The River Valley Civilization - History
Using still images and narration, this video offers a brief history of the River Valley Civilization. (03:27)
Black Death Medieval Scourge
In the fourteenth century, bubonic plague swept through Europe, decimating the population. Where did it originate? How was it spread? Discover more about it in this documentary from History's Turning Points. Included are recreated scenes depicting Tartar forces, led by Kipchak khan Janibeg, catapulting plague-ridden corpses into the besieged city of Kaffa. That action set-up the spread of Black Death to Genoa (and, from there, to the rest of Europe). (25:04)
Medieval Woman (1)
The vision of European medieval women that has emerged in the popular imagination is one of idealized caricature. These women were, instead,
full participants in life, good and bad.Aprofessional video with slides and narration.
Medieval Woman (2)
Out of the 14th century has emerged one of the notable voices
articulating an early vision of full participation in the social and
political life for women--the proto-feminist, Christine de Pizan.
Timeline of History of England (1120-1235)
A timeline of the history of England from 1120-1235. There are few pictures and music is playing in the background as the screen flashes dates and events in England's history.
Canada: A People`s History - Henry Hudson
This video discusses and explains the explorations of Henry Hudson. He set out to try to reach China, and found so many other things along the way. It recreates many parts of his explorations through video and narration. (Professional video with slides, film re-enactment, and narration)
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.)
Canada: A People's History - Jacques Cartier
This video is a reenactment of Jacques Cartier's voages to the New World. It recreates many of his well know adventures and explorations in a way that is easy to follow, and can be enjoyed by anyone who is studying this great explorer.
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.
Animated History of Early Canadian Claims
This animated video shows a very basic explanation of the first Europeans that landed in what is now Canada. It explores a couple of the reasons Canada was so important and can provide an excellent primary introduction to Canadian history for younger viewers. (1:26)
The Vikings 1/5 – History Channel Documentary
The video explains the where the Vikings were from and the places they conquered. The main characteristics of the Vikings as readers are described and shown. The Viking ships are described in details.It is a dramatization.
The Vikings 2/5 – History Channel Documentary
The video shows how Vikings prepared their armies. The main weapons and described and shown. It describes the attack on the British monasteries. There is a representation of the terrible attacks, plunder and slaughter.
The Vikings 3/5 – History Channel Documentary
The video shows and explains how the invaders organized their towns. The organization of the local government. There is reference to the trip in which the Vikings arrived in American around 1000 AD. The video also shows the influence of christian religion.
The Vikings 4/5 – History Channel Documentary
The video begins with Vikings fighting and there is a historian explaining some of their tactics. There are victories of the Viking leader Harold Hadrada.
The Vikings 5/5 – History Channel Documentary
The English army gets ready to attack the invading troups lead by Harold Hadrada. Harold is defeated. In 1066 the Vikings are stopped in their colonization and a new era begins.
History of the Korean War with 1950 - 1953 Map
This is a straightfoward, easy-to-understand overview of the Korean War. (03:20) The map images change, but there are no 'moving' pictures.
The History of American Literature-Poe and Hawthorne
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. In the years just before the Civil War major literary figures Poe and Hawthorne are explored along with their literary works in this clip.
History of American Literature Transdentalism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. Transcendentalism is explored in American literature before, during, and after the civil War.
The History of American Literature-Realism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in
history. Authors and literature from the literary movement called realism is discussed in this clip.
The History of American-Realism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. Realism is discussed along with the works of Crane, James, and Howell. Excerpts are read from their literary works.