American History for Kids

Watch American History for Kids

  • 1969
  • 1 Season

American history as told by the youngsters who lived it. Learn about: Colonial America, The Revolutionary War, Slavery & Plantation Life, Lewis & Clark Expedition, The Oregon Trail, The Great Steamboat Race, The Civil War, The Pony Express and America'.

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Trolleys
12. Trolleys
 
Sixth grader Hillary Harwell explores the history of trolley cars, and why they were such an important part of building the America we live in today.
Rivers & Dams
11. Rivers & Dams
 
Twelve-year-old Rachael Boeche explains why our rivers, and the dams we build to control them, are so important to America.
Cowboys & Cattle Drives
10. Cowboys & Cattle Drives
 
Young cowhand Newt Miller gives us his first hand account of what it was like growing up in the wild West and driving large herds of cattle from his father's ranch in Texas to the railroads up north.
America's First Transcontinental Railroad
9. America's First Transcontinental Railroad
 
Twelve-year-old Patrick Murphy recalls his first hand account of what it was like helping to build the first railroad to cross America that linked the nation with twin rails of steel.
The Pony Express
8. The Pony Express
 
It only lasted for a year and a half, but in that time twelve-year-old Jack Keetley recalls what it was like being one of those daring young Pony Express riders who carried the mail from Missouri to California at the speed of a racing horse.
The Civil War
7. The Civil War
 
Fifteen-year-old Elisha Morris gives his first hand account of his experiences as one of the youngest soldiers to serve in America's Civil War.
The Great Steamboat Race
6. The Great Steamboat Race
 
It was 1870 and Ginny Williams was twelve years old when she climbed aboard a Mississippi River steamboat to participate in one of the most famous races in American history.
The Oregon Trail
5. The Oregon Trail
 
Eleven-year-old Katie Donaldson gives her first hand account of being a part of America's Great Migration west, when she and her family headed into the wilderness along the Oregon Trail to find a better life for themselves.
Lewis & Clark Expedition
4. Lewis & Clark Expedition
 
Fourteen-year-old George Shannon gives his first hand account of being the youngest member of the Corps Of Discovery, the most ambitious scientific expedition ever mounted in America at the time.
Slavery & Plantation Life
3. Slavery & Plantation Life
 
Young Rachel Boeche gives us her first hand account of what it was like growing up on a large Southern plantation.
The Revolutionary War
2. The Revolutionary War
 
Oliver Mayhew, one of the youngest soldiers ever to fight in America's war for independence, gives his first hand account of what it was like growing up as a young revolutionary.
Colonial America
1. Colonial America
 
In this informative documentary twelve-year-old Oliver Mayhew gives his first hand account of what it was like growing up in America's Colonial period.
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American history as told by the youngsters who lived it. Learn about: Colonial America, The Revolutionary War, Slavery & Plantation Life, Lewis & Clark Expedition, The Oregon Trail, The Great Steamboat Race, The Civil War, The Pony Express and America'.American History for Kids is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on .

Where to Watch American History for Kids

American History for Kids is available for streaming on the Janson Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch American History for Kids on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.