How Was Color Theory Discovered?
This clip pinpoints the beginning of the study of color from a
successful artist and history teacher. Color theory has been used since the time of cavemen, but Jan and Hubert Van Eyck are responsible for developing modern oil paints in the 16th century.
Native Americans and the New Republic
Video accompanied by text. "From the time the first colonies were settled in America, relations between the Native American Indians and white settlers ranged from respected friends to hated enemies. Into the 1800s, Americans who were still in competition with the Indians for land and resources considered them to be uncivilized and barbaric. But many Americans admired the Indians and valued their contributions to American history and culture. These people hoped that with time the Indians could be
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Animal Pathfinders" examines the life history of the sea turtle, from its solitary habits at sea to its reliance upon beach habitats for breeding and egg-laying. This video is a great example of animal instinct. Closed captioning included. Run time 01:43.
How to Teach Children to Care for and Handle Hermit Crabs
This video from Expert Village gives advice about how to care for and handle hermit crabs. This video is one that would be very helpful to prepare for having a hermit crab as a classroom pet. (2:54)
What is the National Bird of India?
Check out this great video on India’s National bird – the peacock. This
short video is called “The Diety Peacock” and was filmed by the explore
team of explore.org. Learn about the meaning of the peacock in Indian
culture and history in this terrific vid. Enjoy!
The Protestant Reformation - Part 1
Video discusses the early history of the Protestant Religion. The Protestant Reformation was a Christian reform movement in Europe which is generally deemed to have begun with Martin Luther. Video also discusses Martin Luther in detail.
The Bible: A Brief History
A brief history of the bible. This video contains scriptural references and how the bible came to be in existence and how it's history is important to clearly understanding it.
Makuu 10th Anniversary
Makuu, Penn's black cultural-resource center is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Makuu, which means "home" or "headquarters" in Swahili, is a fitting name for the organization because many students consider Makuu their home away from home. At Makuu, students can participate in cultural events, meet people who share similar cultural experiences and find guidance in academics and in handling personal issues. For more information about Makuu go to http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/makuu/.
Light Photons, Rays, and Waves
This is a segment describing the properties of light. This is a segment tracing the history of human flight. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students
The History of American -Walt Whitman
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. In the middle of the 19th century major literary figure
Walt Whitman is explored along with his literary works in this
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [6/9]
THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as blacks. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Josep
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [9/9]
(Caution: Scenes of violence and insensitive racial language)THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as b
History of the KKK
America's oldest domestic terrorist group, the Ku Klux Klan, and its history are the subject of this video. How the Klan brought back white rule to the South after the Civil War into more modern history. The criminal aspects are examined as well as how "skin heads" have revived the image of hate.
History of Latin American Dancing
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History of Latin American Dancing. Part of the series: History of Dance. Latin American dancing has been a mode of expression to celebrate weddings, birthdays and any other type of celebration. See how dance is at the heart of Latin American culture. (1:03)
The Growth of Capitalism and the Rise of Nation States
The spread of capitalism and the social and economic chaos that accompanied the decline of feudalism helped transform medieval Europe into unified nation-states, whose people typically shared common histories, cultures, and languages. As the populace became more organized and less dependent upon feudal ties, the growing urban middle class sought civil and financial order and stability.
To assure the safety of their families and livelihoods, citizens paid taxes in exchange for the services
Proteins: Structure and Function Proteins are very important to living organisms and to industry. Proteins are part of the chemistry of life, and the program examines proteins — polymers built from only 20 basic amino acids. The arrangements of these long chains of amino acid are important to their functioning. The video also explores the history of the discovery of the structure and function of pr
Proteins are very important to living organisms and to industry. Proteins are part of the chemistry of life, and the program examines proteins — polymers built from only 20 basic amino acids. The arrangements of these long chains of amino acid are important to their functioning. The video also explores the history of the discovery of the structure and function of pr
Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part VI
Part 6 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to show the anti-evolution movement. He explains the history of the Intelligent Design textbook "Of Pandas and People" and how it was used to win the Dover trial. He points out the importance of the battle in the state of Texas. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background. 9:27 min.
"Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" follows a dolichorhynchops as she travels through the most dangerous oceans in history. See the strange creatures that lived in the sea covering North America - 82,000,000 years ago - in this intro to the National Geographic production 'Sea Monsters'. Run time 01:23
Why? Tell Me Why! : Earth Spin
Dr. David Rubenkamp answers the question: Why does the Earth spin? He gives a short explanation of the history of the solar system. He also explains how the moon affects the spinning of Earth. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for middle elementary students.
Time, Stonehenge and Sundials
A short video moving through the history of human attempts to measure and record time. Daniel Boorstin, author of "The Discoverers" commented that "The first grand discovery was time, the landscape of experience." This video is intended as an introduction to the three accompanying videos on designing and constructing sundials: The four videos in this series are "Time - 1", "Our Planet is a Clock - 2", "Sundials and Latitude - 3" and "Create a Sundial - 4"