President Jackson: Cherokees, Tariffs and Nullification
A brief look at Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act of 1830 is the subject of this three minute video. It tells the way the Act was fought by the tribe and they were backed by the Supreme Court. Jackson ignored this and thousands of Native Americans died in the Trail of Tears episode. The Nullification Act is also explained as the South starts to fight the Constitution and start steps resulting in the Civil War at a later date.
Personification (Mr. Plant, How are You?)
Short stop-motion video created by middle school students in the collaborative stop-motion project known as The Longfellow Ten. (01:03)
Personification Examples in Literature
Personification examples used by politicians, ministers, etc. The video has recordings by the actual individuals using personification, so you may have to adjust your sound as the recording levels vary. For fourth-grade students and older. (03:49)
Students created this video learning tool and there are several good examples of personification on this video. There is no commentary. There are sentence examples--one after the other. The subject being personified is one color and the personification is another color. For fourth-grade students and older. (02:45)
This video offers personification examples by Abigail Ledman. There is no commentary, just music and sentence examples underscored by appropriate images. For fourth-grade students and older.
Personification in Music
This video instructor uses popular songs to demonstrate how personification is used in songs. The personification examples are underlined in the songs to identify them. An educator could challenge the students to look for other examples of personification in the songs that they listen to. This video is suitable for middle school and high school students. (03:04)
This student made video teaches all about personification including how to use it, when to use it, and some examples. (02:41)
What is Personification?
The narrator in this video explains what personification is and offers examples to help the viewer understand. (01:22)
Awesome Alliteration by Amazing American Academians
Here you will find a slide show video put together by early elementary students to give examples of alliteration. The slides give clear and examples of how to use alliteration. Some of children's narration is garbled and the video quality is fair. Worth a look at the children's work. (2:52)
Workers Strikes in the Gilded Age
This video is accompanied by text. "The end of the nineteenth century saw the most contentious and violent labor conflicts in the history of the nation. Between 1881 and 1900, approximately 23,000 strikes occurred, involving over six million workers. Unfortunately, in about half of the strikes the laborers gained nothing, and in the other half they were only able to elicit meager or modest gains. Bloody confrontations wracked the railroad, steel, and mining industries, often requiring interventi
The Squalid Side of the City
This is a video accompanied by text. "The population explosion and modern inventions turned the city, once friendly and familiar, into an impersonal megalopolis that segregated Americans by race, ethnicity, and social class. City residents discovered that with growth and advancement came grim consequences. Between 1866 and 1915, more than 25 million foreigners left their homelands for the United States. Millions of newcomers had little money, a limited understanding of the English language, and
Participial Phrases Set Off by Commas
In this video, the instructor explains what participial phrases are and provides examples of sentences with participial phrases. In his explanation, he also addresses clauses.
Cold War: McCarthyism - part 1/5
1947 - 1953 Following Stalins domination of Eastern Europe and the loss of China, American democracy falls victim to anti-communist hysteria, but survives it. Eisenhower is elected President. In the Soviet Union, Stalin reinforces the climate of terror on which his rule is based. When he dies, in 1953, the Soviet people mourn the end of an era.
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1950, as the Red Scare intensified, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy told the Ohio County Republican Women's Club of Wheeling, West Virginia, that the State Department was infested with Communists. He claimed to have a list of 205 names that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party. News of the speech spread quickly across the nation and Republican McCarthy became the talk of Congress..." ( Video is well done and profess
This exceptional six-minute video explains why Daniel Shays decided to lead a rebellion. It goes into detail and provides students with a better picture of how the farmers were treated by the rich bankers. (6:17)
Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty
A cartoon explaining the terms of the treaty, where is was held, and the effect of the treaty on the United States in the form of added land are explained. This is a cartoon and it moves rapidly, so teachers would benefit from having a map of the area to show the students.
The Persian Gulf War: Part 3 - Operation Desert Storm
The Persian Gulf War or Gulf War (also known as the mother of all battles August 1990 28 February 1991) was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition for...
To Live In The 1920's
This is a video with footage and music from the 1920's. It shows different scenes that show how people lived at that time and what fashion was like. There is only background music but no talk.
History of Slavery
Following the arrival of the first captured Africans in 1916, the slavery system in America evolves into a nightmare of abuse and cruelty. This is a fast moving three minute video. It needs maps and other ancillary materials to help with the information mentioned.
Tales of Beedle The Bard Part 5
Audio book from The Tales of Beedle The Bard, written by J.K. Rowling. This is Part 5.