Civilian Conservation Corp
The CCC was President Roosevelt's answer to the environmental and economic challenges facing the country. Enlisting 250,000 workers in just two months, the CCC was an ambitious undertaking that brought several government agencies together in the effort. Comparison from today to economic climate in the 1930"s. (59:00)
The Crash of the Hindenburg
This video series depicts the uses of the new zeppelin in warfare and commercial uses.
The Crash of the Hindenburg (4)
Finally, the crash occurs in New Jersey. Professional video with narration, film, and slides of the crash.
Spanish Alphabet Song (military style) by Barbara MacArthur
The letters are sung as they appear on the screen. (There are words of information and encouragment in English, but the alphabet is sung in Spanish.) The song is sung by Barbara MacArthur from Sing, Dance, Laugh, and Eat Tacos 2. Suitable for all beginning learners of Spanish.
Homeschooling & Distance Learning Programs
Homeschooling & Distance Learning Programs. Part of the series: Homeschooling Advice. Distance learning programs are a great supplement to homeschooling because the assignments are graded and a record is kept of the student's work. Find a distance learning program online for a...
Video is a series of pictures and interviews with historians about Muckrakers. This is a short video but gives good information.
Documentary: The Adolf Hitler Schools (Part 5 of 6)
This part of the documentary talks about how the children at the school were brought up to hate Jewish people and how the Jewish people were treated. This video show how propaganda and people who didn't question authority resulted in the death of six million Jews. Interviews with German citizens and their views of what happened and why.
War of The Century - Part 19
This part of the documentary begins with Stalin about to give a speech at the time he knew they were winning the war. You can hear the bell ringing to order everybody to stop clapping as nobody dared be the first to stop. There is also reference to German propaganda and the kind of media the German had access to. The situation was almost hopeless for the German by spring 1945. German pilots tried to stop the Red Army but were not successful. They took part in a suicide mission but they were de
Activating Prior Knowledge Before Reading
Activating Prior Knowledge Before Reading - Norbert meets Lexor and takes on his first challenge: helping a dancer solve a riddle'Storylords' captures students attention.
Catholics Observe Lent
In this video they discuss what Catholics do to observe the season of Lent.
Federalism is a system in which two or more governments share power over the same constituents. Ultimate political authority, or sovereignty, is shared between the governments. The national government is supreme and holds powers on certain issues, and the state governments have the same sovereignty over different issues. The workings of the federal system and how national, state, and local governments relate is described as intergovernmental relations. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches
Federalism incorporates multiple layers of government, where final authority is divided between the layers of government. Dual federalism can be described using the metaphor of a layer cake, where the layers of government are linked, but function as distinct units. Cooperative federalism evolved from the concept of dual federalism.The role of the national government is more prominent in cooperative federalism than in dual federalism. With the dual federalism model, the national government and th
The Nature of the Bureaucracy
For high school students. "Many Americans today have a negative perception of the federal bureaucracy. They consider it a huge, immovable object that hinders progress and intrudes on their lives. Most Americans believe the federal bureaucracy has grown in the last few decades to an enormous size. This is a misperception. Since the 1960s, the size of the federal bureaucracy has been very stable. By contrast, however, state and local bureaucracies have grown steadily since World War II, reflecting
Short video that explains what federalism is. (A combination of a confederation and a unity system.
The Election of 1892
This video is accompanied by text. "Determined to curtail the growing number of corporate monopolies that threatened their livelihood, discontented agrarians joined together to propel the Populist Party to national prominence. Members of the Farmers’ Alliance, the Grange, and the Greenback Party elected their own Populist representatives to cut through the political rhetoric and remedy farmers’ problems. On July 4, 1892, Populists gathered in Omaha, Nebraska, to nominate former Greenbacker J
The Election of 1896
This video is accompanied by text. "The depression of the 1890s, and President Cleveland’s unwillingness to use federal resources to assist the unemployed, alienated irate farmers and workers from the Democratic Party. During the 1892 and 1894 elections, Democrats suffered large Congressional seat losses while Republicans and Populists each achieved significant gains.
As the presidential election of 1896 drew closer and political leaders worked to define party platforms, currency standa
Becoming the President
To be elected, candidates must meet age, residency, and citizenship
requirements. It helps, also, to belong to a political party. Political
parties select candidates at political conventions and help them
campaign. Presidential elections are held every four years, Citizens who meet the age requirement vote to select electors to the Electoral
College. The Electoral College votes and determins who will be
president. The president takes the oath of office in Janua
Mass Media and Presidential Campaigns
Information about American political campaigns and the media. Footage of Nixon's appearance on the media during his presidential campaign against Kennedy.
What Is an Electoral College for Presidential Elections?
The electoral college for presidential elections is a body of electors that makes the final decision on who will be elected president based on how the population in the state votes. This two minute video explains how the number of electors for each state is based on the number of congress members for that state. Provides an adequate explanation, but does not explain how the slate of electoral college voters is selected in each state.
This is a science project done by the girl for Girl Scouts. It uses Epsom salt, pipe cleaner, pen, tap water and a cup. She explains what she did...