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.
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.)