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.
Canada: A People`s History - Henry Hudson
This video discusses and explains the explorations of Henry Hudson. He set out to try to reach China, and found so many other things along the way. It recreates many parts of his explorations through video and narration. (Professional video with slides, film re-enactment, and narration)
Vikings: Journey To The New Worlds
Vikings! They came from the North and soon the legends would say that they did not know fear. For hundreds of years they were another name for terror. They sailed icy oceans and narrow rivers striking far inland without warning without mercy.However the truth about the Vikings is far more complex. England,Germany, and Russia along with their homeland of Scandinavia all bear the Viking's mark today. Shot on location in Iceland Greenland and Newfoundland this breathtaking IMAX® film joins th
A Tour of the White House with Jackie Kennedy (Pt. 1)
A black and white film of Jackie Kennedy showing the White House from CBS in 1962.
Oceania - Cook Islands - Traditions - Part 1
Professional video that shows some of the traditions of Oceania. Music and film but no narration.
The skyscrapers of New York -part 2
A documentary on how these were constructed. Silent, Black and White film.
Produced by Thomas Edison-this is an example of early American film making. (0:21)
American Capitalism (1948)
The superiority of the capitalistic system explained by Prof. Clifton L. Ganus (1948). Modern day socialists call this a "capitalist propaganda" film. (B/W video)
A Bobcat's Lunch is Never Dull
A short film about patience, survival, conflict and reconciliation- all over lunch! A bobcat stalks a hare that has been living in an irrigation pipe. Run time 03:34
Kunst-Stoff is an experimental dance company based in San Francisco that explores the intersection of dance with other art forms, such as visual arts and film. This Educator Guide introduces students to experimental dance, and provides strategies to explore movement.
Animated film about Greek tragedy. (6:26)
Andrew Hargadon - Mass Production
This video is done in a lecture-style format that discusses the processes of mass production and why that innovation was so important. Slides and film are included.
Amazing Grace - by Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin performs the song, Amazing Grace, in the film of the same name, released for public viewing in 2007. This is the music video of that work, which couples Tomlin's performance with clips from the film. (4:26)
"The Sneetches" Part 2 of 2: from an animated film of Dr. Seuss' picture book with same title
This is the 2nd part to the animated Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches from Dr. Seuss on the Loose, a 1973 animated television special and movie directed by Hawley Pratt for DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and CBS; this special included the stories The Sneetches, The Zax, and Green Eggs and Ham. (5:27)
Introducing iPods into Special Education
This is a teacher-created film about iPods as useful tools in a Special Ed classroom.
This classroom is at Special School District of Saint Louis County.
Note: All students shown in this film had film releases signed by their parent/guardian, allowing them to be in the film, and shown to the public.
Dr. Seuss Documentary, Part 2 of 9
This is part 2 of The History Channel documentary about Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. He married Helen Palmer and they lived in New York City. He takes a psydonym. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, who knew Ted, is interviewed in short cuts throughout the series. We hear from Michael Frith, his editor, and see a 1941 film of the famous author/illustrator. (9:52)