History of Labor Day
This videos explains the origins of Labor Day, the American holiday which served to honor its workers. Learn how Americas unions came together to take the day off from work and march to celebrate the accomplishments of the working men and women in the United States and Canada. Should be shown every Labor Day as well as a unit of study on the impact of unions in history.
THE COMIC BOOK PROJECT
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids takes you to New York City. Learn about THE COMIC BOOK PROJECT in an interview with Michel Bitz, founder of the Comic book Project at Columbia University. Children learn about the history of comics and how to create their own comic book hero. Links to Fun Websites and a Learning Corner of questions and Extended Activities.
'For a brief period, after the conquests of Alexander the Great, it became the most powerful state in the world' (Macedonia, Wikipedia, 2009). This history channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students. (WARNING: There may be scenes of war.)
The Lost Colony of Roanoke
This video from "In Search of History", introduces the Lost Colony of
Roanoke. The colony's leader, John White, was sent to England to get
supplies for the colony. Unfortunately, his return was delayed because
England was at war with Spain. Run time 04:17.
Visit to a Museum in England- Learn about Ancient worlds
In this programme Year 7 pupils are treated to a visit to the World Museum in Liverpool as an introduction to Key Stage 3 history.
Teacher Gareth Rogers from Weatherhead High School on the Wirral chose a day of Egyptian-themed sessions to make best use of the collections his local museum has to offer.
On the trip they find out about mummification through role-playing, handle Egyptian treasures and practice writing hieroglyphics. (Professional video)
The Amistad Case
Gary Fisher is a teacher at Timilty Middle School in the urban community of Roxbury, Massachusetts, part of the greater Boston area. In his eighth–grade U.S. history class, Mr. Fisher examines the history of African American slavery through a dramatic mock trial based on the Amistad case in 1839. Serving as the defense, prosecution, judges, and other historical characters in the trial, students develop their cases and present them in a formal court setting created in their classroom. In his cl
Public Opinion and the Vietnam War
Liz Morrison is a ninth–grade American history teacher at Parkway South High School in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. In a lesson on the Vietnam War, Ms. Morrison explores how public opinion was shaped by key events.
Students create a timeline and work in groups to discover how public
opinion changed from approval to disapproval. The students view
television footage from this period and listen to popular music that
reflects both sides of public opinion. Ms. Morrison
Migration From Latin America
Mavis Weir teaches 10th–grade history at Casa Grande High School in
Petaluma, California. In this lesson, students explore the various
reasons people emigrate from their homeland. The class is broken up into six separate groups, each representing a different Latin American
country with its own set of resources. Using both primary and secondary sources, students examine the economic, political, and environmental circumstances that cause people to emigrate. Each group presen
Wendell Brooks is a teacher at the diverse Berkeley High School in
Berkeley, California. Mr. Brooks' ninth–grade history class focuses on a variety of political ideologies present during the period of World War
I. His class includes lively discussion on capitalism, communism,
totalitarianism, and Nazism, as portrayed by leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini. In his lesson, Mr. Brooks incorporates a Socratic discussion into his lesson, as well as group activities and present
Teaching For Understanding Workshop 2
How do we plan for learning? This session focuses on the Teaching for
Understanding model, a framework for unit planning developed at the
Harvard Graduate School of Education. The onscreen teachers use the
framework to analyze unit planning in classroom videos, plan for their
own social studies units, and create a pictorial timeline of U.S.
history that outlines an entire year of learning.
Assessing Students Learning Workshop 7
How do we know students are learning? Because assessment often provides only small snapshots of learning, this session provides teachers with a variety of tools and strategies to assess students’ learning in formal, informal, ongoing, and culminating ways. The onscreen teachers analyze classroom video segments, develop criteria for assessment, and learn how to incorporate assessment strategies in a lesson on the most influential citizens in U.S. history.
The Locus of Learning and Memory
In the history of psychology, the question of where learning and memory take place has occupied investigators for years. Recent work at the National Institute of Mental Health has brought scientists closer to resolving the issue. This module shows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology being used to identify specific changes in the motor cortex of human subjects —
School House Rocks "Mother Necessity"
Join School House Rock as they sing about some of the most important inventions in history. This short, catchy song will help you memorize the following inventions and their inventors: cotton gin (Eli Whitney), lightbulb (Thomas Edison), telegraph (Samual Morse), sewing machine (Elias Howe), telephone (Alexander Graham Bell), airplane (the Wright brothers), steamboat (Robert Fulton), wireless radio (Marconi), car (Henry Ford), and factories (Samuel Slater). Run time 03:01
Raphael's Fresco of the School of Athens
Masterpieces of Western Art at Columbia University is part of the Art Humanities Series. Masterpieces of Western Art has been a degree requirement for all College students and an integral part of the Core Curriculum since 1947. It is not a historical survey, but an analytical study of a limited number of monuments and artists, and teaches students how to look at, think about, and engage in critical discussion of the visual arts. (18:04)
Video produced by the Media Center for Art His
Rules and Regulations of Tennis
How To Videos from the How To experts eHow.com. Find practical, step-by-step video clips to show you how to do just about anything. Expert Village is now eHow Video! All the great how to videos from ExpertVillage.com are now on eHow.
How To Play Squash
Morning news show video that shows the basics of playing squash. Gives overview of rules and equipment. Also has a brief history of squash and demonstration of basic swings. 10 min.
What Is Primitivism?
Learn what is considered primitive art from a successful
artist and history teacher in this video. Primitivism refers to artwork inspired by simplicity, and such an artist who depicted this genre includes Henri Rousseau.
Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)
Very short documentary focuses on this brief period in civil rights history.
History of Computer Animation - P1
This video contains the history of animation from from the very beginnings. Computer graphics developed in 1950. Shows how computers are used from Sketchpad to animating a movie.
The Pyramids, Ancient Technology : Devolution - Part 1 The Myth of Progress
This video questions if we have timeline correct for history. Several explanations of how we could go from highly-advanced to a dark age and back again are given. Thought provoking!