BEN HALL Bushranger Pt1: The events leading to the colonization Of Australia
This video tells about the people and events that brought the British penal colony to Australia during the 18th century. It is short and relatively concise and it uses pictures of the individuals involved to describe the events.
Teach Yourself British Sign Language
Learn numbers 0-20 and the alphabet in British Sign Language (BSL). Run time 01:40.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown Address to Congress (2009)
British Prime Minister Brown addressed a joint meeting of Congress. Discusses the current status and future of America - and the world.
The Discovery of Penicillin
In this video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey, learn what led British researcher Alexander Fleming to the chance discovery of antibacterial properties of a mold extract he later named penicillin. After treating World War I battlefield casualties, Fleming began searching for compounds that would ward off infections in humans. Returning from vacation in the summer of 1928, he noticed that mold was partly covering one of the agar plates in which he had been growing bacteria, and that the mol
This award-winning courses was filmed in the Campbell River area of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This clip is the lesson on 'Verb Phrases' from The Basic Cozy Grammar Course. The speaker is on the beach. She defines/explains verb phrases as key words from her explanation appear in type on the screen. She then proceeds to act out verb phrases, and the verb phrases appear in type on the screen. ( 6:48)
Maryland, Carolina, and Georgia
The British colonies in the American south were divided into two regions: the Chesapeake colonies, which included Maryland and Virginia, and the Southern colonies, which included Georgia and the Carolinas. One of the first proprietary colonies, or colonies owned by an individual instead of a joint-stock company, was the Chesapeake colony of Maryland, granted by Charles I to Sir George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. Upon his death, the land was left to his son Cecilius Calvert, the second Lor
Stamp Act Forced on Colonies
Russ Mitchell recaps March 22nd, on This Day in History. Some of the more notable events were Anne Hutchinson being kicked out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissidence and the passing of the British Stamp Act. This video does spend a little more time on the Stamp Act, but what this piece is best used for is to get students interesting in creating their own: This Day in History projects.
The Taxman Cometh: The Boston Tea Party
An explanation of the roots of the Boston tea party, when a band of American colonials led by Samuel Adams are so incensed by the tax on tea that they dump British tea into Boston Harbor. Done with art work and other imges from the time. Shows important of taxes as a reason to start the war.
Performance Poetry Engages Students
Kids -- 12 and 13 years old -- pour their guts onto paper in verse. They spend weeks furiously writing, revising, and coaching each other, and revising again. When they are done, they stand alone in front of their peers and recite poetry, using voice and gesture to bring their words to life. A concept known as slam poetry is becoming common in classrooms across the country. In lower-income neighborhoods in cities like New York and Chicago, students are competing with words and then settling in