How Does Your Memory Work? Pt.2
Meet a woman who is having her most traumatic memories wiped by a pill, and a man with no memory. This film reveals how these remarkable human stories are transforming our understanding of this unique human ability.
How Does Your Memory Work? Pt.3
See how mental time travel (via our memories) is a critical part of the human experience. Memory gives us the ability to plan and think in abstract ways.
David Bohm on perception
This video takes a deep look at perception. The following claims are made in the interview with the famous physicist David Bohm: Everything in our brains appears as thoughts; Science is primarily engaged in a perceptual exercise; Our thinking process is an extension of our perception.
This video scrolls through paintings by impressionist artists such as Monet, Manet, Degas, and Renoir. Each artist is represented by a variety of their most famous paintings.
Claude Monet - 1840-1926
Edgar Degas - 1834-1917
Pierre August Renoir -- 1841-1919
Vincent Van Gogh -- 1853 - 1890
Edouard Manet - 1832 - 1883
Berthe Morisot - 1841-1895
Joseph M. Willaim Turner - 1775-1851
Presidents' Day - A Tour of Monticello
A three minute video that shows his home in this tour of Monticello.
Thomas Jefferson: A Brief Review
Thomas Jefferson read along style video that goes over his remarkable achievements in this three minute video. Repeats a few times.
Thomas Jefferson won, was the first election where the press played a big role and where the political power was peacefully shifting from one party to another. Very famous address to Federalist mentioned and his actions to curtail government explained.
Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd U.S. President (1801-1809). He was born in the colony of Virginia in 1743. Thomas Jefferson's ideas helped create a new kind of government -- one that cared about people's freedoms and rights. This is a video clip. (Note:This clip has a slightly-biased point of view. Freedom? It is a well-known fact that Jefferson had many slaves.)(1:35)
Jefferson Writes Declaration of Independence (3:43)
Jefferson had motivations for independence. He likes the dreams of the future more than the history of the past. He believed that we would break out of the grasp of Great Britain. Even Jefferson's draft doesn't answer every question.This video raises doubts as to how original it was and the impact of slavery on the first draft. This is a good overview.
This video shows step by step how to assembly the percussion kit and how to hold the mallets/sticks and play some first sounds. (07:30)
Ancient to Contemporary Environmental Art
Beautiful video showing artists who create art with, about and of the earth including contemporary artists (such as Robert Smithson, Andy Goldsworthy, ancient art, Tibetan Monk mandalas set to simple classical music ending with a challenge of "What Can you Create?" (2:36)
Martin Van Buren Photos of Gravesite
Actual still photos of Martin Van Buren's grave. Produced by presidentialgraves.org
The Moon (Part 2)
Second part of the History Channel's TV series "The Universe" from 2007, this 9 minute segment specifically addresses the Moon. Take a look at the specific formations and features of the moon, and learn more about the future plans NASA has for establishing a permanent base on the surface.
Ancient Egypt---3 Tales
This student-made video relays three tales from egyptian mythology. The video is narrated by and for grade schoolers but includes useful information. Run time 06:31.
Out of Egypt: Egypt and Pop Culture
This 2:05 video explains how the culture of ancient Egypt still influences modern culture. The speaker presents a great many reasons why, but nothing specific in terms of leaders or time periods. The presentation gives three major reasons for the Egyptian influence.
The Plural Pronoun Cheer
A cheer about plural pronouns
American Experience: Amelia Earhart
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America's first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Three weeks before her 40th birthday Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and her story became legend. (51:42)
Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 18 of 18)
Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. (10:00)
M.C. Mehta Part 1 of 2
M.C. Mehta is one of India's foremost environmental lawyers. Mehta is a crusader for India's environment, leading the legal fight to clean up
the Ganges, save the Taj Mahal from acid rain, and prevent industrial
companies from polluting ground water. Join Charles Annenberg Weingarten in this fascinating talk with Mehta.
National Bird of India is the Peacock
This video gives a brief look at India's national bird, the peacock and the story of how it inspired the name of a city. Run time 01:01.