For students studying early modern history, here is a list of early modern history videos–covering the years 1600 to 1850. As with the other galleries, we have tried to select videos that are child friendly and educational. PLEASE NOTE: To determine the suitability for your students, preview the videos.

Early Modern History Videos

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Many of the videos chosen were organized around our early modern history based elementary writing curriculum.

An Elementary Writing Curriculum

Early Modern History Videos

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  • King James Bible
    • King James Bible

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  • Lost Colony Roanoke Island | 1586
    • Lost Colony Roanoke Island | 1586

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  • Lost Colony Roanoke Island | 1586  (A Theory)
    • Lost Colony Roanoke Island | 1586 (A Theory)

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  • Native American Cultures (1491-1607)
    • Native American Cultures (1491-1607)

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  • Life in Jamestown | 1607
    • Life in Jamestown | 1607

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  • Jamestown Colony 1607
    • Jamestown Colony 1607

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  • JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, Living History Museum
    • JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, Living History Museum

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  • Captain John Smith | 1580 –1631 | accuracy?
    • Captain John Smith | 1580 –1631 | accuracy?

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  • Pilgrims, First Thanksgiving - Drive Thru History - 1620
    • Pilgrims, First Thanksgiving - Drive Thru History - 1620

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  • Plymouth Rock | 1620
    • Plymouth Rock | 1620

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  • Mayflower Compact | Pilgrims | Drive Thru History
    • Mayflower Compact | Pilgrims | Drive Thru History

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  • Pilgrim's Social Compact | Drive Thru History
    • Pilgrim's Social Compact | Drive Thru History

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  • Pilgrims, Massasoit and the Founding of America - Drive Thru History
    • Pilgrims, Massasoit and the Founding of America - Drive Thru History

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  • Crazy Horse Documentary (Sioux)
    • Crazy Horse Documentary (Sioux)

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  • Black Hawk I am a Sauk
    • Black Hawk I am a Sauk

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  • Sir Isaac Newton 1642
    • Sir Isaac Newton 1642

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  • Sir Isaac Newton 1642 |Brilliant
    • Sir Isaac Newton 1642 |Brilliant

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  • The Laws of Sir Isaac Newton | legos
    • The Laws of Sir Isaac Newton | legos

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  • William Penn 1644 – 1718
    • William Penn 1644 – 1718

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  • King Philip's War Part 1 | 1662
    • King Philip's War Part 1 | 1662

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  • King Philip's War | 1662
    • King Philip's War | 1662

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  • Robinson Crusoe | At 3:00 Alexander Selkirk | 1676 - 1721
    • Robinson Crusoe | At 3:00 Alexander Selkirk | 1676 - 1721

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  • Robinson Crusoe Island
    • Robinson Crusoe Island

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  • Native Americans History and Culture
    • Native Americans History and Culture

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  • The Great Awakening Overview 1730s and 1740s
    • The Great Awakening Overview 1730s and 1740s

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  • Native American | Ancient Migration
    • Native American | Ancient Migration

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  • Atlantic Slave Trade | Late 1400s to 1800s
    • Atlantic Slave Trade | Late 1400s to 1800s

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  • Slave Narratives dramatic readings
    • Slave Narratives dramatic readings

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  • Benjamin Franklin | 1720 - 1765 | How He Changed the World
    • Benjamin Franklin | 1720 - 1765 | How He Changed the World

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  • The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin (audio)
    • The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin (audio)

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  • George Washington | Short Biography | born 1732
    • George Washington | Short Biography | born 1732

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  • Prussian Absolutism | 1712 – 1786
    • Prussian Absolutism | 1712 – 1786

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  • Frederick the Great (Prussia) | PR Specialists
    • Frederick the Great (Prussia) | PR Specialists

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  • French and Indian War (Re-enactment) 1763
    • French and Indian War (Re-enactment) 1763

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  • History Brief: The French and Indian War
    • History Brief: The French and Indian War

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  • Seven Years War (French & Indian War 1763
    • Seven Years War (French & Indian War 1763

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  • George Whitefield and the Great Awakening 1714 - 1776
    • George Whitefield and the Great Awakening 1714 - 1776

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  • Boston Tea Party | Liberty's Kids
    • Boston Tea Party | Liberty's Kids

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  • Benjamin Franklin | Postmaster General Liberty's Kids
    • Benjamin Franklin | Postmaster General Liberty's Kids

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  • Women in the American Revolution
    • Women in the American Revolution

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  • Women in the American Revolution 1775
    • Women in the American Revolution 1775

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  • Patrick Henry | Movie Clip of Speech | 1775
    • Patrick Henry | Movie Clip of Speech | 1775

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  • Johnny Appleseed 1774 - 1845
    • Johnny Appleseed 1774 - 1845

