Medical Equipment in the Civil War
In the Civil War, medical equipment was very different from
modern times, as whiskey was used to clean wounds, lancets were used to remove bullets and saws were used for amputation. Find out why infection was so common in the Civil War in this clip narrated by an American history teacher.
Ben Franklin, Part IV
Animation of the later life of Benjamin Franklin aimed at children at the elementary level. This video is part of the Discovery Education series.
Inventions by Ben Franklin
This 2:25 long video is a "Ben Franklin" talking to a second grade class. The essence is a listing and explanation of some of Franklin's inventions.
Benjamin Franklin Biography
This four minute video is about Benjamin Franklin, the American founding father, scientist, inventor, activist, statesman, diplomat and author. It uses painting and a narrator to help tell his story. A good overview.
Battle of Saratoga: Turning Point of Revolutionary War
In 1777, the colonists force the surrender of 6,000 British troops in New York State. This first major victory convinces France to enter the conflict on the Americans' side. This two minute video explains its significance and the how it was done. Cause and effect explained as well.
The Revolutionary War and Its' Battles
This video depicts the Revolutionary War with animation and song. In this video, Paul Revere, The War of Independence, The British Redcoats and George Washington are discussed. This video also discusses how France and Spain helped the colonies defeat Britain and how Cornwallis surrendered.
The British were forced to surrender 2 days after patriot soldiers captured the fort at Yorktown in 1781. A three minute video that shows what happened at this battle. Highlights the strategy used by the Americans. Does not go into detail about the end of the battle.
The American Revolution 1775 part 1
Video shows how the American Revolution started and why it started.(Slides with narration)
The American Revolution
On April 19, 1775, the shot heard round the world was fired at the Battle of Lexington and Concord beginning America's Revolutionary War. In this video you will learn what lead to the war, and the things that happened as a result.
Henry Knox's Biography
Here is an animation of General Henry Knox talking about his life as a general working with Washington. Strange presentation, but useful in presenting a picture of what Know did during the Revolutionary War.
How email works
How private is email? Where does it go? These questions and others explained in this video.
Quiz Yourself - Protecting your Email Address From Spammers
This describes how to protect yourself from people trying to get your email address. (4:52)
The Internet: How it Has Changed the World
Several issues are discussed from music to email to doing business have all been impacted by the Internet. Geography is no longer an issue in some cases. A good basis for a pro and con debate or an essay about the Internet's potential in other areas.
Microsoft Access Tutorial : How to Create a Microsoft Access Query That Uses More Than 1 Table
There are several ways to create a Microsoft Access query that is based upon more than one table, and one way is to use the query wizard. Find out how to create a query that uses more than one table by going into query design
Microsoft Access Tutorial : How to Create a Microsoft Access Query That Uses More Than 1 Field
In Microsoft Access, creating a query that uses more than one field means running the query wizard and choosing more than one field from a given table. Title a query that returns information from a specific field in Microsoft Access
Robert Penn Warren reads his poem "Love Recognized." (1:15)
The Louisiana Purchase in a Nutshell
A short animated video about the Louisiana Purchase, including information about the roles of Sacajewea, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark.
This 2:37 video is about the Alamo, its defense, and the moral cause it gave the Texans. A good explanation, but does not go into detail about the Mexican troops or strategies.
Life in A Sod House
(NOTE: Narration starts after approximately 30 seconds of music.)
In 1862, Congress passed the Homestead Act, allowing men or women who were 21 years old or older to 'stake a claim' to 160 acres of land. Homesteaders agreed to build a home within six months and then live there for the next five years. People who dreamed of owning a farm of their own came from all around the country to build a better future for their families. (06:31) &
California Gold Rush
Done with actors, this video shows the attraction and importance of the Gold Rush. The treatment of minorities is also described in the rush for greed. The importance to California statehood also is shown.