The FirstPeople, Part V (Blue Water, Michigan)
This is a film documentary of the history of Native Americans in the Blue Water area of Michigan.
Paris Peace Conference - 1919
The video shows footage of the time. You can see who the leaders of the peace conference were and what they wanted. There are images of destroyed cities. The main aims of the winners are listed. Wilson's suggestions are explained. Post war politics in Germany is explained and the role of communism. There is reference to the way in which the leaders drew the map of Europe anew. There is a map shown. There is an account of the main terms of the The Treaty of Versailles.
New Deal Programs
With unemployment the highest it had ever been in the nation's history, the most pressing problem facing Roosevelt when he took office was to get people back to work. His first request to Congress was for the Unemployment Relief Act, which created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Over the course of its existence, the CCC employed some three million young men on conservation projects such as flood control, draining swamps, and planting trees. The CCC did more than just provide jobs—it kep
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
A History of Political Parties in the U.S.
Great teachers from outstanding universities give instruction on federalism in this video from Thinkwell's online American Government series. In this video we discuss: A History of Political Parties in the U.S. The video uses lecture format, pictures, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations. Run time 11:12.
Declaration of Independence Video gives the history of the Declaration of Independence. This is a really well done video. Video is good quality and good for any level student.
Video gives the history of the Declaration of Independence. This is a really well done video. Video is good quality and good for any level student.
Don't Know Much About 14th Amendment
This videoblog is about the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Ratified after the Civil War, the 14th Amendment is one of the three Reconstruction Amendments and it granted full citizenship rights to former slaves. It also established the very important judicial concepts of due process of law and equal protection. Both of these clauses have been central to some of the most important Supreme
Court decisions in recent history including Brown v Board of Education and Roe v Wade. What is esp
The Electoral College
This original video from Disney Educational Productions tackles one of the most interesting elements of U.S. presidential elections - the Electoral College. Follow students Sarah and Joe as they learn about the history of the Electoral College, how it works today, and how it affected the outcome of the dramatic Bush vs. Gore 2000 election. The pros and cons of the Electoral College system are also covered. This video is suitable for middle school students and high school students.
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Andrew Jackson: Reinventing the Presidency
Video discusses how Jackson fought in the Revolutionary War when he was just thirteen, how Jackson led the American army to the most surprising victory in its history in the Battle of New Orleans, how Jackson was the first great champion of the common white man -- but also "owned" over a hundred black Americans; how Jackson dramatically expanded the United States -- by brutally wresting vast regions of the south from Native Americans; how Jackson, in one of the boldest political strokes in histo
The Townshend Duties
History video for high school. "The repeal of the Stamp Act did not end Britain’s plan to tax the colonies. In 1767, Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend proposed enacting new customs duties on the most popular items imported by the colonies. Parliament approved The Townshend duties (also referred to as the Townshend Revenue Act), which taxed a wide variety of imports, including glass, lead, paints, paper, silk, and tea. Unlike the Stamp Act, the new levy was an indirect tax payable a
The Effects of the Stamp Act on Colonists and Early American History
An explaination the Stamp Act, a British tax on all printed material, from marriage licenses to playing cards, which infuriated early American colonists.The role of this video is to explain why this act helped to cause a war. A word wall is important as well as a timeline to help students place the events in correct order. Very through and great for explaining early American History (Running Time 3:52).
The Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776
A Brief History of the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. Presented by a teacher with slides and live narration.
The Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776 marks the day that forever changed the direction of American history. On that day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates of the Second Continental Congress declared that the thirteen British colonies were a free nation by signing the Declaration of Independence. In this video, we present a detailed account of the courage and determination of such founding fathers as Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and John Adams. From the Stamp Act to the Boston Tea Party, from Paine's Common Sen
Radish seeds sprouting: time lapse
A great example of germination. This time lapse video shows how radish plants go from seeds, to seedlings, to plants in just nine days. Amazing how fast the radishes grew. Time lapse sequence set to take a frame each 14 minutes 24 seconds. The time lapse spans 9 days. Two 90 watt compact floresecent lights where used for both the camera shooting light and the grow lights. The lights were set on a timer for 18 hours on and 6 off (for the health of the plants). The jump in the video is the 6 hou
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
Symbolism in the American Flag
This is an introductory one-minute history of the American Flag and the symbolism behind the stars and stripes presented by two adolescent girls. (well-done amateur video)
The Empire State Building
On a beautiful May morning, Emma (age 12), leads the viewer on a tour of the Observation Deck of the ESB. Included in this video is a brief history of the building. Children are encouraged to videotape the
tallest building in their town explaining when it was built and why it
is important to their community and send it to MMATC.(Professionally produced video with both history and present-day
Writing Expressions Using Variables
This is one of the free excellent videos on Educator.com; the rest require a subscription fee. 'Dr. Carleen Eaton will briefly cover the history of algebra, the origin of the word algebra and why it is so powerful compared to arithmetic in solving real world problems. You will then cover basic definitions such as variable, algebraic expression, and operations. The lecture concludes with four examples where you will convert an algebraic expression from a sentence.'
What Is the Alamo?
Learn why the Alamo is a sort of shrine to Texas heroism from an American history teacher. The Alamo began as an old mission of San Franciscan friars, but it is most well-known as the site of the last stand for people fighting for the independence of Texas.