Survey of London Monograph 1 - Trinity Hospital, Mile End
The architectural history of the Trinity Hospital, or College, built in 1695 by the Trinity Corporation.
What is Matter? Properties and Classification of Matter Matter is one of the big ideas in science. Most areas in physical science can be discussed and explained in terms of matter or energy, and mat
Matter is one of the big ideas in science. Most areas in physical science can be discussed and explained in terms of matter or energy, and mat
Human Population Dynamics
The human population of our planet now exceeds 6.5 billion and is rising. Much of this growth is projected for the most environmentally fragile regions of the world. Will studying the history of the world's population growth help predict the Earth's "carrying capacity"?
The Arts in Every Classroom: Historical References in the Arts
Learner Team members and students examine costume designs for Parade, focusing on how the designs help convey character. They interpret works by painter René Magritte and choreographer Alwin Nikolais, discovering influences on the creators of Quidam. They also conduct research into the history of street performance and report their findings, in the role of art historian.
Charley Junior's School Days
'Charley Junior's School Days' is a public information film from the National Archives website about the Butler reforms in education as a result of the 1944 education act. These films were made available to the public to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Central Office of Information (COI) which was established in 1946.
The Michelson-Morley Experiment
In 1887, in Cleveland, Ohio, an exquisitely designed measurement of the motion of the earth through the aether resulted in the most brilliant failure in scientific history. Be able to state clearly why the Michelson-Morley experiment should have detected motion relative to the aether according to Newtonian Physics.
City history and multi-scale spatial master-planning
The UK and Chinese Governments have agreed at the highest level to collaborate through the China-UK Sustainable Development Dialogue on research and knowledge exchange to help ensure that the way we develop our cities will become truly sustainable. As a part of that initiative a group of related networks has been funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, inspired by the Dongtan Eco-city development north of Shanghai. The specific network which is the subject of th
Louis Pasteur and the History of Pasteurization
Pasteurization is the process of heating liquids for the purpose of destroying bacteria, protozoa, molds, and yeasts. This process was named after its creator, French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur. The video discusses the history behind Pasteur's breakthrough (beginning with the pasteurization of beer and wine in France that eventually lead to the pasteurization of milk) while also explaining the process of pasteurization in easy to understand terms. Video runs 2:51 in length.
History of Nikola Tesla
A light but accurate bio of Tesla in the United States. The start of the AC/DC argument and the battle between Edison and Tesla/Westinghouse. He created 700 patents. This three minute video is very worthwhile for science classes and history classes. Perhaps a compare and contrast essay on Tesla and Edison or a debate?
Atoms and Molecules
This program deals with teaching the very first steps of chemistry. It introduces the basic building blocks — the atoms — which, through their properties, periodicity and binding, form molecules. The program offers different ways to represent these basic concepts by creating useful models in the minds of new chemistry students. It follows the development of these con
Workshop 1: What is Energy?
Interviews about energy with children, scientists, and people on the street reveal the wide range of concepts that teachers encounter. In this session, you will look at the differences between the everyday language of energy and the scientific concept, see highlights of its history, and learn its importance in our understanding of the world.
The Harvest Moon
Although most think of the "harvest moon" as a bright full moon any time in the late summer or early fall, defined properly it is the full moon closest to the fall equinox in September in the Northern Hemisphere. THe slide show explains the history behind the "harvest" name for the moon, as well as why it appears larger in the horizon with its pale yellow, orange or red tinge. This slide show does not include audio.
Charlton Heston: 1923-2008
Actual news clip of announcing the death of film star Charlton Heston who died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 84.
John Barrymore, 1926: Soliloguy in Richard III, by William Shakespeare
Black and white film footage of the famous soliloquy of Richard III. Students may be fascinated that this is the grandfather of Drew Barrymore and even more so by his holding the head of the Lord of Somerset. Dramatic. Volume is subdued. (5:42)
Multi-talented Chris Rock reflects on his influences, navigating his career and dealing with adulation; he also discusses his new film, "Death at a Funeral."
Women in Film: A Short History of Women's Faces in Film
A succession of women's faces morphing into each other, covering film styles from the Silent Film era to the 21st century. There is no text to explain who these women are. (2:26)
Actress Lisa Kudrow discusses what's surprised her about her new series, "Who Do You Think You Are?", and talks about her latest film project, "Paper Man."
Lena Horne - Stormy Weather (1943)
This is Stormy Weather from the 1943 film of the same name--the great Lena Horne delivers her iconic performance. (Length: 05:05)
Checkmate (silent film)
A silent film which shows the final moves in a chess game played by kids. This is a modern day silent film. (1:53)
Spoils of Love
Set in the 1920's, a man's fiancee is kidnapped by a jealous madman. A silent short. Directed by Dustin Frankel. This is a contemporty vrsion of a silent film demonstrating the style of silent films in the 1920s. (9:56)