Research Paper: Choose a Topic and Filter It
This video (9:34) explores how to choose a research paper topic and filter it for time, place, and slant in order to generate a narrow research question and thesis.
English Composition Thesis
This is a very brief description of the thesis statement and its importance. Video discusses how important it is to put the thesis or position of your paper in the first paragraph. Your thesis statement should say the focus of the paper as succinctly and clearly as possible. It should also tell your reader the main point you are trying to make. The rest of the paper supports the thesis statement.
How to Format a Research Paper
This video is about formatting a research paper. It's important to write the paper first and then go back and make formatting changes. Format a research paper with tips from a produced playwright (2:52)
Organizing Your Research Paper
Learn how to organize your research paper from this video made by the University of South Florida libraries. This video is very easy to follow with explicit directions given for each step of the organization process.
How to Make a Research Paper Outline
Learn how to make a research paper outline. First start with a main idea, list details about the idea underneath, and put supporting details below that. Use standard Roman numerals, letters and numbers to organize aresearch paper outline.
William Shakepeare, a biographical documentary
A short biography of William Shakespeare with narration and still images of Shakespeare, his father, his town, Queen Elizabeth, folios, drawings, sketches, paintings, still images from films, sculpture relief, accompanied by Elizabethan period music. Narrated by a single male voice. Well written, succinct introduction to the world's most famous English playwright. (3:30)
Publishing Advice for Writers
Writers who seek to be published need to remain professional when submitting work, take rejection well, as it is inevitable, and keep records of where work as been submitted. Get publishing advice from a published author and English professor in this video on writing where he shares his knowledge and insights with you. Great advice for those young writers who would like to start their writing careers while still in school!
Rules for Writing and Marketing a Children's Book
This video explains tips for writing children's books. A specific audience, length, and marketing are discussed. Geared toward high school age students who are thinking of becoming a writer. (Running Time is 1:48)
Screaming Forest, Part 1 of 3
Part 1 of an artfully-crafted wordless art video visually describing the destruction of a natural forest. Set to dramatic music. A blood-red, bowed, beared, downcast human head - with a crown of thorns? - is featured behind the blowing tree limbs and branches. Part 1 ends with a human eye staring in alarm (1:27).
Screaming Forest, Part 3 of 3
Part 3 of an art video. Human body parts and other images - e.g., a row of refrigerators standing in the snow - are superimposed on images of piles of mechanical wreckage. Music includes raucous clanking and instrumentation reminiscent of the Hitchcock film, Psycho (1:37).
Improvisation Solo at Mornning
This amateur video shows one dancer improving at a dance studio (4:08)
Dance Improvisation Class Final
Students performing outside and in Bernhard Center. The video begins with the students being frozen in position for approximately three minutes before they start their improvisation. There is no music, just the dance. (7:33)
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)
The Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia
This is a lecture by Edward Trimnell, an advocate of learning foreign languages, who describes what the Fertile Crescent is and why it was called that. It is a relaxed lecture (looks like his living room) and is relatively clear in its description. It provides good basic information.
This three minute video shows how those living i Mesopotamia left a legacy of law, literature, and engineering as they used canals to irrigate fields, build places for ceremonies, and invented the first written language. A good overview. Teachers may wish to have a word list to help students follow the video better.
This video is in lecture format and covers the rise and fall of the Mesopotamia civilization. The constant warfare of the area greatly shaped their everyday life, religion, culture, and technological advancements. The video discusses the Hammurabi Code in detail. (27:36)
Mesopotamian Written Language
This is a three minute student made video. The quality is uneven and the images inconclusive. It is okay to use if you don't have another source.
Feudal Social Structure
A five minute lecture that explains the basics of feudalism. Has good graphics and provides good examples. A great video to introduce this topic.
The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross: The Legacy
A look at the history of the Crusades. An overview of the continuing battles between Muslim and Christians.
KOLO - Great final of The Balkan Odyssey
KOLO Belgrade in Sidney Opera House. (0:50)