History of Harlem: Jazz
This video shows some historical background to the origin of Jazz in America. There is reference to what Jazz means and bands playing Jazz. There is also reference to the influence of Harlem on generations of African-American artists.
Montgomery Bus Boycott - Waiting for the World to Change.
This is a touching video on the hardships and cruelty the black people of the United States had to endure during the Civil Rights Movement. It features photos and historical facts from a variety of important events during the Civil Rights Movement, many of them stemming from the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This video is set to the song "Waiting on the World to Change", and is narrated through subtitles. It ends with a positive note showing how things have changed through a pho
Malcolm X and Black Nationalism
This is a video of Malcolm X speaking to an audience at the Audobon Ballroom in Washington Heights on March 29, 1964, Malcolm X explains: "If you're interested in freedom, you need some judo, you need some karate--you need all the things that will help you fight for freedom... A great recording of his speech.
MALCOLM X: THE HOUSE NEGRO AND THE FIELD NEGRO
In this video Malcolm X is giving a speech explaining the difference that he sees between the "house negro" and the "field negro". Malcolm X is an amazing speaker, and this video showcases his talents.
MALCOLM X: OUR HISTORY WAS DESTROYED BY SLAVERY
In this video Malcolm X appears on a television show in Chicago called "City Desk" on March 17, 1963. He enters a debate with the interviewers about his name, and explains that the real names of his people were destroyed during slavery.
How to Write a Ballad
When writing a ballad, it's best to come up with a catch phrase to build upon. Write a ballad with tips from writing instructor, Laura Minnigerode, in this video on writing tips.Text that Laura is saying is under the video so students can take notes. (1:50)
How to Write Haiku Poems
In this video, learn to write haiku poems by reflecting on a moment in time or an image in nature, put yourself in a calm state, and write three lines that have five syllables, then seven syllables and then five syllables. Check out haiku poems on the Internet to get inspiration. You receive advice from expert Laura Turner in this video.
How to Write a Limerick
A limerick is a five-line humorous poem in which lines one, two and five rhyme with each other, as well as lines three and four, respectively. Learn to write a limerick with tips from a writing instructor in this video on writing tips.
Keith Haring - POP Artist-A Tribute
This is a video / slideshow showing pictures of Keith Haring and his eye catching pop art that people have grown to know and love.
French Lesson - Les Animaux, Part 5
This short video teaches (with the help of a talking frog) the vocabulary words for certain animals. Only French is spoken, but the photos aid in comprehension. The video would be better served, however, if the instructor would say each animal twice and a little more slowly. The teacher could stop the video at certain points for clarification. For beginning learners of French.
The Aftermath of World War II
The Grand Alliance was a military success—Germany and Japan were defeated by the fall of 1945. However, despite the agreement to organize the United Nations, nothing close to a lasting ideological or political alliance was formed among the Allies during the Second World War. There were simply too many irreconcilable differences between them, exacerbated by a traditional distrust that commenced with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
Actions taken by the Allied powers during the war likew
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The Best Way to Interpret the Constitution
The Best Way to Interpret the Constitution - Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU and professor of Law at New York Law School, explains how to interpret the Constitution. This is a two minute video and a great start for a debate on the powers of the Constitution and people. Who has the rights?
The U.S. Constitution & the Bill of Rights
This is a three minute overview of the The Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. Has student comments and fake advertisement can be distracting from the content. Poorly edited.
Has a Teacher's Guide.
The Legislative Branch: Structure of Government
Although the basic tenet of American government is that ultimate power lies with the people, to ensure that no one branch of the government becomes too powerful, the Framers of the constitution established a series of checks and balances. This four minute overview gives some background to the Constitution and the balance of powers. Tries to be a bit clever.
Ratification of the Constitution
Some small states ratified the Constitution immediately, but most insisted on the inclusion of the Bill of Rights. This two minute video goes over some of the arguments against the ratification of the Constitution.
Repeal of the 18th Amendment
This one minute video quickly explains the amendment and it repeal. Not much depth, but some original footage might be of interest.
Constitutional Amendments Passed and Rejected
The process of creating a constitutional amendment is explained, and recent ratified amendments and rejected amendment proposals are listed along with their dates of ratification or rejection. If you start this six minute video to the two minute section the more useful section starts. There are a lot of interesting facts and a timeline of these amendments might help students understand the subject better. There are a lot of amendments that were rejected that could result in an interesting discus
Cost of Elections
Whether a candidate is campaigning for the presidency, the Senate, or for the House of Representatives, running for public office can be costly. It is rare for an individual to run a successful campaign by merely collecting signatures and placing his or her name on a ballot. Candidates who want to inform voters about their platforms must spend money on a campaign. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Electing A President In Plain English
This video explains how the president is elected using the simplest terms, appropriate for all ages. The video has a dynamic narrator along simple illustrations. Run time 03:42