Native American History and Andrew Jackson
This program examines how industrialization, immigration, expansion of slavery, and western movement changed the lives of Americans under the presidency of Andrew Jackson. This is a 15 minute video. Good explanations.
Star-Spangled Banner : In This Day in History
In this This Day in History video, the 9/13/1814 writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key is recounted. It was inspired by the British bombing of Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. A fast paced video with little depth, but might be interesting to students if these videos are played on a daily basis.
War of 1812 History Film w/ USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)
Poor audio quality aside, this film uses various drawings to depict the major battles of the War of 1812. Film depicts the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) defeat of the British frigate HMS Guerriere, the USS Consitution defeat of HMS Java, the surrender of USS Chesapeake, the sailing of USS Essex through Pacific waters, and other battles that took place on the Great Lakes. Also included in the film is information on Francis Scott Key writing “The Star Spangled Banner” while watching the bat
The History of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 is a 20 minute video that explains the war
between the United States of America and the British Empire (particularly Great Britain and British North America), lasted from 1812 to 1815. It was fought chiefly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America. Good use of maps. Shows the steps made to evade war before incidents and political actions made it inevitable despite the nations poor preparation.
History of President James Garfield
A short summary of James Garfield's accomplishments and life history. President Garfield was the 20th President of the United States. Teachers have to register (free) to download the video. It highlights his life. Good for history classes who sometimes forget this rather interesting man.
Theodore Roosevelt: A Brief History
Brief history of President Theodore Roosevelt.(Amateur video)
President Coolidge, 1st Presidential Film (1924)
News coverage of President Coolidge as he speaks outside reading from paper notes.
The History of Horses
Horses have been important to humans for thousands of years, not only for transportation, but also friendship. Horses are highly social, live in herds, feed on grass and use sheer speed to escape predators. This clip from National Geographic briefly tells the history of the horse. Run time 03:11.
Fun Science Projects for Children : Ingredients for Film Canister Rockets
Making rockets in real life is easy; find out what ingredients and materials are needed to make a film canister rocket in this free video from science expert Karen Weisman. This is a fun project, and instructions are shown clearly in this video.
Beginning History of Flight
Vintage black-and-white documentary which has actual footage of the Wright Brothers home, their workshop, and their first 12-second 'powered' flight. Run time 06:29.
This is a segment tracing the history of human flight. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solver
History: DaVinci Perfected World's Largest Horse Statue
Leonardo DaVinci conceived, but never finished, the world's largest equine statue. This project failure has puzzled scholars ever since. Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out why this project came to a grinding halt.
History: DaVinci's Outline In The Last Supper?
Did Leonardo DaVinci use his own shadow to create the outline of Jesus in The Last Supper? James Williams speaks with a researcher who has found evidence in Leonardo's manuscripts suggesting that's the case.
Art History Genres : The Life of Johannes Vermeer
The life of Johannes Vermeer consisted of creating relatively small paintings of everyday life that were enhanced through the use of a camera obscura. Learn about Vermeer's artistic life with information from an art historian, critic and curator in this video on art.(2:02)
Expert: Dr. Betty Ann Brown
Bio: Betty Ann Brown is an art historian, critic and curator.
Filmmaker: Jared Drake
History of the Irish Cultural Center
Founded in 1989, the mission of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England (ICCNE), is to promote and organize Irish cultural, educational, sporting and social events. The video aims to teach and promote Irish culture and heritage.
Jewish History and Culture in the 20th Century
This is a video of Jewish History. The Story of The Jewish People in The 20th Century (Introductory video for a much longer video series.)
History of the Liberty Bell
A short, informative, documentary about the LIberty Bell with narration and still photos.
History of Management
Short video which covers four major developments in management theory: Scientific management, Administrative theory, Bureaucracy, and Human relations.(The text is sometimes hard to read.)
Short History of Marketing
This video is an upbeat, animated short history of marketing. It shows how people chose products and brands in the 50's and compares it to today.
Native Americans; An Early History
Excellent film documentary of the early beginning of Native American history.