Science Extreme - Making it Rain...on Purpose
"The Chinese government promised and delivered a rain-free opening ceremony to the delight of thousands in attendance and millions watching around the world. During the rainy season how did they do this? Simple: They seeded storm clouds with iodide before they blew into the capital city causing the rain to fall long before they reached Bejing.
Sound extreme? When it comes to technology triumphing over climate, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Welcome to the 21st century and welc
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [6/9]
THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as blacks. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Josep
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [9/9]
(Caution: Scenes of violence and insensitive racial language)THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as b
Lauren Myracle interview with Booklist
Lauren Myracle, the oft-challenged author of such books as ttyl and the new Peace, Love & Baby Ducks, sits down with Booklist to discuss why libraries "rule the world," how she handles angry emails... Lauren Myracle, the oft-challenged author of such books as ttyl and the new Peace, Love & Baby Ducks, sits down with Booklist to discuss why libraries "rule the world," how she handles angry emails from parents, and the Stephen King influences behind last year's Author(s):
Famous early failures who moved on to great things
Very motivating video that encourages students to learn from their failures. It does this by showing numerous very famous people who succeeded despite their early failures.
History of Latin American Dancing
~Begins with a commerical~
History of Latin American Dancing. Part of the series: History of Dance. Latin American dancing has been a mode of expression to celebrate weddings, birthdays and any other type of celebration. See how dance is at the heart of Latin American culture. (1:03)
Spanish Mission System
As the Spanish empire spread over the southern portion of the present-day United States, the mission system was developed to facilitate colonial expansion and to pacify the Indians. Catholic priests and friars ventured into remote areas to build missions where they worked side-by-side with the Indians planting crops, hunting game, and preaching Christianity. The missionaries also taught the Indians about Spanish culture, including language, arts and crafts, and politics.
Each mission typi
Lost Worlds - Athens - Ancient Supercity 5/5
Athens in the 5th century B.C. Suitable for older middle school and high school students. This History Channel documentary explores the ancient city of Athens through commentary and re-enactments.
After the war-ravaged times of the 1940s and early 1950s, Americans turned their attention to domestic concerns. President Eisenhower's strong yet pleasant demeanor was the antithesis of Truman's cold scowl and helped usher in a more friendly and family-oriented era. While the Republican accepted much of the previous administration's New Deal, he also promoted policies that nurtured the growing economy. The philosophy of the Eisenhower administrationâ€”labeled by many as "dynamic conservatism"â€
Population Growth- Baby Boom
After World War II had drawn to a close, the United States experienced unprecedented population growth that to this day has shaped the social and political landscape of the country, and changed how and where many Americans live. Known as the "baby boom," this population expansion took place between the years 1946 and 1964, with the peak occurring in 1957. The elevated birthrate, unparalleled in American history, added more than 50 million babies by the end of the 1950s. (Video is narrated with s
This video is accompanied by text. "In the late eighteenth century, primitive methods of travel were still in use in America. Waterborne travel was uncertain and often dangerous, covered-wagon and stagecoach travel over rutted trails was uncomfortable, and all types of travel were very slow. Americans were aware that a transportation network would increase land values, stimulate domestic and foreign trade, and strengthen the American economy.
In 1794, a private company completed the Phila
The Revolution in the Cotton Industry
This video is accompanied by text. "In the late eighteenth century, a recent Yale graduate named Eli Whitney had aspirations of practicing law. However, like many modern college graduates, Whitney had a debt to repay for his education. To that end, Whitney left his home in Massachusetts to take a tutoring position on a Georgia plantation.
Whitney found himself in the midst of an active agricultural economy. Tobacco, rice, and sugar were vital crops, and cotton cultivation was showing great
This is a video presentation accompanied by text. "The political revolution in the late eighteenth century that resulted in the Articles of Confederation also caused a social revolution. Riots and social conflict marked the Revolutionary era in America. The Revolution brought the concept of equality into mainstream American thought. Many colonists seized the opportunity to introduce social reform as they created their state constitutions.
The spirit of equality was represented in many way
Fractals: On the Defense
Though many colleagues initially scorned Mandelbrot's work, his mesmerizing fractal images launched a popular culture fad. More importantly, his book The Fractal Geometry of Nature explained how his ideas could be applied in the real world. Mandelbrot's ideas inspire an ever-increasing number of applications, including the fractal antenna.
Rescue of the Lost Battalion
Rescue of the Lost Battalion is a 10-minute machinima (animated movie) featuring the story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's rescue of the "Lost Battalion," a Texas unit that was trapped behind enemy lines during World War II.
Featuring narration from the Go For Broke National Education Center's oral history archive, along with historical footage from the National Archives and videogame animation, the movie vividly describe
The Effects of Industry
This video is accompanied by text. "Early American factories were usually owned by individuals, families, or partners. As mechanization became more widespread and the scale and complexity of businesses increased, a substantial capital investment was required to open a factory. Although it was a slow process, these factors led more and more firms to â€śincorporateâ€ť ownership.
Prior to the 1860s, most manufacturing was conducted by unincorporated companies. Organizing a corporation requir
The Condition of Slaves
This video is accompanied by text. "The conditions in which slaves existed in the nineteenth century varied from region to regionâ€”and even from house to house. Wise slave owners recognized the value of slaves as human capital, since by 1860 slaves were worth approximately $1,800 each. As such, while most slaves travailed in the fields cultivating crops, dangerous work, such as roof repair, was often hired out to more expendable labor sources.
Most slaves resided in the Deep South, an ar
The Greatest American Inventions
The Greatest American Inventions are shown here with slides and text with background music. A little more than half of the slides show the authentic inventions while others are more modern images of the inventions. Fair quality video.
"War of The Century"- Part 1
This first part of the documentary introduces what WWII was and why it was the war of the century.Â The documentary shows thatÂ before invading Poland, Germany signed the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, securing the eastern border of Germany. Trade was limitedÂ mostly on the part of the Russians. But everyone involved knew that it was a measure on both sides to buy time. Ideologically, both nations despised the other. Hitler had devoted much of Mein Kampf to his believe in the menace of Communis
Palestine 1930-1948 1 of 14
This video is the first part of the documentary about Palestine. It begins with images from a silent black and white film and there is reference to the way in which the British thought of Palestine when it was part of their Empire in the early 20th century. There are images of the primitive land and there are people describing what life was like there. The British, theÂ ArabsÂ and the Jews had different views of Palestine. In the 1920s thisÂ started to bringÂ problems. There is an account of the