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.
Origins of Slavery
The origins of slavery can be traced back much further than the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century plantations in the southern United States. By the time the English had begun to settle permanent colonies in North America, the Spanish and Portuguese had developed a model of slavery to provide labor for commercial agriculture. This model was critical for the development of slavery in Anglo-America.
The development of the slave trade began with the Portuguese exploration of West Africa, prim
Family and Social Life in the Colonies
Family and social life for all Anglo-American colonists was colored by certain common conditions: a pre-industrial economy that put a premium on owning land, primitive knowledge of medicine by modern standards, and a social hierarchy shaped by the notion that God had ordained some to be rich and others poor. While these characteristics shaped life throughout the colonies, there were regional differences, especially between the two most ethnically English regions, the Chesapeake and New England.
The Great Awakening - Enlightenment
The Enlightenment brought logic and reason into the way colonists thought about the natural world. However, religion remained a critical aspect of each colonist’s daily life. The biggest issue the church faced at the beginning of the eighteenth century was the fact that many settlers lived outside the reach of organized churches.
Isolated from their seaboard peers, the pioneers were often too far away to attend churches and religious gatherings. It was a common opinion in the eastern se
Puritan Family of Early New England
This film highlights daily life in a very early new england colonial village. It includes scenes of hunting, fishing, cooking, farming, and more. Video production is old but information is good. Run time 10:00.
Early Settlers of New England
Although very short, Early Settlers give a good clue as to what everyday life was like in Massachusetts in an early colonial settlement. It includes scenes of hunting, fishing, cooking, farming, brick-making and more. Video production and quality is older, but information is good. Run time 06:00.
To Kill a Mockingbird
This video was created to help introduce The Great Depression and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Pictures from the Great Depression are shown with text telling about the Great Depression with music in the background. To Kill a Mockingbird a beautiful depiction of life during Harper Lee's era. Harper Lee's masterpiece is a heartrending story of justice, growing up, racial injustice, and the Quest to find the mocking birds that linger somewhere in our
The video is an animated movie about barn animals acting out human faults in life and politics. This captivating animation is based on Orwell's classic tale, 'Animal Farm'.
ALouisa May Alcott: 'Little Women'
In this video Louisa May Alcott offers a glimpse of the elements of her life she wrote into her masterpiece. Louisa May Alcott is the author of Little Women. The novel is a great partial autobiographical novel. It powerfully shows the world of women, with all it's complexes, feelings, loves.
Louisa May Alcott
This video is a biography of Louisa May Alcott and her novel, Little Women. Little Women is great autobiographical novel. It powerfully shows the world of women, with all it's complexes, feelings, loves.
This video shows pictures of Louisa May Alcott's life story.
A New Inudstrial Revolution (The Jacob Riis Collection)
This video is the second part of "A New Industrial
Revolution." This part of the video presentation is a collection Jacob
Riis photographs that will give students a view of tenement life. After
watching the video presentation, students will be able to discuss how
industrialization affected different groups of people in positive and
negative ways. (Slides accompanied by various rock music selections.)
Healthy Eating Habits for Children and Families - part 1
While recent studies suggest that the rates of childhood obesity are leveling off, David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the Optimal Weight for Life Clinic at Children's Hospital Boston, suggests that the rates of childhood obesity are still at epidemic levels and parents can help to serve as the first line of defense in preventing obesity in their children. This video gives advice from the doctor on how best to help you
Healthy Eating Habits for Children and Families - part 2
While recent studies suggest that the rates of childhood obesity are leveling off, David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the Optimal Weight for Life Clinic at Children's Hospital Boston, suggests that the rates of childhood obesity are still at epidemic levels and parents can help to serve as the first line of defense in preventing obesity in their children. In part 2 of this video, you will get specific tips and advice
The Diary of Anne Frank Slide Show
In this slide show excerpts from The Diary of Anne Frank are read. Pictures are shown of Anne Frank's life and the Holocaust in this video . A great educational Holocaust documentary.
Scholastic Booktalk for Inkheart
Scholastic Booktalk for Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. It is about books coming to life when they are read aloud.
The Eucharist (part 3 of 3)
St. Peter Julian Eymard has rightfully said: "The spread of the Eucharistic kingdom of Christ is necessary for the salvation of the society. The Eucharist is the life not only of individual Christians, but of nations as well. The Eucharist is not only for personal piety, it is essential to social life, for it is the very life of the world."
Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems (basics)
Our human society consists of many intertwined Large Scale Socio-Technical Systems (LSSTS), such as infrastructures, industrial networks, the financial systems etc. Environmental pressures created by these systems on Earth’s carrying capacity are leading to exhaustion of natural resources, loss of habitats and biodiversity, and are causing a resource and climate crisis. To avoid this sustainability crisis, we urgently need to transform our production and consumption patterns. Given that we, as
How the Louisiana Purchase Worked
When Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory for 15 million
dollars, the US nearly doubled in size. This is a podcast without visuals. It lasts 15 minutes. Good data, but only for those that can stay awake.