Video describes what muckrackers are, who the following people are: Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell, Jacob Riis, and Lincoln Steffens, then goes into different organizations (especially forms of city and state government) that were created, and many other events that occurred during this time. Video gives a lot of good information about the Progressive Era.
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
The Idea of Communism - Red Scare
As World War I was raging in Europe, a political and social revolution defined by a struggle between the labor class and capitalists was taking place in Russia. In early 1917, the Bolshevik Party, headed by Vladimir Lenin, felt that the social climate in Russia was beginning to change in their favor. Outlining his plan for a communist revolution, Lenin wrote his “April Thesis” to demonstrate the Bolshevik vision for a Soviet State. By the end of October 1917, the Bolshevik Party, soon to be
Barack Obama Speech at 2004 DNC Convention (2004)
Then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama (D) delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, in Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
California's Water Supply
California is considered a "dry state." So how is it home to one of the largest populations in North America? In this video, taken from QUEST, learn about California's delicate balance of it's water resources and the historical measures that have made living in California possible for its residents. Run time 07:30.
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
The Nature of Governments
This video explains the purpose of government with an explanation of each of the six purposes. The video lists the four things necessary for a nation-state to exist and a short explanation about the five forms of government. (Well-produced video with a great deal of information.)
Vikings: Journey To The New Worlds
Vikings! They came from the North and soon the legends would say that they did not know fear. For hundreds of years they were another name for terror. They sailed icy oceans and narrow rivers striking far inland without warning without mercy.However the truth about the Vikings is far more complex. England,Germany, and Russia along with their homeland of Scandinavia all bear the Viking's mark today. Shot on location in Iceland Greenland and Newfoundland this breathtaking IMAX® film joins th
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.
Debate Tips: Organizing Info
Organize info to state the argument against a claim first. Learn
how order can help better prepare you to debate an idea from a
communications and public speaking expert.
Balance and flux
Ecosystems and populations of organisms within ecosystems function by the principle of balance and flux. Balance can be thought of as a state of equilibrium, or a state of equal changes between two sides. Flux can be thought of as a rate of flow or changes. Even small changes in an ecosystem's or population's balance and flux could lead to disaster.
World Trade Organization
This video explains the WTO through member governments' eyes. It
seeks to shed light on how the WTO system works, through the experience
and motivations of two very different countries: Brazil, a large
developing nation, and Norway, a small but economically advanced state. A professional video of good quality.
Brown V Board of Education
In 1896, the Supreme Court upheld state racial segregation laws based on the "separate but equal" doctrine in Plessy v. Ferguson. The Court ruled that making a legal distinction between races did not violate the Thirteenth Amendment forbidding involuntary servitude. In addition, the Court did not feel that Plessy violated the spirit of the Fourteenth Amendment, since no rights were to be denied black citizens. Laws requiring the separation of races, the Court declared, do not necessarily imply t
Virtual Manipulative: Base 10 Blocks and More
This is a virtual manipulative (that uses a Java applet). Illustrate addition and subtraction in a variety of bases. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate to fully load. From Utah State University
Virtual Manipulative- Add and Subtract Decimals With Base 10 Blocks
Add and subtract decimal values using base blocks. The problems difficulty is controlled by the user. Set the number of whole number columns up to 100s. Set the decimal places from 0 to 3 places. Other bases are available. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate (that uses a Java applet) to fully load. From Utah State University.