Marcus Garvey: The Lion of Liberation
A Jamaican by birth, Marcus Garvey's leadership and vision of a better life for African-Americans rallied many against racial injustice. Garvey was ahead of his time, and was one of the earliest to speak out against racial injustice. This video reenacts some of the speeches and talks given by Garvey and give some biographical information.
Farming becomes a Business
This video is accompanied by text. "Agriculture in the Mississippi Valley region underwent major changes after the Civil War. Farmers began thinking of farming as a business with a cash crop of wheat, corn, or cotton instead of a self-sufficient way of life. A farm began to be viewed as an outdoor factory and growing crops as production. Farmers made use of credit and considered such factors as transportation and marketing, just like other businesses. Farming also became increasingly mechanized,
Just the Facts: Historical Icons - Edward Kennedy
This brief video is a tribute to Ted Kennedy, the man who lived a life marked with controversy and personal tragedy, but he gained a reputation as a steadfast liberal politician who worked tirelessly on issues such as education and health care. Because many of images are from older sources, many of them appear blurry. (02:12)
Mysteries of Deep Space: Pulse of Alien Life (6 of 6)
Part 6 of 6. Where is life beyond Earth? In this video, the documentary discusses the future of searching for life beyond earth, and whether it will ever come to fruition. It shares an unusual topic from a scientific point of view.
Life on Mars (2006) part 1 of 5
Life on Mars (2006) - This is a very interesting documentary from BBC Learning. The suggestion is that there might be life on Mars, because there is lots of frozen water under the sand. The video goes into much further detail, and investigates in true BBC style. Part 1 of 5.
The Crucifixion - Children's Bible Stories
In this Children's Bible Story the crucifixion & resurrection of Jesus is shared. The narration of this story explains how Jesus was nailed to a cross but came back to life. The narration of this story is well done and easy for all to follow and understand.
Biome in a Bag
The distribution of plants and animals around the world corresponds closely to global patterns of temperature and rainfall. This is why two forests half a world away from each other will often have very similar organisms living in them. In this ZOOMSci video segment, a cast member of ZOOM creates a self-contained biome and explores evaporation, condensation and precipitation. The video also addressed what a plant needs in order to grow. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:24.
From Seed to Flower
The growth and development of a plant is one of the most spectacular events in nature. Yet, because it happens so slowly, over the course of days or weeks, it is difficult to observe in real time. This video segment depicts plant growth in time-lapse format, allowing the viewer to observe in just a few seconds some of the most important life stages of a plant, from germination to the formation of a flower, and several phases in between. Footage from NOVA: "The Shape of Things." Set to music. N
Fractals: The Mandelbrot Set
In 1958, Benoit Mandelbrot begins using computers to explore vexing problems in math. They help him to understand repeating patterns in nature in an entirely new way. He coins the term fractal to describe them and develops the Mandelbrot set in 1980.
Investigating Wisconsin History-Making a Living: Industry
Making a Living: Industry - Series host Angie visits a lumberjack show in Hayward and wonders how that type of work evolved from a job to a tourist attraction. This prompts her to investigate the ways in which Wisconsin jobs have changed throughout history and how those changes have affected workers. As Angie explores changes in the lumbering industry, from early logging to industrial manufacturing to forest-dependent tourism, she also learns how these specific changes were reflected in Wisconsi
Investigating Wisconsin History-Wanted: History Detectives
Wanted: History Detectives - Angie, the series' host introduces herself as she looks through a family photograph album. A photograph of Angie's great-grandmother, who was a schoolteacher, sparks her curiosity. Angie wonders how she can learn more about her great-grandmother's life, and she embarks on a journey to investigate. Angie learns how written records, objects, and visual images such as photographs can help historians understand the past
From the first motion picture adaptation of Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein (1910, A Thomas A. Edison Trade Mark). Silent full length movie in black-and-white/sepia with piano background. (12:41 min.) "Frankenstein leaves for college." "Two years later Frankenstein has discovered the meaning of life." "Instead of a perfect human being the evil in Frankenstein's mind creates a monster." "On the bridal night Frankenstein's better nature a
The Piano - Amazing Short
An old man shares his life story with his young grandchild through evocative music.
The song is: "Comptine d'un autre été: l'après midi" composed by: Yann Tiersen
Animation by Aidan Gibbons
The Fisherman and His Wife
The Fisherman and His Wife is the t fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm that is shared in this video of a poor fisherman who is granted a wish for letting a fish go. His choices bring on many funny adventures. It is narrated very well, and is accompanied by pencil drawings that really bring the characters to life. (7:12)
The Far West - Social issues
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1598 Juan de Oñate, the son of a wealthy Spanish mining family in Mexico, was given the rights to the unexplored territory north of the Rio Grande. He headed an expeditionary force into what is now New Mexico and founded the town of San Gabriel. Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries followed Oñate to convert the Indians, who were coaxed, bribed, and forced to accept Catholicism and a settled farming life. In the beginning there were troubles, including sever
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.