American Revolution: The World Turned Upside Down
(Episode 5 of the series Liberty, by PBS) When the war in the North was fought to a stalemate, Sir Henry
Clinton thought his troops could defeat the rebellion in the American
South. Perhaps, with people still loyal to the British Crown, the long
and costly war could finally end in Britain's favor.
After the fall of South Carolina, Clinton's strategy seemed to be
working very well. He sent Lord Cornwallis to complete the job. But
Peace of Paris (1783)
Video accompanied with text. "After Yorktown, the citizens of Britain tired of the war in the American colonies. They were also greatly in debt and had suffered immense losses in India, the West Indies, Asia, and Africa. In February 1782, the House of Commons voted against continuing the war, and in March 1782 Lord North resigned, ending the rule of King George III. The new ministry included old friends of the Americans and was headed by Lord Rockingham who was prepared to negotiate a peace sett
North American Alliances
By the mid-eighteenth century, the face of North America was changing. The British soldiers, officials, and colonists were moving west from the Atlantic coast and starting to cross into the Ohio River Valley. The Spanish occupied a vast region extending from the Gulf of California, across the desert, and along the Gulf Coast to Florida. The French settled primarily in New France, the area that would later become Canada.
The changes in North America were dramatic for the Native Americans.
The Proclamation of 1763
The British victory opened new territory for exploration and expansion, but it also brought the responsibility for overseeing three troublesome groups. The first were thousands of resentful former French subjects. French settlements remained in Canada and even today the French are a prominent minority in Quebec and Montreal. To keep the settlements under control, the British maintained a close watch and employed harsh tactics to quell rebellion. One tactic was mass deportation of former French c
This video is accompanied by text. "A clash between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction was now inevitable. By the end of 1865, Radical Republican views had gained a majority in Congress, and the decisive year of 1866 saw a gradual diminishing of President Johnson’s power..." (Professionally produced material with scholarly ideas and arguments.)
In June of 1866, the Joint Committee on Reconstruction determined that, by seceding, the southern states had forfeited “a
The Arts in Every Classroom: Building on New Ideas
More documentary segments show further work by the team members with their students, among themselves, and with colleagues. The end-of-year discussions continue, with team members reflecting on how their new initiatives in the arts have affected them and their schools, and offering advice for other teachers who want to bring the arts into their own classrooms.
(6/6) Tanks - Battle of Kursk
The battle of Kursk was monumental for numerous reasons but will almost always be remembered for being the largest clash of armor. The vast area around the city of Kursk presented itself as a target with a salient being formed in the Russian line of defense. Hitler needed a victory that would regain the initiative in the east and declared that Operation Zitadelle as it was known" would shine like a beacon to the world" and would avenge the crushing defeat at Stalingrad earlier in the year, but e
Attack on Pearl Harbor
This clip, from a Universal Newsreel, combines Japanese and American historical footage of the Pearl Harbor attack. The events, which took place on December 7, 1941 - a Sunday that year - initially surprised the United States.
What Is A Watershed
From the mountains to the coast, this series focuses on the water system known as the Connecticut River, one of 10 designated American Heritage Rivers. Filmed in the ecosystem and supported by The Connecticut River Education Initiative. Water. About three feet of it falls as rain and snow in this part of New England every year. In cities and other developed areas, much of it runs off rapidly, down into catch basins and storm drains, where it races through pipes and discharges into our rivers. I
Learn about Christmas Trees
Christmas trees are a beautiful addition to many of our home this time of year. Did you know that the tree was original decorated with large, red apples as a symbol of Adam and Eve? Learn more about the origins of the Christmas tree with this video. Allen Smith shares more on this symbol of the holiday. Run time 01:39.
Rhythmic Dance Group
Montage of footage of Belle. There is no narration nor instruction, just movement to a French song.
tai chi-this video is in French. Movements are demonstrated and easily copied. (6:30)
The purpose of this course is to deliver better understanding about the marketing of food and agricultural products. Both theories and empirical examples of the marketing will be provided to give insights about the food marketing. In order to take this course, basic microeconomic theories on demand as well as supply and market structure are required.
Chatting in Skype
Demonstrates how to set up a chat, to view all messages from a specific person, and to look at any chats over a one year period.
Canada: A People`s History - Champlain`s Gamble
This video recreates the first French attempt at creating a permanent settlement in Quebec under the direction of explorer Samuel de Champlain. (Professional video with re-enactment, stills, and narration.)
Samuel de Champlain - Québec History 2
Samuel de Champlain, "The Father of New France", was a French
navigator, cartographer, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist,
diplomat and chronicler. He founded Quebec City on July 3, 1608, and
served as its administrator for the rest of his life. He forged the
Great French and Indian Alliance.
[Learn French] [Conjugaison] Regarder
This video (08:11) gives the conjugations for the word: regardez (to look). The native speaker says each phrase one time. Good for beginning French language-learners or for review.
Conjugaison - Regarder - Indicatif Présent
This video (00:43) gives the present conjugations of the word: regardez (to look). The native speaker says each phrase one time. Good for beginning French language-learners or for review.
[Learn French] [Conjugaison] Partir
This video (08:08) gives the conjugations for the word: partir (to leave). The native speaker says each phrase one time. Good for beginning French language-learners or for review.
Conjugaison - Partir - Indicatif Présent
This video (00:43) gives the present conjugations for the word: partir (to look). The native speaker says each phrase one time. Good for beginning French language-learners or for review.