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  • George Washington | Takes Command | Liberty's Kids
    • George Washington | Takes Command | Liberty's Kids

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  • Thomas Paine | American Crisis | Liberty's Kids
    • Thomas Paine | American Crisis | Liberty's Kids

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  • George Washington | Delaware | Liberty's Kids
    • George Washington | Delaware | Liberty's Kids

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  • Benjamin Franklin | Liberty's Kids
    • Benjamin Franklin | Liberty's Kids

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  • Paul Revere's Ride | Liberty's Kids | April 1776
    • Paul Revere's Ride | Liberty's Kids | April 1776

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  • Paul Revere's Ride | Ten Minute Film (Re-enactment)
    • Paul Revere's Ride | Ten Minute Film (Re-enactment)

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  • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere | Awesome Reading
    • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere | Awesome Reading

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  • First Fourth of July | Liberty's Kids
    • First Fourth of July | Liberty's Kids

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  • Declaration of Independence | Bio of Declaration | 1776
    • Declaration of Independence | Bio of Declaration | 1776

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  •  Declaration of Independence - Kenneth C. Davis  | 1776
    • Declaration of Independence - Kenneth C. Davis | 1776

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  • Benedict Arnold the Traitor
    • Benedict Arnold the Traitor

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  • Benedict Arnold | Treason | 1776
    • Benedict Arnold | Treason | 1776

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  • Benedict Arnold (actor) on Trial | 1780
    • Benedict Arnold (actor) on Trial | 1780

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  • 1780 Kentucky Pioneers | Black and White Documentary
    • 1780 Kentucky Pioneers | Black and White Documentary

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  • Daniel Webster's | Seventh of March Speech
    • Daniel Webster's | Seventh of March Speech

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  • Thomas Paine | Short Bio | 1737 - 1809
    • Thomas Paine | Short Bio | 1737 - 1809

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  •  Making the American Constitution  | 1787
    • Making the American Constitution | 1787

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  • Preamble to the Constitution | Read and Explained
    • Preamble to the Constitution | Read and Explained

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  • Bill of Rights | 3 Minute Presentation | 1789
    • Bill of Rights | 3 Minute Presentation | 1789

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  • Bill of Rights Rap | Pretty Well Done  | 1789
    • Bill of Rights Rap | Pretty Well Done | 1789

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  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition | 1804 - 1806
    • The Lewis and Clark Expedition | 1804 - 1806

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  • The True Story of Sacajawea | 1804 - 1806
    • The True Story of Sacajawea | 1804 - 1806

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  • Lewis and Clark Black and White Documentary
    • Lewis and Clark Black and White Documentary

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  • Louisiana Purchase and Thomas Jefferson | 1804 - 1806
    • Louisiana Purchase and Thomas Jefferson | 1804 - 1806

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  • Mini Bio: Napoleon 1769-1821
    • Mini Bio: Napoleon 1769-1821

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  • William Blake: Biography of a Great Thinker 1757 - 1827
    • William Blake: Biography of a Great Thinker 1757 - 1827

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  • War of 1812 | War with Britain
    • War of 1812 | War with Britain

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  • Indian Song (Tecumseh) | War of 1812
    • Indian Song (Tecumseh) | War of 1812

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  • Daniel Webster | 1782 1852 Short Bio (Pro States Rights)
    • Daniel Webster | 1782 1852 Short Bio (Pro States Rights)

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  • Andrew Jackson | Mini Bio 1829 - 1837
    • Andrew Jackson | Mini Bio 1829 - 1837

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  • Trail of Tears | 1838 and 1839
    • Trail of Tears | 1838 and 1839

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  • Learn the Sauk Language
    • Learn the Sauk Language

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  • A Brief History of Black Hawk - Black Hawk Restoration
    • A Brief History of Black Hawk - Black Hawk Restoration

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  • Black Hawk and 200 others attack the fort
    • Black Hawk and 200 others attack the fort

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  • Black Hawk War
    • Black Hawk War

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  • Oldest Native American Footage? 1895
    • Oldest Native American Footage? 1895

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  • Richard Smith as Henry David Thoreau, 1847
    • Richard Smith as Henry David Thoreau, 1847

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  • On Civil Disobedience audio | Henry David Thoreau, 1849
    • On Civil Disobedience audio | Henry David Thoreau, 1849

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  • Gold Rush 1849| Re-enactment and Documentary
    • Gold Rush 1849| Re-enactment and Documentary

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  • California Gold Rush 1849
    • California Gold Rush 1849

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  • John Bunyan: The Pilgrim's Progress
    • John Bunyan: The Pilgrim's Progress

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  • Grimm's Original Fairy Tales |  Over 10 hours
    • Grimm's Original Fairy Tales | Over 10 hours

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