Star-Spangled Banner : In This Day in History
In this This Day in History video, the 9/13/1814 writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key is recounted. It was inspired by the British bombing of Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. A fast paced video with little depth, but might be interesting to students if these videos are played on a daily basis.

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War of 1812 History Film w/ USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)
Poor audio quality aside, this film uses various drawings to depict the major battles of the War of 1812. Film depicts the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) defeat of the British frigate HMS Guerriere, the USS Consitution defeat of HMS Java, the surrender of USS Chesapeake, the sailing of USS Essex through Pacific waters, and other battles that took place on the Great Lakes. Also included in the film is information on Francis Scott Key writing “The Star Spangled Banner” while watching the bat
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The History of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 is a 20 minute video that explains the war 
between the United States of America and the British Empire (particularly Great Britain and British North America), lasted from 1812 to 1815. It was fought chiefly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America. Good use of maps. Shows the steps made to evade war before incidents and political actions made it inevitable despite the nations poor preparation.

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Woodrow Wilson Inaugural Address
Thomas Woodrow Wilson is named President of the United States in 1913. The inaugural address of the President at the White House in Washington DC. Dignitaries and officials arrive in cloaks and hats for the ceremony. Guests include outgoing President William Howard Taft, British ambassador Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, German ambassador to the US Count Von Bernstorff, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Joseph Gurney Cannon, Chief Justice of the US Charles Evans Hughes, US Secretary of State Wil
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Jamestown Settlement Overview
Teacher-Created Video: The first British Colonists to settle in the New World were in Jamestown, Virginia.  Learn more about how the first colonists made their way to Virginia and made their settlement.  Please note: the pronunciation of the area is incorrect- it is pronounced Row-in-oak NOT Row-in-oakie. 
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Means of Transport and their Descriptions
A cartoon video showing means of transportation. The name of the transport is accompanied by a short description of their main use. British pronunciation and spelling are used. For example,  aeroplane for airplane. (5:24)
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Hawaii Flag and Anthem

Hawaii was once an independent kingdom. (1810 - 1893) The flag was designed at the request of King Kamehameha I. It has eight stripes of white, red and blue that represent the eight main islands. The flag of Great Britain is emblazoned in the upper left corner to honor Hawaii's friendship with the British. The combination of the stripes of the United States flag and the Union Jack of Great Britain is said to have pleased the merchant
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South Carolina Flag and Anthem

The South Carolina flag history: Asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops, Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps. The palmetto tree was added later to represent Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island a
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Latitude, Longitude, and Time Zones
A skillful combination of animation, live photography and representational models of the Earth clearly illustrate latitude and longitude, the prime meridian and time zones.
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China From Past to Present: The Qing Dynasty
During the European period of colonization, China was
ruled by the Qing (or Manchu) dynasty and Hong Kong became a British
colony. This is a good video, but needs a map for students to follow the expansion and distances.

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Story-Time With Mercer Mayer: Professor Wormbog In Search For The Zipperump-A-Zoo
Mercer Mayer, author and illustrator of this book, introduces the video, exits the acreen and reappears dressed as Professor Wormbog's "brother, " who reads the story to the audience in a "British" accent.  Professor Wormbog has a vast collection of beasties from A to Y but he is missing Z for Zipperump-a-zoo. Now he must find one.  Folk guitar picking (by the author's son, Ben Mayer) accompanies video of the author reading the rhymed story, and includes screen shots of the book's illustrati
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Exclamation Mark
This video was filmed in the Campbell River area of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This clip is the lesson on 'Exclamation Marks' from The Basic Cozy Punctuation Course.  The teacher is excellent as are the examples in this professionally produced live action video. (6:17)
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Punctuation Within a Sentence-Brackets
This video was filmed in the Campbell River area of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This clip is the lesson on 'Brackets' from The Basic Cozy Punctuation Course. Facts are given about the island as students learn when to use brackets. The speaker discusses that brackets are used in 4 ways. This video would be beneficial for older students who are preparing to write essays and/or research papers (8:46).
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New Wave of Immigrants in the late 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "Approximately two to three million immigrants entered the United States during each decade from 1850 to 1880. In the 1880s, the number of immigrants swelled to over five million. Prior to 1880, the majority of immigrants were from the British Isles and western Europe. Many were literate and came from countries with representative governments. Most of them were Protestant, except for the Catholics from Ireland, France, and Germany. Although not all spoke Englis
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Oscar Wilde Biography, Part 6 of 6

Video starts with the British government's trial against Wilde.  Wilde’s trail ends in a hung jury, but the retrial does not.  He is found guilty of gross indecency and is sentenced to two years of hard labor in prison.  End of documentary is cut off.   Part 6 of 6  (1:44)


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Learning the Names of Fruits
A slide show with colorful drawings of fruit and with their names. Many tropical fruits are shown. The names are read out loud.  The narrator has a slight English accent.  Lichi, guava, and tomato are presented with a British pronunciation. Good introduction to more unusual fruits. (1:46)
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Learn About People in the Government
This short video uses simple animation and a talking elephant to introduce young learners to the concept of government. Words that are highlighted are: governor, president, prime minister, chief minister, and the mayor. (The origin of this video is India and in that country, the president's term is five years according to the video's narrator.)
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Winston Churchill: Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat (1940)
Winston Churchill delivers one of his most famous speeches, his first as Prime Minister, in the House of Commons on May 13th, 1940. Includes introduction by historian Simon Schama. Taken from the BBC documentary series 'A History of Britain'.
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Invasion of Poland/1939: Britain Declares War
The video narrates that Adolf Hitler breaks the agreement on not invading neighbouring Poland. Poland was invaded September 1st, 1939. Britain declares war on Nazi Germany. The declaration was proclaimed September 3rd. There is footage and also audio of a public announcement by the British leader.(Authentic footage of the invasion)

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Primes StopAction
This is one of three videos a team and I did to try using video to convey prime number ideas to middle school students. This one is music and stop action, with text to read as it goes along. This video is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
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