The New Deal
After the Stock market crash Roosevelt introduced "The New Deal." The beginning of government using opinion polls.
New Deal: We Work Again - 1930's
We Work Again is a US government civic-minded film aimed specifically at the unemployed African American population in the wake of the Great Depression. Produced by the Work Projects Administration, the largest New Deal agency, We Work Again works to illustrate how black citizens would not be left out of the FDR's relief plan. We Work Again includes rare documentary footage of the Depression era, depictions of the New Deal in effect, and a rousing choir of singers, ending the film on a hopeful n
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
FDR and Packing the Supreme Court (2)
With the New Deal in peril, FDR faced a Supreme Court that was against his ideas.
The Infernal Galop (Can can) by Jacques Offenbach
The Infernal Galop is from Orpheus in the Underworld, an operetta by Jacques Offenbach. It is most frequently known as "The Can Can," to which lively Parisian dancers picked up their ruffled skirts and kick their legs up high. The work, first performed in 1858, is said to be the first classical full-length operetta. This version was performed on February 23, 1991 by the Philharmonic Orchestra van Vlaanderen.
The Unit Circle Definition of Trigonometric Function
Using the unit circle to extend the SOH CAH TOA definition of the basic trigonometric functions. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
Proof: Law of Sines
In thiss video, the instructor offers a simple proof of the Law of Sines. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen Paint program) as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
What is Lesson Study?
Find out more about the role data analysis plays in beginning a Lesson Study. See how one team of teachers sorts data to determine the focus of a Lesson Study, while you hear more about some of the challenges involved in running Lesson Study in a school. Run time 10:59.
Activity completion in Moodle 2.0
This is a brief one-minute video focusing on activity course completion, which is a new feature in Moodle.
Video of call to action from Bobbi Kurshan Executive Director, Curriki (0:20)
This video shows screenwriting that shows basic multiplication techniques and tricks to complete quickly and easily. The first technique works for all numbers from 10-20 and the second technique for all two digit numbers. The video is narrated well.
Multiplying a 2-Digit Number by a 2-Digit Number: Fast Math Trick of Calculation
Improve your Math calculation speed and power up your weak math with the techniques you learn from this video. You will learn to multiply two-digit numbers with ease by following the clear steps on this video.
Sociology: What is Ethnocentrism?
This is a short video (01:22) about our propensity to judge others by the standard of one's own culture. The video gives an example using an Southeastern Asian standard.
2007 Stark Report On Homelessness (CBS News)
2007 government study finds that there are many more homeless people than beds in shelters, and even that number may be an underestimate.
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.
Route of a Bill Through Congress
A bill is a piece of legislation that has been proposed but has not been passed. Bills come from many sources, such as politicians, private citizens, special interest groups, and the president. However, only members of Congress have the right to introduce a bill for consideration. While Congress is in session for a two-year term, its members introduce between 10,000 and 11,000 bills. However, Congress passes only around five or six percent of the bills that are introduced. (Video is narrated wit
March on Washington
While campaigning for the White House in 1960, John F. Kennedy made the pledge that civil rights would take center stage during his presidency. Kennedy guaranteed that discriminatory practices in housing would be done away with at the start of his term "with a stroke of a pen." Once in office, the results of his pledge were much less dramatic. In fact, the process took nearly two years to complete; all the while civil rights groups were sending pens to the White House to protest Kennedy's inacti
Affirmative Action and Forced Busing
As blacks benefited from new voting rights and school desegregation, the workplace remained a hostile environment for some. Many businesses openly flaunted hiring policies that excluded blacks or confined them to menial jobs. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Declaration of Independence
On June 7, 1776, Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced to the Continental Congress a resolution: "That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." He further called "for forming foreign Alliances and preparing a plan of confederation." Lee's resolution announced America's break from England, but members of Congress believed a more formal explanation was needed to unify the colonies, secure foreign assistance, and justify their actions to the world.