William McKinley Taking Oath
Amazing actual footage of McKinley taking the oath for the second time in 1901! (He would be assassinated within six months. (No sound)
Warren Harding's era
The 1920s were dominated by the administrations of three Republican presidents: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. Elected in 1920 on a "return to normalcy" platform, Warren G. Harding was a hearty, kind, easy-going man—too kind and easy-going to be a good president. He found it difficult to refuse any requests his friends made of him. In addition, Harding was less gifted intellectually than a president ought to be. He admitted this weakness when he said, "I am a man of limited talents from a smal
Herbert Hoover Biography
Biography of Herbert Hoover with narration and carefully-chosen still photos.
Rhodin - Fear of Death - monument
Discusses Rhodin's first scupture the Fear of Death statue-modeled after an event in medieval French history. It also discusses the parts of the scene and the meanings of the body positions.
Auguste Rodin Documentary, Part 8 of 9
WARNING: Several representations of nude bodies. This is a black-and-white and color documentary on the life and work of Auguste Rodin.
Rodin lived from 1840-1917 and was a French sculpter, traditionally schooled. His work was publically criticized during his lifetime.
Billie Holiday singing "I wished on the moon"
I wished on the Moon --Billie Holiday 1935
20 year old Billie Holiday sings in a first session with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra on July 2 1935 in New York. Next to Teddy on piano the All Star Band consists of Benny Goodman clarinet, Roy Eldridge trumpet, Ben Webster tenor sax, John Truehart guitar, John Kirby bass and Cozy Cole drums. Jazz promotor John Hammond heard Billie for the first time in New York's Monette club in 1933 and wrote in Melody Maker: "Billie although only 18, she weigh
Billie Holiday singing "Don't Explain"
This version of the song is her singing live. At the beginning of the video you hear her introducing the song. Her nickname "Lady Day" is shown at the beginning of the video. Shows still images of Billie. (2:37)
American Experience: Amelia Earhart
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America's first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Three weeks before her 40th birthday Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and her story became legend. (51:42)
John Lee Hooker singing "Hobo Blues"
John Lee Hooker singing live at a 1965 Blues festival. Black and white video(2:43).
The humorous and entertaining Bill Nye the Science Guy segment explains quicksand using a small toy doll. The segment is from the Wetlands episode. Run time 01:15
Plasma Ball + Fluorescent Bulbs = Light!
There are about 20 videos of science experiments on this page. This video shows how regular fluorescent lightbulbs can glow when brought close to a plasma ball found in many novelty shops. The bulbs glow because the electricity in the plasma globe is sent from the center of the ball at high frequencies, similar to radio waves. The gas inside of fluorescent bulbs react the the high frequency electricity and they begin to glow! All the videos are done interview style and so some background rese
At The Science Fair: Rules Set to Music
An animated music video designed to introduce middle school children to the science fair. This video goes through the basics necessary for each entry. It does no shw examples, but simply reviews the scientific method in this two minute video.
Engineering an Empire - France part 2
This video is about how France became a great Empire. It talks about the architecture of the Country and the Royalty who had them the buildings built. It also talks about the fact the France pioneered new ways of fighting in war.
Engineering an Empire - France part 3
This video is about how France became a great Empire. It talks about the architecture of the Country and the Royalty who had them the buildings built. It also talks about the fact the France pioneered new ways of fighting in war. (9:22)
An eight minute video that explains the mystery and settlement of Jamestown Colony: The first settlement of the new world in Virginia. Lots of material here. Students would benefit of a map of the area and they could even make guesses about the mystery of the first settlers vanishing.
Learn Science - Human Body
This video is great for science classes. It explains how the blood flows throughout the body.
Learning the Skeletal System
This animated show explains the skeleton in a way younger children can understand. It goes through all the bones of the body.
Number Of Bones In Human Body
Shows basic structure of the skeleton. Narration with simple skeletal diagram. Very brief overview. Grades 6-12. 37 min.
Skeletal System Structure and Function
This video provides an overview of the functions and structures of the skeletal system via a PowerPoint presentation. It explains how the skeletal structures provide support and protection for tissues and function together with the muscular system to make movements possible. (8:41)
Virtual Hip Replacement Animation
Students must make a variety of decisions and even take part in the operation. It is best if the students have a handout with the many terms used. Very realistic.