You Are There - Audio

You Are There


Audio files of historical dramatizations that place you in the midst of a historical event as it unfolds. For use with Dave Raymond’s History courses or as a standalone resource.


Compass Classroom is delighted to present You Are There for use with Dave Raymond’s History courses or as a standalone resource for your homeschool.

These are approximately 30 minute long historical dramatizations that place you in the midst of a historical event as it unfolds. You can relive the excitement of history through these compelling narrations.

Included in this download:

  • MP3 files tagged by historical period for use in iTunes or similar music database

Created for CBS Radio, You Are There blended history with modern technology, taking an entire network newsroom on a figurative time warp each week reporting the great events of the past. The series ran from July 1947 to March 1950, switching titles midway from CBS Is There to You Are There.

Additional information




62 Dramatizations



Access the materials at “Downloadable Products” in your Compass Classroom store account, and unzip the file to a location on your hard drive.

Once the files are unzipped, you can play the files directly on your computer. Alternatively, you can upload the files to any device which will play .mp3s. If you use iTunes or a similar music database program, you can drag the unzipped folders to the program icon and they will organize automatically by disc, which corresponds to lesson in the curriculum.

These audio files were obtained in the public domain and are provided as-is. If you have questions, get help at


Antiquity (Disc 1)

Assassination of Julius Caesar
Battle of Thermopolae
Caesar Is Assassinated
Conspiracy of Cataline
Death of Socrates
Fall of Troy
Last Day of Pompeii
Rise of Alexander the Great – Battle for Asia
Rise of Alexander the Great – Mutiny in India
Rise of Alexander the Great – Peace Offer

Medieval Christendom (Disc 2)

Battle of Hastings
Execution of Mary Queen of Scots
Joan of Arc is Burned at the Stake
Ordeal of Savonarola
Sentencing of Charles I
Siege of Leiden – Holland
Signing of the Magna Carta

American History (Disc 3)

Ann Hutchinson’s Trial
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Battle of Gettysburg
Bombardment of Fort Sumter
Burr-Hamilton Duel
Capture of John Wilkes Booth
Charge of the Light Brigade
Colonel Johnson Eats the Love Apple
Columbus Discovers America
Election of Thomas Jefferson
First Battle of Bull Run
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Lee and Grant at Appomattox
Lexington and Concord
Monitor and the Merrimac
Montezuma and the Spaniards
Mutiny in the Colonial Army
New Amsterdam
Okalahoma Land Run
Philadelphia, July 4, 1776
Ratification of the U.S. Constitution
Sailing of the Mayflower
Stamp Act Rebellion
Surrender of Sitting Bull
Tom Thumb (steam locomotive)
Trial of Aaron Burr
Trial of John Peter Zenger
Trial of Samuel Chase
William Penn Trial
Witchcraft Trials at Salem

Modernity (Disc 4)

Battle of Plassey
Defeat of the Spanish Armada
Dreyfus Case
Execution of Maximilian
Hanging of Captain Kidd
Napoleon Recaptured and Exiled
Napoleon Returns from Elba
Peary’s Dash to the North Pole
Storming of the Bastille
Surrender of Japan, Kentucky Derby
Toussaint Louverture Liberates Haiti
Trial of Marie Antoinette
Women’s Rights


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