Vice-Presidents to 2007
This slideshow of still photos and music accompany the information in this video.
President James Buchanan
Why Buchanan is ranked as a poor president as Buchanan fails to keep the union from splitting before the Civil War
Examples of chalk Art
This video is set to music and it shows photographs of chalk art on sidewalks. (1:42)
Trace, Color and Create your own Sidewalk Art
This video shows how easy and fun making sidewalk art for kids is. Trace around a person to get an outline. Use different colors of chalk to fill in the outline and add details. (2:51)
How to tell time in Italian
This video teaches how to ask the question "What time is it?" and then how to answer. The 24 hour clock is explained as well as how to express a.m. or p.m. times. All the explanations are in English (audio and written). The speaker is native Italian.
Chester Arthur Biography, Part I
A segment on Chester Arthur from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard'. One of the many interesting mysterious facts is that Chester Arthur may not have been a U.S. citizen, yet he was President of the United States.
William McKinley Taking Oath
Amazing actual footage of McKinley taking the oath for the second time in 1901! (He would be assassinated within six months. (No sound)
Warren Harding's era
The 1920s were dominated by the administrations of three Republican presidents: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. Elected in 1920 on a "return to normalcy" platform, Warren G. Harding was a hearty, kind, easy-going man—too kind and easy-going to be a good president. He found it difficult to refuse any requests his friends made of him. In addition, Harding was less gifted intellectually than a president ought to be. He admitted this weakness when he said, "I am a man of limited talents from a smal
Herbert Hoover Biography
Biography of Herbert Hoover with narration and carefully-chosen still photos.
Computer Animated Moon Orbiting Earth
This is a very short video of a computer generated moon and Earth. The video demonstrates how the moon orbits Earth in relation to Earth's equator. This would be helpful to show students how the moon orbits Earth. No audio. Run time 10 seconds.
Rhodin - Fear of Death - monument
Discusses Rhodin's first scupture the Fear of Death statue-modeled after an event in medieval French history. It also discusses the parts of the scene and the meanings of the body positions.
Auguste Rodin Documentary, Part 8 of 9
WARNING: Several representations of nude bodies. This is a black-and-white and color documentary on the life and work of Auguste Rodin.
Rodin lived from 1840-1917 and was a French sculpter, traditionally schooled. His work was publically criticized during his lifetime.
Dan Phillips Phoenix Commotion Paradigm (2 of 3)
Dan Phillips of Huntsville, Texas is a catalyst for a new
way of building houses for low-income populations out of recycled building materials.
His organization, Phoenix Connection, has brought back homesteading for many
poor people to increase security, pride of accomplishment, and quality of life,
while saving the environment.
Billie Holiday singing "I wished on the moon"
I wished on the Moon --Billie Holiday 1935
20 year old Billie Holiday sings in a first session with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra on July 2 1935 in New York. Next to Teddy on piano the All Star Band consists of Benny Goodman clarinet, Roy Eldridge trumpet, Ben Webster tenor sax, John Truehart guitar, John Kirby bass and Cozy Cole drums. Jazz promotor John Hammond heard Billie for the first time in New York's Monette club in 1933 and wrote in Melody Maker: "Billie although only 18, she weigh
Billie Holiday singing "Don't Explain"
This version of the song is her singing live. At the beginning of the video you hear her introducing the song. Her nickname "Lady Day" is shown at the beginning of the video. Shows still images of Billie. (2:37)
Nina Simone singing "Feelings" by Neil Simon
This video is Nina singing live at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1976). It shows her personality and genius. (10:27)
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)
John Lee Hooker singing "Hobo Blues"
John Lee Hooker singing live at a 1965 Blues festival. Black and white video(2:43).
The humorous and entertaining Bill Nye the Science Guy segment explains quicksand using a small toy doll. The segment is from the Wetlands episode. Run time 01:15
At The Science Fair: Rules Set to Music
An animated music video designed to introduce middle school children to the science fair. This video goes through the basics necessary for each entry. It does no shw examples, but simply reviews the scientific method in this two minute video.