Allied Bombing of Berlin
This historical footage, from Universal Newsreels, depicts the first American bombing of Berlin. Prepared for viewing by Americans in movie theaters, this March 20, 1944 video includes interviews with flight crew members after their return to England. (5:46)
The 2010 Horizon Report
The 2010 Horizon Report
The History of American-Antislavery Movement
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. The Antislavery Movement is explored in American
literature before, during, and after the civil War.
The Panama Canal
This video is accompanied by text. "An important discovery that resulted from the Spanish-American War was America’s need to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. During the war, ships in the Pacific had to travel around South America in order to join the fleet in Cuba. The U.S. now had to protect and supply its far ranging territories in Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The U.S. was also beginning to emerge as a world economic power and needed quicker shipping routes to meet
Roosevelt Corollary To the Monroe Doctrine
This video is accompanied by text. "Around the turn of the twentieth century, Latin American nations began defaulting on massive loans from European powers such as Germany and England. Many of these “Banana Republics,” including Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, had borrowed heavily and had no way or intention of repaying their debts. This issue came to the forefront in 1903, when German warships sank two Venezuelan vessels and bombarded a Venezuelan town. Their intention was to intimida
Central America and the Caribbean
This video is accompanied by text. "The Spanish-American War, the Panama Canal project, and the Roosevelt Corollary ensured extensive U.S. involvement in Latin America. Many Caribbean and Latin American countries seemed to be in a perpetual state of revolution and political upheaval. Due to its close geographic proximity, the U.S. felt compelled to get involved and exert influence in these conflicts. The significant financial investment that resulted from “dollar diplomacy” also required the
05 - Ball & String
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Mobl21 - Quiz
21st Century Master e-Teacher Chris Jones explores how to set up and use the Quiz feature in Mobl21. Run time 04:44.
Mobl21 - Study Guide
21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones explains what a Mobl21 Study Guide is and how to create one to use with your students. Run time 08:47.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only man elected four times as President of the United States. His legs paralyzed by polio, he led a crippled nation through the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II with eternal optimism and lifted the spirits of millions of Americans, offering a "New Deal" to the American people, he forever changed the role of the Federal government and left a profound mark on the 20th century. (2 minutes)
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
This is a male voice reading "Young Goodman Brown," showing one still image of a dark forest path on a moonlit night. Written by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1835, the story takes place in Puritan New England, a common setting for Hawthorne's works, and addresses one of his common themes: the conflict between good and evil in human nature and, in particular, the problem of public goodness and private wickedness. This literature is appropriate for high school students. More valu
NGO and citizen politics
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the conceptual issues, theories, and debates concerning ‘civil society and new politics.’ Focusing on the domestic and global issues of ‘civil society and new politics’, the topics that will be covered in class include concept of civil society, social capital, engaging communities, associative democracy, global civil society in action, civil society and global governance, etc. Class will be conducted in a seminar consisting of lectur
Medieval French Song by Guillaume de Machaut (Dame, je sui cilz Fins cuers doulz)
This is one of motets of the french composer Guillaume de Machaut in 14th century.
Lady, I am the one who wants to endure your will.
and for as long as I may live;
but I do not believe that I will endure it for long
without dying, since you are so harsh to me
that you want me to withdraw far away from you.
without seeing any longer the very great beauty
of your lovely body, which has so much worth.
for you are of all good ladies the best.
Potter fans play Quidditch World Cup
A Quidditch World Cup is held in New York City, where players adapt a real-life game from one played by characters in the Harry Potter series who compete while flying on brooms. Katharine Jackson reports.
Sonnet no 18: By William Shakespeare
Shakespeare Sonnet 18 being read. Would be good if students had a copy to see what the words "sounded" like when read by a professional actor.
Sumerian Origin Of Humans
The Sumerians knowledge of the solar system 4600 years ago drew the solar system as it is today. This video explains this and about a planet that only returns every 3600 years. A very interesting video for students studying this group as well as for those studying astonomy. This video may be somewhat frightening to some students as to it refers to possible dramatic events in the future.
Crisis, Clear skies and China opportunities
With every crisis comes a silver lining. While not everyone subscribes to that belief, Asian business leaders speaking at this year’s Bloomberg Leadership Forum in Hong Kong are certainly convinced of its validity.
Flash Burnout, young adult novel by L.K. Madigan, book trailer
This video, narrated by a teenage boy, begins with the sentence "Welcome to high school, the most vicious jungle known to man." This is a one-minute book trailer created by three high school students - Jennifer Gessel, Baleigh Janusik and Katrina Ruppel - for the book by L.K. Madigan, Flash Burnout. It was a finalist in the American Library Association Young Adult Library Services Division's 2010 Morris/Nonfiction Book Trailer contest. Film
Advertising on the web: How content affects the buying and selling of ad links
The internet has become an important medium for doing business internationally. The opportunities are enormous, yet there are still many practical questions that managers of commercial websites need answering. Zsolt Katona, an INSEAD PhD candidate in marketing, addresses some of these questions in his doctoral thesis on advertising on the World Wide Web. "The www is the largest network in the world - there are more pages on the www than the population of the world, and online advertising expendi