EarthDay Videos: A Variety of Issues
This collection offers an excellent one on the history of Thoreau as well as vidoes on global warming, authors, getting active, EarthDay, and more. All of them are excellent in quality, but some are long and all of them need ancillary materials to make the messages more useful. Maps, a word wall and other aids are recommended. Walden was the best one I found for older students. All videos together are 1 hour run time.
What is Psychology Part I of 2
An introduction to psychology by a professor. This part of the video talks about the history of the definition of psychology, how psychology overlaps with other social sciences, how it fits with science, and the types of psychology. (Video shows slides with key words and narration.)
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.
We the People
On May 25th, 1787, a convention began in Philadelphia that would forever change the world. In the months that followed, the delegates to the convention would produce one of the most important documents in human history: The Constitution of the United States. This framework for democracy has been the basis for freedom in the United States and the world for over two hundred years. (01:59)
Gwich'in Tribe Protects Caribou and Culture
In this video adapted from Bullfrog Films, Evon Peter, chief of Arctic Village, explains the significance of the Porcupine caribou herd to the Gwich’in people. Over a 10,000-year relationship, the caribou have become part of the Gwich’in nation's social fabric. Peter discusses the importance of the caribou calving grounds, which the Gwich’in treat as a sacred place, and the threat that exists to caribou from proposed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Closed capt
Realism - Iman Maleki
Iman Maleki is considered to be one of the best realist painters in the world. This slide show exhibits his work beautifully, and also shares some history of the artist himself. Text on slides may be stopped to take notes about the artist.
Video gives the history of the discovery of Saturn and questions the rings around Saturn. Gives interesting facts about Saturn. Discusses the poles of the planet being flattened, the speed of rotation, and the intense storm winds. Video is good quality and appropriate for all ages. Run time 02:02.
Exploration of the planet Saturn. This video gives the history of Saturn, explanation of the rings, and a closeup of its atmosphere. Voyager 2 was sent to Saturn and measured light and pictures of Saturn's moons. Gives information on each of the moons of Saturn. Explains how the ring system was formed and what would happen to the ring particles. There are awesome pictures and a lot of information. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for
Ancient Civilizations: Greek Mythology
A seven minute video that goes into a good amount of detail about famous Greek myths. Needs to be used with word wall and map and additional worksheets. Relates myths to more modern stories. Run time 02:50
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: Siege at Fort McHenry
This video is about ho the siege at Fort McHenry played an integral part of US history? A good video that shows the importance of this day. Students should have a timeline of the war to help them understand why this event is important.
Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? This video tells the history of this figure and how it spread from Troy, New York. Good video (Running Time 2:00).
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.
Monet was an impressionist who lived from 1840-1926. He is most famous for his paintings. This video discusses his work and has commentary from an Art History Professor.
Part of the History Channel's TV series "The Universe" from 2007, this 9 minute segment specifically addresses the Moon. Take a look at the specific formations and features of the moon, and learn more about the future plans NASA has for establishing a permanent base on the surface.
The Moon (Part 2)
Second part of the History Channel's TV series "The Universe" from 2007, this 9 minute segment specifically addresses the Moon. Take a look at the specific formations and features of the moon, and learn more about the future plans NASA has for establishing a permanent base on the surface.
Rhodin - Fear of Death - monument
Discusses Rhodin's first scupture the Fear of Death statue-modeled after an event in medieval French history. It also discusses the parts of the scene and the meanings of the body positions.
Venus de Milo - ancient Greek statue
Video about Venus de Milo-the history of it being found, the missing pieces, and a discussion of the artistic points of the scuptor's work. Venus was created maybe 130 BC by an unknown artist. The torso has ideal proportions. It also states how the statue ended up in the Louvre in Paris.
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.