Failsafe - Bay of Pigs Background
Brief history of the events leading up to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
The Story of Television, Part 2 of 2
This is a history of British TV broadcast TV and is suitable for high school students. Slightly pixelated (blurry). Run time 07:30.
The Italians in America
(This is a preview) A fascinating journey through history, from Cristoforo Colombo up to present-day contributions by noteworthy Italians overseas: Rudolph Giuliani, Nancy Pelosi, Mario Cuomo and many other Italian-Americans who have left their mark on the most powerful nation in the world. It is a cinematic voyage full of stories and memories to illuminate new generations as to the sacrifices and efforts of their forefathers in the land across the ocean.
How to Play Croquet
A four minute video that shows the basics of croquet. The terms are explained as well as rules. Good introduction. A bit of history, too.
Friday the 13th
This video looks at the history and meaning behind the most superstitious day on the Calendar, Friday the 13th.
How To Use Colons And Semi-Colons
Stop being confused about colons and semi-colons, and learn how, when,
and why to use them. This film explains the conventional way of punctuation English with colons and semi-colons.
Famous Paintings of Diego Rivera
Famous paintings by Diego Rivera are found on walls all over
Mexico, as he started the Mexican Mural Renaissance in the early 20th
century. Learn about the significance of his artwork from a successful artist and history teacher in this video.
"War of The Century" 15 of 20
This documentary is a comprehensive exploration of World War II and is told through commentary, narration, and vintage film footage. Suitable for high school students.
"War of The Century" 18 of 20
This documentary is a comprehensive exploration of World War II and is told through commentary, narration, and vintage film footage. Discusses what happened to Est Prussian refugees. It discusses the rape of an East Prussian woman. (10:02)
How to Use Hyphens and Dashes
A guide to punctuating your writing using hyphens and dashes. This film
explains the conventional way of punctuating English writing using
hyphens and dashes.
Amazing History of the Telescope
This documentary features the history of the telescope and is suitable for older elementary, middle, and high school students. Run time 11:55.
What is a Telescope?
Mrs. Forsythe gives a very brief history of the telescope and explains the uses of a telescope in clear terms. The sound could be better.
U.S. Immigration policy, a history
A history of America's immigration laws, who changed them, and why. (Amateur video with old film and interviews)
A Brief History of Immigration from Latin America to the US
A brief history of immigration from Latin America made by a professor at Villanova University. This is a well-produced lecture
US Mexican Border - Migration History
History of global migrations and specifically, Mexican migration to the US. To understand the past will help to understand today. (Amateur-ish video of an interview that was done for radio with slides.)
Six Scenes from "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women"
This video features six selections from the American Masters film " Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women." The selections lead viewers through Alcott's life from her childhood through the writing of Little Women. Features interviews with historians, critics, readings from Alcott's writings, and dramatic re-enactments.
Verbs of Action and Movement
This lesson deals with action verbs and their uses in English. There is an introduccion showing a castle and some history of the castle. After minute 3:31 the presenter shows the meaning of many action verbs using body language and you can read the words on the screen. There is a definition of "action" and enumeration of action verbs such as stand up, sit down, scratch, etc.
Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries: Daily Life in Egypt
This video shows how the discover of a community of stone built houses resulted in some important discovers about how the workers in Egypt lived. Good images. Students might benefit from having a map of the area to show its location and its relation to the Nile.
Secret History of the Freemasons (Part 1 of 9)
Discovery Channel video. Secret History of the Freemasons (2007) Part .
Secret History of the Freemasons (Part 2 of 9)
Discovery Channel video. Secret History of the Freemasons (2007) Part 2.