Semitic Empire: The Akkadian Empire
A very in-depth look at the first empire in the Fertile Crescent area. It is not narrated so the viewer must read the text that accompanies the pictures of artifacts. The maps used with the colors showing the spread of the empire through modern day Iraq and the rest of the Middle East are helpful in giving perspective to the history of the area.
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Project for AP World History 2009 Music by Tool Video and Images Taken from: The Discovery Channel Howstuffworks.com History.com It discusses imperialism (mainly in Africa)and how it started.
Timeline of History of England (1120-1235)
A timeline of the history of England from 1120-1235. There are few pictures and music is playing in the background as the screen flashes dates and events in England's history.
The Big Book of Gross Stuff: Making Distinctions!
Bart King, a longtime middle school teacher, began writing to get reluctant readers hooked on books. The Big Book of Gross Stuff explores the international standards of grossness, while delving into history and science. This trailer introduces the book. Visit http://ultragross.blogspot.com for more gross stuff! (:42)
Chinese Civilization - Bronze Age, Part 2, 3/3
This video is suitable for older middle school or high school students and offers a history of the Bronze Age. "The Bronze Age is regarded as the second part of a three-age system for prehistoric societies, though there are some cultures that have extensive written records during their Bronze Age" (Bronze Age, Wikipedia, 2009).
Canadian POW during WW 2
A video presentation showing a Brief History of the Canadian Pioneers Of War's experience during WW 2 (Amateur video with music and lots of text and pictures)
The History of Print
A photo collage history of print, the printing press, and journalism. No narration. This was made for a project for UC Santa Cruz Performative Technologies.
Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World
Students in grades 3-12 spend eight-1/2 hours daily using media. (Generation M., Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010) Filmmaker/George Lucas Educational Foundation chair George Lucas thinks it's time to change "English" class into "Communication" class. National Association for Media Literacy Education members believe, "By learning to skillfully interpret, analyze, and create messages, media literacy empowers people to be both critical thinkers and creative producers of messages using image,
The History of American-Antislavery Movement
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. The Antislavery Movement is explored in American
literature before, during, and after the civil War.
Cook Islands - Traditions of Oceania in the Pacific Rim
This is a non-narrated film about some of the native activities on the Cook Islands. It has music in the background but, unless you have discussed the topic, the video is merely entertaining.
The Census in the Constitution: Anderson
Margo Anderson, a professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, talks about how the United States originally took a census.
A Right For A Reason (Lobbyists)
Why lobbying - the right to petition government for redress of grievances, is such an important and fundamental right in a properly functioning democracy. This video is of good quality and traces the right to petition for redress and the many times that has been taken away in world history.
Humorous phases of funny faces
Blackton (with only his arm showing on film) "draws" a series of funny faces, including a line drawing of two faces, a man with an umbrella, a line drawing of two faces in profile, a clown, faces of "Coon and Cohen," the profile of a seated man, and a bottle of Medoc. This video is from the Library of Congress Collection.
Appearing: Frank Baldwin (Steele Ayers, the bandmaster), Fred W. Boardman, William Cushing, Ad. Dorsch, E.P. Brown, J.F. Boardman, George Goddard, E.F. Balch, Paul Pfarr.
Camera, William Heise.
Duration: 0:20 at 30 fps. 1894
According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film featured the cast of the musical burlesque, "A milk white flag," by Charles Hoyt. Sometime after the farce's New York premiere on Oct. 8, 1894, its cast traveled to the Edison studio and appeared i
Buffalo Bill's wild west parade
The film shows a parade down Fifth Avenue, New York. In the foreground many children, both black and white, can be seen following alongside the parade. The participants in the parade include cowboys, Indians, and soldiers in the uniform of the United States Cavalry on horseback and riding horse-drawn coaches. Buffalo Bill can be seen on horseback, lifting his hat to the crowd [Frame: 1397].
Photographed April 1, 1901. Location: Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.
The skyscrapers of New York
This melodrama was filmed during the actual construction of a skyscraper in New York City, and includes several scenes of real work crews:. The story involves a construction foreman who fires one of his crew for fighting, which leads the disgruntled employee to steal. He causes the blame to be put on the foreman, who is finally exonerated when the thief is exposed. All of this conflict is woven in and around the actual construction of the building as the work is in progress. There is even one sc
An Evening with Oliver Stone: Dialogue on Classic Filmmaking
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone discusses his recent film "Alexander" with UC Berkeley dean and professor of classics Ralph Hexter. Stone speaks to the lure, the responsibility, and the challenges inherent in his role as filmmaker. The evening's dialogue centers on representing ancient history and society to a broad modern audience. Oliver Stone has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards as a screenwriter, director, and producer, winning the Oscar three times, twice for Directing and o
Megan Follows: The Many Mauds: The Life and Times of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1996)
Megan Follows, the actress who played Anne in the "Anne of Green Gables" movies, talks about Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the books on which the movies are based. The actress details her intellectual, emotional and psychological empathy with the author in the historical period in which Ms. Montgomery lived: L.M. Mongomery "allowed a child to have a voice that was of equal importance to the grownups around her." Photos of the author, clips of animated film and live action film base
Native American Portraits
This is a video of portraits of the Famous Native Americans of History: Powhatan, Pontiac, Tecumsah, Sequoiya, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Geronimo, Joseph, Jack, and others. Music is "Mountain" Apache Song & Drogo's Pan Ethnic Quintet.