"Digital storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together." This slide show gives suggestions for creating digital stories. This is a slide show with no sound.
Sedona Native American Culture and History
This Sedona video is an excerpt of The Natural Wonders of Sedona's timeless beauty. This portion of the video is about the Native American History of Sedona.
Excellent video in which Sojourner Truth (an actress obviously) tells about her personal experience. This is great for Black History Month or Famous Women Month. Her "Ain't I a Woman" speech is fantastic.
Thomas Edison: The Light Bulb
Thomas Edison's most famous invention, the light bulb, paved the way for modern life. This is a short video about one invention, the light bulb, but adds little to understanding his life. It is interesting for teachers to use as it shows that the light bulb required electricity and that means even more problems to solve.
Influenza Pandemic of 1918
One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history was caused by a virus. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed at least 20 million people killing more people than WW I. This is best used to show how the smallest germs are more powerful than man-made weapons. Original footage. Needs a word wall and map to make the lessons more important to students. Great for an exercise of comparing large such death numbers such as The Black Death.
World War I Vet Interview
Frank Buckles enlisted at age 15 to fight in World War I and at age 107 is one of the last living heroes of that conflict. He was honored in a ceremony in Arlington, Va. Kimberly. What is most interesting is his clear recollection of the incidents in World War One and the fact he survived that war and his capture in World War Two by never letting anyone tell you what to do. This video is best used as an example for students to use when they go out to do interveiws about history as a project.
World War I: Germans Attack U.S. Navy Boats
In this History Rewind video clip, take a step back in time to the beginning of World War 1. The repeated sinking of American ships caused President Wilson to declare war. Watch the historic black and white footage of some of the attacks, but there is no sound so it lacks depth.
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.
A day in the life in the Nile Delta- Menoufya, Egypt- Iman Satori
This video shows photographs of modern day Egyptians in their everyday life. Elementary age children are featured along with adults of all ages. The photographs are accompanied by Egyptian music.
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.