Mobilizing the US Nation for War
n April of 1917, President Woodrow Wilson received a declaration of war from Congress. Even as America prepared for war, the country remained split over the prospects of sending American troops to fight the nations that comprised the Central Powers. In an attempt to unify the nation, the Wilson administration undertook a remarkable propaganda campaign to sway American opinion toward intervention in the European conflict. The centerpiece of this campaign was the Committee on Public Information, a
Paris Peace Conference - 1919
The video shows footage of the time. You can see who the leaders of the peace conference were and what they wanted. There are images of destroyed cities. The main aims of the winners are listed. Wilson's suggestions are explained. Post war politics in Germany is explained and the role of communism. There is reference to the way in which the leaders drew the map of Europe anew. There is a map shown. There is an account of the main terms of the The Treaty of Versailles.
The Treaty of Versailles
Nearly one year after President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and laid out his Fourteen Points, fighting in Europe had reached its end. In the last weeks of the war, Wilson used the promise of his Fourteen Points to persuade the German people to overthrow Kaiser Wilhelm II and establish an armistice. Under the armistice, Germany had to withdraw behind the Rhine River and surrender its submarines and munitions.
To establish the conditions of surrender for the defeated Central Powers, me
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
Creating the Constitution
A very general video, check sound quality, that deals with some of the major concerns facing the Founding Fathers. Perhaps best used as a general introduction.
The Bill of Rights
This is an excellent video that goes through each of the amendments in rapid fashion. This would be an excellent introduction to the Bill of Rights, but lacks the depth needed for most civics classes.
The United States Congress
An introduction to the United States Congress. Learn about the House of Representatives, length of term and different members of Congress.(Amateur video)
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Let's Discover French 1: Se Decrire
This animation, from the Let's Discover French Level 1 course, is aimed at grades 4 and 5, is an introduction to Theme 2, Unit 1. It is Jean-Francois describing himself in French. Jean-Francois introduces himself and tells us his age, his haircolor, and his weight.
Video is entirely in French.
Introduction to Algebra (Part 1)
This is a lesson on introduction to algebra in three parts. This is part 1. Algebra is the study of calcualatin and unknow value in an equation. Larry explains the basics of algebra using examples of problems on a whiteboard and explains the procedure on how to solve the problems.
Intro to Algebra (Part 2)
This is part 2 introduction to algebra. Larry continues with what what was learned in part 1 and part 1 should be watched before proceeding to part 2. Larry explains how to solve an algebra problem using addition on a whiteboard.
Intro to Algebra (Part 3)
Lesson on introduction to algegra part 2. Watch part 1 and 2 before watching this part. Larry continues with solving examples of problems using multiplication on a whiteboard.
Causes of War: The Compromise of 1850
The slavery issue in the new territories came up again in 1850 and this video deals with that and mentions the Underground Railroad and Fugitive Slave Act. However, there is no depth and thus this video is only valuable as a brief introduction.
Simple Definition and Description of Infinitives With Examples
This video is an introduction to infinitives. While this is intended for English as a Second Language learners, it is useful for anyone studying infinitives. A teacher presents a short lecture on infinitives using a white board to give examples.
"The Monkey's Paw" Short Story by W.W. Jacobs - clip: The Sailer's Story
Introduction to the story of The Monkey's Paw. This is the part where the sailor explains the luck of the monkey's paw, but he warns strongly against its use. "Fate rules people's lives, and those who defy it do so to their sorrow!" Would make a good pre-reading video to excite the reader's interest. Color with sound. (2:03 min.)
Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
This video is accompanied by text. "As the perceived threat from the Soviet Union continued to grow, the West became desperate to stop the spread of communism. After WWII, the communist community grew quickly in many parts of war-ravaged Europe. England was desperately trying to stop the spread of European communism in key countries, one of which was Greece. A fear shared by the U.S. and Britain was that if Greece became communist, so would Turkey, and the Soviets would control the eastern Medit
This video is accompanied by text. "Historically, relations among Western European nations had been strained. The destruction of both World Wars clearly illustrated the need for defense and security. The aftermath of these wars and the rapidly increasing Soviet threat helped bring The Western Europeans together. Several nations began discussing the idea of a mutual defense organization, and some European leaders met in a series of meetings. Ideas soon began to take shape. Representatives from Gr
Snow White, Part 1 of 3
Disney-like animated film, with all the trimmings, of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This is an adaptation from the Grimms' classic fairy tale, part of the series "Simsala Grimm: The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm." Enchanting introduction shows the story is there for us in the pages of a handsome old book. Part 1 of 3 (9:50)
The War of the Roses - Introduction
The video is a brief introduction to the story of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, Richard III and Edward IV. It sets the causes for the war of the Roses at the end of the 15th century.
The Fall of Rome part 1 - Docudrama Series
Introduction and first part of the BBC Docudrama Series episode. There is battle against barbarians. The batle continues in part 2