Martin Luther King Documentary
This documentary, originally produced for CBS News, includes portions of the Rev. Dr. King's most famous speech as it tells the story of this dedicated man's life and the forces that brought him to leadership of his people. Using news footage from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s, "I Have a Dream" illustrates a watershed era of U.S. history and highlights the philosophies and ideals that Dr. King came to exemplify.
Anti-Semitism: A History
An excellent video that goes through the history of the term, the treatment of Jews through the years, and the Jewish culture. Relates to both Christians and Muslims. Needs a word list, map, and could benefit from a timeline. Very well done. Good for most grade levels and is one of the best videos on this topic
Introduction to Judaism
This is from a conference in Canada in 2008. It is a philosophical discussion of the question, "What is Judaism?" as well as "Who is a Jew?" It addresses some of the history of Judaism, and some of its central questions. Only recorded in the left audio channel. (8:13)
History of Judaism
This video shows another part of the interview to Dr. Neusner. He talks about the moral teachings and the way in which the history of Judaism is narrated
This School House Rock music video is about the U.S. National Debt. It lyrics explain how debt began in the 1790's when the new government spent $75 million on the Revolutionary War and then continues to explain the different events in our history that have increased the amount of national debt. This video could be used for various grade levels depending on the lesson. Run time 03:01.
History of Labor Day
This videos explains the origins of Labor Day, the American holiday which served to honor its workers. Learn how Americas unions came together to take the day off from work and march to celebrate the accomplishments of the working men and women in the United States and Canada. Should be shown every Labor Day as well as a unit of study on the impact of unions in history.
THE COMIC BOOK PROJECT
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids takes you to New York City. Learn about THE COMIC BOOK PROJECT in an interview with Michel Bitz, founder of the Comic book Project at Columbia University. Children learn about the history of comics and how to create their own comic book hero. Links to Fun Websites and a Learning Corner of questions and Extended Activities.
'For a brief period, after the conquests of Alexander the Great, it became the most powerful state in the world' (Macedonia, Wikipedia, 2009). This history channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students. (WARNING: There may be scenes of war.)
The Lost Colony of Roanoke
This video from "In Search of History", introduces the Lost Colony of
Roanoke. The colony's leader, John White, was sent to England to get
supplies for the colony. Unfortunately, his return was delayed because
England was at war with Spain. Run time 04:17.
Visit to a Museum in England- Learn about Ancient worlds
In this programme Year 7 pupils are treated to a visit to the World Museum in Liverpool as an introduction to Key Stage 3 history.
Teacher Gareth Rogers from Weatherhead High School on the Wirral chose a day of Egyptian-themed sessions to make best use of the collections his local museum has to offer.
On the trip they find out about mummification through role-playing, handle Egyptian treasures and practice writing hieroglyphics. (Professional video)
The Amistad Case
Gary Fisher is a teacher at Timilty Middle School in the urban community of Roxbury, Massachusetts, part of the greater Boston area. In his eighth–grade U.S. history class, Mr. Fisher examines the history of African American slavery through a dramatic mock trial based on the Amistad case in 1839. Serving as the defense, prosecution, judges, and other historical characters in the trial, students develop their cases and present them in a formal court setting created in their classroom. In his cl
Public Opinion and the Vietnam War
Liz Morrison is a ninth–grade American history teacher at Parkway South High School in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. In a lesson on the Vietnam War, Ms. Morrison explores how public opinion was shaped by key events.
Students create a timeline and work in groups to discover how public
opinion changed from approval to disapproval. The students view
television footage from this period and listen to popular music that
reflects both sides of public opinion. Ms. Morrison
Migration From Latin America
Mavis Weir teaches 10th–grade history at Casa Grande High School in
Petaluma, California. In this lesson, students explore the various
reasons people emigrate from their homeland. The class is broken up into six separate groups, each representing a different Latin American
country with its own set of resources. Using both primary and secondary sources, students examine the economic, political, and environmental circumstances that cause people to emigrate. Each group presen
Wendell Brooks is a teacher at the diverse Berkeley High School in
Berkeley, California. Mr. Brooks' ninth–grade history class focuses on a variety of political ideologies present during the period of World War
I. His class includes lively discussion on capitalism, communism,
totalitarianism, and Nazism, as portrayed by leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini. In his lesson, Mr. Brooks incorporates a Socratic discussion into his lesson, as well as group activities and present
Teaching For Understanding Workshop 2
How do we plan for learning? This session focuses on the Teaching for
Understanding model, a framework for unit planning developed at the
Harvard Graduate School of Education. The onscreen teachers use the
framework to analyze unit planning in classroom videos, plan for their
own social studies units, and create a pictorial timeline of U.S.
history that outlines an entire year of learning.
Assessing Students Learning Workshop 7
How do we know students are learning? Because assessment often provides only small snapshots of learning, this session provides teachers with a variety of tools and strategies to assess students’ learning in formal, informal, ongoing, and culminating ways. The onscreen teachers analyze classroom video segments, develop criteria for assessment, and learn how to incorporate assessment strategies in a lesson on the most influential citizens in U.S. history.
The Locus of Learning and Memory
In the history of psychology, the question of where learning and memory take place has occupied investigators for years. Recent work at the National Institute of Mental Health has brought scientists closer to resolving the issue. This module shows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology being used to identify specific changes in the motor cortex of human subjects —
School House Rocks "Mother Necessity"
Join School House Rock as they sing about some of the most important inventions in history. This short, catchy song will help you memorize the following inventions and their inventors: cotton gin (Eli Whitney), lightbulb (Thomas Edison), telegraph (Samual Morse), sewing machine (Elias Howe), telephone (Alexander Graham Bell), airplane (the Wright brothers), steamboat (Robert Fulton), wireless radio (Marconi), car (Henry Ford), and factories (Samuel Slater). Run time 03:01
Raphael's Fresco of the School of Athens
Masterpieces of Western Art at Columbia University is part of the Art Humanities Series. Masterpieces of Western Art has been a degree requirement for all College students and an integral part of the Core Curriculum since 1947. It is not a historical survey, but an analytical study of a limited number of monuments and artists, and teaches students how to look at, think about, and engage in critical discussion of the visual arts. (18:04)
Video produced by the Media Center for Art His
Rules and Regulations of Tennis
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