Judicial Review and Construction
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "Judicial review and construction are closely tied to the concepts of judicial activism and restraint. Judicial review gives the Court the power to determine whether acts of the government are constitutional. Judicial review is the Supreme Court's primary tool in the system of checks and balances on which the American government is based. The power of judicial review makes the Supreme Court the final authority
Corelli, Arcangelo - Christmas Concerto
One of the most popular violinists of all time, Corelli was also a beloved seventeenth-century composer. His famous Christmas work is still played during the holiday season. Watch a performance of it in this video clip. This clip is the music over a picture of the Christmas Tree. (6:06)
Genomics: Molecular Studies on Complex Biological Systems
BIOS095-10222010 - Fall 2007 Lectures - Genomics: Molecular Studies on Complex Biological Systems - Lehigh University > Public Courses > Bio Science in the 21st Century > Fall 2007 Lectures > Genomics: Molecular Studies on Complex Biological Systems
Stories of the New World intrigued French rulers. Although they wanted a share of the American gold and silver, they were more interested in finding a westward route to Asia. In 1524, the French king commissioned Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano to search for a passageway through the New World. Verrazano spotted the coast of South Carolina and sailed north as far as Nova Scotia, but found no such water route or valuable treasure.
A decade later, French navigator Jacque Cartier led t
For Love Of Liberty, African-American Soldier; 1866 -1940, Part 1
This slide show has fascinating antique photos of Black American soldiers in the Civil War. Most of the written information included on the slides are very small, so the viewer may want to open the slide show to 'full screen'.
For Love Of Liberty; African-American Soldier, 1866-1940, Part 2
This slide show has antique photos of Black American soldiers in the Civil War. Most of the written information included on the slides are very small, so the viewer may want to open the slide show to 'full screen'.
The wolves of Yellowstone National Park are very territorial. In this
clip from "Planet's Best North American Wildlife Encounters" on Animal Planet, the pups are separated from the pack and are challenged by some large elk bulls. The clip is under two minutes, but shows that wolves do not attack the strongest. The lesson for students here is to notice how the wolves work as a team for success. Question, did man learn this hunting technique from them?
Between the Lions: Cliff Hanger and the Wish Upon a Star PBS Kids Video. The talented Cliff Hanger Singers landed a dream role in this one. In this video Cliff Hanger, reads about wishing on a star. Video is short, but students can read along as some of the words are printed on the screen. This video is of good quality and would be good for early readers to help with word recognition.
PBS Kids Video. The talented Cliff Hanger Singers landed a dream role in this one. In this video Cliff Hanger, reads about wishing on a star. Video is short, but students can read along as some of the words are printed on the screen. This video is of good quality and would be good for early readers to help with word recognition.
An overview of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The computer has changed everything that we do. It is the single most important invention since the second half of the 20th century. (6:51)
The Intel 386 Story for Kids
[Recorded Feb 4, 2009] Today, many American teenagers enjoy a life enriched by an almost pervasive level of technology. Teens live surrounded by laptop computers, gaming systems, cell phones, and DVD and MP3 music players. All of these technologies have been made possible through increasingly smaller, cheaper and more powerful microprocessors often developed and sold by Intel. In this lecture, Professor Richard Tedlow targets his talk at teenagers to explain a part of the microprocessor technolo
The History of the Personal Computer
Project for AP American History documenting the history of the personal computer. The PC has changed society forever. In 1936 the Z1 was created in Germany and did simple tasks.
Historic Black Americans
Well-done presentation of Black American history by the New Jerusalem Cathedral. Video focuses on the following: Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglass, and Bessie Coleman.(Amateur video)
The Grimke Sisters (Quakers)
Check out these two 19th-century Quakers who were early advocates of the women's rights and abolition movements. This video tells us about the Grimke sisters and their lives, and is done in a musical and kid-friendly way.
Women's Rights in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The spirit of reform was prevalent in the field of women's rights. Many women played a central role in a wide range of antebellum moral crusades—especially in support of temperance and the abolition of slavery—and their experiences in a male-dominated culture led to the first American feminist movement. This era witnessed the beginning of the quest for equality between the sexes, but the chief strides were made decades later..." (Professionally produced ma
Halloween and its Celtic Roots
Gathering around a huge bonfire, on Samhain, Celtic villagers would In the 7th century the Celtic holiday of Samhain was merged with a religious holiday known as "All Saint's Day" which was celebrated on November 1st.
Ancient Human Sacrifice
With the Romans closing in, desperate Druids offer the ultimate sacrifice to try to save themselves from annihilation. Human remains from the first century A.D. are found in 1984 and scientifically examined in this video. Not recommended for children under the age of 15 due to the graphic nature of the final scene. (4:31)
American Black Bears are Unwanted House Guests - BBC Wildlife
American black bears are unwanted house guests in their search for food in this David Attenborough narrated video from BBC wildlife. The video (03:37) shows bears eating dog food set out for pets and going through garbage cans.
Black bears in the USA - David Attenborough - BBC Wildlife
The American black bear at ease in the country in the USA in this David Attenborough from the BBC wildlife series. A special moving moving mirrored camera captures these candid images.
Our future: understanding the big picture
Dr James Martin, founder of the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford, explain why decision-makers need to look at the global big picture to avoid world catastrophe.
Black Death Medieval Scourge
In the fourteenth century, bubonic plague swept through Europe, decimating the population. Where did it originate? How was it spread? Discover more about it in this documentary from History's Turning Points. Included are recreated scenes depicting Tartar forces, led by Kipchak khan Janibeg, catapulting plague-ridden corpses into the besieged city of Kaffa. That action set-up the spread of Black Death to Genoa (and, from there, to the rest of Europe). (25:04)