Ladybug Ladybug Parts of the Body Song - Frank Leto
This animated song is about a ladybug who lands on a boy. The ladybug moves to different parts of the body (head, elbow, thumb, etc.) which are named in the song. The words to the song appear at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted are they are mentioned in the song. Song is call and echo format. Mr. Leto sings and the children echo his words. (2:52)
The Civil War: Part Four the Naval Battles
A great video about how the drive for riches kept Southern vessels from trying to run the blockade during the Civil War. This is about the importance of the navy in the final phase of the war, including the duel between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama, and the Battle of Mobile Bay. Shows Europe's involvement in the Civil War, too. A lot of good material that expands the traditional view of the war. A map of the areas mentioned would be of benefit.
The Carpetbagging Yankees
During Reconstruction, people from the North — some with bad intentions and some with good intentions — headed to the New South, where they were called "carpetbaggers." This video gives an animated example of how the carpetbaggers came to be.
Civil War reenactment: Union occupation and a Confederate soldier goes home, 1865
In this video, a Confederate soldier making his way home at the end of the Civil War is stopped by Union soldiers at a checkpoint, then cooks for them in exchange for a day’s rations. He shows what are in the cooking rations that he has and talks about what he cooks for the Union soldiers.
Reconstruction Begins- Social Issues
This video is accompanied by text. "While Southerners were mourning the loss of their financially lucrative labor source, more than four million former slaves were trying to find their way as freedmen. The majority of the emancipated blacks were illiterate, with limited skills and financial resources..."
The one factor that connected most former slaves was a thirst for religion. Many masters had allowed their slaves to worship beside them, but with the Emancipation Proclamation former sla
This video is accompanied by text. "In the spring of 1865, the Civil War came to an end, leaving over 620,000 dead and a devastating path of destruction throughout the south. The North now faced the task of reconstructing the ravaged and indignant Confederate states. There were many important questions that needed to be answered as the nation faced the challenges of peace:
Who would direct the process of Reconstruction? The South itself, Congress, or the President?
Should the Confede
The Black Codes
This video is accompanied by text. "When Congress convened in December 1865, the legislative members from the newly reconstituted southern states presented themselves at the Capitol. Among them were Alexander H. Stephens--who was the ex-vice-president of the Confederacy--four Confederate generals, five colonels, and several other rebels. After four bloody years of war, the presence of these Confederates infuriated the Congressional Republicans, who immediately denied seats to all members from th
This video is accompanied by text. "A clash between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction was now inevitable. By the end of 1865, Radical Republican views had gained a majority in Congress, and the decisive year of 1866 saw a gradual diminishing of President Johnson’s power..." (Professionally produced material with scholarly ideas and arguments.)
In June of 1866, the Joint Committee on Reconstruction determined that, by seceding, the southern states had forfeited “a
The End of Reconstruction - Impeachment of Johnson
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1867, the political battle between President Johnson and Congress over southern Reconstruction came to a confrontation. The Radical Republicans in Congress were not content with curbing Johnson’s authority by overriding his vetoes--they wanted to remove him altogether. Under the laws of the time, removing Johnson meant that Ben Wade, the president pro tempore of the Senate, would become president.
While many considered Johnson to be an inadequate pr
This video is accompanied by text. "In the election of 1868, General Ulysses S. Grant, the most popular northern hero to emerge from the Civil War, became president. Grant ran on the Republican ticket with the slogan, “Let us have peace” against the Democratic candidate Horatio Seymour. The Republican platform endorsed the Reconstruction policy of Congress, payment of the national debt with gold, and cautious defense of black suffrage. Grant swept the Electoral College with 214 votes, compar
The Failure of Reconstruction
Despite gaining their freedom, African-Americans face struggles in the years after the Civil War includes amendments 13,14,15 and other political acts during that time. Explains problems that occured after Reconstruction ends.
Education and Temperance Reform are part of this professionally-produced video. Horace Mann, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Maine Laws are all part of the video.
Italy: Arts and Culture in Florence
This 2:27 long video shows the Renaissance period in Florence, Italy with images of architecture and art made during this time period. The video does show the statute of David and thus may be offensive to some.
President George Washington, Part V
Animated biography of the life of President George Washington. This Discovery Education video is aimed at school children.
The Death of President Roosevelt
The Death of President Roosevelt - Learn of the Sudden Death of the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (05:55) This video shows a lot of vintage footage of Nazi death camps and is NOT intended for younger viewers.
1960 - Kennedy Campaign ad from Nixon Debate
Campaign television ad
Counting By Twos Song
This animated video will help children learn to count by twos. The lyrics repeat themselves several times. The monkey characters count to 100 while the numbers are displayed on the screen. Some of the lyrics include "We're gonna count by two's. Me and you. All numbers will be even. That's just what we do". (2:53)
How to Install a Graphics Card
There are a few reasons you might want to upgrade your graphics or video card. If you are into gaming, run duel monitors or have updated to a high resolution monitor you might want to upgrade. This video discusses how to find the graphics card, how to choose a graphics card, and how to install it. (2:46)
NEA's Read Across America
Read Across American kick-off video for the March 2, 2011 event. This is a promotional to minute video, but it does give a background to why the Day is celebrated and its importance. May be slow loading.
How a Computer CD Rom Works
This is a very brief (00:26) video that has information about how a Computer CD-ROM works.