How Religious Were the Founding Fathers?
Gordon Brown gives a lecture about this topic. A good insight into the part religion played in the early part of America as the people were religious and how various groups grew. However, some major leaders were not religious. Well worth watching.
Kwanzaa is a holiday to celebrate African-American cultural heritage. In this video learn how this holiday got started and the customs and traditions of Kwanzaa.
What Is Baroque?
Understand the style of baroque art with information from an
art historian, critic and curator in this video clip. Baroque art took place after the Renaissance through the 17th and 18th century as a Catholic counter-reformation to draw people back into the church. (3:30)
Sign Language Phrases: See You Later
In this clip learn how to sign the phrase 'See You Later' using the American Sign Language symbols. Talk with a deaf person in sign language with the basic conversational phrases taught by a signing expert.
Presidential Societies Friday Program: President Coleman Presentation
President Mary Sue Coleman's remarks on Presidential Societies Weekend.
This video/slide show, set to the music of Carole King's 'Child of Mine', features over 40 of Mary Cassatt's paintings. Cassatt (1841-1919) was an early impressionist who focused on urban images. Her paintings drew from her own experiences of intimate settings of the wealthy bourgeoisie; elevating women in domestic settings rather than showing women as objects.
The art of Mary Cassatt
This video is set to beaultiful music and shows the works of the American Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt, an American painter who lived 1844-1926. No text or explanations of the artwork. (5:54)
George Washington: First American President
A United Streaming Video. The first American President, George Washington did many great things. This video looks at some of the great things George Washington did. This is a great video for reports or to learn about George Washington.
Animaniacs Sing About Presidents and Their Accomplishments.T
A fast paced that goes over the names and major accomplishments of the presidents. Moves too rapidly to be of value for most classes, but could be entertaining (3:19).
Today he is known as one of the greatest American presidents, but at the time of his election no one would have predicted Lincoln's success based on his many failures. This is a motivating video for students as it shows the importance of trying despite setbacks. Slavery is also shown as a topic for him to oppose. The Civil War is also mentioned.
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
The Alien and Sedition Act, 1798
This video is accompanied by text. "The feud with France created bad blood between the political parties in America. Democratic-Republicans and Federalists took advantage of every opportunity to undermine each other. In 1798, the Federalist-controlled Congress exploited the anti-French sentiment sweeping through the colonies to pass a series of laws that, on the surface, promoted American safety but actually were designed to quiet their Democratic-Republican counterparts. The Alien and Sedition
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.
Andrew Jackson's First Term
This two minute video is about his President Jackson's first term. It trace the life of Andrew Jackson, from a young boy orphaned at 14, to plantation owner to military hero to president of the United States. You'll discover how Jackson redefined the role of the American president and American politics were redefined through his aggressive use of executive power. Very good introduction.
Skills for Learning at Leeds Metropolitan University
Find out more about how the Skills for Learning website and programme of workshops can help you boost your study skills. Visit the Skills for Learning website for more information: http://skillsforlearning.leedsmet.ac.uk/
Ernie & Bert: The Opposite Game From 1990s Sesame Street. Ernie wants plays a game with opposites, and Bert does not. In the game Bert says a word and Ernie says the opposite of the word. Video is a good explanation of opposites. This video is good for very early learners. (2:01)
From 1990s Sesame Street. Ernie wants plays a game with opposites, and Bert does not. In the game Bert says a word and Ernie says the opposite of the word. Video is a good explanation of opposites. This video is good for very early learners. (2:01)
Rembrandt was a master of chiaroscuro (the effects of light and light's contrasts) and it shows in these paintings. Many different works are displayed but there is no explanation about the pictures.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on July 15, 1606, in Leiden, the Netherlands. His father was a miller who wanted the boy to follow a learned profession, but Rembrandt left the University of Leiden to study painting. His early work was devoted to showing the lines, light and shade
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. Some say that he used the Presidency as a "bully pulpit" from which he preached to the American people, publicized corporate misdeeds, and insisted that the interests of the entire nation be served. He broke up big business monopolies and was a strong advocate for conversation. Upon leaving office in 1909, he had expanded the powers of the Presidency and advanced the prestige of the United States as a world power. (01:59)
Eric Carle Interview: Brown Bear to Baby Bear
Brown Bear to Baby Bear: Bill Martin Jr. Eric Carle Video interview with German-American illustrator Eric Carle. He talks about his collaboration with Bill Martin Jr. and discusses the "Brown Bear" and "Baby Bear" books they created. We see photographs of his art studio. (3:44)
John Lee Hooker playing "Tupelo"
This video shows John Lee Hooker playing live. He is considered one of the best and most influential American post-war blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He was born in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi. This song is about the Mississippi flood in 1927. Black and White video (2:12)