Rise of Black Power
The civil rights movement continued to make progress during the 1960s through the controversial implementation of forced busing and affirmative action measures. Most people viewed Martin Luther King, Jr., as the principle leader of the movement. King maintained a large following who supported his promotion of non-violent protest. King hoped to integrate all neglected and oppressed peoples into American society and to ensure the same equality for everyone. (Video is narrated with slides and speec
Magic School Bus Spins a Web
What do you do when a 50-foot praying mantis menaces your town? Run like the wind...unless youre in Ms. Frizzles class and shes taken you on a field trip inside a science fiction film, circa 1950. The movies main character, the power-mad General Araneus, is determined to destroy the mantis, but Phoebe wants to trap it and save it! Shrinking to the size of real spiders, the kids discover how spiders construct a variety of silky snares, making them world-champion trappers. Can the kids save the ma
Set to baroque piano music, this video of still images is an overview of Diego Velazquez' work beginning with his self portrait featuring 20 oil paintings, including one of the Pope and King Philip IV. Velazquez, a Spanish painter during the Baroque period, was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. Many considered him to be the greatest Baroque painter. Perhaps his most significant painting was "Las Meninas" (the 14th painting in the video) which includes reflections seen in mirrors
The Story of Stuff - Chapter 7
A seven part video explaining the life cycle of the products we buy and the ethical choices necessary presented with playful chalkboard diagrams and an energetic Annie Leonard. This seventh chapter is a summary of the story and presents a "New School of Thinking" based on sustainability, equity, green chemistry, zero waste, closed loop production and local economy.
George Washington and the Continental Army
In 1775 the Continental Army was born. This video explains the group of farmers and shop keepers who grew into army that defeated the British under the leadership of George Washington.
A video that explains Washington's importance in holding the country and the army together. This two minute video also explains Washington's decision not to be a "king."
The "XYZ Affair" that Adams had to Face
This video is accompanied by text. "The signing of Jay’s Treaty, which settled violations of the Treaty of Paris and averted the threat of war with England, induced angry reactions from both American and European politicians. Democratic-Republicans believed the treaty was a humiliating surrender to the British. French leaders, meanwhile, viewed it as a step toward forming a union with their enemy, a flagrant breach of the Franco-American Treaty of 1778. However, an unexpected consequence of th
Biography: John And Abagail Adams: Love And Liberty
John Adams was the driving force at the first pivotal meetings of the American Continental Congress in Philadelphia. His passion and eloquence convinced the Colonists to fight for their independence from the British, and a new nation was born.
The Monroe Doctrine
This video is accompanied by text. "At the great European conference, the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815), the monarchs of Europe gathered to return the continent to its status before the French Revolution. The European powers banded together to eradicate democratic movements that threatened their thrones. In 1821, the Holy Alliance—Russia, Austria, Prussia, and France—quashed liberal movements in Italy. Then in 1822, at the Congress of Verona, the alliance decided to put down Spanish rebels,
Star-Spangled Banner : In This Day in History
In this This Day in History video, the 9/13/1814 writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key is recounted. It was inspired by the British bombing of Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. A fast paced video with little depth, but might be interesting to students if these videos are played on a daily basis.
War of 1812 History Film w/ USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)
Poor audio quality aside, this film uses various drawings to depict the major battles of the War of 1812. Film depicts the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) defeat of the British frigate HMS Guerriere, the USS Consitution defeat of HMS Java, the surrender of USS Chesapeake, the sailing of USS Essex through Pacific waters, and other battles that took place on the Great Lakes. Also included in the film is information on Francis Scott Key writing “The Star Spangled Banner” while watching the bat
The History of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 is a 20 minute video that explains the war
between the United States of America and the British Empire (particularly Great Britain and British North America), lasted from 1812 to 1815. It was fought chiefly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America. Good use of maps. Shows the steps made to evade war before incidents and political actions made it inevitable despite the nations poor preparation.
How to moon walk like Michael Jackson
Done properly the Moon Walk can't fail to impress. Learn how to dance the Michael Jackson way with dance guru Anthony King in this simple three minute tutorial on the moon walk technique.
Woodrow Wilson Inaugural Address
Thomas Woodrow Wilson is named President of the United States in 1913. The inaugural address of the President at the White House in Washington DC. Dignitaries and officials arrive in cloaks and hats for the ceremony. Guests include outgoing President William Howard Taft, British ambassador Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, German ambassador to the US Count Von Bernstorff, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Joseph Gurney Cannon, Chief Justice of the US Charles Evans Hughes, US Secretary of State Wil
Give My Poor Heart Ease: Mississippi Delta Bluesmen An account of the blues experience through the recollections and performances of B.B. King, Son Thomas, inmates from Parchman prison, a barber from Clarkesdale, a salesman from Beale Street, and others. Give My Poor Heart Ease is one of a series of films made in Mississippi in the mid 1970s by William Ferris and the Center for Southern Folklore and produced in association with Howard Sayre Weaver. This field work is the ba
An account of the blues experience through the recollections and performances of B.B. King, Son Thomas, inmates from Parchman prison, a barber from Clarkesdale, a salesman from Beale Street, and others.
Give My Poor Heart Ease is one of a series of films made in Mississippi in the mid 1970s by William Ferris and the Center for Southern Folklore and produced in association with Howard Sayre Weaver. This field work is the ba
B.B. King on Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual 1968 Part 2
This video shows B.B. King playing live on B.B. King on Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual 1968
B.B. King - guitar
Sonny Freeman - drums
James Toney - organ
Mose Thomas - trumpet
Lee Gatling - sax
Jamestown Settlement Overview
Teacher-Created Video: The first British Colonists to settle in the New World were in Jamestown, Virginia. Learn more about how the first colonists made their way to Virginia and made their settlement. Please note: the pronunciation of the area is incorrect- it is pronounced Row-in-oak NOT Row-in-oakie.
Science Fiction-Science Fact
Science fiction has always provided inspiration and ideas for the scientists and engineers who design and build real spacecraft. Many of our current technologies were predicted long ago in science fiction stories. Arthur C. Clarke, scientist turned writer, wrote the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The narrator descibes space stations, spaceships, and the influence of Jules Verne's story From
Le Voyage Dans la Lune
The first science fiction movie, based on a story by Jules Verne. Called "Voyage to the Moon" in English, it was created by George Melies in 1902. The film is from France and is about a small group of scientists that travel to space on a rocket to get to the moon. Originally, this was a silent film, but this film has a narration which explains what is happening to modern viewers. (11:48)
Columbus First Voyages
During the Middle Ages, Europeans knew little, if anything, about the existence of the Americas. Columbus became caught up in the excitement and read many books on navigation and geography. He eventually devised a plan to find a westward route to Asia. In 1484, he presented his plan to King John II of Portugal but was denied financial support. He spent years asking the rulers of various countries, including France and England, for assistance before Spain’s Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand fin