I Like to Move it Dance for Physical Education Classes
This seven minute video slowly shows the moves in this dance as seen in a college level physical education class. It is suitable for most all ages and utilizes many major muscle groups.
Communism in Russia
Russia became a communist state in 1917. The KGB began soon after as the secret Soviet police. This two minute video shows the violent history of this movement with the emphasis on Stalin's slaughter of millions.
Australian History Part 2 of 7
This 14:70 video tells the personal stories of some of the early settlers in this country. Uses narration and reenactors. Shows some of the conflicts and the continuing dealing with England.
Alex Himelfarb on the consequences of tax cuts
How Did Taxes Become a Bad Word? The Former Clerk of the Privy Council, Alex Himelfarb, discusses why we should be investing more, not less, in our future. While today's political leaders exalt the benefits of increased tax-cutting, Himelfarb argues that further tax cuts will come with serious consequences, including cuts to services and deeper inequality. According to Himelfarb, what we need is nothing less than a re-think about what our future is worth. His lecture was produced in collabor
Museum Preserves Gadgets
Pennsylvania's Mercer Museum houses a gadget collection dating from the Middle Ages tomodern times and includes a device for hunting turtles plus 60 types of apple peelers and mouse catchers as well. Should show students that technology does not always have to be related to electronics.
Who Are the People of America?
This 1953 video explains how the United States came to be a diversely populated nation. (10min)
Inventions of War - Plastics (2:38)
From toothbrushes to razors, plastics are found in countless household
items; however, this moldable material has played a critical role in
America's war efforts during World War Two. Nylon and other inventions are explored. It is a good video to show students to keep all their notes as they may come in handy later as well as to examine the many roles plastic technology played in the war.
Inventions of War - Orange Juice (5:03)
This video shows how scientists worked on the invention of frozen orange juices that was concentrated. A great video of the scientist who co-invented this breakthrough. Its impact it hinted at in United States households as well.
Inventions of War - Penicillin
This three minute video explains how penicillin was invented, spread, and made a difference to hundreds who were saved from infections. A general overview.
Inventions of War - Satellite (2:10)
This video explains how during the Cold War, the U.S. and the Soviet Union werein a military race on all aspects. However, it was the Russians who launched the first satellite, Sputnik. The importance of satellite is explained and the invention of the Internet is hinted at.
Inventions of War - Rockets (2:37)
Before they were part of the space race, rockets were a deadly military weapon. This video shows how the military used this technology to attack other nations and how Hitler played on Germany's fears to go to war. The video does not go into detail about how rockets work.
Learn about Bees in Winter
How do bees keep warm in the winter? Gardener Allen Smith opens his backyard beehive to find the answer to this question. Run time 01:42.
Global Problems of Population Growth
This survey course introduces students to the important and basic material on human fertility, population growth, the demographic transition and population policy. Topics include: the human and environmental dimensions of population pressure, demographic history; economic and cultural causes of demographic change, environmental carrying capacity and sustainability. Political, religious and ethical issues surrounding fertility: infanticide, abortion, contraception, son preference, government co
Mexican mariachis assemble en masse
Nov. 23 - Hundreds of mariachi musicians gather in a Mexico City square to celebrate their patron saint Cecilia. Elly Park reports.
March of the Bonus Army - Part 1
This 9:40 long video, part of a series, shows how the Bonus Army tried to get Washington's leaders to honor their pledge to pay the money that was owed them. It can be compared to the Occupy movement currently taking place in some respects as it is a form of civil disobedience.
London Zoo counts its creatures
Jan. 5 - Counting the animals two by two means it's time to take stock at the London Zoo. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
Is there a better alternative to Capitalism?
Nov. 13 - Are there any countries that have the perfect system? Arun Maira, a member of India's Planning Commission offers his take on what economic model offers the best option for growth - and for all society.
"Rajat Gupta is my friend"
Nov. 13 - Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs director indicted on insider trading charges, has done "so many good things," says Rahul Bajaj, chairman of a major Indian automaker. Hear the view of a long-time friend.
Why India's infrastructure lags
Nov. 13 - India needs more clarity of policy and speed in decision-making, the CEO of India's Infrastructure Development Finance Company tells Chrystia Freeland when asked why India's infrastructure isn't keeping pace. India, he says, is leaving money on the table.
Obama: Asia-Pacific "absolutely critical" to U.S. growth
Nov. 13 - U.S. President Obama opened a plenary session at APEC saying the vibrant Asia-Pacific region was "absolutely critical" to U.S. growth. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)