China During the Song Dynasty, Part 1, 1/3
This video features information about the Song Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Liu Song Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝; pinyin: Sòng Cháo; Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao) was a ruling dynasty in China between 960–1279 AD; it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, and was followed by the Yuan Dynasty. It was the first government in world history to issue banknotes or paper money and the first Chi
The Legend Of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Part 3
This video follows the basketball legend from the beginning of his career to the end. During his career with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers from 1969 to 1989, Abdul-Jabbar scored more points than any player in league history and won a record six MVP Awards and six NBA championships. In college at UCLA, he played on three championship teams, and his high school team won 71 consecutive games.
Dan Marino: Football Legend Part 2
This video shows Dan Marino from his College days to his NFL days. Marino is an American Hall of Fame former quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL. The last quarterback of the Quarterback Class of 1983 to be taken in the first round, Marino became one of the most prolific quarterbacks in league history, holding or having held almost every major NFL passing record. He talks about the highs and lows of his career.
Picasso Footage 1881-1973
Authentic video footage of the artist in a short movie. It's so interesting to see the actual artist on film. (0:19)
Pablo Picasso-The Bull In Winter, Part 1 of 7
This film documentary focuses on the last decades of the life and work of the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. Even in his 80s he was turning out a painting a day-these paintings were still contraversial. (9:23)
Jamestown Settlement Discovered - VOA Story
A Treasure Trove of History Long believed washed away, archeologists have found the original Jamestown settlement and are digging up more than they expected. Run time 03:10.
Alexander Graham Bell--Actual Footage
Actual eight-second film of Alexander Graham Bell with family!
Traveling to Ethiopia
A guide to traveling in Ethiopia. History, culture, and historical landmarks in Ethiopia.
Richard III, Ian McKellan
Another great example of the "winter of our discontent" soliloquy. It would provide a great contrast to other versions as it is set during WWII. Be forewarned that the actual soliloquy doesn't begin until 5.33 seconds into the video. This is the beginning of a film. Enjoy the ambience: jazz age music and dancing dignitaries in the ballroom, then a portion of the speech in the men's room. 1995 film, Richard III (8:29)
Macbeth, Part 2 of
Animated cartoon drawings with subtitles. This is an animated version of the great classic by Shakespeare. Animation brings these stories to younger students. It uses Shakespeare's words and has the words at the bottom of the screen. Educators can pause the film to discuss the different passages. Suitable for older middle school and high school students. (7:11)
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.
George Washington Carver - A Short Clip
This is a clip from a film documentary with vintage photographs of the famous scientist.
This video has still rare photos of Marian Anderson. The film has vintage footage of her singing 'Ave Maria' and has footage of her at the Lincoln Memorial. (Amateur video)
Making of Project Genie
Professor Hugh Montgomery (Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance) has interests beyond his groundbreaking research at UCL-- he is also helping to shape the way children view the issue of climate change through Project Genie. Originally conceived of as a storybook to teach schoolchildren about climate change, Project Genie has evolved into an animated film and a curriculum for use in schools. http://www.projectgenie.org.uk/
Chinese Culture part 2: Northern Chinese nomads
This film is a continuation of the series. I shows the nomads of Northern China who raise reindeer in the woods. (Caution: There is a 4-5 second scene of a reindeer giving birth.) This culture is one of the few left in the nomadic ways.
Florence Nightingale, BBC Clip
Short BBC film clip about the famous nurse as told through her letters and journals.
Florence Nightingale--Statue in London
This is a brief film showing the statue honoring the soldiers that Florence Nightingale aided as well as a statue honoring her in London.
Ray Charles-The Birth Of Soul
Clips from a film documentary about Ray Charles. (color and black-and white)
Ray Charles Documentary
Excellent film documentary about Ray Charles featuring a wonderful interview with a 'Raelette'.