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Social Studies

America Past

Development of America from the Colonial period to the eve of the Civil War
Grade Levels:
15 minutes
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America Past introduces the people and places important to the social and cultural history of America. The historic sites that retain the influences of the United States' social history provide the locations for tracing this country's development from the founding of the 13 original colonies to the conditions that led to the Civil War. The series enhances American history courses by providing clear connections to the curriculum, extending and enriching typical textbook content, and highlighting personal experiences and dramatic events.

Program of Studies:
Social Studies: Cultures of Society, Geography, Historical Perspectives
Arts and Humanities: Humanity in the Arts

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

101. New Spain
How the Spanish affected ways of life and culture in the New World.
102. New France
How the French influenced ways of life and culture in North America.
103. Southern Colonies
The influence of the plantation system on other aspects of Southern life.
104. New England Colonies
The role of religion; the hardships faced by early settlers at Plymouth; how geography affected ways of life.
105. Canals and Steamboats
How the Mississippi and Ohio rivers affected east-west trade; life on the early canals and steamboats.
106. Roads and Railroads
How changes in land transportation affected regional and national development.
107. The Abolitionists
Goals of the abolitionists; William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass; Northern and Southern reactions to the movement to abolish slavery.
108. The Role of Women
The beginnings and the development of the women's rights movement.
109. Social Life
19th-century family life, population changes, reform movements, and medicine.
110. Moving West
Factors that motivated Americans to move westward; Manifest Destiny.
111. The Industrial North
The Industrial Revolution and its effects; industry in the North.
112. The Antebellum South
Social classes in the pre-Civil War era.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete America Past broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.

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This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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