Introducing the latest series from our creative corps!

The Big Picture

THE BIG PICTURE is seminal events that created change, sparked movements, and influenced the course of events that followed. It's top-notch history in bite-sized portions—edgy and inspiring and created for today's most critical audiences.

History Behind the Headlines

HISTORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES delivers the history behind today's most news-worthy people, issue, and events. It's historical context to help students make sense of the world around them. 

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Streaming Room™

The Streaming Room™ is our members-only premium content portal. It provides instant access to a remarkable collection of award-winning video programs—more than fifteen hours of standards-based content—plus creative sound galleries, interactive timelines, primary source media, comprehensive ancillaries, and more.

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America in the 20th Century REDUX

We’re super-excited to announce a refresh of our award-winning late US history survey, America in the 20th Century. The updated programs will feature entirely new graphics and visuals, updated in bright and brilliant High Definition Video (1080p). We’ve just released the first three installments in the revised series. Preview them here—or visit the Streaming Room™ to view

Bloody Selma: A Watershed Moment in the Civil Rights Movement

In 1965 a series of events in Alabama inspired a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement, the historic march from Selma to Montgomery. Early in the year, civil rights activists launched a voter-registration campaign in Selma, where fewer than 1% of eligible blacks were registered to vote. They were confronted by Dallas County sheriff,

The Green New Deal

Long before Congressional Democrats introduced their Green New Deal, President Franklin Roosevelt introduced a bold plan to combat the Great Depression. He called it the New Deal. The mosaic of plans, programs, and reforms put Americans back to work and restored confidence in the US economy. It didn’t break the depression altogether, but it changed

State of the Union

The US President’s State of the Union address has a long and intriguing history. When George Washington delivered the first “annual message to Congress”—as it was known in his day—in January 1790, he was fulfilling his Constitutional duty. Article II. Section. 3. of the nation’s founding document states: [The President] shall from time to time

The Korean War Redux: Hot Front in a Cold War

June 1950: The Korean War Communist forces of North Korea ignited the Korean War in June 1950 by invading South Korea across the 38th parallel. The attack escalated the Cold War. It challenged the United States and its Western Allies. And it tested the resolve of the newly formed United Nations. The subsequent war was a

Wilson’s Fourteen Points – The Big Picture

“God gave us the Ten Commandments, and we broke them. Wilson gives us the Fourteen Points. We shall see.” — Georges Clemenceau Woodrow Wilson and his historic Fourteen Points are highlighted in the latest installment of Media Rich Learning’s  video collection, THE BIG PICTURE. The Fourteen Points outlined the president’s vision for a post-war order that

Black History for Every Month

Every month is Black History Month in the Streaming Room™. Now we’ve made it easier to find content that is relevant to African-American history and culture. Black History for Every Month provides quick access to both standards-based and background-building video and audio segments. You’ll find content related to Rosa Parks, Dr. King, and other Civil Rights

What is the Big Picture?

Media Rich Learning very excited to announce the first release in our new video collection, THE BIG PICTURE. What is THE BIG PICTURE? It is the broad view of history—seminal moments that created change, sparked movements, and influenced the course of events. THE BIG PICTURE offers top-notch history in bite-sized portions—informative and inspiring and created

Coming Soon: The Big Picture

Media Rich Learning is very excited to announce an all new history compilation, coming in February 2018. The Big Picture is a serial collection of video segments that explain history’s milestone events in a classroom-friendly and thoroughly engaging manner. Stay tuned for the debut release—chronicling milestone events in the Civil Rights Movement.

The Embargo Act of 1807 – On a Path Toward War

The Embargo Act of 1807 – On the Path Toward War To many Americans, the Embargo Act seemed like a hair-brained idea, if ever there was one. On December 17, 1807, Napoleon Bonaparte issued the Milan Decree in answer to the British orders in council of November 11. The countermeasure ruled that all ships obeying

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Media Rich Learning makes history and social studies programs for K-12 and post-secondary classrooms. We aspire to help students develop an understanding of historic events and connect them to larger themes. Our Streaming Room™ offers a curated collection of premium educational content.
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