This video is accompanied by text. "When Americans voted Lincoln president, James Buchanan officially became a lame-duck leader. Southerners worried that Lincoln’s victory, which received no support from the South, would lead to political and economic dominance by the North. Slavery, they feared, would be restricted and possibly outlawed. Southerners believed that by claiming their independence they could develop their own banking system and establish trade directly with Europe. No longer woul
The Oregon Country
This video is accompanied by text. "The spirit of "Manifest Destiny" pervaded the United States during the Age of Reform—the decades prior to the Civil War. John L. O'Sullivan, editor of the influential United States Magazine and Democratic Review, gave the expansionist movement its name in 1845, when he wrote that it is "the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions." Manifest Destiny was
Statue of Liberty in a Nutshell
A brief animated video that describes the history and significance of the Statue of Liberty. (01:56)
Statue of Liberty Unknown
This video is about the Statue of Liberty and about history. Who did the statue came from, what does it mean, and much more!
We didn't Start the Fire
Video slideshow of a brief history of America with musical accompaniment by Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." At best a little entertainment. Goes too fast to be of value as a learning tool. Students will not know most images.
Confederate vs. Union Soldiers
Where the soldiers came from, a third were immigrants to the country, and the differences between the two in terms of what they were fighting for and how they lived. Good insights that bring a human touch to understanding the Civil War. 2:38
This is an eight-minute video (moving images and still slides) concerning the Underground Railroad.
Video about the Mayflower
How Does Lung Cancer Harm Your Body?
How Does Lung Cancer Harm Your Body?. Part of the series: Cancer Facts. Lung cancer harms the body when free radicals in the atmosphere cause changes in sensitive lung tissue. Quit smoking to reduce the chances of lung cancer with advice from this doctor.
How Does Lung Cancer Develop?
How Does Lung Cancer Develop?. Part of the series: Cancer Facts. Lung cancer develops when smoking, air pollutants and free radical formation damages sensitive lung tissue, causing the cellular DNA to restructure and malfunction. Avoid lung cancer by stopping the smoking of cigarettes.
Chapter 1 Reading of ;Lord of the Flies
An excerpt is read from chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The background in the video is a beach scene.
The Passive Voice Get = Be
This lecture is an explanation of the idea of passive voice and how get can be used in place of be. A variety of examples help to illustrate the concepts in the lesson. The teacher also addresses how questions are different in passive voice.
Passive Voice Introduction
This is a basic explanation of how the passive voice works. The teacher lecturing in the video specifically addresses how the form of "be" changes depending on the verb tense used in the sentence. Examples of various sentences help to illustrate the ideas presented in the lesson.
A children oriented video with lots of facts about pengins. The two girls doing the interview might give students an idea on what they could do for a project.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Chapter 4
Chapter 4 is read from the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? Part 4
This is Part 4 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. Suitable for middle school students and older. Interviews with former FBI agents and Ray himself continue the conspiracy theory. (Amateur-ish video that still gets across information to the viewer.
Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? Part 10
This is Part 10 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. This last segment ends with part of Martin Luther's King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The film includes vintage images from that time period. Suitable for middle school students and older.
Israel map throughout history
Israel map throughout history (No sound)
Dave McKean - Interview
Dave Mckean is interviewed. He talks about his drawing for books, his style, drawing complexity, and his hero. (Italian subtitles)
Dave McKean is interviewed. He talks about his illustrations and working with Neil Gaiman. Audio is not very good in this clip