This is a video with background music showing images of the 1920s flappers. It shows their fashion, their hairstyle and what activities they enjoyed doing, emphasizing styles that at the time were daring and unconventional. There is footage and no narration...only questions/text.
Engage Super League: A Skills for Life Learning Resource.
An interactive learning resource booklet on the subject of Rugby League, designed to offer the family fun educational activities to improve basic maths and English.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate of 1858
This video is accompanied by text. "The Dred Scott case played a pivotal role in the 1858 Illinois senate race and in the 1860 presidential election. Eyeing Stephen Douglas’s seat in the Senate, Abraham Lincoln challenged the incumbent to a series of debates. The two politicians differed in almost every respect. Lincoln, a tall and lanky Republican with a high-pitched voice, relied on his wit and integrity to provide a comforting sense of sincerity. Douglas, meanwhile, was a short, barrel-ches
John Brown's Raid in 1859
This video is accompanied by text. "Tension between the North and South over the slavery issue grew more intense as the election of 1860 drew near. Violent reaction to the Kansas-Nebraska Act spread rapidly throughout the nation. The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision deepened the divide between Northerners and Southerners—antislavery supporters and proslavery-ites. In 1859, fifty-nine-year-old John Brown devised a plan to provoke a slave revolt to answer the “sacking” of Lawrence, Kans
The Battle of Gettysburg - Part 10
This Battle of Gettysburg had more casualties than any other Civil War battle. This video is suitable for older middle school and high school students. Scenes of re-enactment with commentary and music.
Forging a New Frontier in Oxford Medicine
The historian Conrad Keating continues his history of Oxford's groundbreaking contribution to health in the tropics by asking David Warrell what motivated him to work in Africa... The modern history of Oxford's medical contribution to the great neglected diseases of mankind begins with David Warrell's appointment as Director of the Mahidol-Oxford-Wellcome Unit in Bangkok, Thailand in May, 1979. Tropical research had fascinated Warrell since his time working in Nigeria and Addis Ababa in 1968.
Galloping Gertie: The Original Tacoma Narrows Bridge
This is an amazing documentary of the construction and the collapse of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge.(Pictures of the construction and collapse of the bridge accompanied by music.)
Castle Bravo Nuclear Test
See the largest nuclear bomb test ever conducted. This secret hydrogen bomb test has been called 'Mankind's worst nightmare’. This test created international concern about atmospheric thermonuclear testing. (The results of the detonation may be too graphic for younger students.)
Anatomy of an Abrams Tank Part 1
he M1 Abrams Tank entered service with the US Army in 1980 and with the the United States Marine Corps in 1991.The Abrams is examined from several viewpoints. Students studying wars of recent times might like to compare this to previous such weapons from earlier times. The video is ten minutes. Also shows the importance of working together.
Inventions in Glass
Toledo inventor Michael J.Owens (1859-1923) invented a much more efficient glass bottling machine which helped end child labor and revolutionized glass making. (07:49)
Chlldren At Work, 1908-1912
The photographs of Lewis Hine document children in the workplace This is not a video, but a series of eight photos that shows children in the workplace. This is an excellent way to introduce child labor laws, the Progressive Era, and even as the start of a study about child labor around the world today. The pictures are powerful, but there is one of children playing poker.
Women's Sufferage Movement - School House Rock
Animated music video about early sufferagists, the 19th amendment, and the women's right to vote. (3:00)
Women's Suffrage: How They Did It
This two minute video deals with women's suffrage during the Progressive Era. Progressives rallied supporters for a Constitutional Amendment. It goes into the approaches used and the impact of their actions. Good depth.
Suffrage leader Lucy Burns
Suffrage leader Lucy Burns (1879-1966) was imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia, probably in November 1917, after she and others were arrested for picketing the White House in support of a federal amendment granting women the right to vote. Good photos showing acts of civil disobedience. Good photos and well worth showing.
Susan B. Anthony & the Right to Vote in a Nutshell
A brief animated video outlining the life of Susan B. Anthony. Most of the video is dedicated to her role in helping women get the right to vote.
History of Women's Right to Vote in the U.S.
A narrated slideshow that outlines the movement that granted women the right to vote. It covers the years from 1848 through 1920.
The New World
[NOTE: Some of this information is outdated, but it is nonetheless useful to see how the information was presented 40 years ago.] Europeans begin to travel to North America, "The New World," to claim its vast riches and establish colonies. Over time, Great Britain's influence on the eastern side of the continent grows to 13 colonies which would become the United States. Video production is old but information is good. Run time 29:00.
The Greatest American Inventions
The Greatest American Inventions are shown here with slides and text with background music. A little more than half of the slides show the authentic inventions while others are more modern images of the inventions. Fair quality video.
U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s
U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s. Slides, narration, and changing maps show the growth of railroads.
A Day in the Life of a Zen Monk
This video trailer shows the daily life of a zen monk in a large soto-zen monastery in Japan. Some parts of this clip are taken from the feature-length film, The Zen Mind, available on DVD at emptymindfilms.com. (4:54)