20 Animated Hero Classics Biography DVD Collection
The Animated Hero Classic Series "Every teacher at our school that has previewed your Animated Hero Classics Family Collection has raved about the product and requested that this collection of videos be included in next year's budget. Not only are these videos historically accurate, they are also of such quality that the students have requested to be allowed to see some of them repeatedly. That may not sound very impressive to you, but for inner-city kids (kindergarten to third grade) to get into history of any kind to that degree is indicative of an extremely successful product" - Mary Hacker, Librarian,Sugar Creek Elementary School, Kansas City Missouri School District Below is a brief description of the 20 historical biographies included in this extensive DVD collection from NEST Learning. Pocahontas This Native American princess acted as a peacemaker between her people and the early American settlers. George Washington A thrilling portrait in leadership, this man served his country as patriot, soldier and President. Galileo Galileo was an extraordinary genius of astronomy that had the integrity to tell the truth he discovered about the universe. Marco Polo Marco Polo was an astonishing explorer with a vision that took him to India, China, and many other exotic lands far from Italy. Benjamin Franklin Curiosity led to his remarkable achievements as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, and shaper of the Constitution. Florence Nightingale Caring for the poor and sick, a young English woman left a life of privilege for a life of service. Thomas Edison Persistence, hard work, and sacrifice catapult Thomas Edison to become one of the world's greatest inventors. Harriet Tubman A woman of courage, who escaped slavery then became a modern-day Moses, bravely led others to freedom. Helen Keller With the help of a patient teacher, Helen was successful in overcoming obstacles of deafness and blindness. The Wright Brothers Perseverance was rewarded when two brothers launched the world into a new age of powered flight. Alexander Graham Bell This man of compassion taught the deaf and overcame failure to invent the telephone. Marie Curie Winner of two Nobel prizes, Marie Curie's love of science led to the discovery of plutonium and the isolation of radium. The Maccabees The Maccabees family led their people with valor to win the war of religious freedom. Beethoven Witness Ludwig van Beethoven's struggle to overcome his hearing loss and creatively give the world music that stirs the soul. Louis Pasteur With conviction, this great Frenchman discovered the cure for deadly diseases, after the death of his daughter. Joan of Arc With bold faith, Joan of Arc gained strength from the voices of angels and boldly fought for her nation's freedom. Abraham Lincoln "Honest Abe's" dedication led him from humble beginnings to his election as President of the United States. William Bradford His belief brought peace with the Native Americans, inspiring the first Thanksgiving. Leonardo Da Vinci The amazing breadth and depth of da Vinci's unique genius and character provide wonderful proof of the power of humility. Christopher Columbus A young man's determination leads to the discovery of a new world.