New York and New Jersey
The primary motive for establishing the middle, or mid-Atlantic colonies of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware was to develop profitable trading centers. The Dutch were some of the first to settle in this area. In the late sixteenth century, with the help of Protestant England, the people of the Netherlands won their independence from Spain. With this newfound power, the Dutch became a leading colonial presence, especially in the East Indies. Like the English, the Dutch developed c
Maryland, Carolina, and Georgia
The British colonies in the American south were divided into two regions: the Chesapeake colonies, which included Maryland and Virginia, and the Southern colonies, which included Georgia and the Carolinas. One of the first proprietary colonies, or colonies owned by an individual instead of a joint-stock company, was the Chesapeake colony of Maryland, granted by Charles I to Sir George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. Upon his death, the land was left to his son Cecilius Calvert, the second Lor
The Taxman Cometh: The Boston Tea Party
An explanation of the roots of the Boston tea party, when a band of American colonials led by Samuel Adams are so incensed by the tax on tea that they dump British tea into Boston Harbor. Done with art work and other imges from the time. Shows important of taxes as a reason to start the war.
Ths is a video about George Washington. It depicts the crucial role George Washington played in the American Revolution.
Oklahoma Flag and Anthem The Oklahoma state flag honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors. The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the civil war. The center shield is the battle shield of an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the shield are Native
The Oklahoma state flag honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors. The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the civil war. The center shield is the battle shield of an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the shield are Native
Table Manners for Children: The Importance of Table Manners
Table manners are very important throughout a child's life. Video discusses strategies for teaching table manners. Parents need to take it slow and take in the child’s age, maturity level, and if they are picky eaters. Presenter recommends working with children at an early age. Video is of good quality. (1:36)
Dining Etiquette - European vs. American Dining Style
There is a distinct difference between European and American dining style and etiquette? Image Consultant Kimberly Law explains how to master both in this video which shows her seated at a table giving examples of everything she talks about.
Alphabet Cards: Learn the ABC's
Learn the alphabet letters and sounds with this funny, new, original video for early learners. The video is colorful. Each letter name, sound and example word is said as the image is displayed.
McKinley's Speech, Pan-American Exposition (Edison, 1901)
President William McKinley speaks before the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. It is right after this speech that McKinley is shot by a leftwing anarchist, Leon Czolgosz. (No sound).
Dan Marino: Football Legend Part 2
This video shows Dan Marino from his College days to his NFL days. Marino is an American Hall of Fame former quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL. The last quarterback of the Quarterback Class of 1983 to be taken in the first round, Marino became one of the most prolific quarterbacks in league history, holding or having held almost every major NFL passing record. He talks about the highs and lows of his career.
Boston's North End
It's both a quaint Italian neighborhood, and the birth place of the American Revolution. Welcome to the North End, the colorful heart of Boston.
Shel Silverstein-"The Giving Tree"
This is a video rendition of The Giving Tree, a picture book story written and illustrated by American poet Shel Silverstein. The narration by the author is somewhat blurred in this older clip, and includes harmonica music by the author. (9:44)
Lecture 25 - 11/19/2010
Native Americans; An Early History
Excellent film documentary of the early beginning of Native American history.
This is a short video from National Geographic's describing how the legendary Library of Alexandria, one of Egypt's great treasures, is being reincarnated for the 21st century.
Crispus Attucks-A Brief Overview
'Crispus Attucks (c. 1723 – March 5, 1770) was one of five people killed in the Boston Massacre in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been frequently named as the first martyr of the American Revolution' (Wikipedia, 2009). Video is narration with still images.
Bessie Coleman-A Short Biography
Slideshow with narration and music about Bessie Coleman's life as a black female American pilot.
This is student-created slidecast of the first African-American woman to fly an airplane.
Countee Cullen-A Brief Biography
Countee Cullen is one of the African-American poets associated with the Harlem Renaissance. This video features still images with voice narration.
The Story of India- The Golden Ages (pt. 7)
This documentary tells of the golden ages of Indian history beginning in
the 5th century.