A one minute overview of Jefferson's life. Uses paintings. Best for younger students as it does not offer any insights into the man or his accomplishments.
Charles Dickens: A Biography
This five minute video is about Charles Dickens and is an animation.
His childhood provoked him to work hard for what he wanted, and he became a journalist. He traveled to Boston in 1842 with his wife, and searched for weird inspirations for his writings. This is an excellent overview of his life and inspirations and his demise.
Mark Twain: A Biography of Samuel Clemens
This is a two hour plus video about the life and times of Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens. It is done through interviews that provide insights about why he used age and race relations through the writings. The video includes a trip through his museum and call in questions about his writing. Teachers are asked when they teach his writings which makes this video of value to teachers considering teaching Twain's writings.
James Fenimore Cooper
This two and a half hour video features interviews with experts that explain the influence of the late 18th and early 19th century frontier and Native-American relations on James Fenimore Cooper. Cooper wrote several frontier-themed novels, including The Last of the Mohicans, the book is the major part of this video done from the
Fenimore Art Museum. There are call in questions. A good video about the treatment of Native Americans. A good video to show the influence of Cooper and how it
Mark Twain: A Short Biography
A two minute video that briefly reviews his life and accomplishments and failures. Not much depth and little about what he wrote. Essentially, a trailer for a longer video, but a good teaser for students about to read his works. Be aware of the movie ad that has violence.
News #125 - Do You Know Where Your Tools Are?
It’s Saturday morning and you’re watching that almost-too-bubbly cooking show host whip up a mouthwatering meal in less than 30 minutes. You think to yourself, “What’s the big deal, I can do that!” So you go out, buy all the right ingredients and start cooking. But then 30 minutes passes by [...]
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Uproar in Yemen
At least two people are killed and dozens wounded, as Yemeni security forces clash with crowds calling for the President to quit. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
G20 finance ministers talk inflation
The world's major economies are split over how to measure imbalances in the global economy to help avert future financial crises.
Bahrain troops fire at protesters
Reuters video appears to show Bahraini security forces firing tear gas at protesters near Thursday's protest epicentre of Pearl Square. Gunshots are also heard.
Pablo Picasso Biography
This 4:12 video exlains how Picasso studies art, but developed his own style in Paris even having to burn his own art to keep warm. It does mention his every changing style. Teachers should note that the video does mention his mistresses. A good biography with many images of his different periods.
This 2:21 video explains the importance of Thomas Paine to the Revolutionary War movement. It tells what he wrote in Common Sense, his famous 47 page pamphlet, and how he argued for American independence. He said that gaining independence would be a victory for humans everywhere.
Joseph King of Dreams-Animated-Part 6 of 7
Based on a classic tale known the world over, Joseph:King of Dreams is a stirring story of family and forgiveness. This video retells the fascinating story of a boy whose extraordinary gift of seeing the future in his dreams sparks a deep division in his family. The jealousy of his brothers sends Joseph to faraway Egypt. In this new land, the Pharaoh enlists Joseph to interpret his royal dreams and save Egypt from disaster. Joseph is rewarded with honor and status, and as he rises to power, Jose
Joseph King of Dreams-Animated-Part 7 of 7
Based on a classic tale known the world over, Joseph: King of Dreams is a stirring story of family and forgiveness. This video retells the fascinating story of a boy whose extraordinary gift of seeing the future in his dreams sparks a deep division in his family. The jealousy of his brothers sends Joseph to faraway Egypt. In this new land, the Pharaoh enlists Joseph to interpret his royal dreams and save Egypt from disaster. Joseph is rewarded with honor and status, and as he rises to power, Jos
Suresh: Lesson 67 – vocabulary
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Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten – 20.02.2011
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von (aktueller Wochentag) - als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.TRIPOLIS: In der arabischen Welt erfasst die Welle der Proteste immer mehr Staaten. Kundgebungen für mehr Demokratie gibt es inzwischen von Algerien über Libyen, den Jemen, Bahrain, Oman und Kuwait bis nach Dschibuti. Besonders dramatisch ist die Lage in Libyen, wo seit 1969 Machthaber al-Gaddafi regier
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
Progressivism and The Jungle, written by Sinclair, this six minute video has film clips and photos of the harsh working conditions in the factories of that time. Sinclair's novel is discussed with interviews of experts helping explain the impact. A good video to show students what was happening at the time and to start a debate on the roles of business and government.