Monday, January 12, 2015

New Release: "Personal Best"

Freedom and equality are spelled out in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Signed in 1776, it says "all men are created equal.

Those words weren't always backed up with action. Numerous groups experienced discrimination that prevented individuals from achieving their personal best. The 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution outlawed slavery and guaranteed equal protection under the law.

But segregation and discrimination against various groups continued afterwards, in blatant violation of the Constitution. Other steps have been taken to rectify it. But those steps have had unintended consequences.

Are the words in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution now reality? How can each individual achieve their Personal Best? Explore this topic with our new DVD. To learn more about it, click here or watch the clip.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Special Offer - Pick One, Get One!

This month (Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2015) we're running a special at

If you pick as your Free Annual Video (FAV) either A World of Money (which tells the story of the history of money from all the way back  when a person was "worth their salt") or Locked Out! Roots of the Arab Spring (the powerful story of Tariq Mohamed Bouazizi, a pushcart vender whose altercation with the corrupt local government led to the start of the Arab Spring) we will AUTOMATICALLY send you the other of the pair as a bonus.

Just pick either one as your FAV. We'll do the rest.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Boston Time Capsule! Paul Revere & Pups of Liberty

As a history buff, I'm totally geeked about the time capsule they just opened in Boston. Originally sealed up on July 4, 1795, it contained silver coins smithed by Paul Revere, and then-Gov. Samuel Adams helped seal it up. There's also an engraved silver plate that reportedly still shows fingerprints.

How cool to think those might be Paul Revere's fingerprints!

There are two newspapers from the time period as well!

What a great current events tie-in to our Pups of Liberty:The Boston Tea-Bone Party DVD!  If you haven't seen this one, you're missing out on a really fun way to help your students learn American History. (You can get your copy from

Boston is an amazing place, rich with history, and this time capsule is a great reminder of that.

We'll be releasing another Pups DVD in the fall of 2015. The Dogclaration of Independence is sure to be a hit as well. Stay tuned so you don't miss it.

To read more about the Boston time capsule, read this article: MFA Opens the Paul Revere, Sam Adams Time Capsule. There's a video of the process as well.