The History of Earth Day
A brief look at the history of Earth Day and what it really means to humans on earth.
This video discusses the life cycle of a monarch butterfly starting with the Fall migration that starts in August. Film has amazing close-up footage of the birth of this butterfly.
Weird US-Seattle Underground Tour
In this video, the History Channel series tours the city BENEATH the city of Seattle, Washington. In this video they visit the Farmers Market, underground tour (history of the underground and tour) , and the history of Seattle. Video is good quality and has information for students studying this area of the United States.
Chester Arthur Biography, Part II
Part II of an informative film segment on Chester Arthur from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard'.
Theodore Roosevelt: A Brief History
Brief history of President Theodore Roosevelt.(Amateur video)
Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders
Actual footage of old silent film clip of President Theodore Roosevelt and some of his famous Rough Riders. No audio, but authentic video.
Harriet Tubman Documentary
In this edited docmentary of Harriet Tubman, aimed at milddle-school and high school students, Harriet Tubman and her contributions to history are presented.
China During the Song Dynasty, Part 1, 1/3
This video features information about the Song Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Liu Song Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝; pinyin: Sòng Cháo; Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao) was a ruling dynasty in China between 960–1279 AD; it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, and was followed by the Yuan Dynasty. It was the first government in world history to issue banknotes or paper money and the first Chi
The Legend Of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Part 3
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.
Dan Marino: Football Legend Part 2
This video shows Dan Marino from his College days to his NFL days. Marino is an American Hall of Fame former quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL. The last quarterback of the Quarterback Class of 1983 to be taken in the first round, Marino became one of the most prolific quarterbacks in league history, holding or having held almost every major NFL passing record. He talks about the highs and lows of his career.
Picasso Footage 1881-1973
Authentic video footage of the artist in a short movie. It's so interesting to see the actual artist on film. (0:19)
Pablo Picasso-The Bull In Winter, Part 1 of 7
This film documentary focuses on the last decades of the life and work of the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. Even in his 80s he was turning out a painting a day-these paintings were still contraversial. (9:23)
Jamestown Settlement Discovered - VOA Story
A Treasure Trove of History Long believed washed away, archeologists have found the original Jamestown settlement and are digging up more than they expected. Run time 03:10.
Alexander Graham Bell--Actual Footage
Actual eight-second film of Alexander Graham Bell with family!
Traveling to Ethiopia
A guide to traveling in Ethiopia. History, culture, and historical landmarks in Ethiopia.
Richard III, Ian McKellan
Another great example of the "winter of our discontent" soliloquy. It would provide a great contrast to other versions as it is set during WWII. Be forewarned that the actual soliloquy doesn't begin until 5.33 seconds into the video. This is the beginning of a film. Enjoy the ambience: jazz age music and dancing dignitaries in the ballroom, then a portion of the speech in the men's room. 1995 film, Richard III (8:29)
Macbeth, Part 2 of
Animated cartoon drawings with subtitles. This is an animated 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. Suitable for older middle school and high school students. (7:11)
Short History of Marketing
This video is an upbeat, animated short history of marketing. It shows how people chose products and brands in the 50's and compares it to today.
Native Americans; An Early History
Excellent film documentary of the early beginning of Native American history.
George Washington Carver - A Short Clip
This is a clip from a film documentary with vintage photographs of the famous scientist.