German Christmas Traditions
This video highlights some German Christmas traditions. Some of these include having multiple Christmas trees in the home, baking specific kinds of sweets, and using Advent calendars.
Christmas unWrapped: The History of Christmas Part 1
This video from the History Channel discusses the origins of Christmas traditions such as the yule log which burned for 12 days, German and Roman traditions, and how the birth of Christ began to be celebrated in the 4th century. It also tells how traditional Pagan traditions were adopted and adapted for the Christian celebration of the Nativity. This series is best suited to high school age students.
Basic French - The Verbs Etre and Aimer
This video explains the uses the verbs etre (to be) and aimer (to like or to love) and is suitable for all beginning French-language learners.
Spanish ABC From A to E
This is a language video for children to learn the Spanish alphabet from letter A to letter E. The video shows objects that illustrate each letter. You can see the letter and the object as you hear them in Spanish: A- Avión. The English translation is not provided.
This is an alphabet to help with presentations and speeches. (For instance, 'A is for Authentic - Be Real.' There is sound with this slide show. See also: Language Arts -Writing and Composition - Steps In Composition - Drafting. See also: Computers and Technology - Video Production. See also: Language Arts - Broadcast Journalism - Broadcast Scriptwriting.
How to Write MLA Research or Essay Papers
When writing an MLA research or essay paper, know that the MLA, or Modern Language Association, publishes a book about proper formats for a research paper. Write an MLA essay paper and refer to the handbook with tips from an English teacher in this video on research papers.
MLA Citation Format--Put Your Papers in Perfect MLA Style: P1
This video show you how to set up manuscript settings for a research paper in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. It also covers in-text citation formatting style (when, where and how to cite) and the Works Cited page. You can actually view the computer screen setting being made while you are being told the steps.
Put Your Papers & Essays in Perfect MLA Style: P2
This video continues to teach the manuscript settings for a research paper in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Also covers in-text citation formatting style (when, where and how to cite) and the Works Cited page. Pt 2 of 2
The Last Day Of World War I - Part 3 of 5
This third part of the documentary retells the events in 1918 and when the German delegations learn about the peace treaties. There is a description of the German leaders and of their attitude towards peace. There were expectations for a cease fire but the fighting continued for some more days. There is footage and accounts of the last fighting that took place.
War of The Century - Part 2
This part of the documentary explains that Stalin did not expect Hitler would start war against Russia as he was at war against Britain. He was wrong. The video explains in detail the way in which the German invasion of Russia developed. There is footage showing the battle, statistics and retired soldiers narrating their experiences. The German tactic of Blitzkrieg is explained as chief reason of success.
War of The Century - Part 3
This third part of the video shows the way in which the Russians tried to gain time. Soviet prisoners were thousand and the German were not planning to get to any agreement. There is reference to Hitler's feelings towards the Jews. There is footage showing the way the Jews were treated from the very beginning. There are first witnesses' accounts of former soldiers who participated in Hitler's Youth and of Jewish people who survived. There is also reference to the elimination of soviet commissars
War of The Century - Part 4
This forth part of the documentary refers to the way in which the German treated their prisoners. There is footage and you can see also Stalin's political prisoners brutally killed. The video shows Hitler's visit to former soviet territory. He orders action. Soviet's defence tactics were primitive, poorly equipped and had no training but they would be stubborn enough so as not to surrender Kiev so easily. Leningrad was surrounded and Kiev in German's hands. There is footage of the battle and f
War of The Century - Part 5
This part of the documentary shows footage of the battlefield and there are former soldiers giving their account of the event. German captured millions of soviet soldiers. Then they moved to Moscow. The defence of the capital is explained. There were attempts at peace treaties but they were not signed. Stalin was about to leave Moscow but decided to stay and defend the capital at any cost, even taking actions against his own people.
War of The Century - Part 6
This part of the documentary states that more civilians died in the east during the war than in any other part. There is footage of the artillery used and you can also see part of Stalin's speech just before the battle started. There is an explanation of the tactics and orders the red army had. Those who were not ready to obey the rules were shot. The weather grew harsh and the German were not ready for that. The German army also had to obey staying there no matter what happened.
War of The Century - Part 7
This part of the documentary explains that the German did not step backwards even when they were not able to do much due to the weather. There is reference to both groups' harsh techniques. Some Ukrainian people had welcome the German who promised to set them free from Stalin. However, they were not helped by the Nazi. On the contrary, they would take their agrarian production. There is a description of the brutal Nazi occupation. The way the Jews were killed in Ukraine is mentioned.
War of The Century - Part 8
This part of the documentary refers to the fear the Ukrainian population lived in. There was an area of Ukraine where the population was only given food if they worked for the German. Thousands starved and got no help. There is footage showing people on the streets looking for food. There are accounts of people who survived and retell what they had to do to be able to get something to eat. There is reference to the guerrilla war that took place in the forests.
War of The Century - Part 9
This part of the documentary shows how Partisan groups in Ukraine had killed any person that could be against their power even before the war. Sometimes they did it as a way to warn the rest of the population who could be against the communist regime. The Partisans were also a problem for the German who had occupied some territory. The German destroyed the Partisan's homes and they took their food. There is footage of the harsh moments and an explanation of the confrontation of different gro
War of The Century - Part 10
This tenth part of the documentary shows that Hitler was ready to end the Partisans with brutality. Chaos and terror was the result. There were raids in villages and civilians were killed. The German army killed thousands of innocents and there is documentation shown as evidence, survivors accounts and former soldiers retelling their experience
War of The Century - Part 11
Part 11 of the documentary sums up how Stalin planned to attack the German invaders in Ukraine. He had demanded action but the result was a disaster. The Soviets outnumbered the German but they were not well equipped. The video then shows how the Soviet learnt to win. Hitler is shown on his trip to the east to congratulate his troops. There is an explanation of Hitler's operation Blue to try to get hold of Stalingrad. The Germans advanced successfully but the Red army had new tactics. Few Sovi
War of The Century - Part 12
This video shows the original German invasion plan and what they really did. The German needed to conquer Stalingrad to get control of the river Volga. There is footage of the bombardment on Stalingrad. Stalin know they could not lose this battle and people were not allowed to leave. There are accounts of survivors who were children at the time of the war. The Red army was pushed to the river and many drowned trying to reach the other bank. According to recently found evidence, about 1 million s