Western Vs Eastern Religions
This part of the interview to Dr. Adler refers to the differences between the influence of Religion in the West and in the East along History. He talks about missionaries and religions in the colonies. There is reference to India and China.
Rise of Nation-States
Discusses the rise of commerce and mercantilism. The middle class began to pay taxes to help pay for armies to protect them. Using pictures with narration, the video explores the rise of Portugal, Spain, England, and France, and their exploration of the New World. AP History lesson.
The History of Poland (in 10 minutes)
Slide show with some text and background music. It is a very informative slide show that traces Polish history from 966 to 2004 when Poland acceded to the EU.
History of Australia Slideshow
A picture based slideshow with captioning of the information about the history of Australia from aboriginal habitation to prison colony to modern nation. The songs in the background and images presented are nearly all reported to be of Australian origin. (9:56)
042 Special Exhibition: Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Said Tayeb Jawad, speaks about the rich culture and history of Afghanistan at the inauguration of the exhibition “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul.” Introduction by Met Director Thomas P. Campbell.
Interview with An Astronomer : Year of Astronomy
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids takes you to Sand Diego to meet astronomer Dennis Mamanna. Mr. Mamanna talks about The International Year of Astronomy, the history of astronomy and the Palomar Observatory.For more Virtual Field Trips for Kids visit our website at www.meetmeatthecorner.org. Find links to fun websites and a LEARNING CORNER of activities and questions about this topic.
A trip from the Earth to the edge of the known universe
This very well-made video, created by the American Museum of Natural History under the title "The Known Universe," takes viewers on an imaginary journey from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Animated but scientifically accurate. Gives a quick impression of how small our place in the universe really is, and introduces a lot of basic astronomy concepts.
Carl Sagan: The great library of Alexandria.
A ten minute video that recreates the library and its role as the center of all learnng at that time. The first research institute, the library was vital to human learning and it encouraged some of the greatest minds in all history. Students need word list to watch this and it could result in some great essays about which person who studied here is the most important. A valuable asset. Startling facts that could encourage an appreciation for those who worked and contributed to this library.
Newton and Leibniz sprint for the calculus. Winning the longest race in scientific history -- more than 2000 years, from the Golden Age of Greece to the end of the seventeenth century in Europe -- Newton and Leibniz arrived at the conclusion that differentiation and integration are inverse processes. Their exciting intellectual discovery, dramatically rerun to reflect the times, ended i
Vincent Van Gogh part 1
Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Groot—Zundert, a small village in the southern Netherlands near the Belgian border. The oldest son of a Protestant minister, young van Gogh was moody, quiet, introverted, but he grew up with a love of nature and the arts. Van Gogh attended school as a young boy, but at the age of sixteen he left home for the Hague to work as an apprentice to an uncle, a dealer at Goupil and Co., an international art firm. Van Gogh subsequently worked for the firm in London and Pa
The Life of Henri Matisse
In this clip learn about Henri Matisse who was a French painter in the 20th century. He was famous for beginning the fauvist movement. This clip explores the life of this contemporary of Picasso with tips from a successful artist and history teacher. (2:16)
What it Means to be Canadian
This is a clip of a school geography project. In the video a student gives his perspective on what it means to be Canadian and discusses Canadian population, political geography, Canadian health care, sports, and other useful information and images of maps of Canada and Canadian geography. He talks about the history of Canada as a story with drawn illustrations.
Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye: The Science of Materials
Everything around us is made out of some kind of material, and there are many different types--metals, woods, and plastics--and many varieties of each. In the program, Bill Nye shares the history and technology of some of the most common materials we encounter. Many are the building blocks of our homes, buildings, cars, toys, and furniture. Without them, our lives would be significantly different.
Great Inventions - Wheel
Information about the invention of the wheel. The video discusses the history of the wheel and how it has been used throughout history sparking the Industrial revolution.
A seven minute video that offers a biographical view of Arron Burr. Aaron Burr was a colorful character. He was vice president to Thomas Jefferson but was is better known for his duel with Alexander Hamilton and his trial for treason against the United States. There are lots of little known facts presented in this presentation. A very worthwhile video that even takes Burr's history into the separation of powers and executive powers.
Nina Jablonski Breaks the Illusion of Skin Color
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors and pigmentations are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that's because he did not have access to NASA. Nina Jablonski is author of Skin: A Natural History, a close look at human skin’s many remarkable traits: its colors, its sweatiness, and the fact that we decorate it. Run time 14:46.
This is a video about Aristotle. He is the Greek philosopher and
scientist whose thought determined the course of Western intellectual
history for two millenia. This is Part 2 of 3
Aristotle Part 4
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only
Wolf Rescue at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Amanda travels to Divide, Colorado to learn about reestablishing the
wolf population in the Southwest. She learns about the history of the
wolf and hears the sound of the wolf pack as they bid her good-bye.
The Great American West
Director Reed Smoot's account of frontier settlement. This account is based on excerpts from diaries and letters. This snippet covers a broad and vast portion of American history.