The French Allies
Video with text. "As early as 1776, the Comte de Vergennes, France’s foreign minister, convinced King Louis XVI to send munitions to America. They secretly sent military supplies not out of sympathy for the Revolution, but for reprisal against Britain for France’s defeat in the French and Indian War. Most of the Continental soldiers’ arms in the first year came from France through a fake supply company, in order to keep their support confidential. The Spanish government also added a donati
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The Louisiana Purchase
This video is accompanied by text. "After the malicious campaigning of the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson focused on reconciling the colonies and restoring the principles of the Revolution of 1776. “We have called by different names brethren of the same principle,” he declared in his first inaugural address. “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” The tall and lanky politician was, in many ways, the opposite of his short and rotund predecessor.
Unlike Federalist lead

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Westward Expansion
By the mid-nineteenth century, the American economy that had been based on local commerce and small-scale farming was maturing into a dynamic, wide-reaching capitalist marketplace. As the industrial revolution in the northeast altered the economy and intensified the process of urbanization, an agricultural empire began to emerge in the west, and westward expansion began.  In this video you will learn about westward expansion and it's trials and tribulations.  (Video is  of high q
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Westward Movement and Economy
This video is accompanied by text. "By the mid-nineteenth century, the American economy that had been based on local commerce and small-scale farming was maturing into a dynamic, wide-reaching capitalist marketplace. As the industrial revolution in the northeast altered the economy and intensified the process of urbanization, an agricultural empire began to emerge in the west.
By 1860, more than one-half of the American population was located west of the Appalachian Mountains. Conditions

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Military Strategy in US Civil War
This video is accompanied by text. "When the Civil War began, there were fewer than 20,000 soldiers in the national army, and thousands of those troops soon moved south to fight for the Confederacy. In April 1861, after Union troops at Fort Sumter were forced to surrender, President Lincoln quickly called for northern states to send 75,000 volunteers to join the Union army. The Confederacy did not have an established army or navy and also turned to militia groups from the southern states to supp
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The Idea of Communism - Red Scare
As World War I was raging in Europe, a political and social revolution defined by a struggle between the labor class and capitalists was taking place in Russia. In early 1917, the Bolshevik Party, headed by Vladimir Lenin, felt that the social climate in Russia was beginning to change in their favor. Outlining his plan for a communist revolution, Lenin wrote his “April Thesis” to demonstrate the Bolshevik vision for a Soviet State. By the end of October 1917, the Bolshevik Party, soon to be
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WWI and The Russian Revolution
Presentation on the events leading up to WWI, the war itself, and the peace settlement afterwards. Also included is the Russian Revolution, the disposal of the Romanov and the rise of Lenin and the Bolshevik(Slides and text only. No narration.)

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Speed Phonics - Letters and Sounds - Phase 2
Students try to name the letter sounds in 40 seconds?  The letters are shown at 40 second intervals.

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Revolution in China
China, because of its large population and abundant natural resources, has played a significant role in international affairs since the eighteenth century. However, during its long war with Japan during World War II, China was severely weakened. The Chinese suffered over two million casualties, in addition to significant damage to private property and the nation's infrastructure. The Chinese morale and standard of living were greatly diminished, and China was ripe for a revolution. Mao Tse Tung
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Teen Substance Abuse
A picture video with images of famous people who abused drugs and alchol. Images from google, Music: 30 Seconds to Mars - To Kill. (6:25)
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Kids giving their ideas on politics
This video shows children giving thier ideas on politics. They talk about the Mccain/Obama election as well as other general topics like: why should kids not get to vote?
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Rotation and Revolution
Quick review video on the basics on Earth's rotation and revolution. A teacher explains axis, how the Earth is on a tilt, why we have seasons, how it Earth revolves around the sun, explains why we have leap year every four years. Also explains how the moon rotates around the earth and why we only see one side of the moon.  Video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary age students.  05:33.
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Virtual Manipulative: Base 10 Blocks and More
This is a virtual manipulative (that uses a Java applet). Illustrate addition and subtraction in a variety of bases. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate to fully load. From Utah State University
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Virtual Manipulative- Add and Subtract Decimals With Base 10 Blocks
Add and subtract decimal values using base blocks. The problems difficulty is controlled by the user.  Set the number of whole number columns up to 100s.  Set the decimal places from 0 to 3 places.  Other bases are available.  Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate (that uses a Java applet) to fully load. From Utah State University.
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Subtraction With Base 10 Blocks
Base Blocks Subtraction – Use base ten blocks to model separation of groups in subtraction. The user can adjust the problem difficulty by changes the number of digits that appear. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate (that uses a Java applet) to fully load. From Utah State University.
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Fraction Pieces - A Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative can be used to work with fractional parts of a circle or a square. Please wait a few seconds for the Java applet to load. There are instructions to the right side of the manipulative.
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Directing -- Working With The Actors - Part 1
 Innovative, original, unpredictable, Director Clint Parker rehearses his actors --in the off beat drama on modern politics: Mister Wonderful dot com. Copyright 2007 Clinton Parker
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Tutorial: Animoto
Animoto is a program that you can use to create videos.  You need to create an account to use this free program.  You get 30 seconds for free-to use more time you may pay to create a full length video.  It is very simple to use-it can be as easy as a one click upload. Directions are given to create the video.  (8:34)
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Animoto Tutorial
Learn how to use Animoto. In this video you will learn how to create a card.  You need to be over 13 to do this.  Create a free account to use the 30 seconds feature.  This tutorial wwalks you through the steps to create your card.
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This short animated video is an advertisement for "Sid the Science Kid" on PBS. In this video, Sid is looking at a rolie polie bug, wondering if it has legs. By using a magnifying glass, Sid is able to see how the bug moves. 0:30 seconds.
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