Chinese Culture part 5: The Taklamakan Desert and the oasis Turpan
This film describes the life in the Taklamakan Desert, discusses the value of camels, shows the lush beauty of the Turpan oasis and even shows the red-tailed gerbil!
This video discusses the life cycle of a monarch butterfly starting with the Fall migration that starts in August. Film has amazing close-up footage of the birth of this butterfly.
Eureka! Episode 6 - Gravity
Isaac Newton's celebrated falling apple is cited to explain the force of gravity and the unit with which the force of gravity is measured. Concept: Force of gravity = mass x 10m/s2. 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.
U.S. Armed Forces Honor President Bush For His Service With An Award.
C-Span television coverage of armed forces farewell ceremony for out-going President George Bush.
Chester Arthur Biography, Part II
Part II of an informative film segment on Chester Arthur from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard'.
Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders
Actual footage of old silent film clip of President Theodore Roosevelt and some of his famous Rough Riders. No audio, but authentic video.
Picasso Footage 1881-1973
Authentic video footage of the artist in a short movie. It's so interesting to see the actual artist on film. (0:19)
Pablo Picasso-The Bull In Winter, Part 1 of 7
This film documentary focuses on the last decades of the life and work of the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. Even in his 80s he was turning out a painting a day-these paintings were still contraversial. (9:23)
Alexander Graham Bell--Actual Footage
Actual eight-second film of Alexander Graham Bell with family!
Richard III, Ian McKellan
Another great example of the "winter of our discontent" soliloquy. It would provide a great contrast to other versions as it is set during WWII. Be forewarned that the actual soliloquy doesn't begin until 5.33 seconds into the video. This is the beginning of a film. Enjoy the ambience: jazz age music and dancing dignitaries in the ballroom, then a portion of the speech in the men's room. 1995 film, Richard III (8:29)
Macbeth, Part 2 of
Animated cartoon drawings with subtitles. This is an animated version of the great classic by Shakespeare. Animation brings these stories to younger students. It uses Shakespeare's words and has the words at the bottom of the screen. Educators can pause the film to discuss the different passages. Suitable for older middle school and high school students. (7:11)
Native Americans; An Early History
Excellent film documentary of the early beginning of Native American history.
George Washington Carver - A Short Clip
This is a clip from a film documentary with vintage photographs of the famous scientist.
This video has still rare photos of Marian Anderson. The film has vintage footage of her singing 'Ave Maria' and has footage of her at the Lincoln Memorial. (Amateur video)
Making of Project Genie
Professor Hugh Montgomery (Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance) has interests beyond his groundbreaking research at UCL-- he is also helping to shape the way children view the issue of climate change through Project Genie. Originally conceived of as a storybook to teach schoolchildren about climate change, Project Genie has evolved into an animated film and a curriculum for use in schools. http://www.projectgenie.org.uk/
Chinese Culture part 2: Northern Chinese nomads
This film is a continuation of the series. I shows the nomads of Northern China who raise reindeer in the woods. (Caution: There is a 4-5 second scene of a reindeer giving birth.) This culture is one of the few left in the nomadic ways.
Florence Nightingale, BBC Clip
Short BBC film clip about the famous nurse as told through her letters and journals.
Florence Nightingale--Statue in London
This is a brief film showing the statue honoring the soldiers that Florence Nightingale aided as well as a statue honoring her in London.
Ray Charles-The Birth Of Soul
Clips from a film documentary about Ray Charles. (color and black-and white)
Ray Charles Documentary
Excellent film documentary about Ray Charles featuring a wonderful interview with a 'Raelette'.