Ghana Slave Dungeon
Built by European traders in the 17th century, Ghana's Cape Coast Castle was the point of departure for the countless numbers of Africans who were sent to the New World as free labor for the colonies. Join Explore founder Charles Annenberg Weingarten on a virtual tour of the slave dungeon, and witness the horrific conditions the captives were forced to endure while waiting to be sent across the Atlantic. Run time 04:31.
The Pythagorean Theorem, Part 1 of 3
This is an introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem. Mr. Khan, the insgtructor, uses computer software for his demonstration. Although he uses different colors for emphasis, the screen is a little 'busy' so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen' to see all the information more clearly. (10:46)
The War in 1812
While Republicans, for the most part, still backed Jefferson's foreign policies, new elections were transforming the party. Older politicians who molded the Republican Party policy and put Jefferson and Madison in power were replaced by daring young go-getters, such as Henry Clay of Kentucky, who were intent on defending America's honor. These new leaders, called "War Hawks" by their Federalist opponents, were the primary force behind Madison's decision to call for war with Britain. The War Hawk
North American Alliances
By the mid-eighteenth century, the face of North America was changing. The British soldiers, officials, and colonists were moving west from the Atlantic coast and starting to cross into the Ohio River Valley. The Spanish occupied a vast region extending from the Gulf of California, across the desert, and along the Gulf Coast to Florida. The French settled primarily in New France, the area that would later become Canada.
The changes in North America were dramatic for the Native Americans.
Pioneers - Schoolhouse Rock (Elbow Room)
A fun School House Rock explanation of the pioneers from the first arrivals in the US (immigrants) and their expansion across to the west and the Pacific Ocean. This is a great introduction to the concepts of immigration and the pioneers. (3:01)
California Gold Rush: An Introduction
A two minute video about the causes and effects of the Gold Rush with insights into the American Dream of striking it rich. A good introduction, but clearly too short for anything else
Military Strategy in US Civil War
This video is accompanied by text. "When the Civil War began, there were fewer than 20,000 soldiers in the national army, and thousands of those troops soon moved south to fight for the Confederacy. In April 1861, after Union troops at Fort Sumter were forced to surrender, President Lincoln quickly called for northern states to send 75,000 volunteers to join the Union army. The Confederacy did not have an established army or navy and also turned to militia groups from the southern states to supp
The People's Party - Late 1800s
This video is accompanied by text."The future looked bright for American farmers during the mid-1800s. But increased competition from farmers in other countries, including Canada, Russia, and Australia, sent American crop prices spiraling downward. By the 1890s, wheat sold for 60 cents a bushel, and the price for a pound of cotton fell below 6 cents.
The quickly expanding railroad industry also played a part in breaking the spirit—and bank account—of the American farmer. Fierce
Growing Up in the Great Depression
Quick overview of the difficulties people encountered during the Great Depression. A man tells his family's story of survival by stealing and moving from place to place. Would be a good introduction to the topic of the Great Depression and a possible essay prompt for students.
Killer Whales versus Grey Whale
A short video on Killer Whales attacking a female Grey Whale and her calf and how both sides you their intelligence. Very worthwhile and a nice introduction into whether the killing of whales should be allowed by mankind.
Black American History
This video gives a brief introduction to black history in America. It has still images with narration.
Kids giving their ideas on politics
This video shows children giving thier ideas on politics. They talk about the Mccain/Obama election as well as other general topics like: why should kids not get to vote?
The purpose of this course is to deliver better understanding about the marketing of food and agricultural products. Both theories and empirical examples of the marketing will be provided to give insights about the food marketing. In order to take this course, basic microeconomic theories on demand as well as supply and market structure are required.
Introduction to Colonialism in Africa
An introduction to the colonization of Africa by European imperial powers such as France and Great Britain. It talks about how imperialism in Africa started and how it has created a dependence situation and instability.
Exchange of Goods With the New World
Pictures of a variety of goods found in the New World, from plants and animals to clothing. In return, European crops and goods were brought to the Americas to exchange. Diseases were also brought to the Native Americans, and large populations were wiped out. AP history lesson. (Video is a set of slides with narration.)
The Changing World of Charles Dickens - clip only
This brief overview of the age of Dickens provides a good introduction to Dickens' Oliver Twist, in which he attempts to expose the inhumanity and injustices he saw around him. Drawings and paintings with narration, and interspersed reenactment. (1:29 min.)
The Basics-Lighting 101
A very basic introduction to Theater lighting in the simplest terms possible. This video was put together by a high school Drama Class, and gives the viewer the basics. (5:09)
An introduction to ancient theatre. Part of an online history of theatre class at Columbia Gorge Community College. (4:40)
Elizabethan Drama and The Globe
A Brief Introduction to Elizabethan Drama and to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to be used in my British Literature classes. (4:23)
An introduction to renaissance theatre. Part of an online history of theatre class at Columbia Gorge Community College. English Captions. (4:06)