Rhodin - Fear of Death - monument
Discusses Rhodin's first scupture the Fear of Death statue-modeled after an event in medieval French history. It also discusses the parts of the scene and the meanings of the body positions.
Venus de Milo - ancient Greek statue
Video about Venus de Milo-the history of it being found, the missing pieces, and a discussion of the artistic points of the scuptor's work. Venus was created maybe 130 BC by an unknown artist. The torso has ideal proportions. It also states how the statue ended up in the Louvre in Paris.
Gravel Springs Mississippi Fife and Drum Music Traditions
A compelling and award-winning portrait of Othar Turner, his music and their role in the Gravel Springs community. The film not only demonstrates how to make a cane fife, but also gets to the heart of both Turner and his fife and drum music as he's shown performing at an annual Fourth of July picnic. Quick cuts between dancing band members and the rhythmic movements of Turner's family going about their daily chores capture the mounting excit
The History of Horses
Horses have been important to humans for thousands of years, not only for transportation, but also friendship. Horses are highly social, live in herds, feed on grass and use sheer speed to escape predators. This clip from National Geographic briefly tells the history of the horse. Run time 03:11.
The Legend Of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Part 2
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.
Pablo Picasso-The Bull in Winter, Part 2 of 8
This film documentary focuses on the last decades of the life and work of the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. (8:01)
Fun Science Projects for Children : Ingredients for Film Canister Rockets
Making rockets in real life is easy; find out what ingredients and materials are needed to make a film canister rocket in this free video from science expert Karen Weisman. This is a fun project, and instructions are shown clearly in this video.
Wright Brothers--Actual Footage of Flight
Here is brief actual footage of the Wright Brothers and their demonstration of their first flight. Because of the era, this is a silent film. Run time 01:29.
This is a segment tracing the history of human flight. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solver
Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 18 of 18)
Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. (10:00)
This video shows a treasure trove of history long believed washed away.
Archeologists have found the original Jamestown settlement and are
digging up more than they expected in this clip.
A video of a brief history of France. Well presented with many pictures.(Amateur video) It is a little disjointed but still informative.
Le Voyage Dans la Lune
The first science fiction movie, based on a story by Jules Verne. Called "Voyage to the Moon" in English, it was created by George Melies in 1902. The film is from France and is about a small group of scientists that travel to space on a rocket to get to the moon. Originally, this was a silent film, but this film has a narration which explains what is happening to modern viewers. (11:48)
An American Cowboy: Interview with Bob Norris, T-Cross Ranch
Allison travels to Pueblo, Colorado to interview a real cowboy. She talks to Bob Norris from the T Cross Ranch about quarter horses, ranch life and what it's like to be a cowboy. (Professionally produced video with both history and present-day information.)
This video is a documentary telling the story of the Jews in the 20th Century. The video introduces the uniqueness of Jewish history in the 20th century within the context of world history.
How is the Internet changing language today?
This video shows part of an interview with David Crystal. He answers the question "How is the Internet changing language today? He makes reference to the way in which other advances in communications have changed the language along history. (4:06)
History, culture, facts about Germany. Also a short lesson on basic German words. This video is a student's geography project. A live concert in Germany at the end of the video. (Amateur video)
Richard III by William Shakespeare, Part 3 of
This animated version of the great classic by Shakespeare brings his words to life. 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. (7:20)
Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Part 3 of
Animated cartoon with subtitles. This is an animated version of the great classic by Shakespeare brings his words to life. 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. (9:45)
Julius Caesar; Part 2 of
This is an animated cartoon, with subtitles. BBC 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. Violence. Suitable for older middle school and high school students. (9:32)