This great short film teaches kids about pottery. Viewers are exposed to spinning clay on a wheel to make bowls and cups. (0:50)
Welcome to North Korea [pt 1/6]
(Video begins after about 1 minute.)This film, shot mostly covertly, shows the irony of a regime where 20 million people lived in poverty, some on the brink of starvation, while former dictator Kim II Sung built extravagant monuments to reflect his power. He fostered a grotesque personality cult, which his son and successor Kim Jong Il perpetuates. All around the capital, Pyongyang, an endless stream of propaganda glorifies the leaders. Monuments and museums pay homage to them, but they are stra
Television Announcement of Death of Dwight Eisenhower (1969)
Television report when the former President passed away, including biography.
Volume & Density
This program explains that volume refers to the amount of space an object envelops and that density refers to the amount of mass that is compacted in a given volume. 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. Run time 04:50.
How To Use Colons And Semi-Colons
Stop being confused about colons and semi-colons, and learn how, when,
and why to use them. This film explains the conventional way of punctuation English with colons and semi-colons.
"War of The Century" 15 of 20
This documentary is a comprehensive exploration of World War II and is told through commentary, narration, and vintage film footage. Suitable for high school students.
"War of The Century" 18 of 20
This documentary is a comprehensive exploration of World War II and is told through commentary, narration, and vintage film footage. Discusses what happened to Est Prussian refugees. It discusses the rape of an East Prussian woman. (10:02)
How to Use Hyphens and Dashes
A guide to punctuating your writing using hyphens and dashes. This film
explains the conventional way of punctuating English writing using
hyphens and dashes.
U.S. Immigration policy, a history
A history of America's immigration laws, who changed them, and why. (Amateur video with old film and interviews)
Weather Barometers : What Does a Barometer Measure?
A barometer measures the pressure of the atmosphere on the earth or the weight of the atmosphere pressing down towards the earth. Learn how high pressure means clear skies and good weather, while low pressure generally means cloudy, stormy conditions with information from a television meteorologist. Video is short and good quality and
Weather Barometers : Why Is Mercury Used in Barometers?
Mercury is used in barometers because when the first barometer was created, mercury was shown to move up or down according to the air pressure. Discover who invented the barometer and how it was invented with information from a television meteorologist. Video is short and good quality and is appropriate for elementary level students
Six Scenes from "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women"
This video features six selections from the American Masters film " Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women." The selections lead viewers through Alcott's life from her childhood through the writing of Little Women. Features interviews with historians, critics, readings from Alcott's writings, and dramatic re-enactments.
Eureka! shows viewers how a pulley works to lift a heavy object. If you double the number of ropes supporting the weight, you double the mechanical advantage. 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.
Historic Footage- New York/Brooklyn Bridge from East River
Historic Footage- New York/Brooklyn Bridge from East River 1903 (Amateur video with old film, slides, music, and text.)
Panama Canal Construction 1934
Video shows the construction of the Panama Canal in 1934.(This video has archival film of the event...no narration or text.)
The Funeral of Queen Victoria 1901
A more sombre but still interesting though very short silent film. Shows the funeral procession of Queen Victoria, but footage is of poor quality.
Aesop's Fable- Saving the Wolf
A simple animated cartoon film of Aesop's fable, "Saving the Wolf." In this story a wolf starts to choke on his dinner. A crane comes along and saves the wolf's life and demands a reward. She learns that greed does not work with gratitude. Good sound and production. (3:10)
An animated film that teaches about Measuring volume,
Democracy: An Overview
This 10 minute video is an overview of what democracy is - Shared Respect & Shared Power - and what makes it work. This 60 year old educational film deals with the same issues and responsibilities that exist today. Signs of Democracy is a good lesson to use as a starting point in this film and for additional discussions.