The First Political Parties
This is a 4:31 minute video using cartoon figures that helps to explain how and why the first political parties were formed. The arguments are well done and it provides a good way to present this often difficult topic to students. The video hints at the Federalist and Republican parties. Some silly sections though.
100 French Idioms
Learn how to say idioms in French. This video recites the idiomatic expressions in French while saying them in French. The English and French versions of the idioms appear on the screen at the same time. For intermediate to advanced French language learners.
Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
This video provides a number of rules and examples for making subjects, verbs, pronouns, and antecedents agree. There is no audio, just the slides with the text on them to be read. The information provided is very good and there is time given to read and discuss each slide before the next one appears. There are some multiple choice review questions at the end, but the correct answers are not given.
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.
Using the Verb "Be" in the Present Perfect Tense
A teacher explains how to use the verb "be" in the present perfect tense. The instructor presents a lecture using a white board to present a variety of examples of using the verb "be" correctly in sentences. In addition, some examples are typed on the screen.
This, That, These and Those
This is a short video lesson about the demonstratives with interactive exercises. Questions are asked about the demonstrative pronouns, this, that, these, and using picture examples to choose from. Very slow paced and simple for younger viewers or ESL students.
Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture
In this live video (in color) Sir Colin Davis conducts the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden on stage in a concert hall. At the end of the overture, there are excerpts of various scenes from the opera as well as narration and interviews providing information about Mozart and "The Magic Flute." (10:53)
Hai Gia Vinta La Causa, Act 3 “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Mozart
Live performance conducted by Karl Bohm. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings the role of the Count. (5:43)
Voi Che Sapete, Act 2 “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Mozart
This is a performance (recorded 'live') of Cherubino, sung by Susanne Mentzer in a performance at Salzburg in 1991. (3:08)
Non Piu Andrai “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Mozart
This is a live performance of Figaro's second aria in Act 1 sung by Ferruccio Furlanetto in a live performance at Salzburg in 1991. (3:49)
Sull’aria “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Mozart
Cecilia Bartoli and Renee Fleming in a duet from Mozart's performed live at the Metropolitan Opera, 1998. Conductor: James Levine. (2:57)
Porgi Amor “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Mozart
Kiri Te Kanawa sings the Countess Almaviva’s aria in a live performance.
Westard Movement: Texas Revolt
A short video about slavery as one of the causes of the Texas revolt explained.
U.S. Inches Closer to Civil War
The two steps that result in a Civil War are discussed. The election of Abraham Lincoln, Southern secession and the attack on Fort Sumter lead to the outbreak of the Civil War. A good introduction into causes of Civil War. This video shows how South Carolina attacks the USA and starts the war (2:25).
Slavery in America
America became dependent on slavery as both the industrial North and the farming South became dependent on cotton. However, states' rights soon made slavery a politicized issue. This video shows how America started to react strongly against the idea of having slaves even if was justified in the South because they made money from them. The Missouri Compromise, abolitionists, Underground Railroad, and others explained.
Origins of Slavery in America
Following the arrival of the first captured Africans in the early 1600s, the slavery system in America evolves into a nightmare of abuse and cruelty. This video does not deal with slavery worldwide, just in the colonies. It shows how the slaves were not given rights and could be bought and sold. The slave trade expands even after the importation of slaves ended in the early 1800s. May be too intense for some students. Slaves shown in the Southern states and its use changed the culture and
Causes of the Civil War
This 12 minute video contains very intense photos. It is an excellent overview of the causes of the Civil War. Students would benefit from a word wall as some of the terms may be new to them. The route of the Underground Railroad would be good, too, as well as a map of the USA at that time listing free and slave states.
Common French Phrases for the Mail
Learn common French phrases for mail. Stephanie Hourie Morrow is a native French speaker and has been giving language lessons for 10 years. Each sentence is pronounced in English and French while the French phrase appears on the screen. For beginning to intermediate learners. Good sound quality.
Travel Conversation in French
Basic travel conversation that is suitable for all beginning learners.
Common French Phrases for Staying in a Hotel
Learn common French phrases for staying in a hotel. Stephanie Hourie Morrow is a native French speaker and has been giving language lessons for 10 years. Each sentence is pronounced in English and French while the French phrase appears on the screen. For beginning to intermediate learners. Good sound quality.