American Victory at Yorktown
A two pronged attack by French & American forces defeats General Cornwallis in Virginia. Two years later, the Treaty of Paris will officially end the war. This is an overview of that battle and the events that lead up to it. A good overview, but a map of Yorktown would be of benefit.
The American Revolution 1775 - 1783
The American Revolution 1775 - 1783. This video is map-based with narration.
The American Revolution 1775 part 1
Video shows how the American Revolution started and why it started.(Slides with narration)
The American Revolution 1775 part 2
The American Revolution 1775 part 2
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.
American Revolution: The World Turned Upside Down
(Episode 5 of the series Liberty, by PBS) When the war in the North was fought to a stalemate, Sir Henry
Clinton thought his troops could defeat the rebellion in the American
South. Perhaps, with people still loyal to the British Crown, the long
and costly war could finally end in Britain's favor.
After the fall of South Carolina, Clinton's strategy seemed to be
working very well. He sent Lord Cornwallis to complete the job. But
North American Alliances
By the mid-eighteenth century, the face of North America was changing. The British soldiers, officials, and colonists were moving west from the Atlantic coast and starting to cross into the Ohio River Valley. The Spanish occupied a vast region extending from the Gulf of California, across the desert, and along the Gulf Coast to Florida. The French settled primarily in New France, the area that would later become Canada.
The changes in North America were dramatic for the Native Americans.
Extinct Animals of the 20th Century
This video shows many animal species which have been declared extinct in the last century. Some famous examples are Passenger Pigeon, Thylacine, Honshu Wolf, Laughing Owl, and Tarpan. Slide show is set to music. Run time 04:53.
Black American History
This video gives a brief introduction to black history in America. It has still images with narration.
Native American Storyteller
This is a video about a traditional Cherokee story teller telling a Native American legend to children. There are pictures shown of the story and the story teller is very entertaining to children and adults alike.
Creation Through the Eyes of American Indians
This is an excerpt from the wonderful series, 500 Nations. This is a clip about creation from the eyes of Native American (pre-Columbus).
Native American Portraits
This is a video of portraits of the Famous Native Americans of History: Powhatan, Pontiac, Tecumsah, Sequoiya, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Geronimo, Joseph, Jack, and others. Music is "Mountain" Apache Song & Drogo's Pan Ethnic Quintet.
A Beautiful Native American Song - Cherokee Morning Song
This video contains slides of Native Americans with the song, "Cherokee Morning Song," in the background.
Native American Song of the Earth
Pictures and music of native indians from north america. Music is traditional indian song.
Native American Totem Poles
An explanation of Native American totem poles-their history, how they are made, and their purpose.
Southwest Native American Ancient Cave Art and Dwellings
Movie of Native American ancient cave art and dwellings in Utah. Background music and movie quality is excellent. Movie begins with questions for students to think about as they watch the movie. (Amateur video that is well done.)
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.
Animated History of Early Canadian Claims
This animated video shows a very basic explanation of the first Europeans that landed in what is now Canada. It explores a couple of the reasons Canada was so important and can provide an excellent primary introduction to Canadian history for younger viewers. (1:26)
American Revolutionary War Part 2
A short three part series on the major military events of the American Revolutionary War. This is Part 2 which is about the events that cover the years 1777 and 1778 with a map. (Amateur-ish video using maps and slides with narration.)
Romanticism in the American Short Story
Power point presentation about Romanticism in the American short story. This presentation explains the literary movement known as romanticism and authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington Irving from that era.