I Have a Dream: Black History Month Celebration
This video was made to celebrate the I Have a Dream speech by Martin Luther King. Students play roles of famous African Americans throughout history echoing the words of Dr. King
Jewish Insurgency Part 1 of 2
History Channel Video. Video starts with the British promising a home in Palestine. But Palestine fights for their land.
Line Integral - Green's Theorem
This is a short introduction to Green's Theorem which concerns turning a closed loop integral into a double integral given certain conditions.
Southern Renaissance Unit 13
"My subject in fiction," Flannery O'Connor tells us, "is the action of
grace in the territory held largely by the devil." One might do well to
ask what, if not the devil, haunts the American South in this era
between the wars. This program uncovers the revisioning of Southern
myths during the modernist era by writers William Faulkner and Zora
What Is An Essay And The Basic Format of An Essay
This clip is a sample portion of the lesson called, 'What Is An
Essay?' The narrator explains fiction and non-fiction, and basic format for writing an essay: the opening paragraph, the body of the essay, and the closing paragraph.
A short fiction film I shot on super 8mm for a film class. The story is a tad brief in places, I had light meter problems at one point and some of the footage didn't turn out, so I had to rewrite some things. This is a modern day production in the slilent film genre.
The Civil Rights Era
This unforgettable, even unimaginable footage from both BBC News and CBS News that extensively covered the American Civil Rights movement. It includes a portion of a speech from Martin Luther King
Indian Muslims in the past and present
This video gives a glance of what Indian Muslims are and their contribution to India, Islamic Ummah and to the world. Islam in India is the second-most practiced religion after Hinduism. There are approximately 174 million Muslims in India (census 2001), i.e 16.4% of the population. India has the second largest population of Muslims in the world (the largest being Indonesia). The contribution of Muslim revolutionaries, poets and writers is immense in India's struggle against the British. Maulana
Caesar part 2 of 5
This is part 2 of 5 of the story of Julus Caesar's Life. This part of the video talks about Caesar's life as a young man and his run in politics as a supreme priest of Rome. Several historians talk about the time in which Julius Caesar lived.
How to Identify Narrative Style in Literature
Narrative style in literature refers to the storyteller or the narrator in a piece of writing, whether it be first, second or third person, omniscient or otherwise. Identify the narrative style of a piece of literature, while deciding whether or not to trust the narrator, with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing. David M. Harris has taught English at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere. He has published poetry, essays, short fiction and a novel, and he has
The Battle of Bunker Hill
A history of the militia fought battle at Bunker Hill, Part of the British siege of Boston during the American Revolutionary War
Major Battles of the American Revolution
Video accompanied by text. "In 1774, as a response to the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament passed a series of acts, called the Coercive Acts. These acts crushed many of the chartered rights of colonial Massachusetts and infringed on the rights of the other colonies. Americans reacted with trade boycotts, and they also began to slowly unite and take political power into their own hands. Americans were not yet calling for independence, but formation of the First Continental Congress, combi
The British were forced to surrender 2 days after patriot soldiers captured the fort at Yorktown in 1781 and is done with animation and reinactments in this three minute video. Needs more emphasis on French contribution.
First Revolutionary Battle at Lexington and Concord : Shot Heard Around the World
In April 1775, when British troops are sent to confiscate colonial weapons, they run into an untrained and angry militia. This ragtag army defeats 700 British soldiers and the surprise victory bolsters their confidence for the war ahead. Best used with a map of the area and a timeline of events. Also, the reading of The Ride of Paul Revere might be interesting.
Battle of Saratoga: Turning Point of Revolutionary War
In 1777, the colonists force the surrender of 6,000 British troops in New York State. This first major victory convinces France to enter the conflict on the Americans' side. This two minute video explains its significance and the how it was done. Cause and effect explained as well.
The French Allies
Video with text. "As early as 1776, the Comte de Vergennes, France’s foreign minister, convinced King Louis XVI to send munitions to America. They secretly sent military supplies not out of sympathy for the Revolution, but for reprisal against Britain for France’s defeat in the French and Indian War. Most of the Continental soldiers’ arms in the first year came from France through a fake supply company, in order to keep their support confidential. The Spanish government also added a donati
American Revolution: The World Turned Upside Down
(Episode 5 of the series Liberty, by PBS) When the war in the North was fought to a stalemate, Sir Henry
Clinton thought his troops could defeat the rebellion in the American
South. Perhaps, with people still loyal to the British Crown, the long
and costly war could finally end in Britain's favor.
After the fall of South Carolina, Clinton's strategy seemed to be
working very well. He sent Lord Cornwallis to complete the job. But
Peace of Paris (1783)
Video accompanied with text. "After Yorktown, the citizens of Britain tired of the war in the American colonies. They were also greatly in debt and had suffered immense losses in India, the West Indies, Asia, and Africa. In February 1782, the House of Commons voted against continuing the war, and in March 1782 Lord North resigned, ending the rule of King George III. The new ministry included old friends of the Americans and was headed by Lord Rockingham who was prepared to negotiate a peace sett
First Invasion War of 1812 Part 8
First Invasion War of 1812 History Channel Documentary (10:00)Andrew Jackson wanted people to stand behind him to defend Washington, DC. The British had many more troops that Jackson, they wre caught between the Mississippi River and a swamp-had to break through Jackson's lines to advance. (10:00)
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