The Political Economy of the Cold War
At its heart the Cold War was a competition between two economic systems. Despite having in common a "military-industrial complex", they were profoundly different in the degree of freedom they offered their citizens, the living standards they were able to achieve and the pace of technological innovation they could sustain. In this first lecture, Niall Ferguson compares and contrasts the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War and asks how far the outcome of the Cold War was economical
Monroe: Era of Good Feelings?
James Monroe - Learn about the presidency of James Monroe and the Monroe Doctrine. Despite a relatively easy presidency, Monroe created much controversy during his time in the office based on the issue of slavery. The Missouri Compromise discussed.
Meet the Artist: Terry Gilliam-Introduction to "Tideland"
Filmmaker Terry Gilliam introduces his latest film "Tideland", 2006. Described by Gilliam as 'Alice in Wonderland meets Psycho' and based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, "Tideland" depicts the world of Jeliza-Rose, a place where fireflies have names, squirrels talk, and the heads of four dolls, long since separated from their bodies, keep her company. "Tideland" opens nationwide on November 8.
The 15 Amendment
A vague explanation without any history or cause and effect. At best a brief introduction.
A Day in History episode about the ratification of the Constitution and other events that occured on June 21
Red Ribbon Week History
Ribbon Week history done with sign language using subtitles. Should interest the students both on content and method. (0:55)
Brief History of the Internet from 1964 from 2007. (1:56)
Pablo Picasso-The Bull in Winter, Part 3 of 7
This film documentary focuses on the last two decades of the life and work of the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. (9:01)
Pablo Picasso-The Bull in Winter, Part 6 of 7
This film documentary focuses on the last two decades of the life and work of the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. (9:16)
How to Make Warhammer Game Board
This four minute video shows how to make these boards in a step-by-step fashion. Of value to those students who are into this game, but also of value to teachers who would like to extend the study of military history into actually having the students make their own battle fields.
This short film shows how inventors have changed our world. Run time 02:00.
History of the Internet From Beginning to 2001
This video offers a history of the internet from inception to 2001. (4:36)
Extreme Sheep LED Art
A fun video showing what happens when you put LEDs on sheep in a field and film it. Dogs are used to move the sheep. A bit of fluff, pun intended.
How to Conduct an Orchestra
This is the first of four tutorials about conducting an orchestra for the purpose of recording a music soundtrack. The sound quality is a bit hard to understand for some students. Includes how to put music on film as well. A must watch for conducting an orchestra.
In this film Maya talks about being abused from age 7 to 13. (Caution should be used.) She stopped speaking for years because of it. Informative documentary with still photos and interview footage. (Amateur video)
Climb the Green Ladder: how sustainability can make you and your company more successful
What strategies can individuals within organisations use to make their organisation more successful and sustainable? Ed Gillespie is the co-founder and creative director of Futerra Sustainability Communications. Futerra arose from the frustration of its co-founders, in the late 1990’s, with the unsophisticated communications around sustainable development, and the dull and worthy messaging of corporate social responsibility. Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for Science, Technol
The Chinese Culture Part 1: The Siberian natives
This film is a BBC production. It gives the viewer a look at the culture of the Chinese people who live north of The Great Wall. While it is not long on detail, the film itself is well done and very watchable.
Chinese Culture part 4: The Taklamakan Desert/The Silk Road
This film is a continuation of the BBC film series about China and the Great Wall. This one shows the wall at its least well kept, a beautiful fort built in the middle of the desert and the way that silk is made.
Chinese Culture part 5: The Taklamakan Desert and the oasis Turpan
This film describes the life in the Taklamakan Desert, discusses the value of camels, shows the lush beauty of the Turpan oasis and even shows the red-tailed gerbil!
This video is about the history of Haiti and the dire situation in the country. Presented by Mike Wilson's (project director at Cross) view of the situation.