African Americans in the American Civil War
A seven minute video that shows the history of the African American soldiers in the Civil War. The Buffalo soldiers made up twenty percent of the total number of soldiers that were involved in the Union.
The Civil War
From the secession of the South to Lee's surrender at Appomatox, this film uses modern and period images as well as battle reenactments to highlight the key points of the American Civil War. This is a 15 minute video. A good video that shows some of the causes of the war and the major battles. A good overview. Best used with map so students can understand the locations better.
The Shakers - A Retrospective
According to The New Yorker Magazine, this is the definitive film on the Shaker movement.The Shakers are America's oldest and most successful experiment in communal living. This film traces the growth, decline
Puritan Family of Early New England
This film highlights daily life in a very early new england colonial village. It includes scenes of hunting, fishing, cooking, farming, and more. Video production is old but information is good. Run time 10:00.
A review of the history Pony Express. Produced by a student - but many good details included.(Amateur video)
Ellis Island (pt. 2)
Pictures and brief history of the people who came to Ellis Island. Awesome pictures.
Ancient Warriors - The Spartans; 1/3
This documentary video is a history of Spartan soldiers and is suitable for high school students. (Note: The video is purposely blurred in the beginning for effect.)
Ancient Warriors - The Spartans 2/3
This segment starts with the importance of the shield in the Spartan army. This documentary video is a history of Spartan soldiers and is suitable for high school students.
Ancient Warriors - The Spartans 3/3
This segment starts with a battle re-enactment of the Spartan army. This documentary video is a history of Spartan soldiers and is suitable for high school students.
The Lord of the Rings: In the Fifties
This video is about how early Sci-Fi fans and critics fell in love and hate with J.R.R. Tolkien. There's This segment is from the indie film RINGERS LORD OF THE FANS.
THE GRAPES OF WRATH — ReThink Review
This is a review of THE GRAPES OF WRATH and the the Oscar-winning 1940 film directed by John Ford and based on John Steinbeck's classic novel. The reviewer makes comparisons about between the story set in the 1930's and modern times.
The Grapes of Wrath
This short film created for an English project shows scenes from the very end of the novel, The Grapes of Wrath. This is a dramatization based on the novel.
Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address, Part I
The film shows Reagan taking the Oath of Office first; his inaugural speech follows.
JK Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 of 2
Imagine J.K. Rowling reading from her acclaimed series to YOU! Get your book and read along. J.K. Rowling, seated in a large wooden chair, reads to an enthusiastic crowd of fans from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the Natural History Museum in London. Part 1 of 2 (9:41)
J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 of 2
J.K. Rowling continues reading to an enthusiastic crowd of fans from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the Natural History Museum in London. Part 2 of 2 (9:41)
Sidewalks TV: Bridge to Terabithia Author and Producer
Host Cindy Rhodes interviews author Katherine Paterson and producer David Paterson about the Walt Disney Pictures / Walden Media film, Bridge to Terabithia. Katherine Paterson talks the inspiration for the story and the making of the movie based on her book.
Robert F. Kennedy's Statement on Dr. King's Death
Amid the tragedy of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, an extraordinary moment in U.S. political history occurred as Robert F. Kennedy, younger brother of slain President John F. Kennedy, broke the news of King's death to a large gathering of African Americans in Indianapolis, Indiana. That evening Robert Kennedy
Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? Part 10
This is Part 10 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. This last segment ends with part of Martin Luther's King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The film includes vintage images from that time period. Suitable for middle school students and older.
History of Israel 1920 present day
This video Nutshell describes the history of Israel from 1920 till the present day from an Israeli point of view. No narration but good use of maps and computer graphics to show the history of Israel.
History of Jerusalem - Pt. 1 of 4
History of Jerusalem - Crescent And The Cross - Muslim and Christian. The video is of professional quality and re-enacts the first Crusade.