Textiles in Ghana
In Ghana, types of cloth and the design of textiles are about more than just fashion. Woven Kente cloth is a great status symbol, marking wealth and, in the past, office - something to be worn on important occasions and by important people. Adinkra is a printed fabric, hand-made and worn mainly for funerals, which are very important celebrations in Ghana. The tracks on this album introduce the Kente weavers and Adinkra workers, show the creative processes behind the textiles they make, and revea
WARSAW RISING: The Forgotten Soldiers of WWII, Part 1
The CNN's documentary about Warsaw Rising 1944. (09:53)
University Senate, May 28, 2014
Wednesday May 28, 2014, Lawrence 115; 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1 Migrants and borders These videos look at the issue of ‘gating’ in the context of border control policies and practices concerning international migrants. You will come across ideas of inclusion and exclusion, and how these relate to internal as well as external borders. The external border on which part of the video focuses is in southern Spain, where the experiences of African migrants are explored and forms of border control identified. These experiences are related to the UK where bordering is explored th
These videos look at the issue of ‘gating’ in the context of border control policies and practices concerning international migrants. You will come across ideas of inclusion and exclusion, and how these relate to internal as well as external borders. The external border on which part of the video focuses is in southern Spain, where the experiences of African migrants are explored and forms of border control identified. These experiences are related to the UK where bordering is explored th
Grabbing Max Perutz' attention: Kurt Wüthrich, 2002 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
In 1968 Nobel Laureate Max Perutz heard of Kurt Wüthrich's research into hemoglobin and flew to meet Wüthrich in the United States. This started a longtime acquaintance between the two and influenced Wüthrich in his chemistry career.
Mountain Meadow Massacre
What are the historical roots and causes behind the Mountain Meadow Massacre? Polygamy, paranoia, and a violent theocracy in 19th-Century Utah. This short synopsis of the events leading up to this tragedy is explained by Sandra Tanner and Scott Fancher, who are descendants of the perpetrators and victims, respectively. In 1857, 120 unarmed members of a wagon train moving through southern Utah were attacked and slaughtered at the hands of Mormon militia. Violent descriptions.
Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty
A cartoon explaining the terms of the treaty, where is was held, and the effect of the treaty on the United States in the form of added land are explained. This is a cartoon and it moves rapidly, so teachers would benefit from having a map of the area to show the students.
Mrs. Kennedy Speaks Following JFK's Death
Less than two months after her husband was killed, Mrs. Kennedy made a newsreel tape, thanking the American people for all their expressions of sympathy after JFK's death. The tape was played in movie theaters, before the feature film was shown, and is now maintained in the National Archives.
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.
2014 Otis Donghia Designer-in-Residence: Joep van Lieshout
DONGHIA MASTER CLASS Joep van Lieshout, 2014 Donghia Designer-in-Residence, led a master class project for a self-sustaining live/work community in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Caroline Prisse, thirteen Architecture/Landscape/Interiors students participate in this one-week studio to reconfigure the Tetterode Glass Studio, Amsterdam, into a communitiy of the future with its own resources for food, water, etc. Funding for this master class is provided by the Angelo Donghia Foundation. www.ot
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.
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.