Duck for President by Doreen Cronin Campaign Video
This short, clever video is patterned after campaign videos of American politicians: "Duck for President. Left wing, right wing, a fresh bill on capital hill." It promotes the book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin. Colorful, with male narrator and music. Cronin and illustrator Betsy Lewin won a Caldecott honor from the American Library Association for a previous picture book collaboration. (0:50)
Vietnam War - The Impact of Media
Vietnam War - "The Impact of Media" explores in detail the 'media distortions' due to television's misrepresentations during the Vietnam War. It rebuts the view promoted by PBS 's 13-part documentary series, "Vietnam: A Television History". The rebuttal also applies to "The Ten Thousand Day War" series. "The Impact of Media" is a must-see for historians and politicians alike. The late president Ronald Reagan lauded this rebuttal video when he watched it and said that it's "something all American
This video shows footage of WWII and it is accompanied by music. It shows effects of the Atomic Bombs and you can also hear some of the politicians of the time giving part of their speeches.
The Policy-Making Cycle
This video is accompanied by text. "Political socialization is the process by which people learn and form opinions about government and politics. This process typically begins at home, where children overhear their parents talking about political issues, concerns, and politicians. Most people can probably recall a time when they heard their parents or other adults praising or ranting about a politician. The things that are said, both good and bad, influence how young minds perceive government an
Valentine's Day Song
The video starts by counting 10 hearts, then sings a valentine song to the tune of "One Little Indian." Hearts are on a felt board while the teacher sings. Various shapes are also taught between the song.This video is really great for small children to catch on to.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Video discusses the electromagnetic spectrum. It starts with the various wave lengths and where visible light is found. Visible light is represented by only 1 inch on an electromagnetic scale of over 2,000 miles.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
The electromagnetic spectrum allows physicists to classify different types of electromagnetic waves on the basis of their wavelengths and frequencies. What determines the wavelength and frequency of a given wave and distinguishes one wave on the spectrum from another is the amount of energy each wave carries -- specifically, the level of energy in the photons of each. This video segment adapted from FRONTLINE explores the different types of radiation represented by electromagnetic waves and how
Women in Politics
A three minute video highlighting some of the most important women in American politics. Needs more background to be of more value. Just a selection of sound bites, but good insights.
Paris Peace Conference - 1919
The video shows footage of the time. You can see who the leaders of the peace conference were and what they wanted. There are images of destroyed cities. The main aims of the winners are listed. Wilson's suggestions are explained. Post war politics in Germany is explained and the role of communism. There is reference to the way in which the leaders drew the map of Europe anew. There is a map shown. There is an account of the main terms of the The Treaty of Versailles.
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
Route of a Bill Through Congress
A bill is a piece of legislation that has been proposed but has not been passed. Bills come from many sources, such as politicians, private citizens, special interest groups, and the president. However, only members of Congress have the right to introduce a bill for consideration. While Congress is in session for a two-year term, its members introduce between 10,000 and 11,000 bills. However, Congress passes only around five or six percent of the bills that are introduced. (Video is narrated wit
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
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...
Personification Examples in Literature
Personification examples used by politicians, ministers, etc. The video has recordings by the actual individuals using personification, so you may have to adjust your sound as the recording levels vary. For fourth-grade students and older.
Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Artemis, Apollo, Athena, Hephaestus, Ares, Aphrodite, Hermes, Hestia (and Dionysus) are all described briefly in this video. There is greek music in the background while we statues of the Gods and Goddesses on the screen and text descriptions of what they represented.
The 12 Gods of Olympus
The 12 Gods of Olympus represented a single concept: nature, in all its phases and each god or goddess was associated with one or more of the powers of nature. This video shows pictures and text on the screen that describe each of these Olympians in great detail. Though the text moves somewhat quickly, it shares excellent information. Use your pause button if necessary.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate of 1858
This video is accompanied by text. "The Dred Scott case played a pivotal role in the 1858 Illinois senate race and in the 1860 presidential election. Eyeing Stephen Douglas’s seat in the Senate, Abraham Lincoln challenged the incumbent to a series of debates. The two politicians differed in almost every respect. Lincoln, a tall and lanky Republican with a high-pitched voice, relied on his wit and integrity to provide a comforting sense of sincerity. Douglas, meanwhile, was a short, barrel-ches
Dred Scott Decision - "Slaves are not Citizens"
This video is accompanied by text. "The controversy surrounding the Kansas-Nebraska Act affected the 1856 Democratic presidential nomination. Party members vetoed the selection of two prominent figures involved with the act—Stephen Douglas and Franklin Pierce. Rather, delegates elected James Buchanan, a Pennsylvania lawyer not connected with the Kansas-Nebraska affair. Therefore, Democratic leaders believed he was safe from Republican scrutiny.
Buchanan sailed to an easy victory over Rep
U.S. Child Labor 1908-1920
A look at child labor in the early 20th century in the United States as represented through the photography of Lewis W. Hine. The film documents the use of child labor in industry. No audio. Run time 09:22
The History of Political Parties, by Eric O'Keefe
Sam Adams Alliance & Foundation Chairman and CEO Eric O'Keefe talks about how political parties and individual politicians were once accountable to the people.