"The Boston Tea Party"- Song
In this animated video, students will be introduced to a friendly sea creature character that sings a song about what happened in 1773 when the "tea was poured to sea". Words to the song appear on screen and each word is highlighted as it is sung. It explains why this was done and how the British reacted. This is a wonderful teaching companion for a lesson/unit on the Revolution and its causes. Content is appropriate for upper elementary and early middle school students.
Federalists and Democratic-Republicans
This video is accompanied by text. "With the two-party system of government in its founding stages in the United States, a continent away events were taking place that would further the evolution of the Federalist and the Democratic-Republican parties. The people of France were taking their cues from the American Revolution and rebelling against the authoritarian leadership of King Louis XVI. As war ensued between France and Great Britain in 1793, conflict arose in America as the Federalists and
New Political Parties in 1828
This video is accompanied by text. "The political revolution stirred up by Jackson’s alternative staffing methods also resulted in the shift from a one-party political system to a two-party system. Although both Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams called themselves Republicans in the 1824 election, it was apparent that their political beliefs were not aligned. Between 1824 and 1828, the supporters of each candidate polarized into two political parties—the National-Republicans, those who sup
Infinitives Used in Passive Voice
This short lecture shows a teacher discussing and giving examples of infinitives used with the passive voice.
Active Voice and Passive Voice
In this clip Yossarian the Grammarian shares his simple and infallible method for determining whether a verb is in the active or in the passive voice. He explains how to make active verbs passive, and vice versa. Examples are shown on a white board of active and passive voice.
The Mexican Revolution of 1911
This video is accompanied by text. "The Latin American country most important to the well-being of the U.S. was its neighbor to the south, Mexico. Mexico is a nation rich in resources, but its ineffective and corrupt governments had exploited the Mexican people for years. A series of brutal dictators had controlled the country for decades, and many of them mismanaged Mexico’s resources, making themselves rich while the majority of Mexicans were desperately poor. Tension had been high for years
Pixar - A Human Story of Computer Animation
[Recorded May 16, 2005]
Brad Bird, Writer/Director, The Incredibles, Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation Studios, Alvy Ray Smith, Co-Founder of four centers of computer graphics excellence (Altamira, Pixar, Lucasfilm, New York Tech) and a Microsoft Fellow, Andrew Stanton, Writer/ Director, Finding Nemo, Pixar Animation Studios , and Michael Rubin, Moderator, Author of Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution
Why Did the French Give America the Statue of Liberty?
Learn France's own revolution and the statue of liberty from an American history teacher. France gave America the Statue of Liberty as a thank you for helping them obtain their independence, and as a way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's independence.
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'.
#9 Animal Farm by George Orwell Review
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story centers around animals who take over a farm after brutal mistreatment and erect their own form of rule. The story mirrors The Russian Revolution and subsequent Communist takeover.
The Passive Voice Get = Be
This lecture is an explanation of the idea of passive voice and how get can be used in place of be. A variety of examples help to illustrate the concepts in the lesson. The teacher also addresses how questions are different in passive voice.
Passive Voice Introduction
This is a basic explanation of how the passive voice works. The teacher lecturing in the video specifically addresses how the form of "be" changes depending on the verb tense used in the sentence. Examples of various sentences help to illustrate the ideas presented in the lesson.
Passive Voice With Present Perfect Tense
A teacher explains the how the present perfect tense works in the passive voice: S + has or have + been + past participle. Examples on a whiteboard are given during the lesson.
Passive Voice in Future Tense
This lecture gives examples of how to use the passive voice in future tense. Then the instructor tells how to change the sentences to the negative.
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.)
A bellhop has to carry very heavy bags to Room #14 in this classic video. (For a couple of seconds, the video is blurry.)
Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? Part 1
This is Part 1 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. CAUTION: Not for younger students; STUDENTS MAY BE DISTURBED BY IMAGES OF KING IN COFFIN at approximately 0:54 to 1:02 (8 seconds) Educators may choose to skip that brief segment.(Amateur-ish video that is effective in getting information across to the viewer.)
World War I: Cause and Effect
It is called by many names: The Great War, The War To End All Wars, World War I. The conflict that engulfed the world between 1914 and 1918 left an indelible mark on the 20th century and shaped the world in which we live today. In this informative program, you will learn about the tumultuous events that led to World War I, the nations that were drawn into the conflict, the Russian Revolution and the rise of communism, how the submarine and airplane altered the nature of combat and how the peace
French Revolution (Part 3) - Reign of Terror
The instructor, in this installment, discusses the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. The instructor uses computer software with still images.
Open Teaching in a Digital Age
The digital age has rung in profound changes for the higher education endeavor - not least of which has been a revolution in the way teaching materials are generated shared and re-appropriated by means of the Internet. This is the realm of OER: a new philosophy in teaching and learning which has the potential to open new channels for the flow of knowledge. OER UCT invites you to explore the unlimited potential to boost your individual academic profile as well as that of your department or facult