FDR - A History of the New Deal
Video discusses the economy before the Great Depression, FDR, and the New Deal. (Amateur video with slides, narration and some text.)
Did You Know 1.0
This inspirational power point, set to music, addresses the changing world we live in and encourages teachers to keep up with the technology and challenges of our students. Statistics and thoughts run across the screen while the music plays. One statisic states, "According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley, the top ten jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn't exist in 2004. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist... using technologies that haven't yet b
Abolitionism in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The crusade against slavery was the most significant of the reform era movements. Slavery existed in all of the original 13 American colonies, but by the middle of the eighteenth century some Americans began to speak out against human bondage. The Society of Friends--the Quakers--became the first group to take a public stand in support of the abolition of slavery. The devotion of the Quakers was paralleled, in varying degrees, by other religions. As the Revolu
Economic Situation - Land Ordinances in the Old Northwest
Video presentation accompanied with text. "Throughout the Revolutionary War era, America did not have an effective centralized government to address a growing financial crisis. The British Navigation Acts once benefited the colonists, but now that they were a new country the Navigation laws restricted trade with the West Indies and other British ports. Manufacturing had been stimulated by pre-war non-importation agreements and by the war itself, and now there was nothing sustaining America’s m
Rounding Whole Numbers and Decimals
This lesson shows the flow map steps of rounding whole numbers and decimals. It utilizes Power Point to illustrate examples.
Poetry of Liberation-Unit 15
For many, the 1960s mark the true end of modern America. Whereas the modernists remained serious about the transcendent nature of art, the artists of the 1960s wanted an art that was relevant. They wanted an art that not only spoke about justice, but also helped create it. This program explores the innovations made in American poetry in the 1960s by
Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and Adrienne Rich
Economic Dilemmas and Solutions
Steven Page is a 12th–grade economics teacher at Vivian Gaither Senior High School in Tampa, Florida. In this lesson, students review and interpret the government’s role in the economy. Working in groups, students examine economic dilemmas, including the implications of human cloning, year–round schooling, and drug legalization. Students then reach consensus on a "proper" economic decision and present their findings in the form of a skit, followed by a group discussion.
Graphing Linear Inequalities from Standard Form
Instructor uses power point to demonstrate how to graph linear inequalities in standard form. Examples model finding the x- and y-intercepts, drawing a line through the two intercepts and forming a boundary line. The instructor then discusses whether the boundary line is dashed or solid and which way to shade the inequality, above or below the boundary line.
World War II Through Cartoons
Political cartoons provide a fascinating glimpse into the people,
events and issues of the past. Cartoonists use a variety of devices to
make a point in an arresting way that will stimulate the viewer to think
critically about the events of the day. The Second World War is one
such event. The focus of the video is on Canada. (Professional video with narration and explanation of the events when the cartoons are shown.)
The Aztecs 1/3
The video shows what the Aztec Empire was like by the time Columbus arrived in America. The capital city, Tenochtitlan, is described. There is an account of their social and political organization. There is also a description of their warfare and of religious ceremonies.
U.S. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony - Dalai Lama
On October 17, 2007, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by the Congress and the President of the United States of America. Following the ceremony, the Dalai Lama spoke.
Sentenced to Health movie advertisement
Recognition of the Soviet Union; Cultural Activities ;Institutional Film Service; Russian Films; Soviet Comedy; Soviet Union;Announcement for a screening of the Soviet comedy "Sentenced to Health" and news reels from a delegation's visit to the Soviet Union.
Religion in the Colonies
The story of religious freedom is one that continues to unfold. Bob Doares explains the genealogy of worship in America.
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "Earl Warren served as chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1953 to 1969. During this time, America experienced great change and turmoil, especially regarding civil rights. Warren believed it was the job of the Court to shape the moral and civil liberties by which the nation should grow in the second half of the twentieth century. Many of the Warren Court's rulings reflected that opinion. Some of his most re
Wright Time, Wright Place
The Inventing Flight video series explores the history and development of flight with special focus on the Wright Brothers from Dayton, Ohio, the inventors of the first practical airplane. In this video episode your host takes you to the year 1900, an exciting time in America. Why? Because of the advent of invention, discovery, and expansion, people's lives were changing quickly and dramatically. It was during this time that Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the first powered airplane. In this
The Origin of the Cabinet
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students."The Cabinet is a team that was developed to counsel the president on various issues and to operate the various executive departments within the national government. The Cabinet consists of the heads of the executive departments who serve as Cabinet members according to tradition. There is no Constitutional or congressional mandate that requires Cabinet members to serve. However, Article Two, Section Two of the
Party Realignment and Dealignment
For the past several decades, the United States has been in a period of party realignment and dealignment. Party realignment occurs when the minority party becomes stronger than the majority party, usually as the result of a minority party candidate winning a critical election. Party dealignment occurs when no single political party is dominant. This situation might exist, for example, when neither Democrats nor Republicans hold a majority of the seats in Congress or the Supreme Court. (Video is
Factors That Lead to Party Identification
A person’s loyalty to or preference for one political party is called party identification. When people identify with a party, they usually agree with the party’s stance on a few major issues and give little weight to its stance on issues they consider minor or secondary. An individual’s party identification tends to be life long unless there is a major shift in a party’s agenda or problems with its leadership. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Political Parties and Their Functions
Great teachers from outstanding universities give instruction on federalism in this video from Thinkwell's online American Government series. This video will discuss: Political Parties and Their Functions. The video uses lecture format and pictures to aid in the explanations. Run time 10:17.
Mormon Religion: Myths and Reality - Mormonism
Steve Young, a former NFL quarterback, and Sharlene Hawkes, a former Miss America, address some of the common misconceptions people have about Mormons or "Mormonism". Topics they address include Church growth, Christianity, polygamy, temples, humanitarian outreach, beliefs and family.