Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Where We Came From
Where We Came From - People have immigrated to Wisconsin for many reasons. Some are "pushed" from their homes because of famines, wars, or poverty. Some are "pulled" to new areas because of greater opportunities, availability of land, and freedom from oppression. Although many Native American citizens' roots may extend through more than two centuries of Wisconsin's history, most of the people who settled Wisconsin were influenced by these push-pull factors. Immigration cycles create ethnic
This program explores the history of the atom, from the ancient Greeks to the early 20th century, when discoveries by J.J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford created a new crisis for the world of physics.
Women in Politics
A three minute video highlighting some of the most important women in American politics. Needs more background to be of more value. Just a selection of sound bites, but good insights.
History of Thanksgiving
This video teaches kids about the history of Thanksgiving. In the video an American history authority discusses the origins of the holiday.
The True Meaning of Thanksgiving
This is a documentary short film about the Thanksgiving holiday and the word "THANKSGIVING" and how it came into being. This documentary contains viewpoints of Thanksgiving, mostly Native American.
Christmas unWrapped: The History of Christmas Part 1
This video from the History Channel discusses the origins of Christmas traditions such as the yule log which burned for 12 days, German and Roman traditions, and how the birth of Christ began to be celebrated in the 4th century. It also tells how traditional Pagan traditions were adopted and adapted for the Christian celebration of the Nativity. This series is best suited to high school age students.
Shurley method introduction
An introduction to the Shurley method used in some schools for teaching grammar. You'll learn how the early sentence flow goes, and the adjective and adverb questions. This is a podcast where a teacher is showing the sentence flow/procedure on their computer screen while giving directions.
FDR-First Inaugural Address
Franklin Delano Roosevelt first took the Presidential oath on the 4th of March, 1933. It was the last time an American president was sworn-in during that month. Now inaugurations occur in January.
Near the beginning of this famous inaugural speech, FDR told his fellow citizens: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Note that the President, whose legs were paralyzed from polio, stood during his entire speech. (20:12)
In the Land of Jim Crow: Growing Up Segregated
The experiences of living with de jure segregation in the South and de facto segregation in the North are recalled in vivid, first-hand accounts. Historical commentaries are interspersed with remembrances that are sure to stimulate discussions about racial segregation, its impact on society in general, and its influence on African American culture both in years past and today. A Kinocraft production and winner of several film-festival awards.
Jim Crow: Vietnam-Dream Shot Down
Though courageous in battle from the Revolutionary War on, African-American soldiers have seldom received recognition for their patriotism. In personal testimony, interwoven with compelling images, African-American soldiers speak out about their profound disillusionment, compounded by the neglect and derision many Americans offered them at the close of the Vietnam War.
Homeschooling: Teaching History
Make history an interactive subject at home with advice from a
homeschool specialist .Teaching history in a homeschool environment can be a fun experience using a book series, such as "American Girls" or "Little House on the Prairie," which can incorporate history into crafts and other activities.
How to Cite the APA Manual in APA Format
How to Cite the APA Manual in APA Format. Part of the series: Research Papers. When citing the APA manual, the author being referenced is a corporate author, called the American Psychological Association. Learn about citing the edition of an APA manual with help from an...
Apartheid In Power
This video shows how for most of the twentieth century, a policy of legal segregation called apartheid favored whites in South Africa. Starting in 1912, the African National Congress used civil disobedience to fight apartheid. There is a description of the policies how they were applied and how this affected black families.
Atlantic Slave trade - Documentary
This video refers to slave trade as the largest migration of people in world history before the 20th century. There is a description of what slave trade was like and how Europeans enslaved Africans for labor and treated these peoples as commodities.
The Last Day Of World War I - Part 2 of 5
This second part of the documentary begins with an account of the events in 1918. There is reference to the attempt to end the war before the American arrived. There is an explanation of the territorial gains and loses and there is footage. The allied naval blockade and the effect is also mentioned. You can also see the arrival of American troops and the counter attack on the western front.
The Last Day Of World War I - Part 4 of 5
This part of the documentary shows the last town that was taken by American troops before the war really ended. There was fire until the real cease fire at 11 o'clock. The soldier believed to be the last soldier to die was Jorge Ellison. There are details of Ellison's biography and his role during the war.
The Last Day Of World War I - Part 5 of 5
The last part of the video refers to the role of different privates that were the ones who fought and died on the very last day and on the last minutes of WWI. There is a description of the way in which fire really ceased. There is reference to the way in which those who survived suffered and in what conditions they went back home. There are images of badly wounded people who survived but went through terrible pain. There are images of the biggest American soldiers' cemetery in Europe. There is
St. Therese of Lisieux
A recent discovery showed that St. Therese, the "Little Flower," was actually an early member of the Apostleship of Prayer. Fr. Kubicki examines the life of this saint and how she lived the Daily Offering.
The Boy in the Drawer, picture book by Robert Munsch
This cartoon animation of the Robert Munsch picture book was part of a TV series called Bunch of Munsch, produced in the early 1990s. A leprechaun is in Shelly's sock drawer, and that's just the beginning of the problem. (10:46)
The True Story of D-Day - Part 1 of 10
This is the first part of a documentary about the D-Day in WWII when Anglo-American Landings, commences. In this video there is an introduction to the historical event and some reference to statistics. There is footage, reconstructions and accounts of people who were there that day and survived. There is a complete explanation of when and why Operation Overlord was planned. There is reference to the 5 beaches in Normandy and to the German leader Rommel and his role.