Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-What We Grow and Where It Goes
What We Grow and Where It Goes - Wisconsin's climate and soils provide prime conditions for agriculture. These natural factors, combined with land use decisions, make agriculture one of the state's most important businesses. The diverse crops produced in Wisconsin connect the state to the global agricultural economy and continually affect the way people in Wisconsin live, work, and use the landscape. This program discusses agriculture's prominent place in Wisconsin's economy, spotlights se
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
Video shows the immigrants coming to America and how they took any job to survive. This is the story of many workers who worked long hours, low wages, and unsafe conditions. The unluckest of them all were the workers of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. They watched their dreams go up in flames. This video is a series of pictures and some interviews in the background. Good pictures and information.
The Last Day Of World War I - Part 5 of 5
The last part of the video refers to the role of different privates that were the ones who fought and died on the very last day and on the last minutes of WWI. There is a description of the way in which fire really ceased. There is reference to the way in which those who survived suffered and in what conditions they went back home. There are images of badly wounded people who survived but went through terrible pain. There are images of the biggest American soldiers' cemetery in Europe. There is
War of The Century - Part 15
This part of the documentary shows the conditions in which the Soviet and German soldiers fought. There is footage, survivors' accounts and former soldiers retelling their most terrible memories. Many German leaders killed himself and some were taken prisoners. Hitler's opinion about the humiliation of being captured is shown. There are statistics of the number of deaths both in battle and in captivity.
Michael the Archangel
Video is a series of pictures and facts of God's archangel Michael. Video is set to music. There is one mistake in one of the pictures, Jesus is seated at the right hand of God, not Michael. The author did not want to remove the slide. The first Angel created by God, Michael is the leader of all the Archangels and is in charge of protection, courage, strength, truth and integrity. Michael protects us physically, emotionally and psychically. He also oversees the lightworker's life purpose
The True Story of D-Day - Parts 7 of 10
This part of the documentary shows that the parachute jumpers who got to their destination managed to take German prisoners even before the ships landed. There is reconstruction of the landing and also footage. You can see the conditions in which they fought and they weapons they used. 500 landing crafts landed on Omaha beach, which was one of the targets. There are detailed descriptions and reconstructions of the landing.
Federalism incorporates multiple layers of government, where final authority is divided between the layers of government. Dual federalism can be described using the metaphor of a layer cake, where the layers of government are linked, but function as distinct units. Cooperative federalism evolved from the concept of dual federalism.The role of the national government is more prominent in cooperative federalism than in dual federalism. With the dual federalism model, the national government and th
The Treaty of Versailles
Nearly one year after President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and laid out his Fourteen Points, fighting in Europe had reached its end. In the last weeks of the war, Wilson used the promise of his Fourteen Points to persuade the German people to overthrow Kaiser Wilhelm II and establish an armistice. Under the armistice, Germany had to withdraw behind the Rhine River and surrender its submarines and munitions.
To establish the conditions of surrender for the defeated Central Powers, me
Advanced - María Llena de Gracia Today's movie hails from Colombia. It's based on the true stories involving drug trafficking and traffickers. This movie we recommend to watch, but not around children. Find out what the SpanishPod
Today's movie hails from Colombia. It's based on the true stories involving drug trafficking and traffickers. This movie we recommend to watch, but not around children. Find out what the SpanishPod
The Colonial Economy
Economic conditions of the 1700s were a contributing factor to the discontent felt by the American colonies towards Great Britain and were not easily overcome after independence. This is how the British used a shortage of money to their advantage. A three minute video that gives some depth to the causes of the Revolution. Well worth viewing. Shows the importance of a common currency to a nation's success.
Effects of the Indian Wars
This video is accompanied by text. "The cruelty inflicted on the natives during the Indian Wars was chronicled by Helen Hunt Jackson in her book “A Century of Dishonor,” which was published in 1881 and distributed by Jackson to every member of Congress. Jackson had become incensed at the harsh treatment of Indians during a lecture by Chief Sitting Bear of the Ponca tribe in 1879. Her mission to improve Indian conditions furthered the effort to assimilate Indians onto reservations “for thei
Workers Strikes in the Gilded Age
This video is accompanied by text. "The end of the nineteenth century saw the most contentious and violent labor conflicts in the history of the nation. Between 1881 and 1900, approximately 23,000 strikes occurred, involving over six million workers. Unfortunately, in about half of the strikes the laborers gained nothing, and in the other half they were only able to elicit meager or modest gains. Bloody confrontations wracked the railroad, steel, and mining industries, often requiring interventi
Infinitive Phrases Lecture
This video presents a lecture from Yossarian the Grammarian about infinitive phrases (to run, to learn, to cook, etc.), which function as adjectives, adverbs, and nouns. He briefly explains what infinitives are, then goes on to talk about infinitive phrases and how they can function as different parts of speech using examples he has written on a white board.
Family and Social Life in the Colonies
Family and social life for all Anglo-American colonists was colored by certain common conditions: a pre-industrial economy that put a premium on owning land, primitive knowledge of medicine by modern standards, and a social hierarchy shaped by the notion that God had ordained some to be rich and others poor. While these characteristics shaped life throughout the colonies, there were regional differences, especially between the two most ethnically English regions, the Chesapeake and New England.
The Nature of Water
This video is accompanied by text: "A key theme in biology is the relationship between structure and function. In order to appreciate the chemical and physical properties of water, we need to understand its molecular structure.
The chemical formula of water is H-2-O, meaning that each molecule of water contains two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Each hydrogen atom is connected to the oxygen atom with a covalent bond..."
Running The Government
Enforcing the laws is the chief function of the executive
branch. They do this by running the government on a daily basis.
People benefit from the work of meteorologists on a daily basis. Weather forecasts enable you to plan everything from what you'll wear to whether weekend activities should be indoors or outdoors. But when severe weather approaches, meteorologists serve what is perhaps their most important function in society. In this adapted video segment from ZOOM, one student describes how her interest in observing the weather led her to volunteer at a local weather center where she gains hands-on experience w
Observe Water in Winter and Summer
On Earth, water can regularly be found in three different phases — liquid, solid, and gas — each of which has noticeably different properties. For example, a boat can glide through liquid water in summer, but it cannot do so when the water turns to solid ice in winter. Atmospheric conditions, specifically seasonal temperatures, can influence the phase in which water exists at a given time. This short video segment depicts water in different seasons at the same location. No narration. Run
Building the Brain: Exhibit Models
The American Museum of Natural History announced Brain: The Inside Story, an amazing and stimulating exhibition that will give visitors a new perspective and insight into their own brains using imaginative art, vivid brain scan imaging, and thrilling interactive exhibits that will engage the whole family. Watch as the museum's exhibition department builds various exhibit pieces, including a 5-foot-tall sculpted model of the brain. Various parts of the model light up as they are described in th
Brooksley Born accepts 2009 JFK Profile in Courage Award
Brooksley Born, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in recognition of the political courage that she demonstrated in sounding early warnings about conditions that contributed to the current global financial crisis.