"Change, growth, and new learning" - there's a cultural shift in America, says Sara lawrence-lightfoot. This Friday, Bill Moyers speaks with one of America's leading educators and author of The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50. Sara lawrence-lightfoot is the first African American woman in the history of Harvard to have an endowed professorship named in her honor. She's been on the faculty for 37 years, and her career as a scholar has won her the prestigious M
History of Labor Day
This three minute video shows how Labo(u)r Day started in Canada and was copied in the United States of America. A worthwhile overview, but needs more history before students can understand the drama that this event represents.
Battle of New Orleans, In 1814
Fun pictures to accompany the song written by Johnny Horton's song, the Battle of New Orleans. A good example of what students can do, but beware of copyright laws. This video could be used as an introduction to the battle in history classes.
Video, Interviews, Interactive 9-11 Site
This is an interative site that shows videos of that day from a number of venues. You can select the sites you want to show. Needs more information about what happened before you show this video from the History Channel.
History of Australian Prime Ministers
THIS IS A PICTORIAL MONTAGE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTERS. (Amateur video)
A Brief History on SAMOA
Music Artist Lole Usoalii speaks a short and brief history of the motherland "Samoa" which inspires her to create her latest album "the movement".
Oceania - Cook Islands - Atiu - Coffee Plantation
A coffee plantation on Cook Island. The natives work on the plantation and the video shows them harvesting and selling the coffee beans. No narration.
History in the Headlines 18th April 08 - THC
First canine to enter space honoured. Hymn Jerusalem banned from Southwark Cathedral. Who will be the next King of England and Scotland? And find out why Medieval 'hoodies' were given ASBOs.
Titanic Deconstructed: An Animation
An excellent two-minute video that shows the ship and what it was about and the numbers that became part of its history. A good introduction to the study of transportation.
The Political Economy of the Cold War
At its heart the Cold War was a competition between two economic systems. Despite having in common a "military-industrial complex", they were profoundly different in the degree of freedom they offered their citizens, the living standards they were able to achieve and the pace of technological innovation they could sustain. In this first lecture, Niall Ferguson compares and contrasts the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War and asks how far the outcome of the Cold War was economical
Monroe: Era of Good Feelings?
James Monroe - Learn about the presidency of James Monroe and the Monroe Doctrine. Despite a relatively easy presidency, Monroe created much controversy during his time in the office based on the issue of slavery. The Missouri Compromise discussed.
The 15 Amendment
A vague explanation without any history or cause and effect. At best a brief introduction.
A Day in History episode about the ratification of the Constitution and other events that occured on June 21
Red Ribbon Week History
Ribbon Week history done with sign language using subtitles. Should interest the students both on content and method. (0:55)
Brief History of the Internet from 1964 from 2007. (1:56)
How to Make Warhammer Game Board
This four minute video shows how to make these boards in a step-by-step fashion. Of value to those students who are into this game, but also of value to teachers who would like to extend the study of military history into actually having the students make their own battle fields.
History of the Internet From Beginning to 2001
This video offers a history of the internet from inception to 2001. (4:36)
Elephant Attack - BBC
Professional video of a man who survived an elephant attack and his quite horrific scars. Although regarded as gentle giants when they are in a state of must, they have to be regarded as an ultimate killer. From the BBC. 3:54 min.
Climb the Green Ladder: how sustainability can make you and your company more successful
What strategies can individuals within organisations use to make their organisation more successful and sustainable? Ed Gillespie is the co-founder and creative director of Futerra Sustainability Communications. Futerra arose from the frustration of its co-founders, in the late 1990’s, with the unsophisticated communications around sustainable development, and the dull and worthy messaging of corporate social responsibility. Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for Science, Technol
This video is about the history of Haiti and the dire situation in the country. Presented by Mike Wilson's (project director at Cross) view of the situation.