sclerosis, a disease from which she had suffered for years.

4. Cesare Chavez — A migrant farmworker who during the 1950′s became a labor organizer for agricultural workers. Later Chavez became the founder of the National Farmworkers Association which valiantly fought to improve wages and working conditions for its members. In 1966, Chavez successfully negotiated the first collective bargaining agreement for farmworkers and established the first comprehensive union health benefits for farmworkers and their families.

5. Davy Crockett — A celebrated hero, warrior and backwoods statesman, Crockett symbolized the adventurous spirit of the American frontier. He was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821 and later to the U.S. Congress in 1826. He died a hero’s death at the Alamo while helping Texas win independence from Mexico.

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