Disney Educational Productions

SchoolHouse Rock

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZMmPWTwTHc&t=5s Published on Apr 19, 2012 Take a pilgrimage through American history with the award-winning series that has engaged generations of school children. With eleven classic animated songs, including "Shot Heard 'Round the World" and "Fireworks," your students will feel the beat of history as they learn about the key milestones, events and people that make up this great country.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MeZvhQyTe4&t=40s Published on Apr 24, 2012 The Schoolhouse Rock! creative team sets its sights on economic matters with Schoolhouse Rock!: Money. Songs like "Where the Money Goes" and "The Check's in the Mail" use catchy melodies to teach kids about the national debt and the importance of fiscal responsibility.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCTttyrCgtA&t=1s Published on Feb 5, 2013 Enrich civil rights lessons with the inspiring true story of one little girl whose strength and dignity during the racially charged 1960s helped change history! When bright six-year-old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American student to integrate her local New Orleans elementary school, she is subjected to the true ugliness of racism for the very first time. But guided by the love of her mother and father, Ruby takes on a heroic struggle for a better education and becomes a symbol of courage and determination.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsOCcuhZB_k Published on Mar 21, 2012 See the profoundly moving early days of the civil rights movement through the eyes of two young heroes who help Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. organize a black voter-registration march in Selma, Alabama.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqRWRn9E8F4 Published on Feb 27, 2012 Inspire students with this unforgettable portrayal of the life of Loretta Claiborne, a world-class athlete and one of the most inspirational women of our time.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=484AJlOnOnc&t=421s Published on Mar 12, 2012 Who was Johnny Appleseed? Why was he so obsessed with apples? Watch the original animated video from 1948 and find out why this American Legend was such an integral part of pioneer history.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-zKKoHvXn0 Published on Jun 28, 2012 Who was Paul Bunyan? Why did he hang out with a blue ox named Babe? Watch the original animated video from 1958 to find out more about this giant lumberjack and his loyal companion.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mhNpjW0_W4 Published on Mar 21, 2011 How did the quest for Gold, God and Glory shape our country? What was at the heart of the tension between the colonists and the Powhatans? In what ways does our colonial heritage continue to shape the stories, art and culture of our modern world? All of that—and pirates too!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUXRWjehR1I Published on Mar 21, 2011 How did the quest for Gold, God and Glory shape our country? What was at the heart of the tension between the colonists and the Powhatans? In what ways does our colonial heritage continue to shape the stories, art and culture of our modern world? All of that—and pirates too!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_DlK7rEJbw Published on Mar 21, 2011 How did the quest for Gold, God and Glory shape our country? What was at the heart of the tension between the colonists and the Powhatans? In what ways does our colonial heritage continue to shape the stories, art and culture of our modern world? All of that—and pirates too!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhsdDIsCDnQ Published on Jun 12, 2012 Researchers recently discovered that before Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the infamous attic in Amsterdam, the Franks sought permission to immigrate to America. "Walls of Paper" follows the desperate attempts by Anne's parents to overcome the harsh bureaucratic obstacles set up by the Roosevelt administration to discourage foreigners from coming to the United States. This episode sheds light on a deeply divided America, where former First Lady Grace Coolidge and other humanitarians lobbied for legislation to grant haven to German Jewish refugee children such as Anne, while opponents of immigration preyed on the public's fears and prejudice in order to keep America's doors closed.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQpTO6BGX5Q Published on May 3, 2012 In the winter of 1943, a young Polish diplomat was asked to risk his life to alert the international community about the Nazis' mass murder of the Jews. He said yes. This episode tells the harrowing story of Jan Karski, who was smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto and a Nazi death camp so he could witness the atrocities against the Jews and report them to the world. Karski's desperate missions to Great Britain and the United States and his frantic attempts to warn government leaders and the public about the raging Holocaust shed light on a troubling question: What did the international community know about the Nazi genocide--and when did it know it?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn7gvxkMMYc Published on Dec 7, 2011 Fiorello La Guardia, the feisty mayor of New York City from 1934 to 1945, spoke out forcefully against Nazi Germany's persecution of the Jews, despite political risks and the dangers faced by his own sister, who was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. La Guardia encouraged the boycotting of German goods, opposed U.S. participation in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, personally led anti-Nazi rallies, and promoted legislation to facilitate the U.S. rescue of Jewish refugees. "La Guardia's War Against Hitler" is the story of a man who stood up for what was right at a time when too many people preferred to look the other way.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Q-7_jLMs4 Published on Jul 28, 2009 Experience the amazing true story of Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, an artist who survived two years at Auschwitz by painting portraits for the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele. This faithful adaptation of the six-page comic created by the David S. Wyman Institute For Holocaust Studies combines illustrations by Neal Adams, motion graphics, and music to bring the story to life. Introduction by comic book legend Stan Lee.

Disney The American Presidents

American history is so much more than dates and documents — it's the dynamic story of the real men and women, immigrants and Native Americans, who together built our country. Disney's The American Presidents is a fresh and relevant narrative (developed with a former producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report) about the men who led this country through change and the lives they affected, from an early idea of democracy, to our first African American President.