The Castle on the Hill: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol
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View LPB’s electronic field trip to The Castle on the Hill: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol
in Baton Rouge, the site where Louisiana seceded from the Union and plunged into a bloody civil war.
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The Bill of Rights
Thursday, October 10, 2013 @ 9:00 AM CT
The Bill of Rights protects individual freedoms, but what if the government had too much power and there was no such thing as the Bill of Rights? Explore an alternate reality in which individual rights are limited and life is very different.
The Balance of Power
Broadcast premiere, Thursday, November 7, 2013 @ 9:00 AM CT
Presidents, members of Congress, and Supreme Court justices from the past two centuries compete in a baseball game unlike any you've ever seen. Discover how the rules laid out in the U.S. Constitution preserve the balance of power between the three branches of the U.S. government: the executive, legislative, and judicial.
Women of the Revolution
Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 9:00 AM CT
Bravery. Loyalty. Sacrifice. Women of the Revolution possessed all of these qualities. Explore the excitement, peril, and individual stories of Deborah Sampson, Mary Perth, Martha Washington, and other women, on both sides of the conflict, who proved their mettle in America's war for independence.
The Amazing Trade Shop Math Race
Broadcast premiere Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 9:00 AM CT
Colonial Williamsburg's tradespeople help two teams of students in a race against the clock to help the Continental Army! Quirky "Professor Eddie" is back again, highlighting how students use their math skills to make shirts, bread, cartridge boxes, and more.
Harsh World, This World
Thursday, February 13, 20142 @ 9:00 AM CT
What was slavery really like for enslaved people and their masters? Traditional proverbs guide students through personal stories, based on primary sources, showing kindness, betrayal, trust, cruelty, and the many emotions that govern complex human relationships.
Civil War Ironclads
Broadcast premiere, Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 9:00 AM CT
In the Civil War, both the Union and the Confederacy raced to build armored, steam-powered warships that were the ancestors of today's navies. Meet the people behind and aboard the "ironclads" and relive the famous 1862 battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack.
The War of 1812
Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 9:00 AM CT
A generation after the Revolution, Americans were once again plunged into war with Great Britain. Why? Join Henry Clay, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, and others as they struggle to determine what course the Unites States will take.