Burn Baby Burn, French Style?: Roots of the Riots in Urban France
Featured speakers: Loic Wacquant, Department of Sociology, UCB and Tyler Stovall, Department of History, UCB
Lesson 1 Brief Introduction to the Russian Language
Pick up the basic history of Russian in Kazakhstan and its linguistic structure.
Art and Violence
Three Berkeley professors place Botero's "Abu Ghraib" exhibit in historical and artistic context. T.J. Clark is the George C. and Helen N. Pardee Chair, and a Professor of Art History at UC Berkeley. Thomas W. Laqueur is the Helen Fawcett Professor of History at UC Berkeley. Francine Masiello is the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and a member of the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley.
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History of Labor Day
This three minute video shows how Labo(u)r Day started in Canada and was copied in the United States of America. A worthwhile overview, but needs more history before students can understand the drama that this event represents.
Battle of New Orleans, In 1814
Fun pictures to accompany the song written by Johnny Horton's song, the Battle of New Orleans. A good example of what students can do, but beware of copyright laws. This video could be used as an introduction to the battle in history classes.
Video, Interviews, Interactive 9-11 Site
This is an interative site that shows videos of that day from a number of venues. You can select the sites you want to show. Needs more information about what happened before you show this video from the History Channel.
Federation, White Australia policy Australian History Part 1
A video about the White Australian Policy. Authentic film and still pictures are narrated.
History of Australian Prime Ministers
THIS IS A PICTORIAL MONTAGE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTERS. (Amateur video)
A Brief History on SAMOA
Music Artist Lole Usoalii speaks a short and brief history of the motherland "Samoa" which inspires her to create her latest album "the movement".
SAMOA (HEART OF POLYNESIA) HISTORY
Old film and song are the basis of this video about Samoan traditions.
Titanic Deconstructed: An Animation
An excellent two-minute video that shows the ship and what it was about and the numbers that became part of its history. A good introduction to the study of transportation.
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)