Britain's Black History - Coffee Houses and the Slave Trade
This two minute video is about the growth in popularity of coffee and its connections with black history in Britain and how coffee caused trade and slave concerns.
Admiral Nelson: Death on the HMS Victory
This film is about the death of Lord Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar. It discusses the possibility of Lord Nelson being the target of a French assassin.
The Lost Evidence: Pearl Harbor part 1 of 5
This is the first part of a documentary about The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor. It describes it as one of the great defining moments in history. The documentary shows a three dimensional model of Pearl Harbor and how evidence helped to reconstruct the event. There are first witnesses accounts and a description of how the attack was organized and carried out.
A Christmas Carol
This is the first ten minutes of the 1984 film, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, featuring actors George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Frank Finlay as Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost visits Scrooge to warn him to change his selfish ways before he dies, if he does not wish to become an old ghost in chains.
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Where We Came From
Where We Came From - People have immigrated to Wisconsin for many reasons. Some are "pushed" from their homes because of famines, wars, or poverty. Some are "pulled" to new areas because of greater opportunities, availability of land, and freedom from oppression. Although many Native American citizens' roots may extend through more than two centuries of Wisconsin's history, most of the people who settled Wisconsin were influenced by these push-pull factors. Immigration cycles create ethnic
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Inspired by Wisconsin
Inspired by Wisconsin - People get ideas, thoughts, feelings, and urges to take action or create something from the world around them. Throughout Wisconsin's history, people have responded to the state's environment in a multitude of ways. The state's diverse landscapes have inspired people to pursue both practical and creative endeavors. The Wisconsin landscape has motivated people to become farmers, take political action, write music, create works of art, build cities, and establish wild
Investigating Wisconsin History-Making a Living: Agriculture
Making a Living: Agriculture - While visiting a farm that has been owned by one family since the 1840s, Angie wonders how farming has changed throughout Wisconsin's history. As she investigates, students see a progression from subsistence farming in Wisconsin's presettlement days to large, modern commercial farms. Angie discovers that this progression developed at different times and at different rates in Wisconsin as the agricultural frontier moved slowly across the state. Angie learns that old
Daylight Saving Time
Video describes the history of Daylight Saving Time. The video discusses why daylight saving time happens and when it happens. Shows students how the time change helps conserve. natural resourcesThe animated cartoon and live action video has a quick pace. . (2:56)
This program explores the history of the atom, from the ancient Greeks to the early 20th century, when discoveries by J.J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford created a new crisis for the world of physics.
Viewers journey inside the atom to appreciate its architectural beauty and grasp how atomic structure determines chemical behavior. The history of the discovery of atomic structure is explored. Real world applications of our understanding of the atom are discussed.
Sufferin' Till Suffrage - Song
This is an animated video for a song showing the history of Women's rights. It lists historical events and shows images of the time. There is reference to the role women played in society, what the suffragists demanded and to the 19th amendment.
Suffrage and ERA in brief - An introduction
This is a very short video referring to two relevant parts of the History of Women's Rights. It refers to the 19th amendment and to the Equal Right Amendment.
INDEPENDENCE DAY - English Vocabulary
PART ONE of a lesson in two parts. TOPIC: Independence Day. Vocabulary is presented in the context of U.S. history. Level: intermediate. (Lessons made for ESL students.)
Independence Day Tribute - Mini-History With Vintage Images
This is an excellent video from the GoDaddy website (a hosting service) which is a tribute to America and a mini-history lesson. In the upper right corner of the video, years are displayed as images and English captions are shown. Images of J.F. Kennedy, Reagan's voice, and images of America's accomplishments are included in this tribute. (03:40)
History of Thanksgiving
This video teaches kids about the history of Thanksgiving. In the video an American history authority discusses the origins of the holiday.
History of Thanksgiving
The history of Thanksgiving when the pilgrims celebrated by having food to eat, and giving thanks to the Indians that helped them make it through their first winter in this new land they now call home.(Amateur video)
Thanksgiving is a holiday that is celebrated throughout the United States. The date changed at the beginning of the history of the US but now, we all celebrated on the 3rd Thursday of November each year. (Teacher-made video with slides and narration. The narration is delayed for some reason.)
This video is a photo storybook discussing main events related to the history of Thanksgiving. Classical music accompanies the video while text explaining the events is shown on the screen. Additional information about how Thanksgiving was made an official holiday is given.
The True Meaning of Thanksgiving
This is a documentary short film about the Thanksgiving holiday and the word "THANKSGIVING" and how it came into being. This documentary contains viewpoints of Thanksgiving, mostly Native American.
Christmas unWrapped: The History of Christmas Part 1
This video from the History Channel discusses the origins of Christmas traditions such as the yule log which burned for 12 days, German and Roman traditions, and how the birth of Christ began to be celebrated in the 4th century. It also tells how traditional Pagan traditions were adopted and adapted for the Christian celebration of the Nativity. This series is best suited to high school age students.