History of Mardi Gras A quick look at Mardi Gras and its history. Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is the last day for Catholics to indulge since it is the last day before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the season of Lent. Mardi Gras is filled with traditions, two of which came about in 1872, when the Russian Duke Romanoff visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they thought they would give him a royal reception and named him king for a day. A king
A quick look at Mardi Gras and its history. Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is the last day for Catholics to indulge since it is the last day before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the season of Lent. Mardi Gras is filled with traditions, two of which came about in 1872, when the Russian Duke Romanoff visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they thought they would give him a royal reception and named him king for a day. A king
Life in the Oceans
This short but thorough video describes several animals and plants found in the ocean's environment. Starting with the tiniest creatures, plankton, and continuing through the food chain in the open sea like fish and whales. It also discusses organisms in the polar seas, such as cod, seals, and halibut and continues on to the warm coral reefs in the tropical seas with animals like the lobsters. They address animals living in the shallow waters and tidal pools, such as barnacles, muscles, and
The History Channel: How TV Was Invented
The History Channel gives a brief look into the how John Logie Baird invented the very first TV and is suitable for middle school and high school students. Presented by Adam Hart-Davis. Run tim 03:38.
Georges-Pierre Seurat Slideshow
WARNING: Brief female frontal nudity from 4:00-4:24 [24 seconds]
Features several close-ups of his work. This is suitable for middle school, and high school students. 'His large work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-1886), his most famous painting, altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of 19th century painting' (Georges-Pierre Seurat, Wikipedia, 2009). Accompanied by classical music.
Freedom Summer 1964
Still images and narration are featured in this documentary about this part of civil rights history. (Amateur video)
Metals Metals are extremely important to our daily lives. Metals are shown to be found in many places and important to the history of our civilization. Malleability, ductility, and conductivity are examined, along with methods for extracting metals from ores and blending alloys. Experiments demonstrate these various properties.
Metals are extremely important to our daily lives. Metals are shown to be found in many places and important to the history of our civilization. Malleability, ductility, and conductivity are examined, along with methods for extracting metals from ores and blending alloys. Experiments demonstrate these various properties.
History of the Universe Made Easy (Part 2)
This concludes the two parts on the History of the Universe, showing how our universe, solar system and planet Earth formed through natural and predictable processes. NOTE: Religious references
(Music: Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' adagio -- soloist Kaori Muraji)
Challenger - The Final Voyage Part 1 of 6
Discovery Channel Video. January 28, 1986, the seven astronauts for the 25th shuttle mission make their way to the launch pad. Among them is Christa McAuliffe, a New Hampshire teacher, selected to be the first civilian in space. At 11:38 a.m. Flight 51L launches into history. In 1984, NASA decided to take a citizen into space. Ronald Reagan said he wanted to put a teacher into space. An i
Challenger - The Final Voyage Part 5 of 6
Discovery Channel Video. At takeoff plus one minute the Challenger is four miles high, everything seems normal. Then there is an explosion. NASA analyzes the debris and flight data. In June 1986, a full account of events is published. On ignition the O rings on the booster had disintegrated. At 59 seconds, Challenger
Video reviews the history of immigration to the United States up to the restrictive law passed in 1924. Immigrants came to America for economic, political, and religious freedoms. Video discusses where immigrants came from, when the great migration happened, what happened when people arrived at the immigration stations, and what happens once immigrants are in the new land. Video then shows on a map where Germans, Scandinavians, a
IMMIGRATION an Industral Film (1946)
Encyclopedia Britannica Films inc. produced this Immigration video, which shows a brief history of immigration in the U.S. until 1946. This video clearly shows how important immigrants were in the formulation of our nation. (The term "negro" is used.)
Immigration is an 11 minute video that is old, but useful because it shows a view of immigration that is influenced by the times it was made. Reviews the history of immigration to the United States up to the restrictive law passed in 1924. A dramatized scene in a European steamship office is used to show the economic, political and religious motives for immigration. Contains scenes of Ellis Island and New York City in the early 20th century.
Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips
Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips - If you are having problems with your WiFi connection, Molly Wood has a pile of tips to help you out. If your network was working fine and is now giving you issues CNET suggests first unplugging your router for 30 seconds. Next check that the date and time are all the same on all computers. Sometimes you need to update the drivers or the firmware. (2:37)
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Wonderful Stories of Professor Kitzel - John Cabot
'Giovanni Caboto (c. 1450 – c. 1498) known in English as John Cabot, was an Venetian navigator and explorer commonly credited as the second European to discover the mainland of North America' (John Cabot, Wikipedia, 2009). Professor Kitzel and his time machine take you on a trip back in history to talk about this Venetian explorer. Produced and directed by Shamus Culhane in 1972 for M.G. Films.
The One True Faith : What is the Catholic Church?
The Catholic Church is the best-known and perhaps most misunderstood organization in the history of the world. The Vatican, the Roman Church, the Bride of Christ, His Mystical Body -- what do all these terms mean, and how should they be used? Most importantly, what promises did God Himself make regarding the Church and how can we see those being kept today? Join Michael Voris as he answers these and more questions.
A Brief History of the Catholic Church
A brief history of the Catholic Church from Pentecost till today in the style of "The History Channel" or "The Discovery Channel."
Battle For Stalingrad
A brief history of the Soviet/German battle for the city of Stalingrad. This video shows footage of the final stage of Operation Barbarosa. The German commander of the Sixth Army, General von Paulus, assisted by the Fourth Panzer Army, began it's attack of a small Russian city on the banks of the Volga River. (3:14)
NATO: A Revolutionary Alliance
NATO: A Revolutionary Alliance is a short documentary about the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization and how it represents revolutions, reforms and reactions in history.(Video is amateur that uses some computer graphics, archive footage, and narration)
Video clip shows a microscopic blood vessel only one cell layer thick, so that individual blood cells must move through single file. Grades 5-12. 13 seconds.
Winston Churchill: Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat (1940)
Winston Churchill delivers one of his most famous speeches, his first as Prime Minister, in the House of Commons on May 13th, 1940. Includes introduction by historian Simon Schama. Taken from the BBC documentary series 'A History of Britain'.