Cold War: Allies Against The Axis - part 2/5
1917 - 1945 Though ideological enemies, the Soviet Union and the U.S. are allies against Hitler during World War II. At the end of the war, Europe is divided, and the one-time allies now confront each other. The U.S. has the atomic bomb.
Cold War: Berlin Wall - part 2/5
1959 - 1962 The fate of Germany remains unresolved. West Germany has been admitted to NATO. Within East Germany, Berlin is divided between East and West by an open border. Thousands seize the chance to flee the communist system. To keep their people in, the East Germans, with Soviet backing, build The Wall
Apache Girl's Rite of Passage
In New Mexico, the Mescalero Apache reservation prepares for a coming-of-age ritual. Over the span of four days, young Apache girls will pass through ancient tests of strength, endurance, and character that will make them women.
The Monroe Doctrine 1823
This one minute video is about the writing and impact of the Monroe Doctrine. It does not go into causes, but is a good overview. A map of the world would be an asset to show students what the Doctrine covered.
Helen Keller Meeting First Lady Grace Coolidge (1926 SILENT Newsreel Footage with Audio Description)
For the first time on YouTube, the DCMP and the University of South Carolina Newsreel Library (www.sc.edu/library/newsfilm/) would like to present rare newsreel footage of Helen Keller meeting First Lady Grace Coolidge. Although no audio was recorded at the meeting, the visual content has been described for viewers who are blind or visually impaired. This video includes descriptions. Run time 02:25.
Origins of Slavery
This excellent video is accompanied by text on the side. It starts with the export of slaves from the west coast of Africa. This slideshow with commentary is suitable for high school students. (Video is of high quality with slides and narration.)
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Find out about the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, one of the most fascinating periods in the life of Abraham Lincoln in this video. The Lincoln-Douglas debates on slavery are recreated with animation in this video. Each side's arguments are capsulized.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate of 1858
This video is accompanied by text. "The Dred Scott case played a pivotal role in the 1858 Illinois senate race and in the 1860 presidential election. Eyeing Stephen Douglas’s seat in the Senate, Abraham Lincoln challenged the incumbent to a series of debates. The two politicians differed in almost every respect. Lincoln, a tall and lanky Republican with a high-pitched voice, relied on his wit and integrity to provide a comforting sense of sincerity. Douglas, meanwhile, was a short, barrel-ches
Dred Scott Decision - "Slaves are not Citizens"
This video is accompanied by text. "The controversy surrounding the Kansas-Nebraska Act affected the 1856 Democratic presidential nomination. Party members vetoed the selection of two prominent figures involved with the act—Stephen Douglas and Franklin Pierce. Rather, delegates elected James Buchanan, a Pennsylvania lawyer not connected with the Kansas-Nebraska affair. Therefore, Democratic leaders believed he was safe from Republican scrutiny.
Buchanan sailed to an easy victory over Rep
John Brown's Raid in 1859
This video is accompanied by text. "Tension between the North and South over the slavery issue grew more intense as the election of 1860 drew near. Violent reaction to the Kansas-Nebraska Act spread rapidly throughout the nation. The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision deepened the divide between Northerners and Southerners—antislavery supporters and proslavery-ites. In 1859, fifty-nine-year-old John Brown devised a plan to provoke a slave revolt to answer the “sacking” of Lawrence, Kans
The Oregon Country
This video is accompanied by text. "The spirit of "Manifest Destiny" pervaded the United States during the Age of Reform—the decades prior to the Civil War. John L. O'Sullivan, editor of the influential United States Magazine and Democratic Review, gave the expansionist movement its name in 1845, when he wrote that it is "the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions." Manifest Destiny was
Civil War: Gettysburg: The Story of an Unsung Hero
Find out how the actions of a former Maine professor helped the Union win at Gettysburg, the deadliest battle of the Civil War. This decision to attack turned the battle and resulted in the Alabama troops retreating as the Maine troops advanced on them without any ammunition.
Jennie Wade: Maid of Gettysburg
Jennie Wade was a 21-year-old civilian girl who was killed during the battle at Gettysburg. This video gives a brief overview of the battle at Gettysburg while discussing the life of Jennie Wade, the Maid of Gettysburg, and her family.
Statue of Liberty in a Nutshell
A brief animated video that describes the history and significance of the Statue of Liberty. (01:56)
The Alamo: Preserving History with Dorothy Black
A fascinating look INSIDE the Alamo. Also, can you spot singer Phil Collins in the video? Like people the world over, he is among those enthralled by the Ala... run time 09:59
We didn't Start the Fire
Video slideshow of a brief history of America with musical accompaniment by Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." At best a little entertainment. Goes too fast to be of value as a learning tool. Students will not know most images.
The Civil War and Its Effects
A student made video that is 2:14 long and touches on some of the causes of the war and its effects. This is best used as an idea for teachers to use to have their students create similar projects.
The Lord of the Rings: In the Fifties
This video is about how early Sci-Fi fans and critics fell in love and hate with J.R.R. Tolkien. There's This segment is from the indie film RINGERS LORD OF THE FANS.
Hare Krishna - Daily Ritual
This part of the interview describes the daily ritual. Mr Dasa shows his ritual and explains the different parts it has.
Harry Potter-POA Ch.3 The Knight Bus-part3
Reading of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban By: J. K. Rowling.
In this video Chapter 3: The Knight Bus is read.