Post World War I: 1919-1923
The video shows original footage. There is a narration of the main terms of the peace treaties. The reactions of the people of Germany is described. The key issue discussed is Reparations and how this affected Germany. In 1922 the Germans did not pay any more. France decided to force the German sending troops. Protest meetings against France were held. There was a lot of brutality. in 1923 the German economy collapsed. There is reference to the rise of Hitler and who supported him. The video sho
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
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.
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.
Directing Actors with Judith Weston Emotional Event
International author, directing coach and workshop leader Judith Weston gives directors advice on how to strengthen the conflict in a scene and increase the intensity of the performances.
History of Hanukah
The math wars and the case for problem-centered math
Research shows that children harness the power of mathematics when they devise their own procedures for solving problems.
Statistics for Laboratory Scientists I
This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of statistics with applications in the experimental biological sciences. Demonstrates methods of exploring, organizing, and presenting data, and introduces the fundamentals of probability. Presents the foundations of statistical inference, including the concepts of parameters and estimates and the use of the likelihood function, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Topics include experimental design, linear regression, the analysis of
Obama could help US economy recover by mid-2009
The victory of Barack Obama, the first African-American to become president of the United States, could help the troubled US economy recover by the middle of next year, says Ilian Mihov, professor of economics at INSEAD.
“Obama’s platform when he was campaigning was to increase government spending and cut taxes. If the change is aggressive and very determined, I think the US economy can start recovering by the middle of next year,” Mihov says.
Dominique Decherf: "The Future of Transatlantic Alliances"
A talk by Dominique Decherf, Consul General of France. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
"Session 1 (Politics) - History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in a
A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "Historical Memory, International Conflict and Japanese Textbook Controversies in Three Epochs" — Yoshiko Nozaki (SUNY Buffalo) and Mark Selden (SUNY Binghamton); "The Politics of History Textbooks in India" — Neeladri Bhattacharya, (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); "Weapons of
"Session 2 (Boundaries) - History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in
A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "Textbook Controversies and the Limits of American History" — Thomas Bender (New York University); "Testing the limits of historical imagination: Mexico’s history-textbook controversies and the U.S. question (circa 1957-2000)" — Mauricio Tenorio Trillo (University of Chicago); Discuss
The Rise of the Aztecs
This video gives a brief history of the Aztecs and their rise to power. It is a collection of photos along with narration. Run tome 04:35.
011 Americans in Paris, 1860–1900
The actor Charles Turner reads amusing descriptions of Parisian daily life by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937), the first African American artist to achieve international acclaim.
008 Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture
Museum Director Philippe de Montebello provides the historical context behind these medieval sculpted heads, recalling their importance as icons and symbols of power.