Space Race (Cold War Period)
This video is accompanied by text. "The space race grew out of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. Each of the superpowers wanted to win the race to prove the superiority of not only their technology, but also their own political and social philosophy. On October 4, 1957, Soviet scientists amazed the world by launching into space the first man-made satellite. The nearly 200-hundred-pound Sputnik (Russian for "satellite" or "baby moon") successfully orbited the earth as e
Pres. Obama Address to Congress
Pres. Obama addresses the nation before a joint session of Congress. In his speech focusing on the economy and the promotion of his economic agenda.
First Apple was designed by Steve Wozniak. Steve Jobs, a friend had the idea of selling the computer. Exhibited at Homebrew Computer Club in April 1976 and went on sale in July 1976 at a price of $666.66. About 200 30-chip units were assambled. However, users had to add case, power supply, keyboard & display. A cassete interface for storage was released later at $75. (9:23)
New Cloud Type Name Proposed-Asperatus
A new cloud name is being submitted to the royal meteorlogical society by cloud appreciation society founder-Gavin Pretor-Pinney. The new name is Asperatus, latin for rough. The video is set to music and is done in Power Point form, where there is a slide with words on it and then a picture of clouds. The video is of good quality, appropriate for elementary and middle school students. Run time 01:47.
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
The United States Constitution is a relatively brief document that established the foundation upon which the American government is built. It outlines the framework and procedures of the government and sets limits on governmental power. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
The Constitution was founded on several basic principles that help to keep it relevant today. These are the principles of popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances
Forms of Government
This video describes the various forms of government - in terms of the power the government yields over its population. The video questions the traditional categories which governments are separated into, such as: Communism., Socialism, Fascism, Constitutionalism etc. The video argues that most governments are actually Oligarchic in nature. Run time 10:35
Noam Chomsky vs William F. Buckley Part 1
This famous debate, from 1969, shows two great political thinkers debating each other. The debate concerns American foreign policy at the time. The thoughts and ideas put forth by both men are still relevant today.
Noam Chomsky vs William F. Buckley Part 2
Part 2 of this famous debate, from 1969, shows two great political thinkers debating each other. The debate centers around American foreign policy during the time period. The thoughts and ideas put forth by both men are still relevant today.
Enlightenment Political Philosophies
This video is accompanied by text. "The Enlightenment, or The Age of Reason, from approximately 1650 to 1800 was an important period in the development of democracy. Prior to the Enlightenment, it was commonly believed that the nature of the world could be best understood by the study of scripture, meditation, and reflection in one's own mind. The Enlightenment established the idea that the natural world is best understood through close observation and reason. Several political philosophers from
The History Of Christmas- Christmas Unwrapped Part 5 of 5
Part 5 of 5 People all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th. But why is the Nativity marked by gift giving, and was He really born on that day? And just where did the Christmas tree come from? Take an enchanting tour through the history of this beloved holiday and trace the origins of its enduring traditions. Journey back to the earliest celebrations when the infant religion embraced pagan solstice festivals like the Roman Saturnalia and turned them into a commemoration
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?
The purpose of this course is to deliver better understanding about the marketing of food and agricultural products. Both theories and empirical examples of the marketing will be provided to give insights about the food marketing. In order to take this course, basic microeconomic theories on demand as well as supply and market structure are required.
Confederation: The Creation of Canada
This video talks about the issues the federal government that Canada had to face from its very beginning. It refers to the 1850s political crisis and to the American expansion.There slides, music, and narration.
Cold War: Iron Curtain - part 2/5
1945 - 1947 The Soviet Union dominates Eastern Europe. Churchill warns of the consequences. Stalin insists that the governments of the Soviet Union's client states be procommunist. Impoverished after the war, Great Britain opts out as a world power. The U.S. assumes the mantle of world leadership.
The Elections of 1864
This video is accompanied by text. "The presidential election of 1864 transpired at a time when the country was divided, both geographically and politically, by war. The outcome of the election would ultimately be decided by swiftly changing political tides.
The majority of Republicans backed the current president, Abraham Lincoln; but Lincoln had a significant number of detractors even within his own party. They accused Lincoln of being too eager to compromise, lacking conviction, and of
Romanticism in the American Short Story
Power point presentation about Romanticism in the American short story. This presentation explains the literary movement known as romanticism and authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington Irving from that era.
This tutorial will help students better understand how economic growth works in the economy.White board with narration.
Economics correspondent, Paul Solmon, reports from China.It shows how the Chinese are now becoming more capitalistic and their economy is growing at an alarming rate. Schools, manufacturing, business...all becoming a leader in the world economy.
This video (put out by a teacher or professor) uses slides and narration to explain how we have a global economy, beginning with the economic agreements right after WWII to the internet.