Continental Army 1777- Documentary
A short documentary about the the New York Campaign of 1777. This was the turning point of the American Revolutionary War. Learn what life was really like in the Continental Army during this important campaign through stories told by those who are part of the re-enactment. (Video utilizes film of re-enactments and text.)
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
Hesiod's Theogony - Part 1
This is a film based on Hesiod's Theogony. This is Part 1.
Hesiod's Theogony Part 2
A film on Hesiod's Theogony Part 2.
This three minute video is about the Roman Colosseum that has stood strong for 2,000 years. Without man there to maintain it, however, it may not remain strong forever. More of a warning film and lacks enough about history to be of value for most teachers and students.
The Great Depression Pt.1
It happened in the 30's. Discussion with people who lived through the Great Depression. Authentic film with narration.
Duck and Cover - Civil Defense Film
In 1951, the American government, in consultation with the National Education Association, created a film instructing young school children what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. It features a turtle named Bert and includes nuclear-explosion scenes culled from other government films.
Entitled Duck and Cover, the film was seen by millions of children throughout the United States. (9:59)
Life of Andrew Jackson (pt. 1)
This is a film/documentary on the life of the seventh President, Andrew Jackson. This is part I of the series.
Life of Andrew Jackson (pt. 2)
This film is a History Channel depiction of the life of the seventh President of the United States. This is part II of the series.
Life of Andrew Jackson (pt. 3)
This film is History Channel presentation of the life of the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. This is Part III of the series.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
At the time America was going through its worst economic crisis, Franklin Delano Roosevelt seemed to offer a natural talent for leadership. This film shows how that charismatic quality appealed so much when America lacked direction and vitality. The film also traces the steps Roosevelt took to create a larger federal bureaucracy than had ever existed. Henry Fonda narrates.
The Killing Of Lee Harvey Oswald
Footage interdispersed with with reflective interviews of news media on the scene at the actual event.This film shows how drastically different security and news coverage was in 1963.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
This is a short black-and-white film of the life of the American social activist abolitionist.
World War I
The central powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary engage France, Russia and Britan as allies. The results of this alliance is a war that last more that four years. This video is presented in a slide show format - with media from the historic period. Fighting scenes may be too graphic for younger students. (no narration)(vintage film)
Find North Without a Compass
This video demonstrate how to find North Without A Compass.(No narration but a good, easy film to follow.)
A case study of "A Civil Action"
This is a short, culminating activity that can be used to assess your students' understanding of the steps needed to determine if a water source is contaminated and how it got that way, and to suggest possible methods of cleanup or remediation. Students review a portion of the film "A Civil Action" and identify the problem and the people involved. Students then take the role of environmental scientist and apply their knowledge of water and hazardous waste contamination to create a plan to help l
When Worlds Collide
'Nearly 60 years ago, audiences thrilled to the destruction of the Earth in George Pal's classic film, "When Worlds Collide." The idea of a planetary smash-up is a staple of science fiction, but can it really happen? Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope think they've actually seen the aftermath of such a collision around another star. It can even help us understand similar calamities that happened long ago in our own solar system.' (05:31)
Screaming Forest, Part 3 of 3
Part 3 of an art video. Human body parts and other images - e.g., a row of refrigerators standing in the snow - are superimposed on images of piles of mechanical wreckage. Music includes raucous clanking and instrumentation reminiscent of the Hitchcock film, Psycho (1:37).
A Dance Improvisation
Tuomo Railo dancing to a song of a Bollywood film from 50's. (3:38)
An Overview of the Ancient Silk Road of China
This film is a series of slides and some video of the deserts and such that make up this road. The narration is good without too many difficult terms. It tells the basic facts such as the route itself and the types of materials traded at the time.