Aztec History and Culture
The Aztecs developed their own mythology, writing system, trade, and cities before the arrival of conquistador Hernán Cortes in 1519. This is an excellent ten minute video that deal with the history and culture of the Aztecs.
How Chocolate is Made
Chocolate comes from a tree. Mmm, trees. Of course, there's a ton of steps in between you're going to want to understand. That's where Food Science expert Dr. Kiki comes in. This video goes in depth on how chocolate is made, used, and classified as well as the history of chocolate. Dr. Kili also explains the science (and myths) behind the temptation, weight gain and tooth decay associated with chocolate. Chocolate also contains magnesium, iron, stimulant molecules, antioxidant phenolic compounds
BIll MOYERS JOURNAl travels to ground zero of the mortgage meltdown-Cleveland, Ohio. Correspondent Rick Karr takes viewers to Slavic Village, one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in the nation when it comes to the spate of foreclosures caused by the subprime mortgage crisis. There, more than 1,000 homes stand vacant and decaying in a neighborhood that once thrived with families living the American dream of home ownership. Moyers gets perspective from veteran journalist William Greider on the
The Fight to End Child Labor
This 1:30 history video explorers how unions put an end to child labor in factories during the early 1900's, along with excessive hours and pay cuts. Good photos of child workers.
Semiconductor device technology has transformed our world by making possible supercomputers, personal computers, cell phones, ipods, and much more that we now take for granted. Moore's Law observes that the number of transistors (the basic building blocks of electronic systems) per electronic chip doubles each technology generation. This doubling of transistor density each technology generation has continued since Gordon Moore, one of the co-founders of Intel, made his observation in 1965. It ha
008 Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture
Museum Director Philippe de Montebello provides the historical context behind these medieval sculpted heads, recalling their importance as icons and symbols of power.
010 Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist's Country Estate
Vivid descriptions, read from letters by Tiffany and his contemporaries, reveal the history behind one of his greatest artistic achievements.
In Conversation: Linn Meyers and Carlene Stephens
DC-area artist Linn Meyers and National Museum of American History curator Carlene Stephens in conversation with Hirshhorn's Ryan Hill.
Friday Gallery Talk: Histories and Mysteries of the Hirshhorn
Smithsonian artist fellow Terence Gower explores the history of the Hirshhorn building with curatorial research associate Ryan Hill.
What is the 14th Amendment
The history of civil rights, and controversial cases in law history and historical events leading to the 14th amendment.
2010 Vaughn Lecture: New Directions in Dinosaur Research
Dr. David Evans highlights some of the ROM's latest field projects and newest dinosaur discoveries. The ROM dinosaur research program is currently expanding at an unprecedented rate, with many new and exciting lab and field projects taking place across the globe, from Mongolia, to South Africa, to the Canadian Arctic and Alberta and building on the ROM's rich history of dinosaur research that goes back almost a century.
Hardin County, Iowa
presents 26 historic places?barns, civic buildings, churches, railroad depots, schools, and libraries?that depict the history of this county, known as the Heart of the Heartland.
Burn Baby Burn, French Style?: Roots of the Riots in Urban France
Featured speakers: Loic Wacquant, Department of Sociology, UCB and Tyler Stovall, Department of History, UCB
Lesson 1 Brief Introduction to the Russian Language
Pick up the basic history of Russian in Kazakhstan and its linguistic structure.
Art and Violence
Three Berkeley professors place Botero's "Abu Ghraib" exhibit in historical and artistic context. T.J. Clark is the George C. and Helen N. Pardee Chair, and a Professor of Art History at UC Berkeley. Thomas W. Laqueur is the Helen Fawcett Professor of History at UC Berkeley. Francine Masiello is the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and a member of the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley.
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In 1988, scientists discovered an ancient ship that may have been sailed by Odysseus, Homer's legendary Greek King.
Fréjus: Monument to the Heroes of the 'Black Army'
Fréjus: Monument to the Heroes of the 'Black Army'
Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine