The Best of Michelangelo
A brief film of the great pieces from Michelangelo, the unmatched fresco painter and sculptor of the high renaissance. No explanation of what you are watching so the teacher need to take an active part in explaining this video.   Run time 03:03
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Richard III by William Shakespeare, Part 2 of
A historical tragedy -- the villainous Richard, the duke of Gloucester, schemes to inherit the crown, ruthlessly eliminating anyone who hinders his progress. This animated version of the great classic by Shakespeare brings his words to life. 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.
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What is Communism?
Educational video presented by Herbert A. Philbrick, former undercover agent for the FBI, author of "I Led 3 Lives." Herbert Philbrick, a Boston advertising executive who infiltrated the U.S. Communist Party on behalf of the FBI in the 1940s, wrote a bestselling book on the topic, I Led Three Lives: Citizen, 'Communist', Counterspy (1952). "I Led Three Lives" was an American television show which was syndicated by Ziv Television Programs from 1953 to 1956 and lasted 117 episodes. The part of Phi
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The Battle of Hastings
Poem by Marriott Edgar describing the Battle of Hastings in 1066 The film is animated. The reader is Irish and a little hard to understand. (amateur film)
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Irish Immigrant in New York
HOME is a beautiful new powerful and emotional film about one new immigrants journey - ALAN COOKE - through 21st New York Shot by Director Dawn Sciblia, a native New Yorker, HOME includes insightful and moving interviews with Woody Allen, Mike Myers, Susan Sarandon, Liam Neeson, Frank Mc Court, Malachai Mc Court, Rosie Perez,Alfred Molina and many others, HOME is a poetic homage to one of the greatest citys on earth. Video has won an award for BEst Documentary at the Boston Irish Film Fest
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Veggie Tales Part 1/5
In this show, Bob the Tomato interviews Abraham and Sarah about how they waited years and years (you know they loved that) for the child promised to them by God.  Junior Asparagus joins in as the film crew records the interview, but his patience is quickly tested by an over
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The Eatwell Plate--A British version of the Food Groups
Charlie tells us how much of what we need to eat daily and uses a plate-shaped pie-chart to demonstrate it. Very flashy and quick-paced, like children's television. (9:54)
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Wheels of Progress-Rock Island Railroad

This film was produced by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) Railroad in 1950 to educate customers how their railroad operates and what services are offered as well as new innovations the railroad has incorporated. This film is a great capture of railroading at its finest with both steam and early diesel locomotive power shown.  The Rock Island Railroad... Home of some of th
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Johnny Appleseed, Part 2 of 2
Disney's 1948 marvelous animated film. The story of the life of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.With a tin pot for a hat and the Bible at his side, Johnny set out into the wilderness to do his own part in helping the western march: plant apple trees all over the countryside to help feed the pioneering settlers. As evident in this sweet, gentle classic, he proved that one need not have great size or strength to make a difference. Thi
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Paul Bunyan, Part 2 of 2
Disney's 1958 production. At "sixty-three ax-handles high" and with a big blue ox for a sidekick, our next hero, Paul Bunyan was a perfect subject for a Disney animated film. From his early days as a giant baby washed up on the shores of a seaside town, to his fame as the greatest lumberjack that ever lived, everything about him was bigger then life. Legend has it that he formed the Grand Titons, built Pike's Peak, and is responsible for the Aurora Borealis, all retold here in grand Disney tradi
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The Selfish Giant, Part 1 of 3
Animated film adaptation of Wilde's story with illustrations.  A giant returns home after many years to discover that children have been playing in his garden. This upsets the giant, who erects a wall to keep them out. In the farthest corner of the garden, he notices a little boy who is crying because he cannot climb up into a tree. The giant helps the boy up and discovers that his life is much more pleasant this way. The children once again en
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1 of 5 -- The Universe - Secrets of The Sun
A quote from the film: "The sun is the superpower of our solar system, a thermonuclear blast furnace, erupting with massive explosions. At 93 million miles away it would seem that we are safe from the sun's wrath. But are we? With some experts predicting the most violent outbreak of solar activity in modern history it has never been more important to understand the secrets of the sun." This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
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Perseus vs. Medusa: "Clash of the Titans" film
Film clip from the movie, "Clash of the Titans," this video shows how Perseus defeated Medusa.  Very suspenseful, good special effects, color, and sound. Appropriate for older students; may be frightening to young children.  (8:05 min.)
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The Korean War (pt. 1)
This video is a series of slides and film with a music background a lots of informative text. There is no narration. It relates a timeline of events that took place during the Korean War.

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After Mein Kampf - The Story of Adolph Hitler
A black and white film documentary produced in Great Britain in 1940.  The film includes actual scenes of events and reconstructions.  The film begins in 1918 with battlefield scenes. The film focuses on how Hitler obtained power. The film has a decided point of view. (53:18)



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American Civil War-Beginning and End
Soon after Abraham Lincoln became America’s 16th president, the country split apart when the South seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America.

Days after the South surrendered, at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, President Lincoln was assassinated.  He had lived just long enough to see his fondest wish fulfilled.  His country, bruised and battered though it was, would survive as a single nation.

This clip, from The Civil War: A K

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Palestine 1930-1948 1 of 14
This video is the first part of the documentary about Palestine. It begins with images from a silent black and white film and there is reference to the way in which the British thought of Palestine when it was part of their Empire in the early 20th century. There are images of the primitive land and there are people describing what life was like there. The British, the Arabs and the Jews had different views of Palestine. In the 1920s this started to bring problems. There is an account of the
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Hitlers Death - The Final Report - Part 5 of 5
There are images of a film that represented Hitler's death. One of the prisoners who had been in the bunker is shown today retelling the story again at the same place where the bodies had been burnt. There are images of the skull parts that were found in the place. The last remains fo the bodies were destroyed in 1970.
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Invasion of Poland 1 of 3
1943 War Department Film Bulletin No 48 produced by the Signal Corps Photographic Center. Invasion of Poland in Sept of 1939 which was the beginning of WWII. Contains footage shot by German troops and confiscated by the Allied Forces of artillery and infantry attacks which resulted in the capture of Warsaw.
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Invasion of Poland 2 of 3
1943 War Department Film Bulletin No 48 produced by the Signal Corps Photographic Center. Invasion of Poland in Sept of 1939 which was the beginning of WWII. Contains footage shot by German troops and confiscated by the Allied Forces of artillery and infantry attacks which resulted in the capture of Warsaw.
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