Frustration of some Americans over the policy of segregation and resistance by other Americans to integration eventually gave rise to the acts of civil disobedience that would mark the beginning of the civil rights movement. In demonstration after demonstration one or more individuals would inspire others to take a stand against a system based on prejudice.
Affirmative Action and Forced Busing
As blacks benefited from new voting rights and school desegregation, the workplace remained a hostile environment for some. Many businesses openly flaunted hiring policies that excluded blacks or confined them to menial jobs. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Abolitionism in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The crusade against slavery was the most significant of the reform era movements. Slavery existed in all of the original 13 American colonies, but by the middle of the eighteenth century some Americans began to speak out against human bondage. The Society of Friends--the Quakers--became the first group to take a public stand in support of the abolition of slavery. The devotion of the Quakers was paralleled, in varying degrees, by other religions. As the Revolu
Humanitarian Reform in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The Age of Reform--the decades prior to the Civil War--was a period of tremendous economic and political change. Many Americans believed that traditional values were undercut by the emerging industrial and market economy and they supported humanitarian and social reforms in an effort to create a new moral order. Some reformers, including those who embraced transcendentalism, promoted the divinity of the individual and sought to perfect human society. A number
This is an overview of the influx of African-Americans to New York, maps of where they tended to settle, major authors, and the New Negro Movement are discussed. This lesson is best used with brief biographies of those individuals mentioned and a sampling of some of the materials developed by those mentioned would be ideal to gain a better understanding of the times and events.
Population Growth- Baby Boom
After World War II had drawn to a close, the United States experienced unprecedented population growth that to this day has shaped the social and political landscape of the country, and changed how and where many Americans live. Known as the "baby boom," this population expansion took place between the years 1946 and 1964, with the peak occurring in 1957. The elevated birthrate, unparalleled in American history, added more than 50 million babies by the end of the 1950s. (Video is narrated with s
Sociology - What is Socialization?
Learn about socialization and some of the aspect and concepts of socialization in this short video. English subtitles on the left side help to underscore points. (01:24)
Global Population Growth
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see). As a doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling identified a new paralytic disease induced by hunger in rural Africa. Now he looks at the bigger picture of social and economic development. Run time 10:04.
The Economy during the US Civil War
This video is accompanied by text. "The Civil War affected northern and southern economies differently. When the war began, the north, with its large factories and well-established companies, generated a great deal of the country’s business. After the first volleys of battle, the north experienced a slight depression due to the uncertainty of the war and the loss of southern business associations. However, after the initial shock passed, the northern economy flourished. The federal government
Farming becomes a Business
This video is accompanied by text. "Agriculture in the Mississippi Valley region underwent major changes after the Civil War. Farmers began thinking of farming as a business with a cash crop of wheat, corn, or cotton instead of a self-sufficient way of life. A farm began to be viewed as an outdoor factory and growing crops as production. Farmers made use of credit and considered such factors as transportation and marketing, just like other businesses. Farming also became increasingly mechanized,
The Constitution Project: Checks and Balances
The Constitution Project: Checks and Balances is a two minute video. This is about who gets the power and how the Framers fear of a president becoming a king is one reason for the checks and balance system. 02:08 run time
The Declaration of Independence: Ideas for a New Age
This 17 minute examines the basic principles and concepts set forth in the Declaration of Independence, as well as the American leaders, their ideas and the historical events that resulted in the document. Good details. Best used with a timeline and a word list. Many items need a great deal more explanation, but the video is a good start.
Has video quiz, too.
What is the Declaration of Independence About?
An easy to follow video that shows the basic reasons for the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Students should have a timeline to follow the events as well as a word wall of major elements mentioned. A lot of grit in this video and uses colorful cartoon characters (Running Time about 2:00).
27 Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States
The 27 Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States is the essence of this five minute video. It moves to fast to run directly so pause the video after each amendment. It does not offer insights or explanation, just a copy of the amendments.
This is a video presentation accompanied by text. "The political revolution in the late eighteenth century that resulted in the Articles of Confederation also caused a social revolution. Riots and social conflict marked the Revolutionary era in America. The Revolution brought the concept of equality into mainstream American thought. Many colonists seized the opportunity to introduce social reform as they created their state constitutions.
The spirit of equality was represented in many way
Mysteries of Deep Space: Search for Alien Worlds (5 of 6)
Part 5 of 6. The modern search for extra-solar planets is explored in this video. It discusses the searches that have occurred from past to present, and what we hope to learn from these searches.
Mysteries of Deep Space: Pulse of Alien Life (6 of 6)
Part 6 of 6. Where is life beyond Earth? In this video, the documentary discusses the future of searching for life beyond earth, and whether it will ever come to fruition. It shares an unusual topic from a scientific point of view.
Introduce Yourself in French
This short video is in French only, but beginning French learners may use the images for context clues as to the content of thix very basic conversation.
What Is a Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement?
Pronoun-antecedent agreement is when the both the pronoun and the antecedent are written in the same person. Find examples of correct and incorrect pronoun-antecedent agreement in this video.