Wildlife in India
Check out this terrific short video from explore.org on the wildlife in
India. The animals face the threat of extinction, and the anti-poaching
laws are not being truly enforced. Some, however, are doing great work
in attempting to reverse the destruction and protect India’s wildlife.
“People for Animals” is one such great organization, and the explore
team of explore.org filmed this inspirational short film.
Carl Sagan: The great library of Alexandria.
A ten minute video that recreates the library and its role as the center of all learnng at that time. The first research institute, the library was vital to human learning and it encouraged some of the greatest minds in all history. Students need word list to watch this and it could result in some great essays about which person who studied here is the most important. A valuable asset. Startling facts that could encourage an appreciation for those who worked and contributed to this library.
Newton and Leibniz sprint for the calculus. Winning the longest race in scientific history -- more than 2000 years, from the Golden Age of Greece to the end of the seventeenth century in Europe -- Newton and Leibniz arrived at the conclusion that differentiation and integration are inverse processes. Their exciting intellectual discovery, dramatically rerun to reflect the times, ended i
Vincent van Gogh - Gauguin Pays a Visit
Initially, it seemed like a good idea for Paul Gauguin to paint with Vincent van Gogh (in October of 1888). His working visit, however, lasted just two months.
In this clip, from the award-winning film Lust for Life, Kirk Douglas (as Vincent) and Anthony Quinn (as Gauguin) recreate scenes of the artists in Arles.
Pablo Picasso-The Bull in Winter, Part 7 of 7
This film documentary focuses on the last two decades of the life and work of the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. In 1988 one of his paintings went for one million one hindred and fifty thousand. In 1986 some of his paintings were on display in a museum in Spain.
The Life of Henri Matisse
In this clip learn about Henri Matisse who was a French painter in the 20th century. He was famous for beginning the fauvist movement. This clip explores the life of this contemporary of Picasso with tips from a successful artist and history teacher. (2:16)
What it Means to be Canadian
This is a clip of a school geography project. In the video a student gives his perspective on what it means to be Canadian and discusses Canadian population, political geography, Canadian health care, sports, and other useful information and images of maps of Canada and Canadian geography. He talks about the history of Canada as a story with drawn illustrations.
Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye: The Science of Materials
Everything around us is made out of some kind of material, and there are many different types--metals, woods, and plastics--and many varieties of each. In the program, Bill Nye shares the history and technology of some of the most common materials we encounter. Many are the building blocks of our homes, buildings, cars, toys, and furniture. Without them, our lives would be significantly different.
Great Inventions - Wheel
Information about the invention of the wheel. The video discusses the history of the wheel and how it has been used throughout history sparking the Industrial revolution.
A seven minute video that offers a biographical view of Arron Burr. Aaron Burr was a colorful character. He was vice president to Thomas Jefferson but was is better known for his duel with Alexander Hamilton and his trial for treason against the United States. There are lots of little known facts presented in this presentation. A very worthwhile video that even takes Burr's history into the separation of powers and executive powers.
Nina Jablonski Breaks the Illusion of Skin Color
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors and pigmentations are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that's because he did not have access to NASA. Nina Jablonski is author of Skin: A Natural History, a close look at human skin’s many remarkable traits: its colors, its sweatiness, and the fact that we decorate it. Run time 14:46.
Chanting and enchanting animals - Chap. 2/6
Ecuador as a country has among the largest diversity of frog and toad species in the world. Discover through this film the fascinating world of frogs in Ecuador: their night life, when thousands of love-stricken males get together and sing at mating time; their birth and transformation from beings of water to beings of dry lands; their survival tricks and mysterious ways of life; their importance in the discovery of medicines; and their great variety of beautiful patterns and colors, discover th
This is a video about Aristotle. He is the Greek philosopher and
scientist whose thought determined the course of Western intellectual
history for two millenia. This is Part 2 of 3
Wolf Rescue at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Amanda travels to Divide, Colorado to learn about reestablishing the
wolf population in the Southwest. She learns about the history of the
wolf and hears the sound of the wolf pack as they bid her good-bye.
The Great American West
Director Reed Smoot's account of frontier settlement. This account is based on excerpts from diaries and letters. This snippet covers a broad and vast portion of American history.
History of Ground Hog's Day
Ever wonder about the history of Groundhog day. Here it is. It is rather interesting, religiously-rooted description with modern music. (Amateur video)
Is it possible for distant galaxies to be moving away from us faster than the speed of light? And if it is would it be possible for us to see them? Surprisingly the answer to both questions is a resounding YES. How is that possible? How can something travel faster than the speed of light? Today we will try and paint an accurate picture of the Universe based on the Lambda-Cold-Dark-Matter model, which is the best cosmological model today. Once we have painted that picture, the answers to our ques
An Introduction to Christianity as a World Religion
A recorded speech from Dr. David Perrin, of St. Jerome's University in Waterloo, Ontario, who explains what Christianity is, its history and its beginnings. It is only recorded on one channel, so it comes out your left speaker only. As well, there is a biography of Dr. Perrin superimposed over his image from 1:37 to 2:37 on the video.