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.
The True Story of D-Day - Parts 5 of 10
This part of the documentary shows the reconstructed conversation between a German commander and a British soldier. The commander was trying to get information about the coming invasion. You can also see the actual man who participated in that conversation retelling his memories. In early June the invasion is ready to set sails. There is a description by the former soldiers, reconstructions and footage about the beginning of the invasion.
Building and the Influence of Railroads
This video is accompanied by text. "The mining industry facilitated expansion of the railroad industry by creating a need for quick and easy transport between mining and production sites. Entrepreneurs responded with the first transcontinental railroad.
Prior to the Civil War, railroads had been in use east of the Missouri River. The country’s leaders hoped to span the void of the Great American Desert with a railway that would connect the populous areas and truly unite the states.
United States of America, Part 1
First part of a very simple (early education) but informative introduction to the United States, a picture and a few words per slide. This part covers the government and some states, regions, and national symbols.
United States of America, Part 2
Second part of a very simple (early education) but informative introduction to the United States, a picture and a few words per slide. This part covers Alaska, Hawaii, extremes, some cities and what they're famous for, and freedom.
Mass Media and Presidential Campaigns
Information about American political campaigns and the media. Footage of Nixon's appearance on the media during his presidential campaign against Kennedy.