Star-Spangled Banner : In This Day in History
In this This Day in History video, the 9/13/1814 writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key is recounted. It was inspired by the British bombing of Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. A fast paced video with little depth, but might be interesting to students if these videos are played on a daily basis.
War of 1812: Siege at Fort McHenry
This video is about ho the siege at Fort McHenry played an integral part of US history? A good video that shows the importance of this day. Students should have a timeline of the war to help them understand why this event is important.
Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? This video tells the history of this figure and how it spread from Troy, New York. Good video (Running Time 2:00).
History of President James Garfield
A short summary of James Garfield's accomplishments and life history. President Garfield was the 20th President of the United States. Teachers have to register (free) to download the video. It highlights his life. Good for history classes who sometimes forget this rather interesting man.
Monet was an impressionist who lived from 1840-1926. He is most famous for his paintings. This video discusses his work and has commentary from an Art History Professor.
Part of the History Channel's TV series "The Universe" from 2007, this 9 minute segment specifically addresses the Moon. Take a look at the specific formations and features of the moon, and learn more about the future plans NASA has for establishing a permanent base on the surface.
The Moon (Part 2)
Second part of the History Channel's TV series "The Universe" from 2007, this 9 minute segment specifically addresses the Moon. Take a look at the specific formations and features of the moon, and learn more about the future plans NASA has for establishing a permanent base on the surface.
Rhodin - Fear of Death - monument
Discusses Rhodin's first scupture the Fear of Death statue-modeled after an event in medieval French history. It also discusses the parts of the scene and the meanings of the body positions.
Venus de Milo - ancient Greek statue
Video about Venus de Milo-the history of it being found, the missing pieces, and a discussion of the artistic points of the scuptor's work. Venus was created maybe 130 BC by an unknown artist. The torso has ideal proportions. It also states how the statue ended up in the Louvre in Paris.
The History of Horses
Horses have been important to humans for thousands of years, not only for transportation, but also friendship. Horses are highly social, live in herds, feed on grass and use sheer speed to escape predators. This clip from National Geographic briefly tells the history of the horse. Run time 03:11.
The Legend Of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Part 2
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.
This is a segment tracing the history of human flight. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solver
Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 18 of 18)
Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. (10:00)
This video shows a treasure trove of history long believed washed away.
Archeologists have found the original Jamestown settlement and are
digging up more than they expected in this clip.
A video of a brief history of France. Well presented with many pictures.(Amateur video) It is a little disjointed but still informative.
An American Cowboy: Interview with Bob Norris, T-Cross Ranch
Allison travels to Pueblo, Colorado to interview a real cowboy. She talks to Bob Norris from the T Cross Ranch about quarter horses, ranch life and what it's like to be a cowboy. (Professionally produced video with both history and present-day information.)
This video is a documentary telling the story of the Jews in the 20th Century. The video introduces the uniqueness of Jewish history in the 20th century within the context of world history.
Documentary- In rural Ethiopia, the old ways still prevail. 25 miles from Addis Ababa, the village of Debre Zeyet prepares for a special ritual. From miles around, the ill and the injured come home-hoping to see the person they believe can help.
How is the Internet changing language today?
This video shows part of an interview with David Crystal. He answers the question "How is the Internet changing language today? He makes reference to the way in which other advances in communications have changed the language along history. (4:06)