Weird US Plunges Into Bonne Terre Mine
From the History Channel (produced by KPI) in which they explore the strange subterranean world of a vast flooded lead mine. The Bonne Terre Mine was originally a lead mine, during the late 19th century. Now the mine is open for tours and is also known as a Scuba diving attraction. Video is good quality and has information for students studying these areas of the United States.
President Jimmy Carter - Statement on Iran Rescue Mission
President Carter offers his condolences for the families of those who died in the attempted rescue of American hostages in Iran.
Between the Lions: What's Cooking - Rubbed & Hugged Mutton Do you know how to cook "rubbed and hugged mutton in a buttered tub"? You will if you watch this cooking segment hosted by gourmet lion chefs Theo and Cleo as they teach you about the “short u” sound. Video is good quality, it is short, but shows words and helps children recognize “short u” words and the sound it makes. Video is good for early readers.
Do you know how to cook "rubbed and hugged mutton in a buttered tub"? You will if you watch this cooking segment hosted by gourmet lion chefs Theo and Cleo as they teach you about the “short u” sound. Video is good quality, it is short, but shows words and helps children recognize “short u” words and the sound it makes. Video is good for early readers.
Westward Migration: The War of 1812
American westward expansion ceased as the War of 1812 raged between the United States and England. The US invasion of Canada, the blockade by the British and the Battle of New Orleans are reviewed. Not much new here, but the maps help students understand the scale of the war.
Childhood Obesity PSA
Approximately 15% of all American children from the ages of 6-9 are overweight. This has doubled since 1970. (0:40)
Getting Off to a Good Start
Signs your child is making academic progress in their early years of school.
Overview of Duke Ellington
'Duke Ellington was known as one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music' (Duke Ellington, Wikipedia, 2009)This is a short documentary about Ellington's leadership style with contributions from Ben Webster and Alice Babs.
Edgar Degas was born into the family of bankers of aristocratic extraction. His mother died in 1847, so the boy's father, Auguste de Gas, and grandfather, Hilaire de Gas, were the most influential figures in his early life. In this slideshow of his works there is no spoken commentary, just classical music.
CAUTION: This video slideshow features artistic nudity.
Edgar Allan Poe A&E Biography, Part 2
Part 2 of A & E's biography of Edgar Allen Poe. This clip consists of several narrative voices from the Arts and Entertainment television program with a still image of Poe. Extremely well written and professionally narrated; includes interview clips. (9:42)
Arthur Miller - Interview with Charlie Rose
Mr. Miller and Mr. Rose discuss the current state of the American theater. The playwright says, "a fierce, unquenchable moral responsibility" typifies the work of major playwrights, and the audience for this type of theatre has become minimal due to ticket price. (2:53)
Sample the best of Moroccan culture in Djema's al Fna, where fortune tellers, street preachers, and storytellers have shared their talents since the 11th century.
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin Campaign Video
This short, clever video is patterned after campaign videos of American politicians: "Duck for President. Left wing, right wing, a fresh bill on capital hill." It promotes the book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin. Colorful, with male narrator and music. Cronin and illustrator Betsy Lewin won a Caldecott honor from the American Library Association for a previous picture book collaboration. (0:50)
Andrew Jackson on Indian Removal and Secession
In this video you will learn that President Jackson defied the Supreme Court by issuing the Indian Removal Act which was enacted for Native American tribes east of the Mississippi. Suitable for middle school and high school students.
Battle of Hastings: Part 3
To better understand what happened, leading up to (and during) the
famous battle of 1066, one needs to examine where the soldiers fought.
The area today is different from the way it appeared in the 11th
In this clip, see how scholars, using modern
technology, have uncovered information about a battle which changed the
course of Britain's history.
100 Greatest People - Friedrich Nietzsche - 01/04 Nietzsche was not at all what people thought he was. Nietzsche has had a bad name since Hitler came to power, embraced his philosophy and used at a foundation and justification for Nazism and the superiority of the Arian race. In truth, Nietzsche would have been appalled by Hitler the beliefs and practices of the Nazi regime were distortions of his teachings or in some cases the direct opposite of what he ta
Nietzsche was not at all what people thought he was. Nietzsche has had a bad name since Hitler came to power, embraced his philosophy and used at a foundation and justification for Nazism and the superiority of the Arian race. In truth, Nietzsche would have been appalled by Hitler the beliefs and practices of the Nazi regime were distortions of his teachings or in some cases the direct opposite of what he ta
Italians in the world - part 1
Video is about the early Italian immigrants and how they came to America to find a new beginning. The video discusses Giuseppe Garibaldi, who Italians feel is the most famous Italian emigrant. He led the revolts in Latin America. Video discusses how many Italians came to America and joined the army. Many Italians also immigrated to Australia, and they were not accepted there. V
Italians in the world - part 5
In this episode Italians fear for their life because of the Nazis. Joe DiMaggio joins the army and goes to war. When they decide to fight they are fighting against relatives or people they know. When the war ends many decide to go to American or to Australia. Australia offered the possibility to stay there and to make a new life in the country. Video is of average quality. Video is in black and white and has sub
Science and Math Integrating Literacy in Early Childhood
Explore how early childhood educators and parents can encourage science and math literacy through real world and classroom activities. Experts utilize current research to show how math and science learning can be integrated into early reading activities.
Famous Paintings of Diego Rivera
Famous paintings by Diego Rivera are found on walls all over
Mexico, as he started the Mexican Mural Renaissance in the early 20th
century. Learn about the significance of his artwork from a successful artist and history teacher in this video.
Six Scenes from "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women"
This video features six selections from the American Masters film " Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women." The selections lead viewers through Alcott's life from her childhood through the writing of Little Women. Features interviews with historians, critics, readings from Alcott's writings, and dramatic re-enactments.