The French Allies
Video with text. "As early as 1776, the Comte de Vergennes, France’s foreign minister, convinced King Louis XVI to send munitions to America. They secretly sent military supplies not out of sympathy for the Revolution, but for reprisal against Britain for France’s defeat in the French and Indian War. Most of the Continental soldiers’ arms in the first year came from France through a fake supply company, in order to keep their support confidential. The Spanish government also added a donati
American Revolution: The World Turned Upside Down
(Episode 5 of the series Liberty, by PBS) When the war in the North was fought to a stalemate, Sir Henry
Clinton thought his troops could defeat the rebellion in the American
South. Perhaps, with people still loyal to the British Crown, the long
and costly war could finally end in Britain's favor.
After the fall of South Carolina, Clinton's strategy seemed to be
working very well. He sent Lord Cornwallis to complete the job. But
Peace of Paris (1783)
Video accompanied with text. "After Yorktown, the citizens of Britain tired of the war in the American colonies. They were also greatly in debt and had suffered immense losses in India, the West Indies, Asia, and Africa. In February 1782, the House of Commons voted against continuing the war, and in March 1782 Lord North resigned, ending the rule of King George III. The new ministry included old friends of the Americans and was headed by Lord Rockingham who was prepared to negotiate a peace sett
North American Alliances
By the mid-eighteenth century, the face of North America was changing. The British soldiers, officials, and colonists were moving west from the Atlantic coast and starting to cross into the Ohio River Valley. The Spanish occupied a vast region extending from the Gulf of California, across the desert, and along the Gulf Coast to Florida. The French settled primarily in New France, the area that would later become Canada.
The changes in North America were dramatic for the Native Americans.
The Proclamation of 1763
The British victory opened new territory for exploration and expansion, but it also brought the responsibility for overseeing three troublesome groups. The first were thousands of resentful former French subjects. French settlements remained in Canada and even today the French are a prominent minority in Quebec and Montreal. To keep the settlements under control, the British maintained a close watch and employed harsh tactics to quell rebellion. One tactic was mass deportation of former French c
Religion in the 1920s
While some Americans were concerned with the increasing immigration into the United States; others feared modernism and new ideas might usurp the authority of the church. For many of the millions of people who lived in rural areas, towns, and small cities around the country, it was not the great urban migration that was a problem, it was that urban culture itself seemed to be wicked, materialistic, and detrimental to moral character.
As Americans abandoned the country in droves and moved t
Roosevelt Newsreel 1937
Two silent newsreels from 1937. There is no narration so the video may best show fashions and culture of the time.
Laura Tyson GLS 2010 interview Greek History in Pictures History of Morocco History of Africa Climbing Mount Fuji Rhythmic Dance Group bodybalance AIRESCAPADE77 Dance Improvisation Canada: A People`s History - Champlain`s Gamble Samuel de Champlain - Québec History 2 Global Economy [Learn French] [Conjugaison] Regarder Conjugaison - Regarder - Indicatif Présent
Laura D'Andrea Tyson, S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, Haas School of Business, on what we can learn from emerging markets
4000 years of Greek culture in picture impressions of the great Greek history. Music by Vangelis (The Great Alexander Theme)The video has slides and musical accompaniment.
A video on a brief history of morocco. Pictures and music on the culture and history of Morocco.(Amateur video that has text that doesn't always match the slides)
This video is a brief history of Africa. Ancient kingdoms and culture are discussed past and present.
This is a video showing people climbing Mount Fuji. This mount is Japan's tallest mountain. As you see people climb to the mountain's highest point you can also learn about Japanese culture.
Montage of footage of Belle. There is no narration nor instruction, just movement to a French song.
tai chi-this video is in French. Movements are demonstrated and easily copied. (6:30)
Been several months since I performed for an audience, and a few since I've done a class so I hadn't prepared at all, but the beauty of improvisation is you can't make mistakes!
This is a dance impro I performed on 6th October 2006 as part of the program for Teacher Appreciation Night, organized by the Baha'i Community of Banyule. It's not hugely experimental, I kept it that way since the majority of the audience was unlikely to have been exposed to any form of contemporary/moder
This video recreates the first French attempt at creating a permanent settlement in Quebec under the direction of explorer Samuel de Champlain. (Professional video with re-enactment, stills, and narration.)
Samuel de Champlain, "The Father of New France", was a French
navigator, cartographer, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist,
diplomat and chronicler. He founded Quebec City on July 3, 1608, and
served as its administrator for the rest of his life. He forged the
Great French and Indian Alliance.
This video (put out by a teacher or professor) uses slides and narration to explain how we have a global economy, beginning with the economic agreements right after WWII to the internet.
This video (08:11) gives the conjugations for the word: regardez (to look). The native speaker says each phrase one time. Good for beginning French language-learners or for review.
This video (00:43) gives the present conjugations of the word: regardez (to look). The native speaker says each phrase one time. Good for beginning French language-learners or for review.
Greek History in Pictures
History of Morocco
History of Africa
Climbing Mount Fuji
Rhythmic Dance Group
Canada: A People`s History - Champlain`s Gamble
Samuel de Champlain - Québec History 2
[Learn French] [Conjugaison] Regarder
Conjugaison - Regarder - Indicatif Présent