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.
Animated Biography of Daniel Boone
This educational cartoon about Daniel Boone, is part of a series and is hosted by an animated mouse-historian The video used still pictures and limited animation to tell stories about people and events from the last 2000 years. Syndicated in 1969. A Krantz Animation/Quality Entertainment/ARP Production. Produced by Steve Krantz. Directed by Shamus Culhane. Narrated by Bernard Cowan. Voice of Max: Paul Soles.
A Louisiana Montage-- Pictures from the Past
This video offers a slide show of images from the 19th century in Louisiana. The music is haunting...and seemingly appropriate.
Open Episcopal Church History Part 3- Its Early History
Video discusses the happenings of the early Episcopal Church, from 2002 to 2006.
Rainforest animals of the Amazon jungle
Professional Video- A cute otter family is saved in the Amazon jungle. The sun in shining and the Amazon Abyss spotters find a family of South American otters.
Art Institute of Chicago Musecast: March 2009
Art Institute in the Community: Journey to the top of the Nichols Bridgeway with museum director James Cuno and hear about some of the free spaces within the Modern Wing. Then, learn about the Modern Wingâs exciting new space for families, teachers and students, the Ryan Education Center.
Collection Connection: Natural light is one of the most striking features of the new Modern Wing. Hear how the new galleries of modern art use the Modern Wingâs flying carpet to carefully calibrate t