Noam Chomsky vs William F. Buckley Part 2
Part 2 of this famous debate, from 1969, shows two great political thinkers debating each other. The debate centers around American foreign policy during the time period. The thoughts and ideas put forth by both men are still relevant today.
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "In the seventeenth century, philosopher John Locke wrote about natural law, which gives individuals rights that are part of the natural order of life rather than assigned by a ruler. Thomas Jefferson incorporated this concept into the Declaration of Independence in an attempt to point out the abuses made by the British government and prevent similar offenses from occurring in an independent America. Jefferson
Wall of Separation (The Establishment Clause)
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "Freedom of religion has been an important issue throughout American history. Many of the first colonists established homes in America to escape religious persecution and oppression in England. The freedom to believe and practice religion in whatever way they chose to was of vital importance to early Americans."
Learn English Through Song- Lesson 27- Four Kinds Of Sentences
Learn English Through Song "Early Morning Rain" by Gordon Lightfoot.
Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. In this clip the the lyrics are shown for Early Morning Rain and text explanations of the four kinds of sentences based on the lyrics to the song.
Labor History Part I
Picture documentary of the American Labor Struggle with slides, music, and narration. This video is pro-union. It is a high quality video with good information.
Baroque Dance - Passacaille from Armide (L'Abbé, Lully)
A performance of Anthony L'Abbé's solo Passacaille to music by Jean-Baptiste Lully from the tragédie en musique "Armide".
This solo choreography was published in Beauchamp-Feuillet dance notation in 1711 by Edmund Pemberton, and was adapted from an earlier (c.1706) Passacaille for two women that is also extant in notation. Here it has been reconstructed by Philippa Waite with reference to dancing manuals from the first half of the 18th century.
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The Art of Baroque Dance
This video clip, produced in France, reveals the 17th century Baroque dance of the sophisticated era of King Louis XIV. It lists the names of the basic steps of the Baroque and demonstrates how to perform them. (1:43)
North To Alaska ~ Johnny Horton
This video tells the story of the Klondike Gold Rush. The Klondike Gold Rush was a frenzy of gold rush immigration to and gold prospecting in the Klondike near Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, Canada, after gold was discovered in the late 19th century. The gold rush remains an important event in the history of the city of Edmonton, which to this day celebrates Klondike Days, an annual summer fair with a Klondike gold rush theme. Among the many to take part in the gold rush was writer Jack Lon
Off to the Klondike! The Search for Gold
"Off to the Klondike! The Search for Gold" William R. Morrison, University of Northern British Columbia The Klondike (Yukon) gold rush of 1897-1899 was one of the most colourful and dramatic episodes in Canadian history and the last and greatest in a series of massive North American gold rushes that began in California in 1849. For two wild years the Yukon was consumed with gold fever.
Confederation: The Creation of Canada
This video talks about the issues the federal government that Canada had to face from its very beginning. It refers to the 1850s political crisis and to the American expansion.There slides, music, and narration.
The Vikings 3/5 – History Channel Documentary
The video shows and explains how the invaders organized their towns. The organization of the local government. There is reference to the trip in which the Vikings arrived in American around 1000 AD. The video also shows the influence of christian religion.
About Colonial Maryland Family Life
In this video clip learn why children married early in colonial Maryland
from an American history teacher. Also learn about family life in colonial Maryland which was predominantly Catholic, and
the land was great for growing crops, but children were put to work at
an early age.
The Korean War - The Chinese Surprise
This video discusses the invasion of South Korea and entrapment of American soldiers there at the beginning of the war.
Romanticism in the American Short Story
Power point presentation about Romanticism in the American short story. This presentation explains the literary movement known as romanticism and authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington Irving from that era.
The History of American Literature-Poe and Hawthorne
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. In the years just before the Civil War major literary figures Poe and Hawthorne are explored along with their literary works in this clip.
History of American Literature Transdentalism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. Transcendentalism is explored in American literature before, during, and after the civil War.
The History of American Literature-Realism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in
history. Authors and literature from the literary movement called realism is discussed in this clip.
The History of American-Realism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. Realism is discussed along with the works of Crane, James, and Howell. Excerpts are read from their literary works.
The Skyscrapers of New York-part 3
This series is good to show the history of NYC as well as silent films of the early 1900s.
Produced by Thomas Edison-this is an example of early American film making. (0:21)