The Legend Of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Part 2
This video follows the basketball legend from the beginning of his career to the end. During his career with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers from 1969 to 1989, Abdul-Jabbar scored more points than any player in league history and won a record six MVP Awards and six NBA championships. In college at UCLA, he played on three championship teams, and his high school team won 71 consecutive games.
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 to become critical thinkers and active problem solver
Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 18 of 18)
Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. (10:00)
This video shows a treasure trove of history long believed washed away.
Archeologists have found the original Jamestown settlement and are
digging up more than they expected in this clip.
A video of a brief history of France. Well presented with many pictures.(Amateur video) It is a little disjointed but still informative.
An American Cowboy: Interview with Bob Norris, T-Cross Ranch
Allison travels to Pueblo, Colorado to interview a real cowboy. She talks to Bob Norris from the T Cross Ranch about quarter horses, ranch life and what it's like to be a cowboy. (Professionally produced video with both history and present-day information.)
This video is a documentary telling the story of the Jews in the 20th Century. The video introduces the uniqueness of Jewish history in the 20th century within the context of world history.
Documentary- In rural Ethiopia, the old ways still prevail. 25 miles from Addis Ababa, the village of Debre Zeyet prepares for a special ritual. From miles around, the ill and the injured come home-hoping to see the person they believe can help.
How is the Internet changing language today?
This video shows part of an interview with David Crystal. He answers the question "How is the Internet changing language today? He makes reference to the way in which other advances in communications have changed the language along history. (4:06)
History, culture, facts about Germany. Also a short lesson on basic German words. This video is a student's geography project. A live concert in Germany at the end of the video. (Amateur video)
The Dust Bowl Years
I was inspired to make this video after watching the History Channel's special presentation of "Black Blizzard" which described in depth how and why the Dust Storms of the 1930's happened. I knew the storms were bad, but in my wildest imagination I could never fathom the magnitude of destruction the phenomenon caused. How the people of the time made it through without going mad is truly astonishing. It is to the survivors and their families that I humbly dedicate this video.
Harry Truman-Inaugural Address
Harry Truman had been America's vice president for just a few months when FDR died, unexpectedly, on the 12th of April, 1945. A man Americans barely knew was now in charge of ending the war and leading the country. When Truman sought the presidency, in his own right, he was not at all sure he could win. When he did, he gave this inaugural address on the 20th of January, 1949. It was the biggest upset in history to this date.(17:54)
Arlington: Field of Honor
Tour one of America's most sacred places and explore its hallowed history in this powerful portrait. A place of civil worship-Arlington National Cemetery
Carl Sagan: Wanderers.
A ten minute professionally made video on man as a wanderer. A brief history of why man continues to look for new challenges. Also a good introduction into immigration, and space exploration...in the last decade man has had his inventions land on 70 places in space. Run time 10:00.
Travel to Gnana, a village in north Ghana and home to a group of women accused of practicing black magic. Banished from their homes and shunned by their families, these former witches must live out their rest of their days in exile.
Introduction to Haiti (Vintage Film)
This vintage film is an introduction and brief history of Haiti which was filmed in 1942. The film contains many informational tidbits such as: Haiti means 'land of the mountains'. (The Native-Americans who were here before European explorers named the land.) Suitable for upper elementary to high school students.
Trompe l'oeil in the village of Camogli, Italy
In the fishing village of Camogli, near Genoa, Italy. thousands of homes are decorated with trompe l'oeil. We meet one artist who still paints with a technique dating back to the 14th century.
Learn About Memorial Day
This is a very brief look at the history and meaning behind the U.S. federal holiday. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. At the time of its posting to WatchKnow, this was a Featured Video on YouTube. (00:42)
History of Memorial Day
This 3:37 video goes through the wars that America has been involved in as the history of Memorial Day is reviewed. This is a good video to show prior to the holiday and to develop an appreciation for what the day stands for. Best used with a handout on the wars and the numbers involved.
The Story of India- The Meeting of Two Oceans (pt. 2)
This documentary traces the part of Indian history beginning around 1000
with the presence of Islam on the subcontinent and the Islamic
influence on India.