The Treaty of Versailles
Nearly one year after President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and laid out his Fourteen Points, fighting in Europe had reached its end. In the last weeks of the war, Wilson used the promise of his Fourteen Points to persuade the German people to overthrow Kaiser Wilhelm II and establish an armistice. Under the armistice, Germany had to withdraw behind the Rhine River and surrender its submarines and munitions.
To establish the conditions of surrender for the defeated Central Powers, me
Route of a Bill Through Congress
A bill is a piece of legislation that has been proposed but has not been passed. Bills come from many sources, such as politicians, private citizens, special interest groups, and the president. However, only members of Congress have the right to introduce a bill for consideration. While Congress is in session for a two-year term, its members introduce between 10,000 and 11,000 bills. However, Congress passes only around five or six percent of the bills that are introduced. (Video is narrated wit
House and Senate Elections
The United States Congress is made up of 535 members, 435 Representatives, and 100 senators. The number of House members is not fixed by the Constitution, which states in Article I, Section II, Clause III, “Representatives…shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers…” The Constitution does fix the size of the Senate in Article I, Section III, Clause I, “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of
General elections are the final stage in the presidential election process. General elections are held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. By the time of the general election, presidential candidates have campaigned for approximately one year and have raised huge sums of money. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
The Stamp Act
Video accompanied with text dealing with the Stamp Act. "The peace treaty that ended the French and Indian War in 1763 eliminated New France as a military threat to the British colonists, and marked the start of the march toward American independence. The war effort, and British Prime Minister William Pitt’s decision to retain large numbers of troops in the American colonies after the conflict, doubled Great Britain’s national debt.
In an effort to raise revenues, Parliament enforced
Tension Between the Colonists and British
This short cartoon uses humor to address the different issues which caused tension between the colonists and British and lead to the Revolutionary War. Both sides are covered. The 1765 Stamp Act,Townsend Act, French and Indian War are all briefly mentioned. Runtime 01:24.
Conversation in a Restaurant
This is a French language video only, however the words appear on the screen and the conversation hovers between beginner and intermediate.
Common French Phrases : Common French Phrases for Food
Learn common French phrases for restaurant food from expert Stéphanie Hourie Morrow who is a French language speaker. Speaker says each word three times while the words appear on the screen.
Learn French - Greetings
In this video, one may learn how to say common greetings in French from French tutors at www.lsfrench.com
Instructor show words in both English and French and pronounces them in both languages. Suitable for beginning French learners of all ages.
Ah Bon, French Roll Call Role Play
Viewers who watch this video need a working knowledge of conversational French. Suitable for older elementary students and up.
Learn to Speak French : Meeting and Greeting
Learn how to speak basic French greetings. French words appear on the screen. Suitable for all beginning French-language learners.
Greetings in French
This is a French language video only, but beginning learners should understand this basic French conversation. The conversation appears on the screen.
Introduce Yourself in French
This short video is in French only, but beginning French learners may use the images for context clues as to the content of thix very basic conversation.
Common French Phrases : Learn How to Address People in French
Stéphanie Hourie Morrow is a nativive French Speaker. Instructor slowly says the words: madame, monsieur, etc. while the words appear on the screen.
Common French Phrases for Making Introductions
Learn French phrases for common introductions. Stephanie Hourie Morrow is a native French speaker and has been giving language lessons for 10 years. Each sentence is pronounced in English and French while the French words appear on the screen. For beginning to intermediate learners. Good sound quality.
Common French Phrases for Getting to Know Someone
Learn common French phrases for getting to know someone. Stephanie Hourie Morrow is a native French speaker and has been giving language lessons for 10 years. Each phrase is pronounced in English and French while the French phrase appears on the screen. For beginning to intermediate learners. Good sound quality.
Conversation To Introduce Someone in French
This is a simple animation of two heads talking in French. This video would be better served if the words in English or French appeared on the screen, however, a teacher of the French language could pause the video for clarification and comprension.
Let's Discover French 1: Se Decrire
This animation, from the Let's Discover French Level 1 course, is aimed at grades 4 and 5, is an introduction to Theme 2, Unit 1. It is Jean-Francois describing himself in French. Jean-Francois introduces himself and tells us his age, his haircolor, and his weight.
Video is entirely in French.
French for Beginners # 1
This is a well-done video featuring greetings: questions and responses. The native French speaker says one question or sentence twice, then offers the viewer the chance to repeat it. The speaker explains the difference between the formal and informal use of 'tu' and 'vous'. Each Fench sentence appears on the screen as it is said.
Learn French-Repeat After Me, # 1
The speaker says 5 phrases twice:
Bonjour, Bonsoir, Bonne Nuit, Au Revoir, Salut.
The English translations are the bottom of the video. The video is a good way to start learning French.