A Brief History of General Francis Marion
Dr. Joseph Stukes, retired Professor of History at Francis Marion University and local historian gives a brief biography of general Francis Marion.
The Louisiana Purchase
This video is accompanied by text. "After the malicious campaigning of the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson focused on reconciling the colonies and restoring the principles of the Revolution of 1776. “We have called by different names brethren of the same principle,” he declared in his first inaugural address. “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” The tall and lanky politician was, in many ways, the opposite of his short and rotund predecessor.
Unlike Federalist lead
By the mid-nineteenth century, the American economy that had been based on local commerce and small-scale farming was maturing into a dynamic, wide-reaching capitalist marketplace. As the industrial revolution in the northeast altered the economy and intensified the process of urbanization, an agricultural empire began to emerge in the west, and westward expansion began. In this video you will learn about westward expansion and it's trials and tribulations. (Video is of high q
Westward Movement and Economy
This video is accompanied by text. "By the mid-nineteenth century, the American economy that had been based on local commerce and small-scale farming was maturing into a dynamic, wide-reaching capitalist marketplace. As the industrial revolution in the northeast altered the economy and intensified the process of urbanization, an agricultural empire began to emerge in the west.
By 1860, more than one-half of the American population was located west of the Appalachian Mountains. Conditions
Focus on the West - Mining
This video is accompanied by text. "Westward expansion was fueled by the prospect of fortune. Mining was a new frontier that everyone was interested in. Freedmen, ranchers, and farmers toiled alongside prospectors and commercial miners in search of a mother lode that would make them instantaneously rich..."
The mining boom got underway with the 1848 discovery of gold in California, which sparked the 1849 California gold rush. The resulting population boom led to California statehood throug
The Growth of Cities and Social Issues
This video is accompanied by text. "In the decades following the Civil War, many Americans migrated from farms and small country towns to the growing cities. Immigrants from several countries, including Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Poland traveled to America in search of better working and living conditions for themselves and their families. Between 1870 and 1900, the population of U.S. cities tripled. By 1890, New York became the second largest city in the world with 3.5 million residents, whil
This slideshow (11 slides) shows the viewer how to use Boolean operators to fine tune a search.
Off to the Klondike! The Search for Gold
"Off to the Klondike! The Search for Gold" William R. Morrison, University of Northern British Columbia The Klondike (Yukon) gold rush of 1897-1899 was one of the most colourful and dramatic episodes in Canadian history and the last and greatest in a series of massive North American gold rushes that began in California in 1849. For two wild years the Yukon was consumed with gold fever.
The Vikings 3/5 – History Channel Documentary
The video shows and explains how the invaders organized their towns. The organization of the local government. There is reference to the trip in which the Vikings arrived in American around 1000 AD. The video also shows the influence of christian religion.
Vikings: Journey To The New Worlds
Vikings! They came from the North and soon the legends would say that they did not know fear. For hundreds of years they were another name for terror. They sailed icy oceans and narrow rivers striking far inland without warning without mercy.However the truth about the Vikings is far more complex. England,Germany, and Russia along with their homeland of Scandinavia all bear the Viking's mark today. Shot on location in Iceland Greenland and Newfoundland this breathtaking IMAX® film joins th
Using an Asterisk in Google Search
Explains how the * is used in a Google search as a placeholder. Would be good to show students more advanced searching techniques. Grades 7-12. 2:18 min.
Internet Search: Tutorial 2: Site Operator
How to use the site operator to reduce search results when searching online. This video discusses using Google to search domains to narrow your results.
Bernd Kestler - Tutorial 1: Quoted Search
This shows how to use a quoted search to refine your results. Quoted searches look for the exact phrase in the quotations.
Search Engine Basics 101, Including Basic Computer Skill Tips
In this video you will see how you can go over to the right corner on a Google search page, hover over the search term and it will give you the defination for each term.
Understanding Google Squared
Product Manager Daniel demonstrates Google Squared, a new experimental search tool that lets you customize your search results in a table. (0:34)
Better Search Techniques
Step 1: Go to an internet search engine
The most popular search engine is Google
Step 2: Choose several key words
Step 3: Search for one of 2 or more terms
If you would like to find pages that contain at least one of your search terms, but not necessarily all of them, put the word OR in capitals between them.
Step 4: Performing a negative search
If you would like to find pages that do not contain one of your s
Using Google to find information
For upper elementary students. <br />Tricks for using google to search for information, specifically for our social studies projects.
A Good Site for Searching PDF Files
PDF Search Engine http://www.pdfsearchengine.in
This is a brief slideshow (6 slides) that shows students how to get Faster, more Relevant results if searching for PDF files. This search engine returns results from these search engines: Google, Bing, and Yahoo!
(There is also another website: pdf-search-engine.com which is powered by Google.)
Hypermedia as a means for learning and for thinking about learning
This paper is about the design and realization of an experimentation with a hypermedial system, IPER-3, facing the three ‘classical’ problems in the history of mathematics (trisection of the angle, quadrature of the circle, duplication of the cube) and some issues which have developed around them. The aim of the work is to study the opportunities provided by hypermedial systems in dealing with topics of interest for the training of teachers and/or for class work, exploiting the possibility o
A Brief History of Web Search
Charts the development of internet search engines to the start of 2010. Directories got pretty big so the search box came along. Spiders did the work of classifying pages. Then Keywords came along to make searching easier.