She Walks In Beauty - poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron, 1814
In the summer of 1814 Lord Byron attended a party and was captured by the beauty of his cousin, Mrs. Wilmot. Mrs Wilmot was in mourning and wearing a black mourning dress. He there for the first time saw his cousin, the beautiful Mrs. Wilmot. According to his friend, Mr. James Webster, "When we returned to his rooms in Albany, he said little, but desired Fletcher to give him a tumbler of brandy, which he drank at once to Mrs. Wilmot's health, then retired to rest, and was, I heard afterwards, in
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
Military Strategy in US Civil War
This video is accompanied by text. "When the Civil War began, there were fewer than 20,000 soldiers in the national army, and thousands of those troops soon moved south to fight for the Confederacy. In April 1861, after Union troops at Fort Sumter were forced to surrender, President Lincoln quickly called for northern states to send 75,000 volunteers to join the Union army. The Confederacy did not have an established army or navy and also turned to militia groups from the southern states to supp
How Clouds Are Born
This video features time-lapsed images (accompanied by music) of a high pressure weather system tracking north along the coast of British Columbia. Filmed during the afternoon of October 20, 2006.
History of Christmas- Christmas Unwrapped Part 2 of 5
Part 2 of 5 People all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th. But why is the Nativity marked by gift giving, and was He really born on that day? And just where did the Christmas tree come from? Take an enchanting tour through the history of this beloved holiday and trace the origins of its enduring traditions. Journey back to the earliest celebrations when the infant religion embraced pagan solstice festivals like the Roman Saturnalia and turned them into a commemoration
The History Of Christmas- Christmas Unwrapped Part 3 of 5
Part 3 of 5 People all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th. But why is the Nativity marked by gift giving, and was He really born on that day? And just where did the Christmas tree come from? Take an enchanting tour through the history of this beloved holiday and trace the origins of its enduring traditions. Journey back to the earliest celebrations when the infant religion embraced pagan solstice festivals like the Roman Saturnalia and turned them into a commemoration
Kids giving their ideas on politics
This video shows children giving thier ideas on politics. They talk about the Mccain/Obama election as well as other general topics like: why should kids not get to vote?
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "In the seventeenth century, philosopher John Locke wrote about natural law, which gives individuals rights that are part of the natural order of life rather than assigned by a ruler. Thomas Jefferson incorporated this concept into the Declaration of Independence in an attempt to point out the abuses made by the British government and prevent similar offenses from occurring in an independent America. Jefferson
Screaming Forest, Part 1 of 3
Part 1 of an artfully-crafted wordless art video visually describing the destruction of a natural forest. Set to dramatic music. A blood-red, bowed, beared, downcast human head - with a crown of thorns? - is featured behind the blowing tree limbs and branches. Part 1 ends with a human eye staring in alarm (1:27).
Off to the Klondike! The Search for Gold
"Off to the Klondike! The Search for Gold" William R. Morrison, University of Northern British Columbia The Klondike (Yukon) gold rush of 1897-1899 was one of the most colourful and dramatic episodes in Canadian history and the last and greatest in a series of massive North American gold rushes that began in California in 1849. For two wild years the Yukon was consumed with gold fever.
Go West! Settling Canada's Prairies
"Go West! Settling Canada's Prairies" William R. Morrison, University of Northern British Columbia What forces transformed millions of hectares of grassland into one of the world's great food-producing areas in one generation? The story of the Prairie Provinces in this period is in many ways the story of Canada, and to learn what made these provinces what they are is to understand a great deal about the dynamic forces that created the modern country we now live in.
The Vikings 2/5 – History Channel Documentary
The video shows how Vikings prepared their armies. The main weapons and described and shown. It describes the attack on the British monasteries. There is a representation of the terrible attacks, plunder and slaughter.
(2/12)Battlefield: The Battle for Russia
This fast paced episode of "Battlefield" chronicles the titanic war in the east, that eventually decided World War II in Europe. Despite numerous warnings from the Communist spy networks: the Lucy Spy-Ring the Red Orchestra Richard Sorge, and pleadings from Churchill and FDR, through ultra decrypts, Stalin discounted all invasion warnings. Stalin felt that all these alarming reports was actually an attempt to divide agreements between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, by the British and America
Elizabethan Drama and The Globe
A Brief Introduction to Elizabethan Drama and to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to be used in my British Literature classes. (4:23)
Directing -- Working With The Actors - Part 1
Innovative, original, unpredictable, Director Clint Parker rehearses his actors --in the off beat drama on modern politics: Mister Wonderful dot com. Copyright 2007 Clinton Parker
Roots of Blues -- The Mississippi Sheiks "Sitting On Top Of T"
were notable mostly for playing country blues but were adept at many styles of United States popular music of the time, and their records were bought by both black and white audiences. Country blues is often seen as being the domain of individual musicians, a stereotype propagated by the way such delta blues performers as Robert Johnson and Charley Patton have entered the popular consciousness. Of the smaller number of groups playing at the time, the Mississippi Sheiks are among the better known
The Tallis Scholars sings Palestrina
The most excellent ensemble The Tallis Scholars, here in a live performance of Nunc Dimittis by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina(1524?-1594).
The Tallis Scholars are a British vocal ensemble normally consisting of two singers per part, with a core group of ten singers.
Formed in 1973 by their director Peter Phillips, they specialise in performing a cappella sacred vocal music written during the Renaissance by composers from all over Europe. They are currently recognised as one
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975) - Part 1 of 3- From The Jungle Book
An English family who have moved to a bungalow in the jungles of India—Sugauli (former British sp. Segowlee) cantonment in Bihar State, India—discover a young mongoose half drowned from a storm.
They revive it and decide to keep it as a pet. The young mongoose, named Rikki-Tikki by its new owner, soon finds himself confronted by two dangerous, murderous cobras, Nag (the word is Hindi for "cobra") and his even more dangerous mate Nagaina, who had the run of the garden while
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975) - Part 2 of 3- From The Jungle Book
An English family who have moved to a bungalow in the jungles of
India—Sugauli (former British sp. Segowlee) cantonment in Bihar State, India—discover a young mongoose half drowned from a storm.
revive it and decide to keep it as a pet. The young mongoose, named
Rikki-Tikki by its new owner, soon finds himself confronted by two
dangerous, murderous cobras, Nag (the word is Hindi for "cobra") and his
even more dangerous mate Naga