American History: The Revolutionary War Begins
The Revolutionary War began in Lexington after the Continental Congress failed to remove BritainÕs Coercive Acts, which the colonists called the Intolerable Acts. This two minute video goes into the causes of the Revolutionary War and early battles and colonial actions.
The Effects of the Stamp Act on Colonists and Early American History
An explaination the Stamp Act, a British tax on all printed material, from marriage licenses to playing cards, which infuriated early American colonists.The role of this video is to explain why this act helped to cause a war. A word wall is important as well as a timeline to help students place the events in correct order. Very through and great for explaining early American History (Running Time 3:52).
War of 1812 and the History of the Star Spangled Banner
David Barton gives a brief history of the War of 1812 and the true story behind our National Anthem.
Investigating Wisconsin History-Making a Living: Industry
Making a Living: Industry - Series host Angie visits a lumberjack show in Hayward and wonders how that type of work evolved from a job to a tourist attraction. This prompts her to investigate the ways in which Wisconsin jobs have changed throughout history and how those changes have affected workers. As Angie explores changes in the lumbering industry, from early logging to industrial manufacturing to forest-dependent tourism, she also learns how these specific changes were reflected in Wisconsi
Investigating Wisconsin History-Wanted: History Detectives
Wanted: History Detectives - Angie, the series' host introduces herself as she looks through a family photograph album. A photograph of Angie's great-grandmother, who was a schoolteacher, sparks her curiosity. Angie wonders how she can learn more about her great-grandmother's life, and she embarks on a journey to investigate. Angie learns how written records, objects, and visual images such as photographs can help historians understand the past
Investigating Wisconsin History | The First Peoples of Wisconsin
The First Peoples of Wisconsin - Angie, the series host, investigates the mystery of who made the rock art at Roche-A-Cri State Park. As she discovers clues to prehistoric people, Angie learns that both archaeology and oral tradition can contribute to our understanding of their lives. Angie also realizes that some mysteries may never be solved.
Investigating Wisconsin History-From Here To There
From Here to There - While biking on the Military Ridge State Trail, which is a part of Wisconsin's Rails-to-Trails project, Angie wonders about the history of the trail. While investigating the mystery of the Military Ridge Trail, she learns about Wisconsin's transportation history, from the days of the first peoples to the present, and the role transportation systems have played in our state's development.
Investigating Wisconsin History-Coming to Wisconsin
Angie explores Wisconsin's diverse ethnic heritage by investigating immigration to Wisconsin. Several phases of immigration are discussed, with attention given to "push/ pull" factors. Wisconsin's first phase of immigration in the early 1800s happened in part because territorial leaders were encouraging immigrants to settle here. Early state leaders continued to recruit settlers after statehood. Also, several groups of American Indians were pushed to Wisconsin from eastern states. The secon
Investigating Wisconsin History-Using Nature's Resources
Using Nature's Resources - Angie explores a shipwreck while scuba diving in Lake Michigan, which prompts her to investigate the ways in which water resources have been used in Wisconsin's past. Her investigation leads her from Lake Superior to the Fox River to the Horicon Marsh. She explores the relationship between people and natural resources, noting the impact of human decisions on those resources. Angie encourages students to think about the balance between using and protecting natural resou
Investigating Wisconsin History-Handing Down Our Heritage
Handing Down Our Heritage - While visiting the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Angie wonders how circus performers and other people learn things that are not written down or taught in school. As Angie investigates this mystery, she discovers that art, music, storytelling, and dance and other performing arts can provide history detectives with important clues. Students are introduced to Wisconsin's folk culture and encouraged to begin thinking about their own customs and traditions. Angie helps s
Investigating Wisconsin History-A Place to Belong
This program opens as Angie discovers a historical marker and cemetery in southwestern Wisconsin. They are all that remain of the community of Pleasant Ridge. As she explores the mystery of this vanished community, Angie learns that all communities change. She helps students understand the implications of Wisconsin's transition from a rural state to one that is primarily urban. Students will see the different ways in which people interact with one another throughout this ongoing process of chang
Investigating Wisconsin History-Creating a State
Creating a State - After finding a handbill advocating suffrage rights for Wisconsin women, Angie investigates the process Wisconsin went through to become a state. She pays special attention to who was included and who was excluded in the process, and why. Angie discovers that, since statehood, citizens have worked constantly, using a variety of methods, to make Wisconsin a better place to live. She asks viewers to consider problems they would like to change and methods for creating change.
Investigating Wisconsin History-Cultures in Conflict
Cultures in Conflict - This program highlights Wisconsin history between 1634 and 1832. Series host Angie finds an unusual type of architecture - halftimbering - at Old World Wisconsin. This discovery leads her to investigate how these structures came to be built here. As Angie learns about changes in housing that took place in this 200-year period, she also becomes aware of the changes Wisconsin Indians experienced during that time.
History of Animation, Part 2
Part two of this series about the history of animated film starts with the animated film, Felix the Cat.
History of Animation, Part 3
Part three of this series starts with the history of animation at Disney Studios. This is a student-created project that about the history of animation. Suitable for middle school and high school students.
The History of Animation
Third Grade Project by Colin Williams which demonstrates how pictures were first made to appear moving.
History of Slavery
Following the arrival of the first captured Africans in 1916, the slavery system in America evolves into a nightmare of abuse and cruelty. This is a fast moving three minute video. It needs maps and other ancillary materials to help with the information mentioned.
History of the growth of the United States
This video shows the growth of the United States of America from 1776 to our time. The dates are shown and a map of the flag is shaded each time a state is admitted to the union.
History of the United States
This is an informative video of the history of the United States. The presidency of Lincoln and Roosevelt are discussed. Roosevelt knew that the fight for the United States Presidency was not simply a game of political machines and punditry, but that this coming fight demanded a leader who understood the historic enemy of the United States and the founding principles of the nation. (LaRouche PAC video)
United States History from 1865 to Present
In tihs video six distinguished University of Minnesota professors from fields ranging from African Studies to surgery, come together to examine current perspectives in U.S. history. What was America like after the Civil War? What really went on during the Cuban Missile Crisis? And where do we stand now on the spectrum of accuracy in recording history?