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This is America, Charlie Brown: The Smithsonian and The Presidency
SUBJECTS — U.S./Creating the Nation, 1865; and 1929 - 1941;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Disabilities;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Trustworthiness.
Age: 7 - 11; Not Rated; Animated; 25 minutes; 1989; Color
This is America, Charlie Brown: The Smithsonian and The Presidency shows a visit by the Peanuts gang to the Smithsonian Institution. They talk about the three greatest American Presidents: Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. A cartoon Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address and we are shown a film clip of Roosevelt's first inaugural message: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." (Children will enjoy this film even if they are not familiar with the Peanuts characters.)
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This is America, Charlie Brown: The Smithsonian and The Presidency will introduce the great American Presidents: Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt. It will also introduce the Smithsonian, the national museum of the United States.
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Tell us something important that President Washington did. Do the same thing for Presidents Lincoln and FDR.
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