The Language of Dance
Bharatanatyam dance is derived from the ancient Hindu tradition of
Cathir, the art of temple dancers. A complex and beautiful art
originally only performed by women, Bharatanatyam is now practiced by men and women, Hindu and non-Hindu alike. It has gained widespread popularity through its portrayal in popular Indian films and performances around the world.
This video is a documentary telling the story of the Jews in the 20th Century. The video introduces the uniqueness of Jewish history in the 20th century within the context of world history.
Did You Know?
Current statistics of the impact of computers and technology on the world. Raises consciousness about Globalization. This is all text with musical background, but it is very relevant information for students today. 6:06 min.
Documentary- Learn about the Maroons of Jamaica, the first slaves to gain their freedom in the New World. Many of their customs can be traced back to the people of Ghana, Africa- their ancestors.
Jane Goodall - What Separates Us From Apes
The topic of this video may be controversial to some. Please view it with an open mind. If anything, the video will provide food for thought and enlightening conversation. Remember, this is the viewpoint of one scientist.
Jane Goodall hasn't found the missing link, but she's come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.
Management: Destined to Change
This video discusses some of the changes in the world that is causing the need for changes in the way we manage people. The major forces requiring change are information, culture, knowledge, and technology.
Biologist Sheila Patek talks about her work measuring the feeding strike of the mantis shrimp, one of the fastest movements in the animal world, using video cameras recording at 20,000 frames per second. Patek explains the science behind this amazing creature's ability to strike at prey.
Class is in Session - The Word of Retailing: Customer Buying Behavior
Using examples from retailers in Los Angeles, CA this video examines customer buying behavior in the world of retail. The video discusses the six stages of the buying process, utilitarian versus hedonic needs, and social and personal factors that affect a customers buying decision..
The Beginnings of Advertising
This video shows a brief summary of the beginnings of advertising. Starting in Babylon and progressing through Rome, the New World, the Victorian Era though to today.
Christopher Columbus - old cartoon introduction
Short, five-minute vintage (1960) animated video that gives an overview of Christopher Columbus' voyages, leaving out the more controversial issues surrounding his explorations of the 'New World'. Not at all politically correct. Aimed at elementary school children.
Columbus First Voyages
During the Middle Ages, Europeans knew little, if anything, about the existence of the Americas. Columbus became caught up in the excitement and read many books on navigation and geography. He eventually devised a plan to find a westward route to Asia. In 1484, he presented his plan to King John II of Portugal but was denied financial support. He spent years asking the rulers of various countries, including France and England, for assistance before Spain’s Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand fin
Disney War Cartoon - All Together
All Together Now is a World War II advertisement for war/treasury bonds. During these years, the Disney Animation Studios was creating educational and training films for the war and the American army.
Women and Minorities In WWII
Women and minorities served in greater numbers than they did during the First World War. Some 333,000 women enlisted, about a third of them in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (Wacs). Women in the other branches were known as Waves (Navy) and Spars (Coast Guard), but female marines had no distinctive designation. Women were employed in non-combat roles but many of them—especially nurses and pilots who ferried planes to the theaters of war—found themselves in dangerous situations.
The federal government did not repeat the mistakes of the First World War, when doughboys marched off to fight "the war to end all wars." During the earlier conflict, the government entered into a high-powered propaganda campaign that proclaimed America was striving "to make the world safe for democracy." George Creel headed the Committee on Public Information, which turned out crude propaganda that demonized the enemy, particularly the German "Huns." One film that captured the mood was titled T
WWII U-Boats Hit Close to Home
The fact that German submarines were stationed just off the coast of the United States in World War Two. Perhaps best used to show that for the first time the oceans surrounding America did not offer the protection it did in previous conflicts. Run time 02:20
Taste Buds is a hands-on, live action food adventure series for kids that encourages them to think about what they eat and explore cool foods from the world around them. Viewers learn and laugh as the Taste Buds hosts cook up kid-tailored recipes and go on fun food adventures. Taste Buds mixes heaps of laughs and spoonfuls of fun with positive messages about healthy eating, kitchen safety and environmental responsibility. Most importantly, Taste Buds lets kids be creative in the kitchen and beyo
Touch and Vision
In this episode of the human senses, they explore the two most highly used senses, touch and vision. In this video they test the amazing things we do with our eyes, how we can instantly spot attractive people in a crowded room, and how our eyes guide us around the world with astonishing accuracy. When it comes to touch they reveal why we love the feel of some things and loath others. Discover what our skin
Rural Women in China
Women in rural China have one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Wu Qing at the Development Center for Rural Women believes that empowering women with the idea of equality, giving them out-of-home work skills, and instilling a sense of social responsibility will increase their feeling of self-worth and improve quality of life. To plant the desire for knowledge, the center also started a grassroots literacy program.
Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 1
Between 1300 and 1600, the Western world changed, dramatically. This time of "rebirth" is known as "The Renaissance."
At the dawn of the 15th century, an illicit trade begins. Men are not looking for jewels or treasures. They are searching for manuscripts - sources of knowledge - hidden in the vaults of churches. Cosimo de Medici (the young boy baptized in 1389) is now grown. He and his friends are seeking to uncover lost secrets from the ancient world
Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 6
Filippo Brunelleschi uses a herringbone design in his dome - something never tried before. Both patrons and workers have strong doubts whether Brunelleschi's plan will work.
How can one lay bricks on an inward-curving vault - without any scaffolding?! To rid his workers of their disbelief, the architect/builder himself ascends the heights to show everyone how to proceed.
The story of the Renaissance thus begins, in a way, with Brunelleschi's dome. "It touches t