Declaration of Independence
On June 7, 1776, Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced to the Continental Congress a resolution: "That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." He further called "for forming foreign Alliances and preparing a plan of confederation." Lee's resolution announced America's break from England, but members of Congress believed a more formal explanation was needed to unify the colonies, secure foreign assistance, and justify their actions to the world.
The Declaration of Independence: Ideas for a New Age
This 17 minute examines the basic principles and concepts set forth in the Declaration of Independence, as well as the American leaders, their ideas and the historical events that resulted in the document. Good details. Best used with a timeline and a word list. Many items need a great deal more explanation, but the video is a good start.
Has video quiz, too.
The Purpose and Intent of the Founders
This video is accompanied by text. "The Bill of Rights guarantees basic human and political rights to Americans. As an addendum to the United States Constitution, the document has evolved in scope through judicial interpretation.
Many states had a Bill of Rights in their own constitution and insisted that the protections be added to the federal document. Two states, North Carolina and Rhode Island, refused to ratify the Constitution until a Bill of Rights was included. Five other states,
The Townshend Duties
History video for high school. "The repeal of the Stamp Act did not end Britain’s plan to tax the colonies. In 1767, Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend proposed enacting new customs duties on the most popular items imported by the colonies. Parliament approved The Townshend duties (also referred to as the Townshend Revenue Act), which taxed a wide variety of imports, including glass, lead, paints, paper, silk, and tea. Unlike the Stamp Act, the new levy was an indirect tax payable a
Declaration of Independence
Congress approves the Declaration of Independence. Watch the voting on the resolution to break ties with England.The document is then read to the public.
The Declaration of Independence
This is the second part of "A Powerful Performance." Here, the
Declaration is read by many popular actors, including Mel Gibson,
Michael Douglas, Whoopi Goldberg, Winona Ryder, and others. To hear it
read with such zeal is very inspiring. Think of this document whenever
you think of the role of government.
The signers of the Declaration of Independence
All 56 of the founding fathers who put their signatures to that historic document July 1776 are in this video along with the state they represented and their...
The Declaration of Independence: Jefferson's Role
The 2nd Continental Congress appointed Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence. Good details about how Jefferson came up with some ideas for the Declaration using theme of an unjust King. Students need to have a copy of this document is go along with the video as well as a timeline of events that resulted in this work.
Declaration of Independence - Set to Music
Michael Greenspan and family have set the first few lines of the Declaration of Independence to music, making it fun and easy to learn a bit of this very important document. Run time 01:30.
Some adjectives in English end in -ing and -ed. When you use this kind of adjective please note that:
Those ending in -ed describe how we feel. e.g. I am tired. She is interested in our plan. They were surprised to hear the news.
Those ending in -ing describe the things that cause us to have these feelings. e.g. This work is tiring. She thinks our plan is interesting.
Instructor does not use a whiteboard. Her instruction is accompanied by captions at the b
Carpentry Skills Contest - Part 2
Carpentry Skills USA contest held at New Market Skills Center in Tumwater, WA January 30, 2010. Live action video of 20 contestants working on projects while judges observe. No narration. Includes photos of the contestants receiving their prizes. (6:11)
Animated cartoon with male narrator, music, sound effects. Rumpelstiltskin is a character in a fairy tale of the same name that originated in Germany (where he is known as Rumpelstilzchen). The tale was collected by the Brothers Grimm, who first published it in the 1812 edition of Children's and Household Tales. It was subsequently revised in later editions until the final version was published in 1857. A fairy tale about a girl who ends up in t
How to Improve Your Math Skills
Excellent video from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for nine years. Mr. Chang discusses how a learner can improve their math skills.
How to Pass the GED
Passing the GED test requires reviewing algebra, geometry and
other basic math skills, keeping up with current events and taking
several practice tests to plan out the timing. This video clip a GED tutor will help to prepare for the GED test and help to ensure a passing grade.
How to Study for a Math Test
To study for a math test, review as much homework as possible, be familiar with the terminology, and do a self-test out of a text book to practice solving math problems. Study for a math test through repetition and practice. The instructor uses a document camera to aide in his lecture.
The Fall of Rome part 3 - Docudrama Series
The third part of the episode that shows how the empire fell. Here conspirators plan what to do to the emperor and to Rome.
Trench Warfare in WW I
This slide presentation is an overview of trench warfare in WWI. It refers to the effects it had on the war and the soldiers involved. At the end, it includes an assignment for students to practice writing a "primary" document.
History of Slavery
Following the arrival of the first captured Africans in 1916, the slavery system in America evolves into a nightmare of abuse and cruelty. This is a fast moving three minute video. It needs maps and other ancillary materials to help with the information mentioned.
Slavery: The Middle Pasage
A very short video that asks the students to explore what enslaved means. Not well done, but the question that is raised could be a good lesson plan starter.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
This video is accompanied by text. "Many Americans believed that a transcontinental railroad would unify the United States by linking eastern and western points of the rapidly expanding nation. Not everyone, however, agreed where the railroad should be built. U.S. minister to Mexico James Gadsden, a Southerner, wanted the route to go through Texas and the New Mexico Territory to the Pacific Ocean. Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois, meanwhile, supported a plan to wind the railroad through Chica