American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

Who Built America? Documentaries Now Streaming!

Published June 12, 2019

All ten of our award-winning documentaries are now available to stream for free and with closed-captioning. These accessible and exciting 30-minute programs explore the central role of working women and men in U.S. history, and have withstood the test of time by continuing to engage students in middle school through college level classes. Each documentary has a downloadable Viewer’s Guide that is written for student readers. It introduces the main topics, events, and composite characters that help to dramatize the historical themes in many of the programs. The streaming pages also help facilitate active-viewing strategies in the classroom by offering links to specific topics and chapters within each documentary.

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