The Mysterious Life of Caves
This is a companion website to a NOVA television series investigating strange life-forms found in toxic caverns. The program reviews the traditional theory of cave formation; introduces new theories of microbial sulfuric acid production; examines the role of oil-feeding microbes in dissolving limestone; presents the discovery of microbes in caves that live solely on chemical nutrients; and reviews other extreme environments. The site offers an interview with a microbiologist, an essay by a caver
Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
This site features easy-to-do parent tips, video clips and transcripts from interviews with some of the nation's foremost reading experts, motivational e-cards that grandparents and teachers can send to children, a forum for sharing suggestions, booklists, and answers to key questions. This website, which accompanies the PBS Reading Rockets television series.
American Masters: Alfred Stieglitz
This site presents an essay, timeline, video clips, and interviews examining this photographer, artist, and art impresario. Stieglitz was a powerful force in the arts of the early 20th century and an important interpreter of emerging modern culture. This web site is a companion to first full-length film biography of the photographer, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye.
Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey
This is the companion website for a film that features a community of Pacific Islanders as they build sailing canoes and follow the stars on a 2,000-mile voyage across the ocean in the wake of their ancestors. The site includes a wayfinder game, an essay on navigating without instruments, an interview with a wayfinding expert, and a history of the Polynesian people.
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
This is the companion website of a film that examines the story of Turner and his revolt and how that story has been re-told repeatedly since 1831. Turner, a slave and preacher in Virginia, led a slave rebellion that resulted in the murder of more than 50 slave owners and their family members. Learn about the impact of the rebellion and about the film and individuals who made it.
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Social studies teachers will find that the film presents an informative, complex and issue-oriented story that raises controversial questions and provides an exciting way to introduce a number of important concepts in 20th century United States and world history. It offers an opportunity to explore the historical background of current events and issues in the news today; the Middle East crisis, the struggle of developing nations to create stable economies and democratic governments, the legacy o
A Life Apart: Hasidism in America
This website provides the film script, reviews, a discussion forum, and 15 essays on Hasidism.
Jason Chambers, AdViews Expert Interviews
AdViews: A Digital Archive of Historic Television Commercials. http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews Jason Chambers is an associate professor of advertising at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is author of Madison Avenue and the Color Line: African Americans in the Advertising Industry. View the AdViews collection online: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews
This Land is Our Land
Throughout history, as the concepts of empire and nation-states took hold, individual countries secured their borders and tried to keep unwanted migrants out. As we enter the 21st century Anwarul K. Chowdhury, an Under-Secretary of the United Nations, says, 'The first step towards examining the road to peace should start with an appreciation of the changing nature of conflicts. Gone are days of war between states for conquest, extension of spheres of influence in the name of ideology ... Today's
The concept of speed is introduced to the inertia-mass relationship. Concept: Force varies with mass and rate of change of speed. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
Should Parents Unplug the TV? Part I
The link between violent television and violent behavior in children.
Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge was one of the most famous battles of World War II. Hitler's army planned a major offensive against the Allied forces on the western front to hopefully swing the momentum of the war towards a German victory. Pictures and vintage film used with narration.
Women at work WWII 1943
Edited from the 1943 US Government film "Manpower" to recruit women into factories for the war effort, issue of equal pay for similar work, ergonomics, and child care are highlighted.
The Fog of Games: Legacy, Land Grabs and Liberty. Reporting the London Olympics
The Olympics are brief and transitory television events that disguise and justify mega projects of vast urban restructuring that permanently distort our cities for the benefit of a few business interests. The common features of these mega projects are unprecedented land grabs, the peddling of myths of 'regeneration' and 'legacy' benefits, the sweeping away of democratic structures and planning restraints, the transfer of public money into private hands, and 'information management' to hide truth
How Walt Disney Cartoons are Made
This black and white educational film is probably from the 40's and shows the different steps towards producing a cartoon. It discusses how Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as well as other short cartoons were made. It begins with story creation, dialogue, composer, animators, as well as the other steps to draw cartoons are shown. (8:33)
Abraham Lincoln: President during the Civil War
A BBC film about Lincoln's life during the election of 1860 and during the first years of his presidency.
Abraham Lincoln: Saving the Union
A BBC film about the efforts of Lincoln to save the Union.
Charley Junior's School Days
'Charley Junior's School Days' is a public information film from the National Archives website about the Butler reforms in education as a result of the 1944 education act. These films were made available to the public to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Central Office of Information (COI) which was established in 1946.
A Pressure-Flow Technique for Measuring Velopharyngeal Orifice Area During Continuous Speech
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Ralph Baer, inventor of the video game
In 1967 the first video game on a television set was played by these two men, inventor Ralph Baer and his assistant Bill Harrison. This video was taken two years later, with their famous Ping-Pong game on the "brown box" console, which later became the basis of Atari's Pong. In this 2:44 minute video, Baer is explaining the operations of this new invention.