Just the Facts: America's Explorers and Pioneers

Just the Facts: America's Explorers and Pioneers

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Overview

Many famous explorers whose travels and achievements have affected America's history are briefly introduced in this entertaining educational program. Brief historical accounts of these intrepid individuals' expeditions and discoveries are accompanied by scenice views of mountains, rivers, fields and valleys throughout the continent. Dramatic re-enactments, maps, and vintage prints are also used to enhance the histories. Intriguing facts are given about such explorers as Columbus, Balboa, de Soto, Champlain, Sir Francis Drake, Henry Hudson, James Cook, Daniel Boone, Robert Gray, Lewis and Clark, Charles Wilkes, John Fremont, and many others. American astronauts who have made expeditions into space are also featured. One of many programs in the Just the Facts Learning Series. ~ Alice Duncan

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2005
UPC: 0743452117826
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: Goldhill Home Media
Time: 0:50:00
Sales rank: 72,612

Special Features

On-screen subtitles/captions; On-screen teacher's guide; Multiple choice quiz; Conversation with 2 explorers of the final frontier; Trailers; Printable documents

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [1:23]
2. The Vikings [:17]
3. Columbus [:23]
4. Ponce De León [:27]
5. John Cabot [:08]
6. Amerigo Vespucci [:14]
7. Balboa [:17]
8. Verrazano [:18]
9. Jacques Cartier [:15]
10. De Soto [1:08]
11. Coronado [:41]
12. Juan Cabrillo [:30]
13. Sir Francis Drake [:55]
14. Champlain [1:00]
15. Henry Hudson [:46]
16. Jolliet & Marquette [:54]
17. La Salle [1:05]
18. Capt. James Cook [1:47]
19. Jonathan Carver [:42]
20. Daniel Boone [1:15]
21. Robert Gray [:24]
22. William Sherley Williams [:45]
23. Lewis & Clark [5:44]
24. Zebulon Pike [1:00]
25. Stephen Harriman Long [1:02]
26. Manuel Lisa [:37]
27. Jim Bridger/Jedediah Smith [2:23]
28. Benjamin Bonneville/Joe Walker [2:02]
29. Lt. Charles Wilkes [1:04]
30. John Fremont [1:46]
31. Kit Carson/Edward Beale [1:12]
32. John James Audubon [:41]
33. John Wesley Powell [:34]
34. Davy Crockett [:40]
35. Jim Bowie [:38]
36. West Point Surveyors/Lt. Wm. Emory [1:10]
37. West Point Surveyors/Lt. George H. Derby [:22]
38. West Point Surveyors/Lt. Joseph Ives [:39]
39. Spencer Fullerton Baird [:27]
40. The Four Great Western Expeditions [2:14]
41. The Purchase of Alaska [:39]
42. Robert Kennicott [:42]
43. William H. Dall/John Muir [:54]
44. Exploring the North and South Poles [:37]
45. Space Exploration [1:14]
46. Closing Credits [1:13]

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