Overturn of Same Sex Ban in California.
Journalist Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, spoke by phone about a federal court judge's ruling that overturned California's ban on gay marriage. A good lesson about checks and balances and the judical branch and civil rights. A short video that goes through the elements of the case and it sets the stage for a debate in class as well as the importance of reporters and journalism in letting people know what is happening in the world
A Guide To Shakespeare's Use of English
A quick guide for dealing with Shakespeare's language. She discusses thinking of it as a voiceover and reminds viewers that Shakespeare had a pretty blank stage. (0:50)
Emmy- and Grammy-nominated actor Patrick Stewart, of "Star Trek" and "X-Men" fame, explains what young people can learn from Shakespeare, his affinity for the stage and his feelings about knighthood.
Charlie Chaplin - The Kid moneymaking scene
A scene from the 1921 movie The Kid starring Charlie Chpalin. In this scene, Chaplin and the kid are on their daily scams to make a living.
Chaplin: A Character is Born (clip)
— Charlie Chaplin is undoubtedly one of the most significant names in the development of the movies. This documentary shows the evolution of Chaplin's "little tramp" character as shown in scenes from his early classic comedies. Narrated by actor Keenan Wynn, the video presents the career of Chaplin from his very first story through comedy classics such as "The Rink," "The Pawnshop," and "The Immigrant. A S-L Film Production. 40 minutes, b/w. (1:38)
How internet piracy harms innovation and ideas about illegal downloads. Looks at the idea of a piracy tax. Live action movie of stand-up presentation. (5:07)
English Grammar and Punctuation : Do You Underline Titles?
The titles of games, such as Scrabble, should be underlined or italicized when written. Treat a game title the same as a book or movie title. The instructor is exper Paige Carrera
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Vietnam War 3
(Caution: Some scenes
may be disturbing.) After WWII, USSR bewared of arms warfare against USA because their political viewpoints were dissimilar. America was not successful in educating the Vietnamese’ about Freedom. The lifestyles of two countries were too different - typical character of American culture is liberty, freedom, democracy; typical character of Vietnamese culture is ceremony, ritual, and conservative. It was a civil
Google Search Tips & Tricks
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Finding a Flight
Amazing Grace: Horrors of the Middle Passage
THIS VIDEO RECREATES WHAT HAPPENED WHEN AFRICANS WERE
KIDNAPPED FROM THEIR HOMES AND FORCED INTO SLAVERY. IT IS NOT EASY TO
WATCH. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
Kidnapped Africans, captured as slaves, endured unimaginably horrific conditions aboard ship. Sent from their African homelands to a “new world” not their own, many died during the crossing. Sick people were deliberately drowned. (Part of the Movie Armistad.)
"Market Women's Cries" Poem by Jonathan Swift
A virtual movie (portrait sitting in chair with book) of Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) "reading" one of his much loved poems "Market Women's Cries". This poem is a good example of Jonathan Swift as satirist. (1:12)
Jason and the Argonauts Trailer
Trailer for the Don Chaffey movie "Jason And The Argonauts" Based on the poem "The Argonautica" by Apollonios Rhodios.
Duck and Cover - Civil Defense Film
In 1951, the American government, in consultation with the National Education Association, created a film instructing young school children what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. It features a turtle named Bert and includes nuclear-explosion scenes culled from other government films.
Entitled Duck and Cover, the film was seen by millions of children throughout the United States. (9:59)
Connecting With the Arts: What Roles Do Students Take On?
This program examines the artistic process of creating, performing, and responding. Participants will see students assuming the roles of researcher, writer, designer, director, performer, and critic.
World War I
The central powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary engage France, Russia and Britan as allies. The results of this alliance is a war that last more that four years. This video is presented in a slide show format - with media from the historic period. Fighting scenes may be too graphic for younger students. (no narration)(vintage film)
World War II: Occupation Of Germany - part 1/5
(caution: Scenes of dead bodies and blood.) April 1945 The situation in post-war Europe including the allied occupation of Germany, demobilization, the Nuremburg trials and the genesis of the Cold War. The episode concludes with summations about the ultimate costs and consequences of the war. Interviewees include Charles Bohlen, Stephen Ambrose, Lord Avon, Lord Mountbatten and Noble Frankland.
Anglo-Saxons and the Beowulf Epic
This video (audio is a bit unclear in some parts) is about the connection between the Old English heroic epic poem Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons who settled in England. The story of Beowulf, the warrior who slew the monster, Grendel, is about Danes and Swedes. How did it become Britain’s national epic?
In this story behind the movie, Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons, step back in time to the Dark Ages. Take a virtual trip to the story’s setting, in Scandinavia, to s
Southwest Native American Ancient Cave Art and Dwellings
Movie of Native American ancient cave art and dwellings in Utah. Background music and movie quality is excellent. Movie begins with questions for students to think about as they watch the movie. (Amateur video that is well done.)
Man Mound Park - Baraboo, Wisconsin
On Saturday, August 9, 2008, the Man Mound Archeological Site was rededicated by the organizations that were responsible for its preservation: the Sauk County Historical Society, the Wisconsin Archaeological Society and the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. "Only one effigy mound in the shape of a human being has survived nearly intact. It is located near the base of a high hill in Man Mound County Park, to the northeast of Baraboo. Pro
Effigy Mounds National Monument This Monument, near Marquette, Iowa and across the Mississippi River from Prairie du Chen, Wisconsin, has some of the best preserved effigy mounds in the Midwest. There are over 200 mounds in this 2,500 acre Monument. 31 mounds are in the shapes of birds or bears. The largest, the Great Bear, is 137 feet long. President Harry Truman designated the area a Monument in 1949. Research has revealed evidence that the
This Monument, near Marquette, Iowa and across the Mississippi River from Prairie du Chen, Wisconsin, has some of the best preserved effigy mounds in the Midwest. There are over 200 mounds in this 2,500 acre Monument. 31 mounds are in the shapes of birds or bears. The largest, the Great Bear, is 137 feet long. President Harry Truman designated the area a Monument in 1949. Research has revealed evidence that the