Forty mini-documentaries recount the most significant advances in the ongoing effort to gain full rights for economically and politically disadvantaged groups. Ordered chronologically, the approximately five-minute segments cover topics such as the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, Horace Mann and universal education, the Homestead Act, property rights for women, Susan B. Anthony, Samuel Gompers and the AFL, women’s suffrage, Brown
v. Board of Education,
Medicare, OSHA, the EEOC, Title IX, Roe v. Wade, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Each disc includes a printable teacher’s guide, quizzes, and historical and legal documents. Grades 7 and up. Closed captioned. Color. 224 minutes. Ambrose. ©2011.
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