Excerpts From Great Expectations by Charles Dickens in Text-to-speech Voice
An excerpt from the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The video shows the text from the novel while a computerized text to speech voice reads with soft music in the background.
The Philadelphia Experiment part 1
This video is about the Philidelphia Experiment. Allegedly, in the fall of 1943 a U.S. Navy destroyer was made invisible and teleported from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Norfolk, Virginia, in an incident known as the Philadelphia Experiment.
Stalingrad 5 of 5
The Battle of Stalingrad. 250,000 German troops are available to extend the Third Reich to the borders of Asia and divide the Soviet Union into two. This was a battle of death, the fighting went on all day and night it never stopped. German aircraft photographed the course of this struggle. These images give us an insight into the battle of WWII, for the first time we can see every detail of the tortured city that became the grave of the German Sixth Army. This video is the lost evidence of the
Siege of Leningrad (Part 4/10)
This is the story of one of Second World War's most harrowing episodes. The 890 day siege of the Soviet Union's second city has come to epitomise the misery, suffering and savagery of the war on the Eastern Front. The city was not finally liberated by Soviet troops until 19th January 1944 - by that time 600,000 of its citizens had starved to death and 200,000 more had perished in the bombing.
America Under Monroe and Adams: The Monroe Doctrine
A brief overview of the Monroe Doctrine, but lacks insight into what caused it to be written and its impact. More of a general video. Has a test afterwards (let the video run) that might be good, but moves very rapidly and deals with some issues not discussed with this video.
Bobby Kennedy - Announces Run for Presidency
While he was still Attorney General, during his brother’s administration, Bobby Kennedy told journalists that an African-American could be president of the United States within forty years. His observations were printed in U.S. newspapers on the 27th of May, 1961. (Tim Russert gets the year wrong in this “Meet the Press” clip.)
The day after he announced his own candidacy for the U.S. presidency, RFK appeared on television to explain why he was running. This clip feature
Biography: Need to Know: Harriet Tubman
You may want to know about important people in history and this video will give you a piece of history. This Video is about an important person by the name of Harrie Tubman in Her work in helping people escape slavery has earned Harriet Tubman an honored place in history.
John Brown's Raid in 1859
This video is accompanied by text. "Tension between the North and South over the slavery issue grew more intense as the election of 1860 drew near. Violent reaction to the Kansas-Nebraska Act spread rapidly throughout the nation. The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision deepened the divide between Northerners and Southerners—antislavery supporters and proslavery-ites. In 1859, fifty-nine-year-old John Brown devised a plan to provoke a slave revolt to answer the “sacking” of Lawrence, Kans
Statue of Liberty in a Nutshell
A brief animated video that describes the history and significance of the Statue of Liberty. (01:56)
The Alamo: Preserving History with Dorothy Black
A fascinating look INSIDE the Alamo. Also, can you spot singer Phil Collins in the video? Like people the world over, he is among those enthralled by the Ala... run time 09:59
We didn't Start the Fire
Video slideshow of a brief history of America with musical accompaniment by Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." At best a little entertainment. Goes too fast to be of value as a learning tool. Students will not know most images.
Confederate vs. Union Soldiers
Where the soldiers came from, a third were immigrants to the country, and the differences between the two in terms of what they were fighting for and how they lived. Good insights that bring a human touch to understanding the Civil War. 2:38
A review of the history Pony Express. Produced by a student - but many good details included.(Amateur video)
Thinkwell American Government: Korematsu v. United States, Part 1 of 2
This is an excellent presentation concerning this famous court case. The presentation is done in lecture style with images that accent the lecture. (06:15) This is a clip from a larger segment.
Of Mice and Men - In Context (Part 1 of 2)
The first half of the BBC's on the social/historical context of the novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
Borders Book Club featuring Christopher Paolini Part 6
Christopher Paolini is interviewed by the Borders Book Club. Paolini
answers club members questions about his books.
Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? Part 4
This is Part 4 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. Suitable for middle school students and older. Interviews with former FBI agents and Ray himself continue the conspiracy theory. (Amateur-ish video that still gets across information to the viewer.
Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood, a graphic novel by Tony Lee
The author, a Children's Choice Book Award finalist, reads his graphic novel, Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood. His voice has an English accent and his reading is enthusiastic. The viewer can turn the pages of the book by clicking on them, and can read along with the author, who is seen in a side window, reading and talking to the viewer. One of the "A Story Before Bed" author read-alouds. (8:49)
Basic Math: Lesson 2 - Equalities & Inequalities
This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on the basics of equalities and inequalities. I go over how to write results in interval notation, inequality notation, and set (set-builder) notation. I also explain in the printed notes how to use your graphing calculator to help you make comparisons between numbers.
Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables, Part I - Khan Academy
In this video, Sal Khan demonstrates how to solve and graph a linear inequality (y > 5). He starts with a number line. Salman Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (02:14) There is a lot of information on the screen--the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen.' (02:15)