Discovery Education Streaming has the entire series of Animated Hero Classics, for grades K-5. 20 episodes are listed below, these episodes are also offered in Spanish on DES.

Animated Hero Classics is an educational Animated television series of programs co-produced by Nest Family Entertainment and Warner Bros. The series, geared toward elementary school aged children, includes twenty biographies of both female and male scientists, inventors, explorers, and social champions from around the world including George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Marco Polo, Marie Curie and Louis Pasteur.

Episodes Linked to DE Streaming

  1. Christopher Columbus – A young man’s determination leads to the discovery of a new world.
  2. William Bradford: The First Thanksgiving – His belief brought peace with the Native Americans, inspiring the first Thanksgiving.
  3. George Washington – A thrilling portrait in leadership, this man served his country as patriot, soldier and President.
  4. Benjamin Franklin – Curiosity led to his remarkable achievements as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, and shaper of the Constitution.
  5. Abraham Lincoln – “Honest Abe’s” dedication led him from humble beginnings to his election as President of the United States.
  6. Thomas Edison – Persistence, hard work, and sacrifice catapult Thomas Edison to become one of the world’s greatest inventors.
  7. Florence Nightingale – Caring for the poor and sick, a young English woman left a life of privilege for a life of service.
  8. Pocahontas – This Native American princess acted as a peacemaker between her people and the early American settlers.
  9. Louis Pasteur – With conviction, this great Frenchman discovered the cure for deadly diseases, after the death of his daughter.
  10. Alexander Graham Bell – This man of compassion taught the deaf and overcame failure to invent the telephone.
  11. Maccabees: The Story of Hanukkah – The Maccabees family led their people with valor to win the war of religious freedom.
  12. Harriet Tubman – A woman of courage, who escaped slavery, bravely led others to freedom.
  13. The Wright Brothers – Perseverance was rewarded when two brothers launched the world into a new age of powered flight.
  14. Helen Keller – With the help of a patient teacher, Helen was successful in overcoming obstacles of deafness and blindness.
  15. Leonardo da Vinci – The amazing breadth and depth of da Vinci’s unique genius and character provide wonderful proof of the power of humility
  16. Joan of Arc – With bold faith, Joan of Arc gained strength from the voices of angels and boldly fought for her nation’s freedom.
  17. 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.
  18. Galileo – Galileo was an extraordinary genius of astronomy that had the integrity to tell the truth he discovered about the universe.
  19. Marie Curie – Winner of two Nobel prizes, Marie Curie’s love of science led to the discovery of plutonium and the isolation of radium.
  20. Beethoven – Witness Ludwig van Beethoven’s struggle to overcome his hearing loss and creatively give the world music that stirs the soul.

Activity Guides

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