President Coolidge, 1st Presidential Film (1924)
News coverage of President Coolidge as he speaks outside reading from paper notes.
As Harding's vice president, Calvin Coolidge took office for the final year of Harding's presidency. He then ran for president the next year. The election of 1924 was characterized by deep fragmentation of the Democratic Party over such issues as prohibition, progressivism, north/south sectionalism, urban/rural disffection, and immigration. The Democratic convention chose John W. Davis, a conservative Democrat, to counter Coolidge, but the liberals decamped to field their own candidate, Wisconsi
Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies
Filmed in the mountains of Montana, this poignant, engrossing chronicle focuses on an extraordinary stallion, whose life has been recorded since his birth in the wild in 1995 by Emmy-winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens. (50:52)
Thomas Edison, Inventor, Part V
This is an animated biography of Thomas Edison from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 04:44.
Thomas Edison, Inventor, Part IV
This is an animated biography of Thomas Edison from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 05:14.
ACTUAL Footage of Thomas Edison Talking About the Lightbulb
The video is difficult to understand and it appears 'stretched' but this is ACTUAL footage of Thomas Edison talking about the development of his light bulb!
Wright Brothers Animation-Part 1
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. (04:34)
Wright Brothers, Part II
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 4:32
One hundred and five years ago, humans first took flight. It was the inventive, creative minds of two Ohio brothers that made it possible. We know their names, but what else can we learn from the Wright Brothers? We hear from Tom Crouch, from the Smithsonian Institution and author of The Bishop's Boys.
Galileo: Sun-Centered System
Before the 17th century, people generally believed that Earth was at the center of the universe. Galileo, however, was not afraid to challenge existing beliefs when he published his work in support of the Sun-centered, or heliocentric, Copernican theory. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about the two opposing worldviews and the strong piece of evidence Galileo offered to support the heliocentric theory. Closed captioning included. Run time 05:06.
Galileo used his telescope to gather data about the heavens, and his observations and theories sparked much controversy. Contrary to the popular belief of the time, Galileo suggested that Earth was not the center of the universe. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, the importance of unbiased scientific inquiry is demonstrated by Galileo's observations of sunspots. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:42.
Leonardo da Vinci Paintings
A tribute to Leonardo da Vinci.
Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, author, engineer, inventor, lutanist, mathematician & scientist
born 15 April 1452 - died 1519
he city that some consider the most beautiful in Poland is slowly regaining its Baroque beauty.
John F. Kennedy's Biography, Part 2 of 2
John F. Kennedy's Biography, Part 2 - In this video, learn about the work and legacy of the former President of the United States, John F Kennedy. (04:12)
History of Native American Indians, Documentary - Pt. 4/4
This is part 4 to a very Informative and Detailed Documentary of the Native Americans and what happened to them. Run time 09:58
This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, illustrates some of the traditional activities that connect the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to their past. Activities include traditional dances, the use of traditional instruments such as the Choctaw drum and dance sticks, and participation in games like stickball. Closed captioning is included. (02:17)
The Great Wall
Built in stages over many centuries, the Great Wall of China stretches
more than 6,400 kilometers, or nearly 4,000 miles through northern
China. China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, began constructing the wall in the 3rd century BC to protect the northern borders of his empire from Mongolians and other nomadic invaders.
Florene Nightingale Biography, Part II
This is an animated biography from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Florence Nightingale was a "pioneering English nurse, writer and noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War...when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded" (Wikipedia, 2009).
Number 17 - Sesame Street
This short animated video from "Sesame Street" is a rap that talks about the number 17. It shows a wide variety of groups of 17 items and shows the number several times.
Sesame Street - Rap#19
This short, animated video from "Sesame Street" is a rap that talks about the number 19. It shows a wide variety of groups of 19 items and shows the number several times.