Something's Missing Frog and Dog
This short animated Sesame Street video focuses on patterns. In the video, there is a simple pattern with dogs and frogs that repeats. One item is left out, and the question "What's missing?" is posed. The missing item is put into position, and then "Nothing's missing!" (:42)
Easy Way for Putting on a Coat - Crawford the Cat
Before going outside on a cold day, Crawford puts on his coat. He used to have trouble doing this, but not anymore. He has discovered an easy way to get the job done. And it’s fun to do, too! Includes a song to sing. (05:03)
Learn about Ancient Greece
This 1:26 video is about Ancient Greece and how it became one of the most influential cultures, with Athens at its center. The achievements of Ancient Greece include literature, philosophy, fine art, and architecture. The video moves very rapidly and so it best used as an overview of this time period.
The Peloponnesian War
Done in cartoon fashion and very fast paced, this 2:22 long video reviews the history of the Wars and the people who were invovled in it. A good overview or review. Athens' military campaign against the Peloponnesian League that eventually ended the Greek Golden Age, as told by Jeffrey Lewis.
Performance on Vimeo
Physical Performance Interactive Art using music, sound, and light. (3:01)
Performance Art on Vimeo
I wanted to test something in After Effects. It didn't work. I liked this as an alternative though. This performance art uses dance and computer effects for the performance.
This Brain Pop video discusses some of the life of William Shakespeare. Some key terms include plays, sonnets, history plays, comedies, The Lord Chamberlain's Men, Globe Theater, the pit, groundlings, tragedies, tragicomedies, and romances. It also includes the theme of some of his most famous works. (4:25)
Pierce was virtually handed his presidency, and was well liked by everyone. But soon that would change. Pierce left a legacy as one of the worst presidents in American history. This four minute video goes through some of the twists and turns in his life. This is a dramatic presidency and may be difficult for some children as there are some tramatic events. Kansas Nebraska Act discussed, too.
President James Buchanan
Why Buchanan is ranked as a poor president as Buchanan fails to keep the union from splitting before the Civil War
Examples of chalk Art
This video is set to music and it shows photographs of chalk art on sidewalks. (1:42)
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant, was not only a war hero but also a celebrity of his day. Grant was also a West Point graduate in addition to being the youngest president ever elected at the time. This video paints an interesting picture of Grant that students might like to know such as his need for speed.
How to tell time in Italian
This video teaches how to ask the question "What time is it?" and then how to answer. The 24 hour clock is explained as well as how to express a.m. or p.m. times. All the explanations are in English (audio and written). The speaker is native Italian.
Chester Arthur Biography, Part I
A segment on Chester Arthur from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard'. One of the many interesting mysterious facts is that Chester Arthur may not have been a U.S. citizen, yet he was President of the United States.
This video is a recoreding of a speech by President Benjamin Harrison.
William McKinley Taking Oath
Amazing actual footage of McKinley taking the oath for the second time in 1901! (He would be assassinated within six months. (No sound)
Warren Harding's era
The 1920s were dominated by the administrations of three Republican presidents: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. Elected in 1920 on a "return to normalcy" platform, Warren G. Harding was a hearty, kind, easy-going man—too kind and easy-going to be a good president. He found it difficult to refuse any requests his friends made of him. In addition, Harding was less gifted intellectually than a president ought to be. He admitted this weakness when he said, "I am a man of limited talents from a smal
Herbert Hoover Biography
Biography of Herbert Hoover with narration and carefully-chosen still photos.
Rhodin - Fear of Death - monument
Discusses Rhodin's first scupture the Fear of Death statue-modeled after an event in medieval French history. It also discusses the parts of the scene and the meanings of the body positions.
Auguste Rodin Documentary, Part 8 of 9
WARNING: Several representations of nude bodies. This is a black-and-white and color documentary on the life and work of Auguste Rodin.
Rodin lived from 1840-1917 and was a French sculpter, traditionally schooled. His work was publically criticized during his lifetime.
Billie Holiday singing "I wished on the moon"
I wished on the Moon --Billie Holiday 1935
20 year old Billie Holiday sings in a first session with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra on July 2 1935 in New York. Next to Teddy on piano the All Star Band consists of Benny Goodman clarinet, Roy Eldridge trumpet, Ben Webster tenor sax, John Truehart guitar, John Kirby bass and Cozy Cole drums. Jazz promotor John Hammond heard Billie for the first time in New York's Monette club in 1933 and wrote in Melody Maker: "Billie although only 18, she weigh