The Southern Culture
This video is accompanied by text. "By the mid nineteenth century, the south had developed into an aristocracy, with wealthy plantation owners at the top of the social ladder. In 1850, only a small minority—approximately 1,750 families—owned more than 100 slaves each. This small group of people carried significant political and social power. Southern aristocrats used their wealth to send their children to the finest schools, which were often in the north or overseas..."
Austria-Hungary, the Balkans & Turkey, 1871-1914
This is a slide presentation about Central and south Eastern Europe in the eve of WWI. There is reference to the political and economic situation in Austria-Hungary, the Balkans & Turkey between 1871 and 1914
Advanced - The Blind Side The Blind Side is based on a true story and it gave Sandra Bullock her first Oscar. Today we share with you what we think about the movie. Some people really liked it some others didn't. Let's find out wha
The Blind Side is based on a true story and it gave Sandra Bullock her first Oscar. Today we share with you what we think about the movie. Some people really liked it some others didn't. Let's find out wha
Slavery and the American Revolution - Part 4
Video that uses Alfred and Ruth Blumrosen's Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies & Sparked the American Revolution. The video covers Lord Mansfield's decision that released James Somerset from slavery in England and its repercussions in British Colonial America as the "13 original" colonies headed down a path toward revolution and independence. (Teacher-made video)
Judicial Review and Construction
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "Judicial review and construction are closely tied to the concepts of judicial activism and restraint. Judicial review gives the Court the power to determine whether acts of the government are constitutional. Judicial review is the Supreme Court's primary tool in the system of checks and balances on which the American government is based. The power of judicial review makes the Supreme Court the final authority
Caesar part 3 of 5
In part 3 Julius Caesar formed an unofficial triumvirate
with Marcus Licinius Crassus and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
which dominated Roman politics for several years, opposed in the
Roman Senate by optimates including Marcus Porcius Cato and Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus. His conquest of Gaul extended the Roman world to the North Sea, and he also conducted the first Roman invasion of Britain in 55 BC. The collapse of the triumvirate, however, led to a stand-off with Pompey and the S
Cortés Defeats The Aztecs
As travel between Europe and America became more frequent, small settlements and trading posts were established along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, including present-day Florida through Central America. Explorers discovered great amounts of precious metals and natural resources, but it was not enough the quench their growing thirst for more wealth.
In 1519, Hernan Cortés was commissioned by the governor of Cuba to expand the Spanish empire into Mexico. Cortés, an aspiring conquistador (c
Columbus’s return from the New World created an abundance of activity throughout Europe. Old World monarchs dispatched explorers and small armies to the newly discovered continent to establish outposts, spread religious beliefs, and seek treasure. The advanced Indian civilizations of South and Central America were prime targets for invasion because of their abundance of gold and silver.
As Spain and Portugal battled for legal rights to the New World, Pope Alexander VI, a Spaniard, media
Is accomplishments in Cuba and Latin America. This has excellent graphics and gives a good overview of what Cortes faced in Spain and elsewhere. An indepth look at this explorer.
In episode 5, we show you how to add a hard drive to a PC. Discussion about Serial ATA vs IDE/EIDE and external USB vs. Firewire. We suffer a power outage, get interrupted by our pizza guy and enjoy the company of a studio audience that helps out with lighting.Close
The Power of Words
When you know words really well, they give you the power to change the world around you. The narrator outlines the different ways that words can help empower your life with a background of the ocean.
Cell Phone Facts : How Do Cell Phones Work?
Beware of the ad at the beginning. Very political. Cell phones work by transmitting a signal to a tower, which in turn sends signals to either land lines to other towers. Find out why cell phones have trouble and how they work. World's worst artist does not help.
The Haunted History Of Halloween Parts 1-5
These are ten minute segments. Includes some printed material. For older students. Gives great insights as to how the event started and how it traveled to North America.
William Shakespeare: A Short Biography
A short Power Point biography with subtitles gives facts and identifies some of his most famous plays. Set to music (theme from the film Love Story) with no narration. Random illustrations from books, films, productions. No sources given. (1:52)
Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt
This video explains the political, social, and economic activity of the Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians. This video provides a introduction to the worlds first civilizations. (Amateur video that has good information and moving very quickly)
Medieval Woman (2)
Out of the 14th century has emerged one of the notable voices
articulating an early vision of full participation in the social and
political life for women--the proto-feminist, Christine de Pizan.
National Anthem USA
Video of the national anthem of the United States of America. The United States flag is the background and the words to the bottom scroll across the bottom of the screen. Video is good quality and good for any level student.
Television and Movies
Both big and small screens played a vital role in shaping the 1950s-era culture. Movies provided an entertainment outlet while serving up political metaphors, and television shows—and the commercials that funded them—taught people the "best" way to live.
The Panama Canal
This video is accompanied by text. "An important discovery that resulted from the Spanish-American War was America’s need to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. During the war, ships in the Pacific had to travel around South America in order to join the fleet in Cuba. The U.S. now had to protect and supply its far ranging territories in Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The U.S. was also beginning to emerge as a world economic power and needed quicker shipping routes to meet
Roosevelt Corollary To the Monroe Doctrine
This video is accompanied by text. "Around the turn of the twentieth century, Latin American nations began defaulting on massive loans from European powers such as Germany and England. Many of these “Banana Republics,” including Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, had borrowed heavily and had no way or intention of repaying their debts. This issue came to the forefront in 1903, when German warships sank two Venezuelan vessels and bombarded a Venezuelan town. Their intention was to intimida