The History of World War One 1914-1918
The History of World War One 1914-1918. This is a very short video that goes over the major events about the war. Real footage provides insights into the conditions. Good for students about the study this time period.
The History of Colonial America 1497-1763
This video uses maps to track the history of Colonial America from 1497-1763. (The video moves very quickly. You will need to use the pause button to allow the viewer to digest the information.)
History of Hieroglyphics
A short stop motion animation about hieroglyphics. The background music is the "Temple of the Black Pharaoh" by Nox Arcana.
Incas: A History
A good video that explains the Inca culture, history, and demise. A map, word list, and timeline would benefit students when watching this excellent overview.
Kwanzaa is a holiday to celebrate African-American cultural heritage. In this video learn how this holiday got started and the customs and traditions of Kwanzaa.
The History of Earth Day
A brief look at the history of Earth Day and what it really means to humans on earth.
Early History of Wikipedia, Part 1 of 2
A personal account of how Wikipedia got started, by Larry Sanger, co-founder of the Wikipedia. Essentially just a narrated slideshow. The audience was business school students, but it should be accessible to older teens. Run time 06:49
The early history of Wikipedia, Part 2 of 2
Second part of a personal account of how Wikipedia got started, by Larry Sanger, co-founder of the Wikipedia. Essentially just a narrated slideshow. The audience was business school students, but it should be accessible to older teens.
History of Psychology-In Plain English
An amateur video that shows several key people who developed the field of psychology. Some of the examples are very good and easy to understand. (The narrator does not like Freud!)
History of Hollywood: Part of a Series
This is the first part of 11 in a series that traces this history of Hollywood and the film industry. Uses orginial footage. Excellent for film appreciation classes and sociology lessons.
The history of Modern Dance
This video tells about the background and history of Modern Dance which has its roots in rebellion. It is always changing and evolving. It shows many great dance instructors and professors talking about the influence of Modern Dance on the Art form of Dance. (4:15)
Native American History and Andrew Jackson
This program examines how industrialization, immigration, expansion of slavery, and western movement changed the lives of Americans under the presidency of Andrew Jackson. This is a 15 minute video. Good explanations.
Star-Spangled Banner : In This Day in History
In this This Day in History video, the 9/13/1814 writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key is recounted. It was inspired by the British bombing of Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. A fast paced video with little depth, but might be interesting to students if these videos are played on a daily basis.
War of 1812 History Film w/ USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)
Poor audio quality aside, this film uses various drawings to depict the major battles of the War of 1812. Film depicts the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) defeat of the British frigate HMS Guerriere, the USS Consitution defeat of HMS Java, the surrender of USS Chesapeake, the sailing of USS Essex through Pacific waters, and other battles that took place on the Great Lakes. Also included in the film is information on Francis Scott Key writing “The Star Spangled Banner” while watching the bat
The History of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 is a 20 minute video that explains the war
between the United States of America and the British Empire (particularly Great Britain and British North America), lasted from 1812 to 1815. It was fought chiefly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America. Good use of maps. Shows the steps made to evade war before incidents and political actions made it inevitable despite the nations poor preparation.
History of President James Garfield
A short summary of James Garfield's accomplishments and life history. President Garfield was the 20th President of the United States. Teachers have to register (free) to download the video. It highlights his life. Good for history classes who sometimes forget this rather interesting man.
Theodore Roosevelt: A Brief History
Brief history of President Theodore Roosevelt.(Amateur video)
The History of Horses
Horses have been important to humans for thousands of years, not only for transportation, but also friendship. Horses are highly social, live in herds, feed on grass and use sheer speed to escape predators. This clip from National Geographic briefly tells the history of the horse. Run time 03:11.
Beginning History of Flight
Vintage black-and-white documentary which has actual footage of the Wright Brothers home, their workshop, and their first 12-second 'powered' flight. Run time 06:29.
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